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.
Easter Egg Hunt and Decorating
Following new government guidance on social distancing we have taken the decision to cancel all events at Walthamstow Wetlands for at least two months.
We know this will be deeply disappointing for ticketholders and event organisers – thank you for your patience and understanding at this difficult time. We have rescheduled some of the events already for later in the year and will do our utmost to reschedule the remaining ones too. Please keep checking the Wetlands’ social media and websites for news of rescheduled events.
If you have bought a ticket to a cancelled event you can choose to donate the cost of your ticket or request a refund via Eventbrite.