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Kids go free - on school strike day!

Kids go free - on school strike day!

London Wetland Centre opens doors for free to children, on school strike day! As schools prepare for strike action on Thursday, WWT London Wetland Centre in Barnes will be supporting families by offering free admission to the centre for children when acco

9 March 2023

New Members’ Room at London Wetland Centre

New Members’ Room at London Wetland Centre

We are delighted to announce that we have opened up our beautiful Tower room as a Members’ only space. This room has stunning views across our main lake, and gives you a view that no-one else will get to see. We have lovely wildlife books for you to

24 February 2023

February half-term fun at London Wetland Centre

February half-term fun at London Wetland Centre

It feels like yesterday that we were just bidding farewell to 2022, but 2023 is in full swing, and the February half-term is just around the corner.If spending time with family and getting out in nature more often are on your new-year-resolutions list, Lo

23 January 2023

Four ways to celebrate World Wetlands Day

Four ways to celebrate World Wetlands Day

Four ways to celebrate World Wetlands Day at WWT London Wetland Centre This World Wetlands Day feel uplifted by nature at London Wetland Centre. 1: Enjoy the views Wrap up, grab a hot chocolate, and cosy up in one of our six hides this World Wetlan

9 January 2023

Beat the winter blues at London Wetland Centre this winter

Beat the winter blues at London Wetland Centre this winter

This winter experience the uplifting power of nature without leaving London. With 105 acres of beautiful blue and green spaces, take time to walk, catch-up with friends, tuck into cake, and make the most of the winter sunlight as it spills through the

1 January 2023

Christmas comes early at London Wetland Centre this year!

Christmas comes early at London Wetland Centre this year!

We are so excited to announce that our Common Cranes have arrived! From Monday 19 December, meet Insh (female, 3 ½ years old) and Merry (male, 8 ½ years old). The couple is getting adapted to their new enclosure and neighbours (wildlife) at the ce

15 December 2022

Sustainability at London Wetland Centre

Sustainability at London Wetland Centre

Across WWT we are committed to minimising our negative environmental impacts and ensure continuous improvement in our sustainability. London Wetland Centre is no exception, and we have a huge range of sustainability initiatives in place.

14 December 2022

Magical Engagement for London Couple at Illuminature

Magical Engagement for London Couple at Illuminature

With stunning lights, fascinating wildlife and illuminated sculptures, the renowned London Wetland Centre in Barnes, southwest London, has transformed into a magical experience, ILLUMINATURE, which has created one of the most romantic spots in Londo

6 December 2022

5 eco-friendly gifts for this holiday season

5 eco-friendly gifts for this holiday season

1. Immerse yourself in IlluminatureTickets are now on sale for the holiday light show, which returns to London Wetland Centre for the second year. It’s a unique chance to interact with nature at night, as you meander through large sculptures of wildlife

6 December 2022

First Impressions of a Placement Student

First Impressions of a Placement Student

My role My role as the reserve placement student involves taking part in practical tasks, and maintaining the site. I chose to do my university placement with WWT as I appreciated the efforts they go to for wildlife conservation. I have always had an int

29 November 2022

4 things to do in nature this autumn

4 things to do in nature this autumn

In early October, a delicate yellow-browed warbler was spotted at WWT London Wetland Centre. The last sighting on site was well over 10 years ago. Weighing at around 7 grams, this type of warbler is small and green. It’s best known for its distinctive

8 November 2022

Advance Notice – Improvement Plans

Advance Notice – Improvement Plans

London Wetland Centre continues to undertake a series of refurbishments as we aim to provide new and enhanced experiences to all our visitors. Consequently, there are a number of smaller-scale projects that are undergoing and take certain buildings out of

20 October 2022

Wellness Wednesday at London Wetland Centre

Wellness Wednesday at London Wetland Centre

Visitors can sample mental health benefits of urban wetlands as part of World Mental Health Day 2022 October 10th is World Mental Health Day, a day that provides an opportunity to raise awareness of mental health challenges and rally support of mental h

6 October 2022

Wellbeing Wednesdays at the Wetlands

Wellbeing Wednesdays at the Wetlands

Press releaseWellbeing Wednesdays at the Wetlands London Wetland Centre encourages Londoners to sample mental health benefits of visiting wetlands to mark World Mental Health Day 10 October 2022 Londoners looking to reduce their stress levels and

30 September 2022

Wellbeing Wednesdays

Wellbeing Wednesdays

Wellbeing Wednesdays This autumn, take a break from the hustle and bustle of city life and make time for you. Tucked off the banks of the River Thames, the London Wetland Centre is home to 105 acres of peaceful green and blue spaces, waiting for you t

28 September 2022