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.
Botanical Illustration

Botanical Illustration

  • 22 January 2017 10am-4pm

Learn some invaluable tips and techniques from RHS Gold Award winner Romilly Swann. £30; booking essential: 01865 407792 or online at www.earthtrust.org.uk/whatson (incurs a booking fee).

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • 16-17

Where

Earth Trust
Little Wittenham
Abingdon
Oxfordshire
OX14 4QZ
England

Admission

£30

Website

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

Lake

Winter Wetland Birds

  • 29 January 2017 9:30-11am

Come and explore Thrupp Lake (OX14 3NG) and find out about some of the wetland birds that call it home over the winter. With Ben Carpenter. £5 adult, £2 child; booking essential: 01865 407792 or online at www.earthtrust.org.uk/whatson (incurs a booking fee).

Suitable for

  • Any age

Where

Thrupp Lake
Thrupp Lane
Radley
Oxfordshire
OX14 4QZ
England

Admission

£5 adult; £2 child

Website

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

Bug house

Sunday Drop-in: Build a Bug House

  • 5 February 2017 10am-2pm

Come and give wildlife a helping hand! At this Sunday Drop-in you can make a bug house to go in your garden for all the local creepy crawlies to enjoy.

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 7-10
  • 0-4
  • 5-6

Admission

£4 suggested donation per child, accompanying adult(s) free. No need to book.

Website

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

Mud pies

Mud Pie Monday

  • 13 February 2017 10-11:30am

Drop in for Mud Pie Monday - buckets of mud and buckets of fun! Join us either in the Earth Trust Centre garden or the woods (location TBC) where youngsters will have the opportunity to get creative (and messy) in our mud kitchen. Wellies and waterproofs advisable.

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 5-6
  • 7-10

Admission

£4 suggested donation per child, accompanying adult(s) free
No need to book but please arrive at the stated start time.

Website

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

Kapow

Creepy Crawly Comics

  • 13 February 2017 10am-3pm

You’ll be the bees’ knees at creepy crawly comic drawing after attending our session with popular cartoonist Neill Cameron, whose work features in The Phoenix comic. You’ll explore the nature reserve and then create a comic inspired by what you saw. For 7-11 year olds; parents welcome to stay.

Suitable for

  • 7-10

Admission

£30; booking essential (ask about our discount for siblings).

Website

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

Night scape

Planetarium

  • 14 February 2017 3-6:30pm

Science Oxford is bringing their pop-up Planetarium to the Earth Trust Centre! There’ll be 30 minute slots in the Planetarium followed by astronomical activities.

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 5-6
  • 7-10
  • 11-13

Admission

£9 per child, 1 accompanying adults free (subsequent adults £4.50); booking essential so plan(et) ahead and reserve your place now either online (incurs a fee) or by ringing us on 01865 407792.

Website

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

Wildlife wednesday

Wildlife Wednesday at Mowbray Fields

  • 15 February 2017 10am-2pm

Our roving Wildlife Wednesday visits a different Earth Trust community nature reserve each school holiday. Come out and play at Mowbray Fields (OX11 8SU) and learn about your local wildlife! This event is supported by Whittard.

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 5-6
  • 7-10

Where

Mowbray Fields
Mowbray Road
Didcot
Oxfordshire
OX11 8SU

Admission

£2 suggested donation per child, accompanying adult(s) free. No need to book.

Website

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

Woodland adventure

Woodland Adventure

  • 15 February 2017 10am-12pm

An expedition for 5-8 year olds. Use your detective skills to explore, build and play in the woods!

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 5-6
  • 7-10

Admission

£4 suggested donation per child, accompanying adult(s) free. No need to book.

Website

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

Bird boxes

Build a Bird Box

  • 16 February 2017 10:30am-12pm, 1:30am-3pm

Take home a handmade bird box and help encourage more wildlife to your garden. All tools provided.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10
  • 11-13

Admission

£15 per box; booking essential: 01865 407792 or online at www.earthtrust.org.uk/whatson (incurs a booking fee).

Website

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

Discover and play

Discover and Play

  • 17 February 2017 10am-12pm

Forest School for the under-5s is back this half term so join us for a morning of play and discovery in our woodlands.

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 5-6
  • 7-10
  • 11-13

Admission

£4 suggested donation per child, accompanying adult(s) free. No need to book.

Website

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

Song writing workshop

Songwriting Workshop: Climb That Tree

  • 18 February 2017 11am-12pm

Have a go at making some music and having a sing-along with singer-songwriter David Gibb. For children aged 6-11 years.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 5-6

Admission

£6 per child; accompanying adult(s) free; booking essential: 01865 407792 or online at www.earthtrust.org.uk/whatson (incurs a booking fee).

Website

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

New moon

New Moon Walk

  • 21 February 2017 7-9pm

Glory in the night sky on a guided walk to Little Wittenham Wood, lit by the monthly occurring new moon.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10
  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

£5 adult, £2 child; booking essential: 01865 407792 or online at www.earthtrust.org.uk/whatson (incurs a booking fee).

Website

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

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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