Walthamstow Wetlands is Europe's largest urban wetlands, spanning a giant 211 hectares of rare natural habitat, and reopened its doors to the public for the first time on October 20th after 150 years.

(Photography: Clare Taylor)

The project has undergone much redesign and investment to enrich existing habitat whilst growing new ones, encouraging biodiversity and wildlife to blossom and attracting rare new birds to the area.

The Wetlands are providing the public with an opportunity to reconnect with nature. There is a visitor centre with cafe, shop and exhibition space. They also provide the public with activities, events, workshops, and volunteering opportunities for all ages to get involved in.

On top of it being a beautiful habitat for all to enjoy, it also continues to supply 3.5 million local Londoners with water.

(Photography: Clare Taylor)

Events

Photography workshop Thursday 7th December, 10am to 4pm (18+)

Exciting photography workshops at Walthamstow Wetlands with Iain Green, who has worked as a renowned professional wildlife photographer, naturalist and author since 1997. It will provide practical guidance and tuition throughout the day with plenty of opportunity for 1-2-1s for both beginners and intermediate photographers.

Lucky Leaves Crafternoons, every Monday and Wednesday 10am to 3pm (Under 5's)

Free storytelling, wildlife activities and Crafternoons on different nature themes. Enjoy learning all about the beautiful birds found at Walthamstow Wetlands and listening to a selection of exciting storybooks about them.

Volunteering

"There are a range of exciting volunteering opportunities available to help protect the future of Walthamstow Wetlands. You can get involved by helping us care for the habitats, by assisting as a guide on various tours and workshops or as a welcome host in the visitor centre as well as volunteering at larger events that will be taking place on the site throughout the year."

email Nadia Ward at nward@wildlondon.org.uk

To find out more:

https://walthamstowwetlands.com/

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