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.

Under 5s: Light

Monday 13th January, 1-3pm

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

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

 

Sunday Open Day

Sunday 19th January, 1-3pm

Join 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: Sticks

Monday 20th January, 1-3pm

Come for an afternoon all about sticks at Walthamstow Wetlands. Join London Wildlife Trust for storytelling, outdoor activities and arts and crafts. Enjoy some stick-themed art activities, come on a fun stick-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: Birds

Sunday 26th January, 10am-12pm; 1-3pm

Come for a day all about birds at Walthamstow Wetlands. Join London Wildlife Trust for storytelling, outdoor activities and arts & crafts. Come and enjoy bird-themed craft activities, go on a bird 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: Birds at Walthamstow Wetlands

Monday 27th January, 1-3pm

Come for an afternoon all about birds at Walthamstow Wetlands. Join London Wildlife Trust for storytelling, outdoor activities and arts and crafts. Enjoy some bird-themed art activities, come 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: Wetlands

Saturday 1st February, 10am-12pm; 1-3pm

Come and celebrate World Wetlands Day at Walthamstow Wetlands. Join London Wildlife Trust for special wetlands-themed craft activities, go on a nature trail around the site and learn more about these important ecosystems.

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

Open Afternoon

Sunday 2nd February, 1-3pm

Join 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: Wetlands

Monday 3rd February, 1-3pm

Come for an afternoon all about wetlands at Walthamstow Wetlands. Join London Wildlife Trust for storytelling, outdoor activities and arts and crafts. Enjoy special wetlands-themed craft activities, go on a nature trail around the site and learn more about these important ecosystems.

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

Wild Weekend: Sticks

Sunday 9th February, 10am-12pm; 1-3pm

Come for a day all about sticks at Walthamstow Wetlands. Join London Wildlife Trust for storytelling, outdoor activities and arts & crafts. Come and enjoy stick-themed craft activities, go on a fun stick-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: Mud

Monday 10th February, 1-3pm

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

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

Open Afternoon

Sunday 16th February, 1-3pm

Join 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.

Holiday Activity Day: Nests

Monday 17th February, 10am-12pm; 1-3pm

Come and celebrate nests at Walthamstow Wetlands! Join London Wildlife Trust for a day of nest-themed crafts, storytelling, nature walks and sensory play.

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

Holiday Activity Day: Water

Tuesday 18th February 10am-12pm; 1-3pm

Come and celebrate the water we have on site at Walthamstow Wetlands! Join London Wildlife Trust for a day of water-themed crafts, storytelling, nature walks and sensory play.

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

Wild Weekend: Engineering

Sunday 23rd February, 10m-12pm; 1-3pm

Come for a day all about engineering at Walthamstow Wetlands. Join London Wildlife Trust for storytelling, outdoor activities and arts & crafts. Come and learn more about the heritage of this site, enjoy engineering challenges, go on a historical trail 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

Monday 24th February, 1-3pm

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

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