World Wetlands Day 2018

World Wetlands Day 2018

Celebrate World Wetlands Day with Walthamstow Wetlands on Friday 2nd February! World Wetlands Day is celebrated every year to raise awareness about the value of wetlands for humanity and the planet. It also marks the date of adoption of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands in 1971, in the Iranian city of Ramsar. World Wetlands Day was celebrated for the first time in 1997.

On Friday 2nd February, we will be hosting a series of events for families, adults and children of all ages and interests to highlight the importance of wetlands. Family activities will include decorating water and animal-themed cookies in the Turbine Room and events for adults will include a talk on wetland habitats followed by a guided walk focusing on the various birds that can be found onsite.

Reusable bottles and mugs promotion

26th January - 4th February, 9.30am - 4pm

Did you know that 1,000,000 plastic bottles are bought every hour or 20,000 every second?

To celebrate World Wetlands Day, we will be offering discounts on reusable water bottles and mugs. Between 26th January -  4th February, we will be offering 20% off all our reusable water bottles sold in the Engine House Shop. We will also be offering 10% off all mugs - including a free bag of Taylor's coffee.


World Wetlands Talk and Walk

Friday 2nd February, 12pm-2pm; 2pm-4pm

On Friday 2nd February, join us for a World Wetlands Talk and Walk at Walthamstow Wetlands! The complimentary talk will be held in the Turbine Room in the Engine House and will focus on the importance of wetlands in a global context - for example what is World Wetlands Day and why do we celebrate it? The talk will also touch upon flood resilience and the conservation and recreational value of wetland habitats.

The talk will be followed by a guided tour of the site with our birding expert to discover and explore the very special birds that inhabit Walthamstow Wetlands.

The Wetlands Talk and Walk will be free of charge. Starting at 12pm and 2pm promptly at the Engine House. Availability is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. The talk will last approximately 30 minutes and the walk will last approximately 90 minutes.

World Wetlands Day Cookie Decorating

Friday 2nd February, 9.30am - 11.30am

Join us at Walthamstow Wetlands to celebrate World Wetlands Day with the family!

In the Turbine Room, we will have a selection of fun water- and animal-shaped cookies available to decorate with delicious and colourful icing. There will also be wetlands-themed colouring sheets for all to enjoy.

Cookie decorating is priced at £3 per child. Tickets can be purchased on the day at the front desk. Children will need to be accompanied.