Walthamstow Wetlands | Day Out With The Kids

Walthamstow Wetlands

London, Greater London, England

Attraction Information

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Ages: all ages

Venue type: Outdoor

A peaceful walk in nature by the river isn’t an activity you associate with Central London? Visit Walthamstow Wetlands and change that! This is the newest water reserve in the capital and it’s just 15 minutes away from the city centre.

Whether you’re up for a leisurely stroll, or you fancy taking the designated cycling route, you’ll get to enjoy fresh air and beautiful scenery along the canal. Walthamstow Wetlands is also a great place for bird watchers. Try to spot all of the Big Six - cormorants, little egrets, grey herons, shovelers, gadwalls and tufted ducks!  

At Walthamstow Wetlands you can enjoy an exciting programme of weekly and seasonal activities for families with kids. From Forest School  (3-5) to Bushcraft (6-11), your little explorers will have plenty of fun in nature and learn handy skills to keep for a lifetime.  

  • 211-acre nature reserve in Central London
  • Great for walks, cycling & bird watching
  • Kid-friendly events all year round


  • Restaurant Restaurant Onsite
  • Onsite Onsite Shop
  • Toilets Toilets Available
  • Disabled Disabled Toilets Available
  • Wheelchair Wheelchair Friendly
  • Pushchair Pushchair Friendly
  • Parking Parking Available On-site

Getting There and Contact Information


2 Forest Road, London, Greater London, N17 9NH, England


Click here to visit Walthamstow Wetlands's website
0208 496 2115

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Visitor Centre
Monday to Sunday 09:30- 16:00



More Information

Pets allowed

Assistance/guide dogs only

Public transport

15 minutes on the tube from central London