Drawn to Water: Autumn

Breeze through busy London to an oasis of wildlife splendour and discover the magic of our wetlands this autumn with Quentin Blake's illustrations as your guide.

Quentin says "Visitors will be walking with me, and I like to think of myself walking with them. I shan't mind if I get my feet wet."

Pick up one of our Drawn to Water illustrated trails and explore our seasonal natural highlights, from quiet spots with breathtaking views to close up wildlife encounters.

Spend time with friends and family and engage your senses as you experience uplifting autumnal colours, the crunch of leaves underfoot and the sounds of migrating birds.

Quentin Blake autumn leaves illustration

Unlock your creativity and explore wetland nature through our range of art and illustration activities for all ages and abilities, inspired by Quentin Blake's wonderfully distinctive drawings. And if, like Quentin, you're inspired by wetlands, why not enter our national art competition to win a unique print, launching in September.

Capture the memories of your autumn wetland adventures with a visit to our shop to discover beautiful Quentin Blake books, mugs and prints to take home.

Quentin Blake muddy trainers illustration


  • Drawn to Water Trail – from 11 September, collect your FREE NEW illustrated trail map complete with Quentin Blake’s drawings and see our wetlands in a whole new light.
  • Artist of the year exhibition – 7 to 31 October in our gallery- featuring shortlisted entries to our exciting competition!
  • NEW! We are excited to launch our series of adult workshops: Next up Water Colour Painting Workshop - 14 October in our stunning observatory. Find out more.
  • Art Hub - a creative space to draw and display your own artwork

Quentin Blake duck preening illustration

Ready to visit?

If you've been inspired to explore London Wetland Centre, why not book your visit online.

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  • Pop into our shops to browse and buy exclusive Quentin Blake gifts!

Drawn to Water: Quentin Blake at WWT is a partnership between WWT and Quentin Blake, one of the UK's best-known and well-loved illustrators, to celebrate the wonders of wetlands. The experience is available nationally at our ten UK wetland sites with seasonal illustrated trails, events and activities to enjoy throughout autumn and winter 2023-24.

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