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 free storytelling, wildlife activities and Crafternoons on different nature themes on alternative Mondays and

Wednesdays to special wild weekends including arts & crafts, nature trails and mammal home-building workshops, Walthamstow Wetlands provides a unique setting for children of all ages and interests to earn, discover and explore.

Woodlands at Walthamstow Wetlands

Wednesday 16th May, 10am-3pm (Under 5s)

Join us at Walthamstow Wetlands for an Under 5s day all about woodlands led by the London Wildlife Trust. Come for a morning of storytelling and woodland exploration, or the afternoon of tree inspired arts and crafts. Can you find all the trees by spotting leaves? 

Free event. Drop in or stay for the day. Register here for a guaranteed space. Children will need to be accompanied.

Caterpillars at Walthamstow Wetlands

Monday 21st May, 10am-3pm (Under 5s)

Join us at Walthamstow Wetlands for an Under 5s day all about caterpillars led by the London Wildlife Trust. Come for a morning of storytelling and a minibeast hunt, or the afternoon of caterpillars inspired arts and crafts. What caterpillars and butterflies can you find?

Free event. Drop in or stay for the day. Register here for a guaranteed space. Children will need to be accompanied.

Wild Weekend: Biodiversity

Sunday 27th May,10am-3pm (family activity)

Come to Walthamstow Wetlands for a fun family day all about biodiversity run by the London Wildlife Trust. Learn more about the important species and habitats we have on site and what we do to protect them. Take part in surveying and be inspired by what you find with arts and crafts. 

All are welcome to this free event. Children will need to be accompanied. Feel free to drop-in or stay for the day. There is no need to register.

Holiday Event: Investigations

Monday 28th May 10am-3pm (family activity)

Come to Walthamstow Wetlands for a fun family day all about scientific investigations run by the London Wildlife Trust. Drop in throughout the day for investigations on what lives in the pond, how many worms we can find in the soil, or how healthy the water on site is.

All are welcome to this free event. Children will need to be accompanied. Feel free to drop-in or stay for the day. There is no need to register.

Holiday Event: Homes and Shelters

Tuesday 29th May 10am-3pm (family activity)

Come to Walthamstow Wetlands for a fun family day all about homes and shelters run by the London Wildlife Trust. Investigate what animals live on site and see if you can make a home for one of them.

All are welcome to this free event. Children will need to be accompanied. Feel free to drop-in or stay for the day. There is no need to register.

 

Butterflies at Walthamstow Wetlands

Wednesday 30th May, 10am-3pm (Under 5s)

Join us at Walthamstow Wetlands for an Under 5s day all about butterflies led by the London Wildlife Trust. Come for a morning of storytelling and a minibeast hunt in the meadow, or the afternoon of butterflies inspired arts and crafts. What butterflies can you make?

Free event. Drop in or stay for the day. Register here for a guaranteed space. Children will need to be accompanied.

 

Celebrating the Chelsea Fringe Festival at Walthamstow Wetlands

Saturday19 May - Sunday 27th May, 9:30am - 5:00pm

The Chelsea Fringe Festival is all about harnessing and spreading some of the excitement and energy that fizzes around gardens and gardening. The idea is to give people the freedom and opportunity to express themselves through the medium of plants and gardens. To celebrate Chelsea Fringe Festival, Walthamstow Wetlands will be hosting a series of events. Please click below for further details. 

The Big Wild Weekend at Walthamstow Wetlands

Saturday 16 - Sunday 17 June

The Big Wild Weekend at Walthamstow Wetlands will be a fun and interactive weekend run by the London Wildlife Trust as part of the Wildlife Trust's 30 Days Wild campaign. During the Big Wild Weekend at Walthamstow Wetlands, there will be a series of events taking place throughout the Saturday and Sunday, including educational stalls and several stations for children to take part in 'random acts of wildness' challenges where they will be able to learn about the wildlife on site with hands-on activities and games. Please keep an eye on the Walthamstow Wetlands for further details.