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 nature reserve’s unique heritage in our Visitor Centre or by following our educational Touchstones Trail around the nature reserve, the site’s ecological and historical importance provides a dynamic learning resource.
The recently refurbished Visitor Centre, situated in the Engine House, houses 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 means that it is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest.
The site also forms part of the Lee Valley Special Protection Area and is on the Ramsar List of Wetlands of International Importance.
Wetland habitats are extremely rare in urban areas and to protect the site’s future legacy, London Wildlife Trust, working alongside Thames Water and Waltham Forest Council, will ensure the long-term care and protection of the wildlife habitats through conservation work.