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film about the Daws Hall Nature Reserve


The Daws Hall Nature Reserve is a 25-acre wildlife haven on the Essex-Suffolk border dedicated to environmental education: introducing young children to nature during Early Years and Foundation Stages, supporting curricular subjects and personal development through the Key Stages, providing analytical field studies at A-level, and inspiring those with a lifelong interest in nature.


Our regular Out & Abouter sessions provide under-fives (and their handlers!) with hands-on activities in the reserve's woodland, meadow, and pond, while the varied mosaic of habitats provide plenty of interesting aspects to explore and inspire for wildlife, photography and art courses.

In the summer we throw open our doors in a series of Open Days for the public to explore our beautiful nature reserve, splendid private gardens and Wildfowl Sanctuary* - home to, among others, the globally rare red-breasted goose, mature specimen trees, and bee observatory.

We welcome young and old either with physical or learning disabilities and recommend that organisers visit the Education Centre to meet our staff for a tour of the reserve and to plan a route and develop a programme of activities appropriate to your pupils’ / group’s abilities. Simply contact us using the details below to arrange a visit.

If you are interested in visiting the centre with a class or group but would like to know more about what we have to offer, please call us on 01787 269766, or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ,for information and to book.


*The Sanctuary may be closed during the breeding season - please contact us for details.


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