Events for adults

Events for adults

A calendar of weekly activities as well as seasonal events will take place throughout the year to engage with the local community and with those further afield, both in the UK and internationally.

From birdwatching courses to photography workshops, there will be something for everyone.

Private View of Interdependence by Fearghus Ó Conchúir

Monday 26th November, 6-8pm

Examining the Wetlands as a site of refuge for human and non-human bodies and for regular and transient inhabitants, choreographer Fearghus Ó Conchúir presents Interdependence, a film about the structures that provide sanctuary.

Fearghus Ó Conchúir is an independent choreographer and dance artist. Frequently collaborating with artists and experts from other disciplines, he is a champion for what dance can help us understand about how we live in the world. His film and live performances, presented around the world, create frameworks for audiences and artists to build communities together.

Join Fearghus Ó Conchúir on Monday 26th November for the Private View of Interdependence. There will be an opportunity to discuss the work and enjoy refreshments in the Engine House at Walthamstow Wetlands.

Free event. Spaces are limited so please register to reserve your place. Private View will be taking place in the Engine House at Walthamstow Wetlands, 2 Forest Road N17 NH.

Kokedama Making Workshop

Thursday 29th November, 7-8.30pm

Join Borrowed Light Floral Studio at Walthamstow Wetlands on Thursday 29th November between 7 - 8.30pm for a kokedama making workshop. This Japanese planting style uses moss ‘koke’ to cover a plant’s root ball - ‘dama' meaning 'ball.' You will learn how to bind a mix of akadama soil and coco coir (peat substitute) in sphagnum moss which then holds the water and nutrients close to the root system, creating a 'moss ball' almost like a natural plant pot. Kokedamas make for unique indoor plants and an intricate decoration which can be suspended or stand independently in any room.

Tickets priced at £25 per person including all materials and a kokedama to take home. Workshop will take place in the Engine House at Walthamstow Wetlands, 2 Forest Road, N17 9NH. Please arrive via the main entrance on Forest Road.

Wetlands Workshop: Trees (morning session)

Sunday 2nd December, 10:00am – 12:30pm

Explore the Wetlands with London Wildlife Trust and learn how to identify trees in winter and their importance in the ecosystem. Come and discover about the body language of trees and help us plant young trees across the reserve.

This event is for adults and is based outside - please dress for the weather.

This event is free, but spaces are limited so please register your reserve your place. 

 

Wetlands Workshop: Trees (afternoon session)

Sunday 2nd December, 1:30 – 3:30pm

Explore the Wetlands with London Wildlife Trust and learn how to identify trees in winter and their importance in the ecosystem. Come and discover about the body language of trees and help us plant young trees across the reserve.

This event is for adults and is based outside - please dress for the weather.

This event is free, but spaces are limited so please register your reserve your place. 

Festive Garland Making Workshop

Sunday 9th December, 1.30-3.30pm

Do something different this Christmas and join us on Sunday 9th December between 2 - 3.30pm for a festive garland making workshop with Borrowed Light Floral Studio. During the workshop, you will learn how to make a garland from scratch using sweet-smelling moss and pine and also how to mix various seasonal foliage and decorations to add exuberant colour and texture. You will be shown how to bind all the materials carefully together to create a garland 1.5m long which can be placed over a fireplace, along the centre of a dinner table or draped on a door. There will be plenty of opportunity for 1-2-1 demonstrations and also plenty of time to get creative - with mince pies and mulled wine being served for all attendees. The workshop will be a fun, artistic and imaginative way to learn a new skill and spend a leisurely Sunday afternoon at Europe's largest urban wetland nature reserve whilst the garland to take-home will make for a special gift or home decoration to celebrate the festive period in style.

Tickets cost £40 per person including all materials for garland, glass of mulled wine and mince pie. The workshop will take place at the Engine House, 2 Forest Road, N17 9NH.

New Year's Day Guided Birdwatching Walks

Tuesday 1st December 2019, 10am; 12pm; 2pm

Start your 2019 bird list with us at Walthamstow Wetlands, Europe's largest urban wetland nature reserve! Led by London Wildlife Trust, there will be free guided birdwatching walks throughout the day on the 1st January 2019. For those interested in trying their hand at birdwatching or for those seasoned birdwatchers, the walks will be a wonderful way to appreciate the sights and sounds of a special wildlife and water haven located just 15 minutes from central London. 

Free event. Spaces are limited so please register to guarantee your place. Duration: approx. 90 minutes.

Wildlife Photography Workshop with Iain Green

Friday 1st February, 3rd May, 28th June 2018 10am-4pm

Wildlife Photography with Iain Green is a series of workshops exploring Europe’s largest urban wetland nature reserve, discovering the creatures great and small that call it home and studying the art of wildlife photography.

 

Wild Life Drawing: Omnivores

Tuesday 5th February, 6.30-9pm

For Wild Life Drawing: Omnivores at Walthamsow Wetlands, we take a closer look at animal diets – especially those of animals that aren't fussy and feast on everything from plants, to insects, to fresh meat and carrion. We will be meeting and drawing mammals such as Pygmy Hedgehogs, Odie the Opossum, Meerkats and Mice as well as reptiles including a Tegu, Simon the Blue Tongued Skink, a Musk Turtle and some Hissing Cockroaches....

Free guided walk with London Wildlife Trust

Every Thursday at 11am

Come and join a free guided walk at Walthamstow Wetlands led by London Wildlife Trust Rangers every Thursday at 11am. Learn about the history of the Wetlands and the wonderful wildlife on site. Walks last around 90 minutes.

Meeting place is the Engine House. No booking required however numbers are limited to 20 people so attendance is on a first-come first-served basis. 

Public guided tours are for individuals and small groups of up to four people only. If you are visiting as part of a larger group please email info@walthamstowwetlands.com