Little Wittenham Nature Reserve

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The Earth Trust manages over 300 hectares of beautiful South Oxfordshire countryside, including Little Wittenham Nature Reserve and Wittenham Clumps, a conservation farm, and a woodland dedicated to forestry research.

Come and explore our site... take a self-guided walk around the iconic Clumps with their magnificent views, go on a woodland adventure or attend one of our year-round events.

The Earth Trust also runs a popular education programme, with workshops and sessions available for school and community groups. Please get in touch or see our website for more information.

Venue Type:

Environmental or ecological centre, Garden, parklands or rural site

Opening hours

The nature reserve is open all the time.

Admission charges

The nature reserve is free to access.

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Woodworker

Green Woodworking Course

  • 9 May — 13 June 2017 *on now

A 6 week course (Tuesday evenings 9th May-13th June) where you’ll make your own stool to take home. £75 for 6 sessions; booking essential: 01865 407792 or online at www.earthtrust.org.uk/whatson (incurs a booking fee).

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

£75 for 6 sessions

Website

http://www.earthtrust.org.uk/Explore/WhatsOn.aspx

Natural dyeing

Natural Dyeing for Families

  • 30 May 2017 11am-4pm

Forage for natural dyes to colour wool, then make colourful felt. Suitable for ages 10 years+, £20 per adult, £15 per child; booking essential: 01865 407792 or online at www.earthtrust.org.uk/whatson (incurs a booking fee).

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£20 adult £15 child

Website

http://www.earthtrust.org.uk/Explore/WhatsOn.aspx

Children playing

Wildlife Wednesday at Abbey Fishponds

  • 31 May 2017 2-4pm

Our roving Wildlife Wednesday visits a different Earth Trust community nature reserve each school holiday. Come out and play and learn about your local wildlife!

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 0-4
  • 7-10

Where

Abbey Fishponds
Abingdon
OX14 3UB

Admission

£4 suggested donation per child

Children playing in the woods

Woodland Adventure

  • 31 May 2017 10am-12pm

An expedition for 5-8 year olds. Use your detective skills to explore, build and play in the woods! £4 suggested donation per child, accompanying adult(s) free.

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 5-6
  • 7-10

Admission

£4 suggested donation per child

Parents and pushchairs

Little Explorers

  • 1 June 2017 10-11:30am

Sensory buggy/sling walk for babies and toddlers. We will use our senses to learn about the natural world around us – stopping to smell, touch, taste, listen and look! £4 suggested donation per child; accompanying adult(s) free.

Suitable for

  • 0-4

Admission

£4 suggested donation per child, accompanying adult(s) free

Website

http://www.earthtrust.org.uk/explore/whatson

Children looking through binoculars

Discover and Play

  • 2 June 2017 From 10am

Forest School fun for the under-5s. Join us for a morning of play and discovery in our woodlands. £4 suggested donation per child, accompanying adult(s) free.

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 5-6

Admission

£4 suggested donation per child, accompanying adult(s) free.

Website

http://www.earthtrust.org.uk/explore/whatson

Children foraging

Sunday Drop-in: Forest School Fun

  • 4 June 2017 10am-2pm

Come and explore the woods and get creative in the great outdoors. £4 suggested donation per child, accompanying adult(s) free.

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 5-6
  • 7-10

Admission

£4 suggested donation per child, accompanying adult(s) free

Website

http://www.earthtrust.org.uk/explore/whatson

Wool that has been dyed

Natural Dyeing

  • 11 June 2017 From 10am

Discover the wide range of plants that can produce dye and learn how to extract and fix the colour. £40; booking essential: 01865 407792 or online at www.earthtrust.org.uk/whatson (incurs a booking fee).

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

£40

Website

http://www.earthtrust.org.uk/explore/whatson

Bat

Bats of the Clumps

  • 16 June 2017 7-8:30pm

Take a peek into the mysterious world of these amazing animals... Meet some bats and enjoy an informative talk by Dave Endacott from Oxfordshire Bat Group. £8 per adult, £4 per child; booking essential: 01865 407792 or online at www.earthtrust.org.uk/whatson (incurs a booking fee).

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

£8 adult, £4 child

Website

http://www.earthtrust.org.uk/explore/whatson

Little Wittenham Nature Reserve
Earth Trust
Little Wittenham
Oxfordshire
OX14 4QZ
England

Website

www.earthtrust.org.uk

E-mail

admin@earthtrust.org.uk

Telephone

01865 407792

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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