With hands-on sessions covering a variety of topics, from habitats and classification through to conservation and sustainability, and opportunities to discover more about wetlands and the many species they support, we are an oasis in the heart of London providing a variety of learning experiences to suit all age groups.
As well as taking part in a guided session there will be plenty of time for your group to explore the Centre. In order to make best use of this time, we have developed a range of self-guided resources which you can use to help extend your group’s learning.
What teachers say
"The children learned so much from yesterday and truly enjoyed every minute. It is difficult for us in Tooting, as there is little to no grass, plants or wildlife, so for the children to have this experience is fantastic."
St Boniface Primary School
All our prices include full access to our centre for the day, so you and your pupils can enjoy all that we have to offer.
|Session type||Pre-school||Reception to KS2||KS3 to KS4||KS5+||Adult|
|Full day admission without a learning session (self guided visit):||£3.70||£6.90||£6.90||£9.10||£10.00|
|Full day admission with a learning session/s up to 30 minutes:||£7.00||£7.00||£7.00||£9.30||£10.00|
|Full day admission with a learning session/s up to 1 hour:||n/a||£7.40||£7.40||£9.85||£10.00|
Free adult ratios
We offer free entry to adults within the following ratios, and free entry to all essential carers.
1:2 - Pre-school
1:3 - Reception & KS1
1:5 - KS2-4
1:10 - KS5+
A member of the Learning Team will meet you on arrival and give your pupils an introduction to the centre as well as a health and safety briefing. You will be able to store your bags and visit the toilets at this time.
Explore World Wetlands
Meet wetland birds from around the world, learn about the challenges they face in the wild and what WWT is doing to protect them. Pop into our Headley Hide for a view over the main lake and a chance to spot a variety of wild birds.
Guided learning session: Pond Dipping
Use nets to catch animals that live in our freshwater ponds, use keys to identify them and see them up close using our digital microscope. Pond dipping sessions are available for 30 minutes for Early Years, and 1 hour sessions for KS1 and above.
Have lunch in our outdoor picnic areas. If the weather is wet, an indoor space will be provided.
Use our trail to learn about the different animals that make their home in our ponds, lakes, wet woodlands and gardens. Trail info available upon request.
Enjoy a pre-booked 30 minutes slot in Explore, our adventure playground (suitable for Year 6 and younger). Use the zip-wire, climbing wall, giant vole tunnels and water play area (closed in winter).
Explore (adventure playground)
Are you looking to allow your group to let off some steam and, more importantly, tire them out for the coach journey home? You can pre-book a slot in our Explore Adventure Playground.
(Nursery and Primary schools only.)
Allow your learners to see the birds up close and feel like a proper ‘birder’ with our binocular hire.
Cost: £10 for a pack of 15 binoculars (£5 for schools eligible for a free school visit)
Gift shop pre-order service
Take the stress out of using our shop to buy gifts to take home with our pre-order service. Items can be bagged and ready to collect on arrival or departure.
Cost: Variable, suitable for all budgets.