Events for children

Events for children

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 building bug hotels and bird watching to junior ranger activities and Forest School, there are many ways to explore, enjoy and discover Europe's largest urban wetland nature reserve. 

London Wildlife Trust also delivers a programme of learning, training and school sessions which seek to create future custodians of the site and nurture awareness of water sustainability, wildlife conservation and the natural world.

 

From Forest School for 3-5 year olds and Bushcraft for 6-11 year olds where children can take part in cookery, tool skills and shelter building to free storytelling, wildlife activities and crafts for Under 5s, there are plenty of exciting nature-themed activities for children of all interests and ages. There are also Wild Weekends where children can take tours, make crafts and learn more about nature whilst on alternative Sunday afternoons families can explore our private learning spaces and take part in pond dipping, gardening and minibeast hunts. Additional events also take place during school holidays. See the dates below for more information.

Bats at Walthamstow Wetlands

Monday 26th August: 10am -12pm & 1-3pm

Come for a day all about bats with the London Wildlife Trust. Learn about the different species we have here at Walthamstow Wetlands and how we look after them. Create your own and take part in blindfold games and challenges.

All are welcome to this free event. Children will need to be accompanied.

Bats at Walthamstow Wetlands

Tuesday 27th August: 10am -12pm & 1-3pm

Come for a day all about bats with the London Wildlife Trust. Learn about the different species we have here at Walthamstow Wetlands and how we look after them. Create your own and take part in blindfold games and challenges.

All are welcome to this free event. Children will need to be accompanied.

Wild Weekend at Walthamstow Wetlands

Sunday 1st September: 10am-12pm & 1-3pm

Join the London Wildlife Trust for an open day in the outdoor learning space at Walthamstow Wetlands. Take part in pond dipping and mini-beast hunting, dig for worms, look after the garden, go on a nature trail and learn more about the work we do.

All are welcome to this free event. Children will need to be accompanied.

Under 5s: Birds at Walthamstow Wetlands

Monday 2nd September, 1-3pm

Come for an afternoon all about birds at Walthamstow Wetlands. Join the London Wildlife Trust for storytelling, outdoor activities and arts and crafts. Decorate some of your own colourful birds, join us on a bird walk around the Wetlands and take part in sensory play.

All are welcome to this free event. Children will need to be accompanied.

Wild Weekend: Seeds

Sunday 8th September, 10am-12pm; 1-3pm

Come for a day all about seeds at Walthamstow Wetlands. Join the London Wildlife Trust for storytelling, outdoor activities and arts & crafts. Come and enjoy seed-themed craft activities, go on a seed-spotting walk around the site and get involved in sensory play.

All are welcome to this free event. Children will need to be accompanied.

Under 5s: Weather at Walthamstow Wetlands

Monday 9th September, 1-3pm

Come for an afternoon all about the weather at Walthamstow Wetlands. Join the London Wildlife Trust for storytelling, outdoor activities and arts and crafts. Enjoy some weather-themed arts and crafts, explore the site on a weather-walk and take part in sensory play.

All are welcome to this free event. Children will need to be accompanied.

Sunday Open Afternoon

Sunday 15th September, 1-3pm

Join the London Wildlife Trust for an open afternoon (1pm-3pm) in the outdoor learning space at Walthamstow Wetlands. Take part in pond dipping and mini-beast hunting, dig for worms, look after the garden or learn more about the work we do.

All are welcome to this free event. Children will need to be accompanied.

Under 5s: Mini Beasts

Monday 16th September, 1-3pm

Come for an afternoon all about mini-beasts at Walthamstow Wetlands. Learn more about some of these fascinating animals with mini-beast-themed stories, arts & crafts and enjoy looking for some mini-beasts in the outdoor classroom with the London Wildlife Trust.

All are welcome to this free event. Children will need to be accompanied.

Wild Weekend: Migratory Birds

Sunday 22nd September, 10am-12pm; 1-3pm

Come for a day all about migratory birds at Walthamstow Wetlands. Join the London Wildlife Trust to learn more about some of the incredible birds that pass through this site. Come and enjoy bird-themed craft activities, go on a bird walk around the site and get involved in sensory play.

All are welcome to this free event. Children will need to be accompanied.

Under 5s; Water at Walthamstow Wetlands

Monday 23rd September, 1-3pm

Water is all around us at Walthamstow Wetlands! Come and join the London Wildlife Trust to learn more about this special site and its importance to millions of Londoners. Drop in to enjoy watery arts and crafts and to explore the different faces of this site.

All are welcome to this free event. Children will need to be accompanied.

Sunday Open Afternoon

Sunday 29th September, 1-3pm

Join the London Wildlife Trust for an open afternoon (1pm-3pm) in the outdoor learning space at Walthamstow Wetlands. Take part in pond dipping and mini-beast hunting, dig for worms, look after the garden or learn more about the work we do.

All are welcome to this free event. Children will need to be accompanied.

Under 5s: Footprints

Monday 30th September, 1-3pm

Come for an afternoon all about footprints and trails at Walthamstow Wetlands. Join the London Wildlife Trust for storytelling, outdoor activities and arts & crafts. Follow a footprint trail, identify some different footprints that might be found on site, create footprint-inspired art and enjoy sensory play.

All are welcome to this free event. Children will need to be accompanied.