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 on alternative Mondays and

Wednesdays 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.

Become a Junior Ranger at Walthamstow Wetlands

Thursdays and Fridays in August - 10am-1pm; 2pm - 5pm (4-11years)

Walthamstow Wetlands is a special home for many animals and birds, both great and small! To make sure the wildlife is safe and that there is enough food and space for them, our rangers are always busy onsite creating new habitats, monitoring activity and keeping an eye on animal behaviour. If you would like to learn more about what it takes to be a junior ranger at Walthamstow Wetlands, join us on some fun and educational activities onsite over the summer holidays! You can try your hand at building camouflaged dens which you can use to observe wildlife. You can also help create a large bug hotel for creepy crawlies to nest in. There will also be the opportunity to spend some quiet time in the bird hide and help us count how many birds there are, see what they are doing on the waters and report your findings for our records. All participating children will be presented with a junior ranger badge at the end of their hard work!

Cost: £10 per child + booking fee. Duration: 3 hours. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times during the event.

Water Weekend for Malawai

Friday 17th - Sunday 19th August

Join Thames Water at Walthamstow Wetlands for a family fun weekend, raising money for WaterAid on the 17th, 18th and 19th of August. There will be a range of family activities, such as fishing, a treasure hunt adventure, WaterAid games, a raffle and refreshments taking place.There will also be some exciting fishing experiences and operational walks to learn about different Thames Water sites which you can book onto below. For the treasure hunt and games, just turn up on the day and “come and be a water explorer!"

Bushcraft Week

Monday 13th to Friday 17th August

Join us for a week of bushcraft this Summer Holiday with the London Wildlife Trust. If you are aged between 6 and 11, you can come every morning between 10am-1pm for a morning of bushcraft, fire cooking and shelter building. Drinks and snacks will be included. This will cost £20 per child for the week. Children need to be accompanied to the site but adults are not required to remain with their children for the activities. There will be a maximum of 10 children with 2 members of staff, including a Forest School Leader.

Wild Weekend: Dragonflies and Damselflies

Sunday 22nd July, 10am - 3pm

As part of National Park City Week, join us at Walthamstow Wetlands and discover the dragonflies and damselflies on site. With the London Wildlife Trust, see how many damselflies you can spot and identify, make your own dragonfly, and learn about how we monitor and support these species.

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.

Herons at Walthamstow Wetlands

Monday 30th July, 10am-3pm

Join the London Wildlife Trust for a day celebrating the birds at Walthamstow Wetlands. Learn all about herons, make a beak and see if you can fish with it and have a go at bird watching.

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.

Peregrine Falcons at Walthamstow Wetlands

Tuesday 31st July, 10am-3pm

Join the London Wildlife Trust for a day celebrating the birds at Walthamstow Wetlands. Learn all about peregrine falcons, make a bird to race and have a go at bird watching.

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.

Kingfishers at Walthamstow Wetlands

Wednesday 1st August, 10am-3pm

Join the London Wildlife Trust for a day celebrating the birds at Walthamstow Wetlands. Learn all about kingfishers, decorate colourful feathers and have a go at bird watching.

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.

 

Butterflies and Moths at Walthamstow Wetlands

Monday 6th August, 10am-3pm

Come to Walthamstow Wetlands to learn about the butterflies and moths on site with the London Wildlife Trust. Spot butterflies, have a look in our moth trap and be inspired to paint your own.

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.

Butterflies and Moths at Walthamstow Wetlands

Sunday 12th August, 10am-3pm

Come to Walthamstow Wetlands to learn about the butterflies and moths on site with the London Wildlife Trust. Spot butterflies, have a look in our moth trap and be inspired to paint your own.

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.

Water at Walthamstow Wetlands

Monday 20th August, 10am-3pm

Join us at Walthamstow Wetlands for a day celebrating water with the London Wildlife Trust. Learn about how the water is operated on site by Thames Water and about the animals that use the water for their habitat. Have a go at pond dipping and make your own fish.

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.

Water at Walthamstow Wetlands

Tuesday 21st August, 10am-3pm

Join us at Walthamstow Wetlands for a day celebrating water with the London Wildlife Trust. Learn about how the water is operated on site by Thames Water and about the animals that use the water for their habitat. Have a go at pond dipping and make your own fish.

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.

Bats at Walthamstow Wetlands

Sunday 26th August, 10am-3pm

Learn about the bats with the London Wildlife Trust at Walthamstow Wetlands and how we look after them. Create your own and take part in blindfold challenges.

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.

Bats at Walthamstow Wetlands

Monday 27th August, 10am-3pm

Learn about the bats with the London Wildlife Trust at Walthamstow Wetlands and how we look after them. Create your own and take part in blindfold challenges.

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.

Bats at Walthamstow Wetlands

Tuesday 28th August, 10am - 3pm

Learn about the bats with the London Wildlife Trust at Walthamstow Wetlands and how we look after them. Create your own and take part in blindfold challenges.

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.

Trails at Walthamstow Wetlands

Sunday 2nd September, 10am - 3pm

Join us for a day of walks and talks about the history of Wathamstow Wetlands with the London Wildlife Trust. Take part in trails and make your own maps.

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.