Walthamstow Wetlands is full of engagement and learning opportunities for schools, families, businesses and individuals.
Whether it is organising a school trip specifically designed in line with the national curriculum, exploring the site’s unique heritage in our Visitor Centre or by following our educational Touchstones trail around the reserve, the site’s national and international ecological and historical importance provides a dynamic learning resource.
The recently refurbished Visitor Centre, situated in the Engine House, will house interactive exhibitions showcasing the rich history of Walthamstow Wetlands, the wildlife and the area's industrial past.
The Visitor Centre includes a cafe, gallery, viewing terrace and educational space for visitors to enjoy. Walthamstow Wetland’s national and international ecological importance is highlighted as being a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).
The site also forms part of the Lee Valley Special Protection Area (SPA) and is a Ramsar designated site of international importance.
Wetland habitats are extremely rare in urban areas and to protect the site’s future legacy, Walthamstow Wetlands, working with London Wildlife Trust, will ensure the long-term management of the wildlife habitats through conservation work.