Just as wetlands offer sanctuary to thousands of animals over the colder months, they also make the perfect place to safely escape the everyday and appreciate one of nature’s greatest shows - autumn.
For London Wetland Centre, it is a spectacular time of year. Migratory birds arrive and our reserve transforms into an impressive patchwork of rich textures and dazzling colour displays, as leaves turn amber, berries emerge from the hedgerows and fairy tale fungus sprout underfoot.
In fact, autumn is perhaps the nicest time of year to explore wetlands whatever the weather. They provide an abundance of space and fresh air for nature lovers to enjoy endless skies and autumnal backdrops. Comfortable and clean hides dotted throughout the reserve ensure visitors can protect themselves from the elements without missing out on amazing seasonal scenes.
Autumn is a great time to see waders including green sandpipers, black-tailed godwits and greenshank, while numbers of wintering ducks like shoveler, teal and wigeon rise – a treat in itself as they are some of the UKs prettiest ducks!
WWT London Wetland Centre is an ideal place to immerse yourself in nature and there is no better time to see what wetlands have to offer than autumn.
Our wetlands are safe havens where people can explore the outdoors, focus some energy inwards and look after themselves. It’s been a difficult period, but our wetlands promise to provide an escape from the everyday and a discovery of peace and tranquillity.
Hannah Clifford, WWT
London Wetland Centre has the ‘We’re Good to Go’ stamp of approval, a UK-wide industry standard which has been developed in partnership with Visit England, Tourism Northern Ireland, Visit Scotland and Visit Wales. The accreditation means visitors can rest assured that WWT is doing everything to ensure they operate within the relevant government and public health guidance for managing coronavirus risk. These measures include managing numbers on site, ensuring social distancing and thorough cleaning regimes.
To safely manage numbers on site, all visitors are all asked to book online (whether a WWT member or not):