Summer in London’s Urban Oasis

Summer term is the perfect time for a visit to WWT London Wetland Centre. Our urban oasis is in full bloom, with 105 acres of pristine nature, all just a bus or train ride away from the heart of London while feeling like a world away.

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    Our most popular activity at this time of year is pond dipping, and our “How do animals live in a pond?” session links in with topics like habitats, adaptation, life cycles and classification. This exciting session allows learners to explore life in our ponds, using enquiry-based methods to find out more about the animals within. With raised ponds for Early Years and KS1 and other, wilder areas for KS2 and above this is a session that is suitable for all ages.

    And when the ponds are already booked we also offer a land-based, “What invertebrates live in a wetland?” session using sweep nets and beating trays to explore in the reeds, gardens and trees. You can also explore plant classification with our “Which plants live in a wetland?” session which gets learners to look at plants in detail and learn some of the common plants found around the Centre. We have sessions on Water Sustainability, Conservation, Migration and Birds, and more details can be found on our website.

    We also have several new features at the Centre including an indoor classroom space equipped with interactive whiteboards, covered picnic areas outside for shade and our newly redeveloped Courtyard area featuring Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems which help us to control the flow of water through the area.

    School visits are offered all week, but please note that summer term is extremely busy, so book now to avoid disappointment at

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    Queen Elizabeth Walk, London, SW13 9WT

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