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

Saturday 20th April - Monday 22nd April: 10am, 12pm, 2pm

Spring is an egg-squisite time to visit Walthamstow Wetlands with plenty to see from blossoming buds to springing chicks. To celebrate Easter, join us for some imaginative egg decorating in the Turbine Room where there will be a selection of pens and paints to help you get colourful and creative! You can also explore the new life bursting onsite by turning detective and following an egg hunt around Walthamstow Wetlands – if you can find all ten hidden eggs, there will be a chocolatey prize for you to enjoy and take home!

Ticket at £10 per child includes Easter egg decorating in the Turbine Room, Easter Egg Hunt and a chocolate egg to take home. After the Easter Egg decorating, a map will be handed to all attendees for an Easter Egg Hunt through the site to enjoy at own pace. There is a chocolatey prize to be collected from the Turbine Room when all 10 eggs are found. Duration: approx. 90 minutes. Age: 2 years +. Children will need to be accompanied.

Sunday Open Afternoon

Sunday 24th March, 1-3pm

Join the London Wildlife Trust for an open afternoon (1pm-3pm) of the outdoor learning spaces at Walthamstow Wetlands. Take part in pond dipping, 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. 

Ponds at Walthamstow Wetlandss (Under 5s)

Monday 25th March, 1-3pm

Come for an afternoon all about ponds at Walthamstow Wetlands. Join the London Wildlife Trust for storytelling, outdoor activities and arts and crafts. Come and have a pond dip and see what life you can find, get creative with arts & crafts and be inspired by water. 

Free event for under 5s. Children will need to be accompanied. 

Wild Weekend: Flowers

Sunday 31st March, 10am-12pm; 1-3pm

Enjoy Spring with a day out at Walthamstow Wetlands. Come and learn about the flowers on site, make your own, and spot what you can find with the London Wildlife Trust.

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

 

Flowers at Walthamstow Wetlandss (Under 5s)

Monday 1st April, 1-3pm

Come for an afternoon all about flowers at Walthamstow Wetlands. Join the London Wildlife Trust for storytelling, outdoor activities and arts and crafts. Come and learn about the flowers on site, make your own, and get creative!

Free event for under 5s. Children will need to be accompanied.