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 free storytelling, wildlife activities and Crafternoons on different nature themes each Monday and Wednesday to special

wild weekends including arts & crafts, nature trails and mammal home-building workshops, Walthamstow Wetlands provides a unique setting for children of all ages and interests to earn, discover and explore.

Noisy Nests at Walthamstow Wetlands

Monday 12th February, 10am-3pm (Under 5s)

Join us at Walthamstow Wetlands for free storytelling, wildlife activities and Crafternoons on different nature themes. On Monday 12th February, join in with National Nest Box Week and see if you can spot any of the nests on site. Be creative and make your own nest, decorate eggs or make a bird. Join us for imaginative storytelling, arts and crafts and wildlife activities.

Free event. Drop in or stay for the day. Register here for a guaranteed space. Children will need to be accompanied.

Half Term Activity Day: Birds at Walthamstow Wetlands

Tuesday 13th February, 10am-3pm

Learn all about the incredible birds at Walthamstow Wetlands and see how many you can spot. Make a racing bird, get creative with feathers and play games about birds. All are welcome to this free event. Children will need to be accompanied. 

All are welcome to this free event. Children will need to be accompanied. Feel free to drop-in or stay for the day. There is no need to register.

Half Term Activity Day: Animal Homes at Walthamstow Wetlands

Wednesday 14th February, 10am-3pm

What lives at Walthamstow Wetlands? Discover the amazing habitats on site by taking part in mini-beast hunts, pond dipping and a bird watch. And get creative in the classroom with natural objects and arts & crafts. What will you spot and how will you be inspired? 

All are welcome to this free event. Children will need to be accompanied. Feel free to drop-in or stay for the day. There is no need to register.

Open Art Studio with Nisha Duggal

Friday 16th February; 10-12 and 1-3pm

As part of the Wetlands Contemporary Art Programme, Walthamstow Wetlands is currently home to an artist in residence - Nisha Duggal. Nisha will be interacting, collaborating and engaging with both the natural space and different users of the site over the course of the next three months to create artwork on the theme of migration - of birds, people and wildlife. Nisha invites you to drop into her ‘studio’ in the Turbine Room between 10-12 or 1-3pm on Friday 16th February. Visitors can contribute to a large group drawing that will be assembled on the wall over the day. Each person will be given a square of paper onto which they’ll reinterpret an image of the Wetlands that’s been hashtagged and shared online. Later, the drawings will be used as a basis for developing a series of screenprints.

Free event - all welcome

 

Wild Weekend: Nests

Sunday 18th February, 10am-3pm

Join in with National Nest Box Week and see if you can spot any of the nests on site. Drop in for the day to make your own nest, decorate eggs or make a bird.

All are welcome to this free event. Children will need to be accompanied. Feel free to drop-in or stay for the day. There is no need to register.

 

Muddy Days at Walthamstow Wetlands

Monday 26th February, 10am-3pm (Under 5s)

Join us at Walthamstow Wetlands for free storytelling, wildlife activities and Crafternoons on different nature themes. On Monday 26th February, join us for a messy day of sensory play, storytelling and arts & crafts all about the joy of mud. Find out and explore the creatures that live under the soil, hear all about the life of a worm, or make your own underground animal. 

Free event. Drop in or stay for the day. Register here for a guaranteed space. Children will need to be accompanied.

Wild Weekend: Pond Life

Sunday 4th March, 10am-3pm

We've been busy building ponds on site for amphibian and invertebrate life. Come and have a pond dip and see what has moved in so far, get creative with arts & crafts and be inspired by water. 

All are welcome to this free event. Children will need to be accompanied. Feel free to drop-in or stay for the day. There is no need to register.

Minibeasts at Walthamstow Wetlands

Wednesday 7th March, 10am-3pm (Under 5s)

Join us at Walthamstow Wetlands for free storytelling, wildlife activities and Crafternoons on different nature themes. On Wednesday 7th March, join us for a day of storytelling, arts and crafts and wildlife activities all about minibeasts. Explore our minibeast area to find the animals that live in the soil, wood and leaves; listen to stories about insects; and be creative to make your own. 

Free event. Drop in or stay for the day. Register here for a guaranteed space. Children will need to be accompanied.

The Great Outdoors at Walthamstow Wetlands

Monday 12th March, 10am-3pm (Under 5s)

Join us at Walthamstow Wetlands for free storytelling, wildlife activities and Crafternoons on different nature themes. On Monday 12th March, enjoy a day outside with stories, games and arts & crafts. Be inspired by tales of adventure, complete the outdoor challenges, and have fun in the (hopefully) sunshine!

Free event. Drop in or stay for the day. Register here for a guaranteed space. Children will need to be accompanied.