Summer Holidays activities

Back to the Woods Summer Adventure

Wednesday 17th August 2022 10:30am - 2:30pm

Children £8, Accompanying adult free.

Survival skills style adventure day. Including Backwoods cooking, animal tracking, shelter building and wayfinding and navigating. Book here

What's that Bat?

Friday 19th August 2022, 7:30pm-9pm

Adults £10, Under 15s £5

Get hands on with specialist ultrasound equipment in this evening

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Children's Summer Holiday activity day

Tuesday 23rd August 2022, 10:30am - 2:30pm

Children £8, Accompanying adult free.

Exploration, pond dipping, minibeast hunts and a picnic. Perfect adventure to start the summer holiday. Book here

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OPEN DAY Autumn Colours

23rd Oct, 6th Nov

10am - 3pm

See the stunning fiery autumn colours and explore the 25 acres of riverside nature reserve and 3 acres of private garden. 

  • Entry by donation (No booking required)

  • Activities for children.

  • Refreshments available.

  • Sorry, we can’t allow dogs on site.

All proceeds are donated to  Daws Hall Trust (Charity 1157570)

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A 25-acre Nature Reserve on the Essex-Suffolk border, dedicated to environmental education. Catering for Early Years through all the Key Stages into Further Education and Adult Studies.

At Daws Hall we seek to spark a lifelong passion for nature in everyone.


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Otterly fabulous.

A satisfyingly slinky Otter (Lutra lutra) dives from a monitoring raft and swims off into the dark. Otters are an amazing but elusive predator in freshwater ecology.


Otters are one population in recovery and it is reported that the number of sites with an otter presence increased by 55% between 1994 and 2002 and in the Environment Agency declared in 2011 that every county in the UK once again has otters present.