Upcoming events:



BIG Garden Apple Day

12:00pm - 3:00pm |
Come along to the Big Garden for apple pressing and fresh juice, garden pop-up cafe with home made cakes, traditional apple themed fun and games! Find out how you can join in and help save the garden for future generations of Colchester residents.

Healthy Heart Fundraising Walk

10:00am - 2:00pm |
A 10 mile ranger-led walk (1 and 3 mile routes also available) to raise funds for the British Heart Foundation. For your sponsorship form or more information please contact Jill on 01206 851948 or on bhfcolchester@yahoo.com


7:30pm - 10:30pm | Requested donation £5 per adult, £3 per child
Abberton Reservoir, Layer-de-la-Haye, Colchester CO2 0EU 
Join Essex Wildlife Trust and North Essex Astronomical Society to look at the night sky through large telescopes at Abberton Reservoir. NEAS members will give talks throughout the evening. Booking essential (please note the event will run whatever the weather) please call 01206 738172. Bacon rolls will be available for purchase on the night so why not come and have some tea with us.


Abberton Reservoir, Church Road, Layer-de-la-Haye, Colchester CO2 0EU 
Join Essex Wildlife Trust and Kent Owl Academy for a talk about birds of prey.

Ever wondered how a kestrel hovers or what speed a peregrine can dive at? Come along to this evening where experts Nigel and Molly, who have many years experience of working with birds of prey, will answer your questions. As well as a talk they will be flying the birds in the visitor centre, so a great opportunity to see these majestic birds up close. 

Doors open at 6.15pm with the opportunity to purchase drinks and snacks from our tearoom; the talk will start promptly at 7.30pm.  Requested donation £8 per adult; £6 per child. Booking essential please call 01206 738172 to book your place or to find out more information.

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