Out and about on Saturday 13th October

October 10th 2018
By: Melanie Hollidge
Out and about on Saturday 13th October

While you still can why not get out and about with the kids on Saturday 13 October? Living in Chigwell, Loughton or Woodford gives you so many opportunities to get out into nature in and around Epping Forest.

From 1 pm - 5 pm you could get over to the Suntrap Open Day. Suntrap Forest Education Centre had a host of facilities including 7 acres of field and garden managed as mini-habitats, 3 ponds (including wheelchair accessible raised pond), 4 large classrooms equipped with digital projector and visualise a variety of vertebrate and invertebrate animals (which may be handled) and a whole class sets of microscopes, compasses, wellies and waterproofs and last but not lease an all-terrain wheelchair.

Suntrap Forest Education Centre can be found on Church Road, High Beach, Loughton, Essex, IG10 4AJ and on their annual open day you can meet the animals, pond dip, peer down microscopes, complete a map trail, have a go on low ropes course, make a clay animal, stroll through the forest on a guided walk, look at our exhibitions or enjoy some light refreshments.

On the other hand, you could also get out and about from Chigwell, Loughton or Woodford on Saturday 13th October and take a Natural history course: identifying woodland fungi in Epping Forest. 

The Field Studies Centre on Paul's Nursery Road, High Beech, Loughton IG10 4AF, offers an opportunity to explore the Forest and find out how to tell apart the many fungi you can find in the Forest!

This is a Field Studies Council event. Field Studies Council, FSC, is an environmental education charity providing informative and enjoyable opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to discover, explore, and understand the environment. There is so much to explore from Loughton, Woodford or Chigwell if you go out and about on 13th October.