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  • Afternoon Osprey Cruise

    Saturday 28th May 2016 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton LE15 8BT

    One of the most exciting ways of seeing Ospreys at Rutland Water is to take a guided trip with members of the project team aboard the Rutland Belle. The idea is simple; we sail to the parts of the reservoir ...

  • Evening Photography Walk

    Saturday 28th May 2016 @ Lyndon Nature Reserve, LE15 8RN

    After a brief introduction in the Lyndon Visitors centre, the guided walk will take you through the wildflower meadows, and the woodland areas bordering the shoreline, including one or more of the hides. There will be an opportunity to take ...

  • Family Fun Drop In Day – Bugs and Ponds

    Sunday 29th May 2016 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Rutland Water

    Just drop in for a craft session, bug hunt and pond dip in our wonderful woodland and education pond.   Suitable for all ages, no need to book, £3 per participant.

June 2016 Back to top

  • Wild Play - Children's Holiday Activity - Nature Games

    Wednesday 1st June 2016 @ Burbage Common, Hinckley

    Suitable for children aged 5 -12 years (all children must be accompanied by an adult) Cost £3.50 per child per session. BOOKING ESSENTIAL - Places are limited. To book please call 01455 255728.  (A non-refundable payment will be taken on booking) ...

  • Badger Watches at Rutland Water

    Wednesday 1st June 2016 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton LE15 8BT

    The watches will last a couple of hours during which we hope for, but cannot guarantee, a visit  from the badgers. Other nocturnal creatures that may be about  include Tawny Owl, Barn Owl, Bats & Muntjac Deer. Our badger watches ...

  • Wild Play session - Nature Games

    Thursday 2nd June 2016 @ Attenborough Arboretum, Leicester

    Suitable for children aged 5 -12 years (all children must be accompanied by an adult) 10 am - 12 pmCost £3.50 per child per session. Attenborough Arboretum is situated in Knighton on Carisbrooke Road in Leicester. BOOKING ESSENTIAL - Places ...

  • Evening Wildlife Watches

    Friday 3rd June 2016 @ Holwell Nature Reserves

    Enjoy a guided evening stroll to observe nocturnal wildlife such as badgers, bats and foxes. Booking essential, limit 10 people. £4pp (£10 two adults and two children) Contact George Kerr on 01664 823 665 or 07748 958 065 email [email protected]  

  • Afternoon Osprey Cruise

    Saturday 4th June 2016 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton LE15 8BT

    One of the most exciting ways of seeing Ospreys at Rutland Water is to take a guided trip with members of the project team aboard the Rutland Belle. The idea is simple; we sail to the parts of the reservoir ...

  • Badger Watches at Rutland Water

    Saturday 4th June 2016 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton LE15 8BT

    The watches will last a couple of hours during which we hope for, but cannot guarantee, a visit  from the badgers. Other nocturnal creatures that may be about  include Tawny Owl, Barn Owl, Bats & Muntjac Deer. Our badger watches ...

  • Children’s Wildlife Watch Group – Moths

    Sunday 5th June 2016 @ Braunstone Wildlife Watch Group – Braunstone Civic Centre

    Suitable for children 5-12 years old. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. BOOKING ESSENTIAL - Call The Civic Centre on 0116 2899270. Please book by the Monday before the event so that volunteer leaders can plan and ...

  • Wild Tots at Belgrave Hall

    Wednesday 8th June 2016 @ Belgrave Hall and Gardens, Church Road, Leicester LE4 5PE

    Led by Education Officer Rachel Ibbotson. This is a monthly group meeting on a Wednesday in term time.  Time:  1.30pm to 3pmCost:   £4.50 per child per session. Payment in advance. NB: All children must be supervised by a parent or carer throughout ...

  • Badger Watches at Rutland Water

    Wednesday 8th June 2016 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton LE15 8BT

    The watches will last a couple of hours during which we hope for, but cannot guarantee, a visit  from the badgers. Other nocturnal creatures that may be about  include Tawny Owl, Barn Owl, Bats & Muntjac Deer. Our badger watches ...

  • Dawn Osprey Cruise

    Saturday 11th June 2016 @ Whitwell Harbour, Rutland Water, LE15 8BL

    One of the most exciting ways of seeing Ospreys at Rutland Water is to take a guided trip with members of the project team aboard the Rutland Belle. The idea is simple; we sail to the parts of the reservoir ...

  • Children’s Wildlife Watch Group – Trip Out to Aylestone Meadow

    Saturday 11th June 2016 @ Brocks Hill Wildlife Watch group – Aylestone Meadows Nature Reserve

    Suitable for children 5-12 years old. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. BOOKING ESSENTIAL - Call Brocks Hill Environment Centre on 0116 2572888. Please book by the Monday before the event so that volunteer leaders can plan and prepare. ...

  • Oadby & Wigston Local Group - Cossington Walk

    Sunday 12th June 2016 @ Cossington Meadows Nature Reserve

    A leisurely walk along the river to look for dragonflies, butterflies, wildfowl and birds such as reed buntings and reed warblers. Meet at the main entrance on Syston Road. Park off the road near the entrance. See your Nature Reserves ...

  • Felt One Day Workshop

    Tuesday 14th June 2016 @ Volunteer Training Centre, Oakham Road, Hambleton, Oakham, Rutland LE15 8AD

    In the morning session learn how to make a charming bird using the needle felting technique. The views over the lagoon from the new Volunteer Training Centre are inspiring and ospreys can be viewed from the windows, so bring your ...

  • Badger Watches at Rutland Water

    Wednesday 15th June 2016 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton LE15 8BT

    The watches will last a couple of hours during which we hope for, but cannot guarantee, a visit  from the badgers. Other nocturnal creatures that may be about  include Tawny Owl, Barn Owl, Bats & Muntjac Deer. Our badger watches ...

  • Evening Wildlife Watches

    Friday 17th June 2016 @ Holwell Nature Reserves

    Enjoy a guided evening stroll to observe nocturnal wildlife such as badgers, bats and foxes. Booking essential, limit 10 people. £4pp (£10 two adults and two children) Contact George Kerr on 01664 823 665 or 07748 958 065 email [email protected]

  • Afternoon Osprey Cruise

    Saturday 18th June 2016 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton LE15 8BT

    One of the most exciting ways of seeing Ospreys at Rutland Water is to take a guided trip with members of the project team aboard the Rutland Belle. The idea is simple; we sail to the parts of the reservoir ...

  • Evening Photography Walk

    Saturday 18th June 2016 @ Lyndon Nature Reserve, LE15 8RN

    After a brief introduction in the Lyndon Visitors centre, the guided walk will take you through the wildflower meadows, and the woodland areas bordering the shoreline, including one or more of the hides. There will be an opportunity to take ...

  • Badger Watches at Rutland Water

    Saturday 18th June 2016 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton LE15 8BT

    The watches will last a couple of hours during which we hope for, but cannot guarantee, a visit  from the badgers. Other nocturnal creatures that may be about  include Tawny Owl, Barn Owl, Bats & Muntjac Deer. Our badger watches ...

  • Badger Watches at Rutland Water

    Wednesday 22nd June 2016 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton LE15 8BT

    The watches will last a couple of hours during which we hope for, but cannot guarantee, a visit  from the badgers. Other nocturnal creatures that may be about  include Tawny Owl, Barn Owl, Bats & Muntjac Deer. Our badger watches ...

  • 60th Anniversary Walk: Bats & Glow-worms, Charnwood Lodge

    Friday 24th June 2016 @ Charnwood Lodge

    Join Conservation Officer Nathalie Cossa for an evening of bat and glow-worm watching.  Charnwood Lodge is an important nature reserve for bats with eight different species found here.  Meet at the ‘Bomb rocks’ for an introductory talk about bats and ...

  • Afternoon Osprey Cruise

    Saturday 25th June 2016 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton LE15 8BT

    One of the most exciting ways of seeing Ospreys at Rutland Water is to take a guided trip with members of the project team aboard the Rutland Belle. The idea is simple; we sail to the parts of the reservoir ...

  • Nature Reserves Open Day at Holwell

    Sunday 26th June 2016 @ Holwell Nature Reserves, LE14 4SZ

    Refreshments, book stall, ticket tombola – and watch the bodger woodworking in the woods. The Holwell Nature Reserves are about 5km north of Melton Mowbray. See the nature reserves section of this website for more information.

  • Badger Watches at Rutland Water

    Wednesday 29th June 2016 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton LE15 8BT

    The watches will last a couple of hours during which we hope for, but cannot guarantee, a visit  from the badgers. Other nocturnal creatures that may be about  include Tawny Owl, Barn Owl, Bats & Muntjac Deer. Our badger watches ...

July 2016 Back to top

  • Evening Wildlife Watches

    Friday 1st July 2016 @ Holwell Nature Reserves

    Enjoy a guided evening stroll to observe nocturnal wildlife such as badgers, bats and foxes. Booking essential, limit 10 people. £4pp (£10 two adults and two children) Contact George Kerr on 01664 823 665 or 07748 958 065 email [email protected]

  • Dawn Osprey Cruise

    Saturday 2nd July 2016 @ Whitwell Harbour, Rutland Water, LE15 8BL

    One of the most exciting ways of seeing Ospreys at Rutland Water is to take a guided trip with members of the project team aboard the Rutland Belle. The idea is simple; we sail to the parts of the reservoir ...

  • 60th Anniversary Walk: Wildflowers of Floodplain Meadows, Aylestone Meadows

    Saturday 2nd July 2016 @ Aylestone Meadows

    Here is another chance to visit Aylestone Meadows species-rich floodplain to discover the plants that characterise this rare habitat and make it so special.  Join Conservation Officer Uta Hamzaoui for this event in conjunction with National Meadows Day to search ...

  • Badger Watches at Rutland Water

    Saturday 2nd July 2016 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton LE15 8BT

    The watches will last a couple of hours during which we hope for, but cannot guarantee, a visit  from the badgers. Other nocturnal creatures that may be about  include Tawny Owl, Barn Owl, Bats & Muntjac Deer. Our badger watches ...

  • Badger Watches at Rutland Water

    Wednesday 6th July 2016 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton LE15 8BT

    The watches will last a couple of hours during which we hope for, but cannot guarantee, a visit  from the badgers. Other nocturnal creatures that may be about  include Tawny Owl, Barn Owl, Bats & Muntjac Deer. Our badger watches ...

  • 60th Anniversary Walk: Dragonfly Walk, Mountsorrel Marshes & Meadows

    Friday 8th July 2016 @ Mountsorrel Marshes & Meadows

    This walk is led by Senior Conservation Officer Claire Install, former Conservation Officer for the British Dragonfly Society.  Whether you are a complete beginner or wanting some tips to hone your identification skills, everyone is welcome to discover the summer ...

  • Children’s Wildlife Watch Group – Den Building

    Saturday 9th July 2016 @ Brocks Hill Wildlife Watch group – Brocks Hill Country Park

    Suitable for children 5-12 years old. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. BOOKING ESSENTIAL - Call Brocks Hill Environment Centre on 0116 2572888. Please book by the Monday before the event so that volunteer leaders can plan and prepare. ...

  • Afternoon Osprey Cruise

    Saturday 9th July 2016 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton LE15 8BT

    One of the most exciting ways of seeing Ospreys at Rutland Water is to take a guided trip with members of the project team aboard the Rutland Belle. The idea is simple; we sail to the parts of the reservoir ...

  • 60th Anniversary Walk: Bats & Glow-worms, Ketton

    Saturday 9th July 2016 @ Ketton

    Join Conservation Officer Jenny Harris on this evening walk to search for different species of bats in the village and then enjoy the fascinating light display of female glow-worms at the old quarry.   Initially meet at the Church of ...

  • Children’s Wildlife Watch Group – Things that flutter

    Sunday 10th July 2016 @ Rutland Water Wildlife Watch group – Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre

    Suitable for children aged 5 - 12 year olds. Children under 8 years must be accompanied by an adult.  BOOKING ESSENTIAL - To book call 01572 770 651 or online: www.rutlandwater.org.uk/event-list/ Please note booking required by the Monday before the event ...

  • Wild Tots at Belgrave Hall

    Wednesday 13th July 2016 @ Belgrave Hall and Gardens, Church Road, Leicester LE4 5PE

    Led by Education Officer Rachel Ibbotson. This is a monthly group meeting on a Wednesday in term time.  Time:  1.30pm to 3pmCost:   £4.50 per child per session. Payment in advance. NB: All children must be supervised by a parent or carer throughout ...

  • Afternoon Osprey Cruise

    Wednesday 13th July 2016 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton LE15 8BT

    One of the most exciting ways of seeing Ospreys at Rutland Water is to take a guided trip with members of the project team aboard the Rutland Belle. The idea is simple; we sail to the parts of the reservoir ...

  • Badger Watches at Rutland Water

    Wednesday 13th July 2016 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton LE15 8BT

    The watches will last a couple of hours during which we hope for, but cannot guarantee, a visit  from the badgers. Other nocturnal creatures that may be about  include Tawny Owl, Barn Owl, Bats & Muntjac Deer. Our badger watches ...

  • 20th Anniversary Celebration Cruise

    Friday 15th July 2016 @ Normanton Church, Oakham, LE15 8RP

    To celebrate this momentous occasion, we are hosting a special Osprey Cruise, in partnership with the Rutland Belle. This once-in-a-lifetime event is being held on 15th July, as this is the date exactly 20 years ago that the first juvenile Ospreys were brought to ...

  • Evening Wildlife Watches

    Friday 15th July 2016 @ Holwell Nature Reserves

    Enjoy a guided evening stroll to observe nocturnal wildlife such as badgers, bats and foxes. Booking essential, limit 10 people. £4pp (£10 two adults and two children) Contact George Kerr on 01664 823 665 or 07748 958 065 email [email protected]

  • Afternoon Osprey Cruise

    Saturday 16th July 2016 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton LE15 8BT

    One of the most exciting ways of seeing Ospreys at Rutland Water is to take a guided trip with members of the project team aboard the Rutland Belle. The idea is simple; we sail to the parts of the reservoir ...

  • Evening Photography Walk

    Saturday 16th July 2016 @ Lyndon Nature Reserve, LE15 8RN

    After a brief introduction in the Lyndon Visitors centre, the guided walk will take you through the wildflower meadows, and the woodland areas bordering the shoreline, including one or more of the hides. There will be an opportunity to take ...

  • Afternoon Osprey Cruise

    Wednesday 20th July 2016 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton LE15 8BT

    One of the most exciting ways of seeing Ospreys at Rutland Water is to take a guided trip with members of the project team aboard the Rutland Belle. The idea is simple; we sail to the parts of the reservoir ...

  • Badger Watches at Rutland Water

    Wednesday 20th July 2016 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton LE15 8BT

    The watches will last a couple of hours during which we hope for, but cannot guarantee, a visit  from the badgers. Other nocturnal creatures that may be about  include Tawny Owl, Barn Owl, Bats & Muntjac Deer. Our badger watches ...

  • Afternoon Osprey Cruise

    Saturday 23rd July 2016 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton LE15 8BT

    One of the most exciting ways of seeing Ospreys at Rutland Water is to take a guided trip with members of the project team aboard the Rutland Belle. The idea is simple; we sail to the parts of the reservoir ...

  • Afternoon Osprey Cruise

    Wednesday 27th July 2016 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton LE15 8BT

    One of the most exciting ways of seeing Ospreys at Rutland Water is to take a guided trip with members of the project team aboard the Rutland Belle. The idea is simple; we sail to the parts of the reservoir ...

  • Badger Watches at Rutland Water

    Wednesday 27th July 2016 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton LE15 8BT

    The watches will last a couple of hours during which we hope for, but cannot guarantee, a visit  from the badgers. Other nocturnal creatures that may be about  include Tawny Owl, Barn Owl, Bats & Muntjac Deer. Our badger watches ...

  • Evening Wildlife Watches

    Friday 29th July 2016 @ Holwell Nature Reserves

    Enjoy a guided evening stroll to observe nocturnal wildlife such as badgers, bats and foxes. Booking essential, limit 10 people. £4pp (£10 two adults and two children) Contact George Kerr on 01664 823 665 or 07748 958 065 email [email protected]

  • Dawn Osprey Cruise

    Saturday 30th July 2016 @ Whitwell Harbour, Rutland Water, LE15 8BL

    One of the most exciting ways of seeing Ospreys at Rutland Water is to take a guided trip with members of the project team aboard the Rutland Belle. The idea is simple; we sail to the parts of the reservoir ...

  • Butterfly Walk for Beginners

    Saturday 30th July 2016 @ Lyndon Nature Reserve, LE15 8RN

    Join our Volunteer Coordinator and butterfly enthusiast Sarah Proud for a two-hour walk on the Lyndon Nature Reserve to learn about the butterflies we get here! This walk is a great start for beginners who want to be able to ...

August 2016 Back to top

  • Osprey Family Fun Day

    Tuesday 2nd August 2016 @ Lyndon Visitor Centre, Rutland Water, Manton LE15 8RN

    Children will get to spend the day as a Rutland Osprey, with their very own ring, and migrate through the reserve to Africa (Waderscape hide!). There will be games and activities to complete along the way, the chance to make ...

  • Afternoon Osprey Cruise

    Wednesday 3rd August 2016 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton LE15 8BT

    One of the most exciting ways of seeing Ospreys at Rutland Water is to take a guided trip with members of the project team aboard the Rutland Belle. The idea is simple; we sail to the parts of the reservoir ...

  • Dawn Osprey Cruise

    Sunday 7th August 2016 @ Whitwell Harbour, Rutland Water, LE15 8BL

    One of the most exciting ways of seeing Ospreys at Rutland Water is to take a guided trip with members of the project team aboard the Rutland Belle. The idea is simple; we sail to the parts of the reservoir ...

  • Afternoon Osprey Cruise

    Wednesday 10th August 2016 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton LE15 8BT

    One of the most exciting ways of seeing Ospreys at Rutland Water is to take a guided trip with members of the project team aboard the Rutland Belle. The idea is simple; we sail to the parts of the reservoir ...

  • 60th Anniversary Walk: Soar Valley Living Landscape, Cossington - Sileby Mill

    Thursday 11th August 2016 @ Cossington Meadows

    Join Head of Conservation, Michael Jeeves for this evening walk along the river Soar. Learn about the Trust’s work reconnecting the habitats of the Soar valley reserves in order to enhance the flora & fauna of the floodplain. NB The ...

  • Evening Wildlife Watches

    Friday 12th August 2016 @ Holwell Nature Reserves

    Enjoy a guided evening stroll to observe nocturnal wildlife such as badgers, bats and foxes. Booking essential, limit 10 people. £4pp (£10 two adults and two children) Contact George Kerr on 01664 823 665 or 07748 958 065 email [email protected]

  • Afternoon Osprey Cruise

    Saturday 13th August 2016 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton LE15 8BT

    One of the most exciting ways of seeing Ospreys at Rutland Water is to take a guided trip with members of the project team aboard the Rutland Belle. The idea is simple; we sail to the parts of the reservoir ...

  • Evening Wildlife Watches

    Friday 26th August 2016 @ Holwell Nature Reserves

    Enjoy a guided evening stroll to observe nocturnal wildlife such as badgers, bats and foxes. Booking essential, limit 10 people. £4pp (£10 two adults and two children) Contact George Kerr on 01664 823 665 or 07748 958 065 email [email protected]

  • Afternoon Osprey Cruise

    Saturday 27th August 2016 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton LE15 8BT

    One of the most exciting ways of seeing Ospreys at Rutland Water is to take a guided trip with members of the project team aboard the Rutland Belle. The idea is simple; we sail to the parts of the reservoir ...

September 2016 Back to top

  • Evening Wildlife Watches

    Friday 9th September 2016 @ Holwell Nature Reserves

    Enjoy a guided evening stroll to observe nocturnal wildlife such as badgers, bats and foxes. Booking essential, limit 10 people. £4pp (£10 two adults and two children) Contact George Kerr on 01664 823 665 or 07748 958 065 email [email protected]

  • 60th Anniversary Walk: Grasshopper Safari, Bradgate Park

    Friday 16th September 2016 @ Bradgate Park

    Join Conservation Officer Uta Hamzaoui to search for the different species of grasshopper and learn about their special habitats in Bradgate Park.  Meet in the Hunt’s Hill Car Park, (please note that usual parking charges apply).   Booking is essential, ...

  • Evening Wildlife Watches

    Friday 23rd September 2016 @ Holwell Nature Reserves

    Enjoy a guided evening stroll to observe nocturnal wildlife such as badgers, bats and foxes. Booking essential, limit 10 people. £4pp (£10 two adults and two children) Contact George Kerr on 01664 823 665 or 07748 958 065 email [email protected]