Autumn at WWT London Wetland Centre

Autumn is a wonderful season for a visit to WWT London Wetland Centre. It’s a time of change with leaves turning vibrant colours across the site and a changeover of the birds with the summer migrants leaving and the winter residents arriving.

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    The start of the academic year is a great time to take a class to the Centre, with less crowds and plenty of wildlife. Whether you’re looking to inspire your new class or linking with a specific curriculum area this is the perfect venue for a hands-on, science or geography-linked school trip.

    In the early autumn it’s still possible to do our most popular sessions on pond life (How do animals live in a pond?) and land-based invertebrates (Which invertebrates live in a wetland?), with the animals involved are still active. By November most invertebrates have gone dormant and we close our pond-dipping ponds, so it’s time for the birds to take over. As the number of birds on our lake builds up we offer bird watching sessions (Which birds live in a wetland?) to give learners the opportunity to find out more about them and experience using binoculars in a bird hide. We also offer a session on migration (How can we help migratory birds?) where learners can discover some of the challenges affecting the birds that come to our site and some of the action WWT is taking to try to protect them. Your learners can also experience how our conservationists work to monitor species (How and why do we monitor birds?) giving them an opportunity to try out real-life conservation techniques. And as Christmas approaches and the weather gets colder, why not book a seasonal version of our Early Years and KS1 session “What do birds eat and how?” introduced by Father Christmas himself?

    With plenty of good weather still around and lower numbers of schools on site, autumn is one of the best times of year to get your class out and closer to nature. Please note that October is a particularly busy month so please book early to avoid disappointment. If 30% or more of your pupils are eligible for free school meals you may even qualify for a free visit. This scheme is subject to availability and is running until the end of March 2018.

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    Queen Elizabeth Walk, London, SW13 9WT

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    • Accessible by Public Transport
    • Disabled Access
    • Disabled Toilets
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    • Picnic Site
    • Toilets
    • Groups Welcome
    • Pre visit Available
    • Risk Assessment Available
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