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Little girl playing with leaves in a flower pot in autumn woodland setting

Woodland Play Forest School

Join us for activities centred around nature, sensory stimulation, forest crafts, imagination, physical play and construction.

11 Dec l 15 Jan 2018

10am until 12noon or 12:30pm to 2:30pm

Danbury Country Park

Father Christmas and two children in a lifesize sleigh

Magical Grotto - Sold Out

Join us at Cressing Temple Barns for a magical elf-led tour around Santa's busy Christmas base.

2 Dec, 3 Dec, 9 Dec, 10 Dec, 16 Dec, 17 Dec, 21 Dec, 22 Dec, 23 Dec

First AM slot 10am; last AM slot 12.15pm; first PM slot 1pm; last PM slot 4.30pm. 15 min slots.

Cressing Temple

Green wreath with red berries and a large gold bow

Wreath Making at Cressing Temple - Sold Out

Book in to make your very own festive wreath with fresh greenery, berries and decorations - perfect to take home and hang on your front door.

6 December and 13 December 2017

5:30 to 7pm and 7:30 to 9pm

Cressing Temple


Woman tying ribbons onto a Christmas wreath

Wreath Making at Weald - Sold Out

Book in to make your very own festive wreath with fresh greenery, berries and decorations- perfect to take home and hang up on your front door

Thursday 7 & Thursday 14 December

5.30pm to 7pm; 7.30pm to 9pm

Weald Country Park

A blue tit feeding from a feed stocking in snowy conditions

Big Winter Feed

Come to our Scandinavian inspired midwinter event at Danbury. Top up your fresh air levels before Christmas whilst filling feed stockings for Danbury's birds and learning all about them on an interactive stroll

21 December

10am to 12.30pm

Danbury Country Park

Two boys crossing a rope bridge on Great Notley Country Park's Sky Ropes high ropes facility

Sky Ropes

Sky Ropes is Great Notley Country Park’s brand new high ropes experience. Feel the thrill and reach unforgettable heights with family and friends.

See opening hours

See opening hours

Great Notley Country Park


Two pre-schoolers laughing and playing at Puddleducks activity, Weald Country Park, Essex

Puddleducks at Weald Country Park

For pre-school children and their families, messy play, outdoor fun and wildlife activities - from bug hunts to mud pies and bark rubbing.

Every Thursday morning during term time

10am to 11:15am

Weald Country Park

Belhus Woods ranger shows bird feather to two pre-schoolers

Puddleducks at Belhus Woods

Pre-school children and their families can go on an adventure with Rangers, experiencing something new in the park, from den building to leaf hunts.

Every Wednesday during term time

10am to 11.15am

Belhus Woods Country Park

Children and adults around campfire at Danbury Country Park's Wild Wednesday

Wild Wednesday

Free children's activities: making dens and mud pies, wading in the stream, splashing in puddles, kicking leaves, forest craft, finding fish and more.

14 Feb 2018 l 4 March l 11 March l 30 May l 25 July l 1 Aug l 8 Aug l 22 Aug l 29 Aug

11am to 2pm

Danbury Country Park


children climbing on log

Forest School Thorndon Country Park

Aimed at the under-5s, this series of six woodland play sessions at Thorndon Country Park includes nature activities, forest crafts, imagination, physical play and building things.

20 Apr I 27 Apr I 4 May I 11 May I 18 May I 25 May

10am to 12pm and 12:30pm to 2:30pm

Thorndon Country Park

Men cutting wood

Belhus Woods Conservation Volunteers

A great way to meet people, learn about conservation, get a bit of exercise and make a real difference to the woods and its wildlife.

Every Thursday

9:30am to 12:30pm

Belhus Woods Country Park

Two men employed in coppice work

Danbury Conservation Volunteers

Join our weekly volunteer group at Danbury Country Park, learn new skills and make a real difference to wildlife and the environment

Every Tuesday

10am to 3pm

Danbury Country Park