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Wildlife Trust Nene Wetlands Visitor Centre

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Rushden Lakes
Rushden, Northamptonshire NN10 6FH United Kingdom
01933 779587 https://www.facebook.com/NeneWetlandsVisitorCentre/

August 2019

Family Forest School

8th August, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Wildlife Trust Nene Wetlands Visitor Centre, Rushden Lakes
Rushden, Northamptonshire NN10 6FH United Kingdom
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£5

Enjoy a morning of forest fun with your children in our Education area. Build dens, look for mini beast, have a go at woodland crafts or just go exploring! £5 per person. Booking essential (max 2 children per adult, please call 01933 779587 to book).

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Perfect Pollinators – Plant your own mini garden

9th August, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Wildlife Trust Nene Wetlands Visitor Centre, Rushden Lakes
Rushden, Northamptonshire NN10 6FH United Kingdom
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£4

Learn about the amazing relationship between plants and insects, as well as how you can help pollinators, during these drop off in craft activities in the visitors centre.

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Pond Dipping and Mini Beasting

15th August, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on 29th August, 2019 at 10:30 am

One event on 29th August, 2019 at 2:00 pm

Wildlife Trust Nene Wetlands Visitor Centre, Rushden Lakes
Rushden, Northamptonshire NN10 6FH United Kingdom
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£5

Look for and learn about the fascinating invertebrates that live in the Nene Wetlands. Meet at the visitor centre. £5 per child. Booking essential (please call 01933 779587 to book).

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Pond Dipping and Mini Beasting

15th August, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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One event on 15th August, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on 29th August, 2019 at 10:30 am

One event on 29th August, 2019 at 2:00 pm

Wildlife Trust Nene Wetlands Visitor Centre, Rushden Lakes
Rushden, Northamptonshire NN10 6FH United Kingdom
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£5

Look for and learn about the fascinating invertebrates that live in the Nene Wetlands. Meet at the visitor centre. £5 per child. Booking essential (please call 01933 779587 to book).

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Build a Bat Box

19th August, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Wildlife Trust Nene Wetlands Visitor Centre, Rushden Lakes
Rushden, Northamptonshire NN10 6FH United Kingdom
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Build a bat box to provide a safe roost for bats near you. £10 per box. Drop in at the Visitor Centre. Please note, this activity involves the use of hand tools and therefore requires close adult supervision.

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Brilliant Birds

26th August, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
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One event on 30th August, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on 30th August, 2019 at 10:30 am

Wildlife Trust Nene Wetlands Visitor Centre, Rushden Lakes
Rushden, Northamptonshire NN10 6FH United Kingdom
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Stained Glass Birds l Monday 26th August l 10:30-3:30 l £3 pp. Bird Ringing Demonstration l Friday 30th August l 10am-1pm l £5 pp. Make your own bird puppet l Friday 30th August l 10:30-3:30 l £5 pp. Learn about and see birds up close during a bird ringing session or make your own bird to take home. Craft sessions are drop in but please call ahead to confirm bird ringing demonstration as session is weather dependent.

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Pond Dipping and Mini Beasting

29th August, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on 15th August, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on 29th August, 2019 at 10:30 am

One event on 29th August, 2019 at 2:00 pm

Wildlife Trust Nene Wetlands Visitor Centre, Rushden Lakes
Rushden, Northamptonshire NN10 6FH United Kingdom
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£5

Look for and learn about the fascinating invertebrates that live in the Nene Wetlands. Meet at the visitor centre. £5 per child. Booking essential (please call 01933 779587 to book).

Find out more »

Pond Dipping and Mini Beasting

29th August, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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One event on 15th August, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on 29th August, 2019 at 10:30 am

One event on 29th August, 2019 at 2:00 pm

Wildlife Trust Nene Wetlands Visitor Centre, Rushden Lakes
Rushden, Northamptonshire NN10 6FH United Kingdom
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£5

Look for and learn about the fascinating invertebrates that live in the Nene Wetlands. Meet at the visitor centre. £5 per child. Booking essential (please call 01933 779587 to book).

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Brilliant Birds

30th August, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on 30th August, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on 30th August, 2019 at 10:30 am

Wildlife Trust Nene Wetlands Visitor Centre, Rushden Lakes
Rushden, Northamptonshire NN10 6FH United Kingdom
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Stained Glass Birds l Monday 26th August l 10:30-3:30 l £3 pp. Bird Ringing Demonstration l Friday 30th August l 10am-1pm l £5 pp. Make your own bird puppet l Friday 30th August l 10:30-3:30 l £5 pp. Learn about and see birds up close during a bird ringing session or make your own bird to take home. Craft sessions are drop in but please call ahead to confirm bird ringing demonstration as session is weather dependent.

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Brilliant Birds

30th August, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
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One event on 30th August, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on 30th August, 2019 at 10:30 am

Wildlife Trust Nene Wetlands Visitor Centre, Rushden Lakes
Rushden, Northamptonshire NN10 6FH United Kingdom
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Stained Glass Birds l Monday 26th August l 10:30-3:30 l £3 pp. Bird Ringing Demonstration l Friday 30th August l 10am-1pm l £5 pp. Make your own bird puppet l Friday 30th August l 10:30-3:30 l £5 pp. Learn about and see birds up close during a bird ringing session or make your own bird to take home. Craft sessions are drop in but please call ahead to confirm bird ringing demonstration as session is weather dependent.

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September 2019

Lino printing workshop

18th September, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wildlife Trust Nene Wetlands Visitor Centre, Rushden Lakes
Rushden, Northamptonshire NN10 6FH United Kingdom
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£40

Join local print artist, Sorrell  Kinley, and learn how to create beautiful lino print designs, inspired by the Nene Wetlands in this full day workshop. 

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Wild Tots

19th September, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Wildlife Trust Nene Wetlands Visitor Centre, Rushden Lakes
Rushden, Northamptonshire NN10 6FH United Kingdom
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£5

Run by qualified Forest School Leaders in our education area, Wild Tots encourages child-led exploration of the natural world.

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On the Write Path

20th September, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Wildlife Trust Nene Wetlands Visitor Centre, Rushden Lakes
Rushden, Northamptonshire NN10 6FH United Kingdom
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£8.00

Enjoy mindful nature writing activities and a stroll around Skew Bridge Lake. £8 per person (refreshments included). All welcome. No creative writing experience needed.

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Nene Wetlands Optics Day

21st September, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Wildlife Trust Nene Wetlands Visitor Centre, Rushden Lakes
Rushden, Northamptonshire NN10 6FH United Kingdom
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Come along to 'try and buy'. A wide range of Opticron binoculars, telescopes, monoculars and assorted accessories will be available to test with great views across the waters of the Rushden Lakes nature reserve. The best way to choose which binocular or scope is most suitable is to test under proper field conditions and with Opticron staff available on the day you will also get expert advice on what to... consider before making your purchase. Opticron’s range of products includes…

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Bat Walk

21st September, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wildlife Trust Nene Wetlands Visitor Centre, Rushden Lakes
Rushden, Northamptonshire NN10 6FH United Kingdom
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£10

The Nene Wetlands is a brilliant place to see and hear bats, with four species regularly being recorded.

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October 2019

Porcelain Workshop with Kathryn Parsons

9th October, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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One event on 27th September, 2020 at 1:30 pm

Wildlife Trust Nene Wetlands Visitor Centre, Rushden Lakes
Rushden, Northamptonshire NN10 6FH United Kingdom
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£30

Join local sculptor, Kathryn Parsons, and create your own porcelain masterpiece inspired by natural forms. Take a wander around the reserve (weather permitting), study plants up close and then use a variety of techniques to create a porcelain tile. Please note that due to the need for firing, tiles will need to be collected at a later date. All materials, tuition and refreshments provided. 9:30am-12:30pm or 1:30pm-4:30pm. £30 per person. Booking essential. T: 01933 779587.

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Textile Moth Workshop with Olivia Wilson

25th October, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wildlife Trust Nene Wetlands Visitor Centre, Rushden Lakes
Rushden, Northamptonshire NN10 6FH United Kingdom
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£40

Explore the wonderful world of moths and study the real things up close before designing and creating your own fabric moth masterpiece. Textile artist, teacher and creator of the magical world of whimsy, Olivia Wilson (as seen on Kirstie's Homemade Christmas) will be on hand to offer guidance and tuition throughout the day. Materials, tuition and refreshments are provided but please bring your own lunch. 10am-4pm. £40 per person. Booking essential. T: 01933 779587.

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Spooky Skulls Halloween Trail

26th October, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3rd November, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Wildlife Trust Nene Wetlands Visitor Centre, Rushden Lakes
Rushden, Northamptonshire NN10 6FH United Kingdom
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£2

Pick up a trail sheet from the visitor centre and head off around the lake in search of spooky animal skulls. Identify them all, bring your sheet back and collect a prize! £2 per trail.

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Halloween Spooktacular

31st October, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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One event on 27th September, 2020 at 7:30 pm

Wildlife Trust Nene Wetlands Visitor Centre, Rushden Lakes
Rushden, Northamptonshire NN10 6FH United Kingdom
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£10

Join us this Halloween for an evening of crafts followed by a spooky night walk around the lake with LOL theatre. Learn all about the nocturnal creatures that call the Nene Wetlands home before heading back for hot chocolate. £10 per child, booking essential (please call 01933 779587 to book).

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November 2019

Make Your Own Festival Willow Wreath

27th November, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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One event on 27th September, 2020 at 1:30 pm

Wildlife Trust Nene Wetlands Visitor Centre, Rushden Lakes
Rushden, Northamptonshire NN10 6FH United Kingdom
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£25

Use willow to create a wreath base before decorating it with a selection of natural foliage (and optional sparkle) to create a beautiful seasonal addition to your home. £25 per person, booking essential (please call 01933 779587 to book). All tuition, materials and refreshments provided.

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January 2020

Nene Wetlands Wildlife Wander

8 January @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Wildlife Trust Nene Wetlands Visitor Centre, Rushden Lakes
Rushden, Northamptonshire NN10 6FH United Kingdom
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Join us at the Nene Wetlands for a walk around the reserve. £5 per adult, £3 per child, booking advised. Suitable for families, adults, experts and beginners.

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February 2020

Nene Wetlands Wildlife Wander

5 February @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Wildlife Trust Nene Wetlands Visitor Centre, Rushden Lakes
Rushden, Northamptonshire NN10 6FH United Kingdom
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Join us at the Nene Wetlands for a walk around the reserve. £5 per adult, £3 per child, booking advised. Suitable for families, adults, experts and beginners.

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Nene Wetlands Winter Wonders Trail

15 February @ 10:00 am - 23 February @ 5:00 pm
Wildlife Trust Nene Wetlands Visitor Centre, Rushden Lakes
Rushden, Northamptonshire NN10 6FH United Kingdom
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Pick up a trail sheet from the visitor centre and head off around the lake in search of winter wonders. Identify them all, bring your sheet back and collect a prize.

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Nene Wetlands – Build your own bird box

17 February @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Wildlife Trust Nene Wetlands Visitor Centre, Rushden Lakes
Rushden, Northamptonshire NN10 6FH United Kingdom
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February is a great time to put nest boxes up in your garden, ready for the spring. Why not come and make your own bird box in the visitor centre as part of National Nest Box week? We have a variety of boxes to choose from including blue tit, great tit, sparrow, robin and starling.

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Nene Wetlands – Make your own bird feeder

18 February @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wildlife Trust Nene Wetlands Visitor Centre, Rushden Lakes
Rushden, Northamptonshire NN10 6FH United Kingdom
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Feeding the birds is a great way to help them survive the cold winter months. Come and make your own pine cone or log bird feeder and help the birds near you.

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Nene Wetlands – Family Forest School

20 February @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Wildlife Trust Nene Wetlands Visitor Centre, Rushden Lakes
Rushden, Northamptonshire NN10 6FH United Kingdom
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£5

Enjoy a morning of forest fun with your children in our Education area. Build dens, create natural art have a go at woodland crafts or just go exploring! We provide the space, guidance and equipment, the children provide the ideas!

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Nene Wetlands – Winter Twigs and Willow Weaving

21 February @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Wildlife Trust Nene Wetlands Visitor Centre, Rushden Lakes
Rushden, Northamptonshire NN10 6FH United Kingdom
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£4

Learn how to identify winter twigs and have a go at willow weaving.

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March 2020

Youth Rangers

14 March @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Wildlife Trust Nene Wetlands Visitor Centre, Rushden Lakes
Rushden, Northamptonshire NN10 6FH United Kingdom
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£3

Our new monthly club for 11-17 year olds who want to do their bit to help the environment. · Have a go at practical conservation tasks such as scrub clearance to create and maintain habitats for local wildlife. · Help us build homes for wildlife and survey their numbers. · Learn new outdoor skills including bush craft, species ID and tool use. · Meet and have fun with like-minded people. Refreshments, tools and personal protective equipment provided. Sessions will be…

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