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.
Really cute lamb

Lambing Weekend

  • 1 — 2 April 2017 11am-4:30pm

Come and see us down on the farm during our annual Lambing Weekends! Meet lambs, piglets, goats and more. Craft activities and refreshments available. £7 adult, £3 child, £17 family (discount for online bookings), FREE for Earth Trust Friends.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£7 adult, £3 child, £17 family (discount for online bookings), FREE for Earth Trust Friends.

Website

http://www.earthtrust.org.uk/explore/whatson/14-12-02/Lambing_Weekend-1554182123.aspx

Newts, Frogs and Toads

Newts, Frogs and Toads

  • 7 April 2017 7:45-9:30pm

We’ll be using nets and torches to search for newts, frogs and toads.
A guided walk to Little Wittenham Wood to find out all about the amphibians that live there. £6 adult, £3 child; booking essential: 01865 407792 or online at www.earthtrust.org.uk/whatson (incurs a booking fee).

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly

Admission

£6 adult, £3 child

Website

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

Ducklings

Beginners Wildlife Photography

  • 8 April 2017 10am-3pm

Professional photographer Andrew Walmsley will help you get to grips with your camera and provide guidance on capturing images of wildlife. There are a series of workshops running throughout the next few months – book one or more as a course: first workshop £80, subsequent workshops 15% off. Booking essential: 01865 407792 or online at www.earthtrust.org.uk/whatson (incurs a booking fee).

Suitable for

  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

£80

Website

http://www.earthtrust.org.uk/explore/whatson/17-02-03/Beginners_Wildlife_Photography.aspx

Bird

Intermediate Wildlife Photography

  • 9 April 2017 10am-3pm

In each of these workshops professional photographer Andrew Walmsley will cover a different aspect of photography so you can build up a more in-depth knowledge. Future intermediate workshops: 22nd April, 14th May and 18th June; book one or more as a course: first workshop £80, subsequent workshops 15% off. Booking essential: 01865 407792 or online at www.earthtrust.org.uk/whatson (incurs a booking fee).

Suitable for

  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

£80 adult, £70 child (14-16 yrs)

Website

http://www.earthtrust.org.uk/explore/whatson/17-02-03/Intermediate_Wildlife_Photography.aspx

Kapow

Creepy Crawly Comics

  • 10 April 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

Clumps Club

Clumps Club

  • 11 — 12 April 2017 9am-5pm

School holiday club for 7-11 year olds! Different outdoor activities each day, please see website for details. £30 per day; booking essential: 01865 407792 or online at www.earthtrust.org.uk/whatson (incurs a booking fee).

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 11-13

Admission

£30 per child per day

Website

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

Little Explorers

Little Explorers

  • 13 April 2017 10-11:30am

Buggies and slings welcome for a ramble around our nature reserve. £4 suggested donation per child, accompanying adult(s) free.

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children

Admission

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

Website

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

Moon

Night Safari

  • 18 April 2017 7:30-9pm

Discover Wallingford Castle Meadow’s wildlife by night and set up live traps ready for tomorrow’s event. FREE thanks to Whittard, through TOE2, with funds raised by the 5p plastic bag charge.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Where

Wallingford Castle Meadows
Cemetery Lane
Wallingford
Oxfordshire
OX10 8LG

Admission

FREE thanks to Whittard, through TOE2, with funds raised by the 5p plastic bag charge.

Website

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

Children playing

Wildlife Wednesday at Wallingford Castle Meadows

  • 19 April 2017 10am-2pm

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! FREE thanks to Whittard, through TOE2, with funds raised by the 5p plastic bag charge.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Where

Wallingford Castle Meadows
Cemetery Lane
Wallingford
Oxfordshire
OX10 8LG

Admission

FREE thanks to Whittard, through TOE2, with funds raised by the 5p plastic bag charge

Website

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

Woodland adventure

Woodland Adventure

  • 19 April 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

Families bushcrafting

Family Bushcraft

  • 20 April 2017 10am-4pm

Bring the whole family and go wild in the great outdoors! Learn to make shelters and light a fire. £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; booking essential: 01865 407792 or online at www.earthtrust.org.uk/whatson (incurs a booking fee)

Website

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

Discover and Play

Discover and Play

  • 21 April 2017 10am-12pm

Forest School for the under-5s. Join the Earth Trust for a morning of play and discovery in our woodlands. Forest School offers hands on learning experiences in a natural environment. £4 suggested donation per child, accompanying adult(s) free. No need to book.

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 5-6

Admission

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

Website

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

Bird

Intermediate Wildlife Photography

  • 22 April 2017 10am-3pm

In each of these workshops professional photographer Andrew Walmsley will cover a different aspect of photography so you can build up a more in-depth knowledge. This workshop will cover long lens technique. Future intermediate workshops: 14th May and 18th June; book one or more as a course: first workshop £80 adult, £70 child (14-16 yrs), subsequent workshops 15% off. Booking essential: 01865 407792 or online at www.earthtrust.org.uk/whatson (incurs a booking fee).

Suitable for

  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

£80 adult, £70 child (14-16yrs)

Website

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

Children playing

Deer Park Wood Nature Day

  • 22 April 2017 10am-2pm

As part of the Earth Day celebrations, we're joining the Witney Woodland Volunteers at their Nature Day at Deer Park Wood.

Find out all about the amazing wildlife that lives on this lovely little nature reserve in Witney, including:

• Moth magic - what was caught in the moth traps last night?
• Night wanderers - take a look at the camera traps to see what animals were out and about last night
• Mini beasting - identify some of the marvellous minibeasts inhabiting the reserve
• Big beasting - will we catch anything small and furry in the live traps? Let's take a look...
• Plant detectives - learn to identify the different trees, flowers and plants on the reserve and record what you see

Refreshments (provided by Whittard) will be available.

There are other Earth Day activities running around this event, all at Deer Park Wood: moth trapping with the Moths of Oxfordshire Recording Scheme at 6pm on Friday 21st; a bat walk with the Oxfordshire Bat Group at 8pm on Friday 21st (with the possibility of a second at 8pm on Saturday 22nd, depending on demand); and a dawn chorus walk with Witney Woodland Volunteers at 5.30am on Saturday 22nd.

This event is free thanks to support from Whittard, through TOE2, with funds raised from the 5p plastic bag charge.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Where

Deer Park Wood
Deer Park Road
Witney
Oxfordshire
OX28 5GS

Admission

This event is free thanks to support from Whittard, through TOE2, with funds raised from the 5p plastic bag charge.

Website

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

Basket weaver

Basket Weaving

  • 30 April 2017 9:30am-4:30pm

In this practical workshop you’ll learn how to weave a basket out of willow, in a session led by Catherine Tregaskes from Crafts for a Sustainable Future. £45; booking essential: 01865 407792 or online at www.earthtrust.org.uk/whatson (incurs a booking fee).

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

£45

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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