This year is the 25th Birthday of The National Lottery, and we’re excited to be a part of the celebrations by joining in the #ThanksToYou campaign, which celebrates the contribution of National Lottery players in supporting good causes over the past 25 years! Thanks to the support of National Lottery players, Walthamstow Wetlands was finally opened to the wider public for the very first time in 150 years. Alongside the financial support of Thames Water and the London Borough of Waltham Forest, the funding also helped regenerate the locally-listed Engine House to include a visitor centre, cafe and education space and to also renovate the Grade II-listed Coppermill Tower now with a viewing platform. In addition, the funding helped support numerous conservation projects onsite to enhance habitats and create new ones too.

To celebrate the National Lottery's #ThanksToYou Campaign, Walthamstow Wetlands will be presenting two offers for any visitor who purchases any National Lottery ticket  between Saturday 23rd November and Sunday 1st December. We are one of the hundreds of participating National Lottery-funded projects across the UK who are taking part in the #ThanksToYou campaign in this special Birthday year.

Tales by Firelight at Walthamstow Wetlands

Tuesday 26th November, 4-5pm

Join us on Tuesday 26th November for Tales by Firelight at Walthamstow Wetlands as part of the National Lottery's #ThanksToYou campaign. Led by London Wildlife Trust, activities will include a short after-dark walk through Europe's largest urban wetland nature reserve, some fun storytelling around a cosy fire in the woods and delicious marshmallow roasting!

Date: Tuesday 26th November. Timings: 4-5pm. Free event however please register your child's name to reserve their place as spaces are limited. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Meeting point: Engine House, Walthamstow Wetlands, 2 Forest Rd N17 9NH. Age: 3-11 years. Event open to visitors who present any National Lottery ticket or scratchcard.

50% off Walthamstow Wetlands Nature Kits

Saturday 23rd November - Sunday 1st December

To thank National Lottery players for their support, we will be offering 50% off the Wild Flower, Tree and Bird Nature Kits in the Engine House shop at Walthamstow Wetlands. These kits include beautifully illustrated identification cards, notepad and pencil, tools to help identify trees and flowers as well as a pair of binoculars for birdwatching.

Offer will run between Saturday 23rd November - Sunday 1st December. Offer will apply to the  Wild Flower, Tree and Bird Nature Kits only. Anyone who presents any National Lottery ticket between 23rd November and 1st December  will be able to take up this special offer.