What will students see and do?

An urban oasis in the heart of London, WWT London Wetland Centre provides unique opportunities for learners of all ages and abilities to interact with birds and other wildlife from the UK and across the world.

The Wetland Centre is situated in Barnes and is built on the site of Victorian-era reservoirs. It is an artificial environment built to provide a home for nature in the city across a mosaic of different wetland habitats.

It is home to a wide range of flora and fauna, from ducks and other birds that come to breed or spend the winter in the wetlands to amphibians, reptiles and a huge variety of invertebrate life and plants, some of which are rare or endangered in the UK.

A small collection of water birds from around the world also lives onsite in specially designed habitats, along with a pair of lovable otters who are the highlight of any visit!

Students have the opportunity to connect with nature and experience wetland wildlife first-hand, whether watching birds from the comfort of a hide, getting hands-on with freshwater minibeasts in a Pond Explorers session, or getting up close exploring plants in a Plant Detectives session.

As one of the UK’s leading conservation charities, WWT has welcomed school groups to its centres for years, providing students with unforgettable learning experiences.



Teaching resources provided

WWT has a range of resources available on its website.

There is a selection of general teaching resources here.

Pre- and post-visit resources to support your trip can be found here.

There is also a selection of self-guided resources available to use during your visit here.


Minimum and maximum group size

There is no minimum group size for a visit, but a minimum of 12 are needed for a learning session.

Maximum: 240 students per day.


Details of risk assessment

Group leaders should complete a risk assessment prior to visiting, and a free pre-visit can be booked for this purpose.

There is also a risk assessment on the website.

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Facilities on-site

The centre has toilets, first aid facilities and water fountains. There is a café and gift shop onsite.

An indoor lunch space can be allocated in the case of poor weather.


Opening times

The centre is open 9.30–5.00.

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Pricing

Guide price: £8.50 per pupil with a one-hour learning session.

Full pricing is available here.


Travel arrangements

Nearest rail: Barnes/Barnes Bridge

Nearest tube: Putney Bridge/Hammersmith

Buses: 485 direct to main entrance; 33, 209, 419 stop within five minutes’ walk.

There is ample coach parking and a car park onsite.

Address

Queen Elizabeth Walk
London
SW13 9WT


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