Upcoming events

Subscribe to events feed

August 2015 Back to top

  • Osprey Family Fun Day

    Tuesday 4th August 2015 @ Lyndon Visitor Centre, Rutland Water, Manton LE15 8RN

    Stuck for what to do with the kids in the holidays? Come down for a day full of games, activities, crafts and guided walks for children and families! Join in the treasure hunt through the reserve and see if you can ...

  • Wild Play - Children's Holiday Activity - Minibeast Hunt

    Tuesday 4th August 2015 @ Beacon Hill Country Park, Lower Car Park

    Sessions are 10.15am to 11.15am and 11.30am to 12.30pm Suitable for children aged 5 - 12 years old. All children must be accompanied throughout the activity. BOOKING ESSENTIAL. Click here to book online.  £2.50 per child. Car park fee £2.50 per car - ...

  • Afternoon Osprey Cruise

    Wednesday 5th August 2015 @ 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 5th August 2015 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton

    We have a series of Badger Watches coming up throughout the year here at the nature reserve.  During the evening you may enjoy excellent views of our resident badger family as well as other nocturnal residents of the nature reserve. ...

  • Bugs, Birds and Boats

    Friday 7th August 2015 @ Egleton Visitor Centre, Rutland Water, LE15 8BT

    Join us for our birds, bugs and boats bonanza!  We will explore the reservoir and look for signs of wildlife on a boat!  Meets at Whitwell Harbour on the North Shore of Rutland Water.   For 7-14 year olds. 10am ...

  • Children’s Wildlife Watch Group - Den building

    Saturday 8th August 2015 @ Brocks Hill Wildlife Watch group – Brocks Hill Country Park

    Suitable for children aged 5 - 12 years old.  Children under 8 years must be accompanied by an adult.  BOOKING ESSENTIAL - To book call Brocks Hill Environment Centre on 0116 257 2888. Please note booking required by the Monday ...

  • Afternoon Osprey Cruise

    Saturday 8th August 2015 @ 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 8th August 2015 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton LE15 8BT

    We have a series of Badger Watches coming up throughout the year here at the nature reserve.  During the evening you may enjoy excellent views of our resident badger family as well as other nocturnal residents of the nature reserve. ...

  • Nature Detectives - Family Event for all ages

    Monday 10th August 2015 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton LE15 8BT

    Bored in the summer holidays? Become a nature detective! Four separate days with four separate themes. This is the perfect opportunity to learn all about our native wildlife! Monday – Wondrous Water ; Tuesday – Brilliant Bugs ; Wednesday – ...

  • Wild Play - Children's Holiday Activity - Pond Dipping

    Tuesday 11th August 2015 @ Burbage Common, Hinckley

    Sessions are 11.30am - 12.30pm and 1.30pm - 2.30pm. Suitable for children aged 5 - 12 years old.  All children must be accompanied throughout the activity. Booking essential - call HBBC on 01455 255829  £2.50 per child. These activities are ...

  • Afternoon Osprey Cruise

    Wednesday 12th August 2015 @ 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

    Saturday 15th August 2015 @ Whitwell Harbour, Rutland Water

    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 ...

  • Birdfair

    Friday 21st August 2015 @ Rutland Water Nature Reserve, Egleton

    Jointly organised by LRWT and RSPB, Birdfair encompasses the whole spectrum of bird and wildlife watching. You can indulge in some wildlife celeb spotting (regulars include Chris Packham, Simon King, David Lindo and Mike Dilger); choose from an amazing range ...

  • Badger Watches at Holwell Nature Reserves

    Friday 21st August 2015 @ Holwell Nature Reserve

    Enjoy an evening watching the badgers at Holwell nature reserve. Meet at Brown's Hill Quarry entrance. Booking essential. Contact George Kerr 01664 823 665 or email [email protected] to book your place. £4 donation (£10 for two adults/two children) towards the badgers’ ...

  • Wild Play - Children's Holiday Activity - Natural Art

    Tuesday 25th August 2015 @ Burbage Common, Hinckley

    Sessions are 11.30am - 12.30pm and 1.30pm - 2.30pm. Suitable for children aged 5 - 12 years old.  All children must be accompanied throughout the activity. Booking essential - call HBBC on 01455 255829  £2.50 per child. These activities are ...

  • Badger Watches at Holwell Nature Reserves

    Friday 28th August 2015 @ Holwell Nature Reserve

    Enjoy an evening watching the badgers at Holwell nature reserve. Meet at Brown's Hill Quarry entrance. Booking essential. Contact George Kerr 01664 823 665 or email [email protected] to book your place. £4 donation (£10 for two adults/two children) towards the badgers’ ...

  • Afternoon Osprey Cruise

    Saturday 29th August 2015 @ 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 ...

  • Family Fun Drop in Day

    Sunday 30th August 2015 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton LE15 8BT

    Bring the family to the Nature Reserve for an ugly bug and pungent pond session and some nature related crafts! Drop in between 10am and 2pm. £3.00 per participant. Bug hunting and pond dipping sessions start at: 10am; 11am; 12pm; 1pm and ...

  • Discovering Bats

    Sunday 30th August 2015 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton LE15 8BT

    Do you like bats? Do you want to find out more about these fascinating creatures? Join us for this afternoon and evening workshop. The evening will involve a guided bat walk to identify the bats using detectors. £20pp includes a ...

September 2015 Back to top

  • Charnwood Forest Habitats - Wild Walk

    Thursday 3rd September 2015 @ Charnwood Lodge

    Charnwood Lodge has some of the best examples of semi-natural habitats which were once widespread in the Charnwood Forest.  We will look at these habitats, learn how to recognise them and how they are managed for conservation.  Note that the ...

  • Badger Watches at Holwell Nature Reserves

    Friday 4th September 2015 @ Holwell Nature Reserve

    Enjoy an evening watching the badgers at Holwell nature reserve. Meet at Brown's Hill Quarry entrance. Booking essential. Contact George Kerr 01664 823 665 or email [email protected] to book your place. £4 donation (£10 for two adults/two children) towards the badgers’ ...

  • Children’s Wildlife Watch Group – (Cooking Wild)

    Sunday 6th September 2015 @ Braunstone Wildlife Watch Group – Braunstone Civic Centre

    Suitable for children 5-12 years old. All Children 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 prepare. ...

  • The Falkland Islands: A Penguin Lovers Paradise

    Wednesday 9th September 2015 @ Woodhouse Eaves Village Hall

    A talk by Sue Ablett.  Learn about the history, wildlife and way of life on these remarkable islands, and of the changes brought about by the conflict of 1982.  Sue is a great traveller and takes her audiences on a ...

  • Leicestershire and Rutland Badger Group - Foxes

    Thursday 10th September 2015 @ Midlands Co-Operative Society Sports & Social Club, Birstall

    Derek Crawley - County Mammal Recorder for Staffordshire and Chairman of the Staffs Mammal Group - makes a welcome return to present this illustrated talk. Admission £1.00. Refreshments included, unless otherwise stated. Contact Dr David Duckett on 0116 259 7231

  • Moth Night at Swithland Wood

    Friday 11th September 2015 @ Swithland Wood, Charnwood Forest

    Swithland Wood is an ancient woodland designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest.  It is an important habitat for a wide range of plant and animal species.  Local moth recorder Adrian Russell invites you to join him and other ...

  • Badger Watches at Holwell Nature Reserves

    Friday 11th September 2015 @ Holwell Nature Reserve

    Enjoy an evening watching the badgers at Holwell nature reserve. Meet at Brown's Hill Quarry entrance. Booking essential. Contact George Kerr 01664 823 665 or email [email protected] to book your place. £4 donation (£10 for two adults/two children) towards the badgers’ ...

  • Osprey Fundraising Dinner and Dance

    Friday 18th September 2015 @ Barnsdale Lodge

    There’ll be fine dining, Jazz and Swing music and the chance to meet other supporters of our amazing project, as well as a fantastic fundraising raffle! On top of all that, Roy Dennis will be attending the event and giving a ...

  • Badger Watches at Holwell Nature Reserves

    Friday 18th September 2015 @ Holwell Nature Reserve

    Enjoy an evening watching the badgers at Holwell nature reserve. Meet at Brown's Hill Quarry entrance. Booking essential. Contact George Kerr 01664 823 665 or email [email protected] to book your place. £4 donation (£10 for two adults/two children) towards the badgers’ ...

  • Bird Ringing Demo and Talk

    Saturday 19th September 2015 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton

    You will meet us at the Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre for 7.30am.  We will then walk through the nature reserve to Fieldfare hide where Lloyd will be waiting for us.  They will be netting, ringing and releasing a variety of ...

  • Willow Weaving - Platters

    Saturday 19th September 2015 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton LE15 8BT

    Meet at the Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, LE15 8BT. Want to learn the ancient art of basketry? Come along to this session run by local willow artists and build an assortment of beautiful willow platters to take home. £50pp (includes ...

  • Bird Ringing Demo and Talk

    Sunday 20th September 2015 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton

    You will meet us at the Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre for 7.30am.  We will then walk through the nature reserve to Fieldfare hide where Lloyd will be waiting for us.  They will be netting, ringing and releasing a variety of ...

  • Wild Walk - Fossil Hunting at Tilton Railway Cutting

    Sunday 20th September 2015 @ Tilton Railway Cutting

    Tilton Railway Cutting is the best site in the East Midlands for demonstrating the sequence of rocks laid down about 180 million years ago and fossils can be found on the rock faces, in the spoil mounds and in loose ...

  • Oadby and Wigston Local Group Event - The Flora and Fauna of Madagascar

    Friday 25th September 2015 @ Trinity Methodist Church, Oadby

    Admission £3.00, refreshments included. Contact Stuart Mucklejohn on 0116 281 0835, Diana Baxter on 0116 279 2947 or email [email protected]

  • Badger Watches at Holwell Nature Reserves

    Friday 25th September 2015 @ Holwell Nature Reserve

    Enjoy an evening watching the badgers at Holwell nature reserve. Meet at Brown's Hill Quarry entrance. Booking essential. Contact George Kerr 01664 823 665 or email [email protected] to book your place. £4 donation (£10 for two adults/two children) towards the badgers’ ...

  • Close Up Autumn Photography Course: Fungi, Fruits and Fauna

    Saturday 26th September 2015 @ Lyndon Nature Reserve, LE15 8RN

    This course shows you how to use your digital camera to take better pictures of autumn subjects including fruits, fungi and animals. This course will cover techniques to capture closer detail of these subjects. The course includes  a studio session ...

  • Humberstone Local Group Event - Guyana - South America's Undiscovered Secret

    Wednesday 30th September 2015 @ Netherhall Neighbourhood Centre

    Sue Ablett offers us a chance to explore much that this little country has to offer: wonderful natural scenery and wildlife as well as interesting culture and history.  Admission £2.00, refreshments included.  Contact Alison Gardner onn 0116 241 3598.

October 2015 Back to top

  • Badger Watches at Holwell Nature Reserves

    Friday 2nd October 2015 @ Holwell Nature Reserve

    Enjoy an evening watching the badgers at Holwell nature reserve. Meet at Brown's Hill Quarry entrance. Booking essential. Contact George Kerr 01664 823 665 or email [email protected] to book your place. £4 donation (£10 for two adults/two children) towards the badgers’ ...

  • Leicestershire and Rutland Badger Group - Woodland Management In Our Local Wildlife Trust Nature Reserves

    Thursday 8th October 2015 @ Midlands Co-Operative Society Sports & Social Club, Birstall Road, Birstall

    Trust Conservation Officer Andy Lear, will give an illustrated talk on the important role in managing woodlands for wildlife conservation. Admission £1 refreshments included, unless otherwise stated.  Contact Dr David Duckett on 0116 2597231.

  • Badger Watches at Holwell Nature Reserves

    Friday 9th October 2015 @ Holwell Nature Reserve

    Enjoy an evening watching the badgers at Holwell nature reserve. Meet at Brown's Hill Quarry entrance. Booking essential. Contact George Kerr 01664 823 665 or email [email protected] to book your place. £4 donation (£10 for two adults/two children) towards the badgers’ ...

  • Creative Close Up Photography Course: Light and Movement

    Saturday 10th October 2015 @ Lyndon Nature Reserve, LE15 8RN

    Pete Murray will show you how to use your digital camera to take more creative close up photographs. You will use studio techniques to help you to master the techniques involving light and movement in subjects to add another dimension ...

  • Charnwood Local Group - Source to the Sea

    Wednesday 14th October 2015 @ Woodhouse Eaves Village Hall

    Rivers are wildlife photographer Jack Perks’ favourite habitat to photograph. He has been to highland brooks, Hampshire’s chalk streams and large midland rivers like the Severn and Trent – now follow him down a British river to see what they ...

  • Badger Watches at Holwell Nature Reserves

    Friday 16th October 2015 @ Holwell Nature Reserve

    Enjoy an evening watching the badgers at Holwell nature reserve. Meet at Brown's Hill Quarry entrance. Booking essential. Contact George Kerr 01664 823 665 or email [email protected] to book your place. £4 donation (£10 for two adults/two children) towards the badgers’ ...

  • Autumn Explorers

    Wednesday 21st October 2015 @ Anglian Water Visitor Centre, Rutland Water, LE15 8BT

    Aged between 7-14 and bored in the holidays then come along for a day of autumn activities. Have fun looking for signs of autumn, make a bug house to help the bugs get through winter and take part in autumn inspired craft ...

  • Great Bowden Local Group - It's a Hoot!

    Wednesday 21st October 2015 @ Village Hall, The Green, Great Bowden

    Simon Dudhill is Chairman of East Midlands Group of the Hawk and Owl Trust. He works at the Raptor Foundation and will tell us all about the work they do at the Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre. If possible he will ...

  • North West Local Group - Temples, Tigers and a Bear called Polly

    Friday 23rd October 2015 @ Ashby Methodist Chapel, Burton Road, Ashby-de-la-Zouch

    Pollyanna Pickering makes a welcome return to show hands-on work with tigers and elephants, trekking through remote jungles in Thailand and Vietnam. Admission: adults £4, children free, tickets available from Margaret on 01530 412 410.    

  • Badger Watches at Holwell Nature Reserves

    Friday 23rd October 2015 @ Holwell Nature Reserve

    Enjoy an evening watching the badgers at Holwell nature reserve. Meet at Brown's Hill Quarry entrance. Booking essential. Contact George Kerr 01664 823 665 or email [email protected] to book your place. £4 donation (£10 for two adults/two children) towards the badgers’ ...

  • Hootingly Haunted Halloween

    Friday 30th October 2015 @ Egleton Visitor Centre, Rutland Water, LE15 8BT

    There will be two sessions of this event - Friday 30th October 4pm - 6pm snd Saturday 31st October 2pm - 4pm. £10 per child.  Come along to the Nature Reserve to carve a scary pumpkin and no witch or ...

  • Badger Watches at Holwell Nature Reserves

    Friday 30th October 2015 @ Holwell Nature Reserve

    Enjoy an evening watching the badgers at Holwell nature reserve. Meet at Brown's Hill Quarry entrance. Booking essential. Contact George Kerr 01664 823 665 or email [email protected] to book your place. £4 donation (£10 for two adults/two children) towards the badgers’ ...

November 2015 Back to top

  • Winter Landscapes and Panoramas

    Saturday 7th November 2015 @ Lyndon Visitor Centre, Rutland Water, Manton LE15 8RN

    You will learn about composition landscape picture and lighting and how to use your camera to control exposure and focus. 9.45am - 4.00pm £55 per person  Booking essential and can be done at www.rutlandwater.org.uk contact 01572 770651 or email [email protected]

  • Festive Willow Weaving

    Saturday 14th November 2015 @ Egleton Visitor Centre, Rutland Water, LE15 8BT

    For older children and adults, come along and weave your own willow angel or wreath for your home. 10.00am - 12.00pm £20 per item or £30 for both Booking essential and can be done at www.rutlandwater.org.uk contact 01572 770651 or email [email protected]

  • Willow Snowman

    Sunday 15th November 2015 @ Lyndon Visitor Centre, Rutland Water, Manton LE15 8RN

    For older children and adults, come along and create the ultimate Christmas decoration. Using willow we will create a charming woven snowman approx. 4-5ft tall 10.00am - 4.00pm £60 per person  Booking essential and can be done at www.rutlandwater.org.uk contact 01572 770651 or email ...

December 2015 Back to top

  • Natural Christmas Decorations

    Saturday 5th December 2015 @ Egleton Visitor Centre, Rutland Water, LE15 8BT

    Using natural materials we will create a range of unique, charming Christmas decorations.  1pm - 3pm £25 per person  Booking essential and can be done at www.rutlandwater.org.uk contact 01572 770651 or email [email protected]    

  • Festive Willow Weaving

    Sunday 6th December 2015 @ Egleton Visitor Centre, Rutland Water, LE15 8BT

    For older children and adults, come along and weave your own willow angel or wreath for your home. 10am - 12pm £20 per item or £30 for both.  Booking essential and can be done at www.rutlandwater.org.uk contact 01572 770651 or email [email protected]

  • Christmas Family Coppice

    Monday 28th December 2015 @ Egleton Visitor Centre, Rutland Water, LE15 8BT

    Come and join the team for a day of fresh air and exercise to work off those Christmas excesses! Starting at 10am and finishing with a warming stew/soup. Free of charge, tools and expertise provided.  Booking essential and can be ...

January 2016 Back to top

  • Hedgelaying Course for Beginners

    Saturday 9th January 2016 @ Egleton Visitor Centre, Rutland Water, LE15 8BT

    On this 2 day course (9th and 10th Jan 2016) you will have a brief introduction to this ancient art, learn what it involves, when to hedge-lay and how.  You will lay your own section of hedge. 9.45am-4pm £75 per ...

February 2016 Back to top

  • Hedgelaying Course for Beginners

    Saturday 6th February 2016 @ Egleton Visitor Centre, Rutland Water, LE15 8BT

    On this 2 day course (6th and 7th Feb 2016) you will have a brief introduction to this ancient art, learn what it involves, when to hedge-lay and how.  You will lay your own section of hedge. 9.45am-4pm £75 per ...

March 2016 Back to top

  • Hedgelaying Course for Beginners

    Saturday 5th March 2016 @ Egleton Visitor Centre, Rutland Water, LE15 8BT

    On this 2 day course (5th and 6th Mar 2016) you will have a brief introduction to this ancient art, learn what it involves, when to hedge-lay and how.  You will lay your own section of hedge. 9.45am-4pm £75 per ...