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MARCH Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th Arts in Nature Gather natural materials as you work your way around the nature trail and return to the centre to create a masterpiece! Will it be an acorn army camp or a hedgehog collage? 11am – 4pm on both days. Suggested Donation: 50p per artwork


APRIL Friday 1st Pre-school kids Dinosaur Fun Day Join us and members from Harlow Council for a day of Easter Fun. Free activities include a trail hunt, messy play and arts and crafts. This is aimed at pre-school children, but older siblings welcome. 11:30am – 2pm Free


Friday 15th Afternoon Tea in the Woods Join us for a selection of cakes and delicious scones in our lovely afternoon tea in our beautiful woodland setting. 1:00pm-4:00pm £10 pp. Booking in advance required.


MAY Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th Pond Life Learn all about the critters who lurk in the ponds at Parndon Wood with our trail hunt. Arts and Crafts available throughout the weekend Free Entry 11am – 4pm


JUNE Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th Bat Weekend Join us and members from the Essex Bat Group to learn all about Bats! Free Entry Arts and crafts, trail hunt and more! 11am – 4pm


Sunday 19th Father’s Day Survival Day Is your Dad the ultimate Dad? Come and join in the fun with our survival day! Who can build the best den? Or light the best fire? £3 per person. 12-noon – 3pm Booking advised


JULY Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd Tremendous Trees Download our free tree-spotter sheet and join us for a guided walk highlighting the amazing trees in the reserve. £2 per person Walk commencing at 1420 each day, please meet outside the visitor centre.


Thursday 21st Bat Walk Join us and members of Essex Bat Group for an evening all about Bats! We’ll kick start with a short introduction about the Bats in the UK and those found in Harlow, then grab some detectors and head into the reserve to see how many we can see! Don’t forget a torch! £3 per person 8:15pm – 10pm


AUGUST Saturday 13th – Sunday 14th Dragonfly Weekend See how many species of dragonfly you can see in the reserve and learn about them with our free trial hunt! Have a go at Dragonfly-themed arts and crafts and pond dipping to see if you can catch their young. 11am – 4pm Free Entry


Good Friday, Saturday 26th & Easter Sunday Easter Egg Hunt Join us for an Egg-travaganza! Can you find all the eggs the Easter bunny has hidden in the reserve to lead to a chocolatey treat? 11am – 4pm on each day. Booking advised £3 per child, adults free.


Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th Birds of Parndon Wood Join us for a weekend all about birds! We’ve got the RSPB down for a talk, bird-themed arts and crafts available, spotter sheets and a guided walk leaving at 2:00pm each day. 11am – 4pm Free Entry Suggested Donation for guided walk: £1 per person


Saturday 23rd – Sunday 24th April Mighty Minibeasts Hire a Bug Hunting kit and spotter guide from us (or bring your own!) and learn all about the mighty minibeasts! Crafts available throughout the day Free Entry 11am – 4pm


Saturday 21st – Sunday 22nd Amazing Amphibians Have a look at our tadpoles in the classroom and see if you can put the frog’s lifecycle in the correct order with our free nature trail. Pond dipping nets also available to hire Free entry 11am - 4pm on each day.


Saturday 18th Father’s Day Afternoon Tea Join us for a spot of Afternoon Tea on Father’s Day! Treat them to a selection of cakes, scones, sandwiches in our beautiful woodland setting. £10 pp. 12pm – 4pm Booking essential


Thursday 23rd Bat Walk Join us and members of Essex Bat Group for an evening all about Bats! We’ll kick start with a short introduction about the Bats in the UK and those found in Harlow, then grab some detectors and head into the reserve to see how many we can see! Don’t forget a torch! £3 pp 8pm – 10pm


Saturday 16th – Sunday 17th Beautiful Butterflies Download our free butterfly spotter sheet and see how many species you can see in the reserve. Learn about the butterflies with our free trial hunt and have a go at butterfly- themed arts and crafts 11am – 4pm Free Entry


Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st Buzzing Bees! Join us and members from Harlow Beekeeping association for a weekend all about bees! We’ve got live hive demonstrations throughout the day from our on-site hives, honey tasting, candle rolling and more! Free Entry 11am – 4pm


Thursday 18th Bat Walk Join us and members of Essex Bat Group for an evening all about Bats! We’ll kick start with a short introduction about the Bats in the UK and those found in Harlow, then grab some detectors and head into the reserve to see how many we can see! Don’t forget a torch! £3 per person 7:15pm – 9:30pm


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