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, and providing analytical field studies at A-level.
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 would provide plenty of interesting aspects to explore and inspire on 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.
Please come in and take a look around our website; we're adding new items, updating our pages, and posting the latest news as we go, so if you have any comments to contribute, or features and items you'd like to see included, please let us know by using the email button on each page, or email
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And 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
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*The Sanctuary may be closed during the breeding season - please contact us for details.