London has a remarkable variety of outside places to explore and learn and play in. There are 3000 parks, 8.3 million trees, and 850kms of rivers, streams, and canals. Below are just a few suggestions for outdoor play in the capital.
London Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust
Grab your wellies, for an unforgettable learning experience outdoors designed to support your teaching and learning in school.
Since 1946, over 2 million pupils have visited WWT, the UK’s leading provider of learning outside the classroom. Just a short walk from Barnes station in South West London, learners are immersed in a unique environment, coming face to face with the unexpected and exploring wetland habitats hands-on. On this page you will discover their learning sessions for school groups https://learningzone.wwt.org.uk/learning-sessions/ and here you will find their inspired resources for fun at home or at school: https://www.wwt.org.uk/discover-wetlands/home-learning-and-family-fun
Vauxhall City Farm
5 reasons to take your class to Vauxhall City Farm:
Roots and Shoots
This award-winning wildlife garden is a quiet and secluded haven within central London.
Roots and Shoots is keen to involve children in environmental education by hosting school visits to the wildlife garden, including...
Oasis Nature Garden
Oasis Children’s Nature Garden in Stockwell is one of the only wildlife gardens just for children. The garden was a derelict site until 1982 when the local community began working on its transformation into the now mature state.
We are pleased to have partnered with Oasis Nature Garden to deliver network meetings to those who have attended the Natural Thinkers training.
Read more here.
This is Europe's biggest wetlands, and it takes only 20 minutes and a short walk by tube from Victoria station. There is free admission for all, as well as the possibility to book school visits
and take part in free activities for children such as pond dipping. https://walthamstowwetlands.com/
Devonshire Road Nature Reserve
At this nature reserve in Lewisham, there are Muddy Boots children's nature sessions on Monday and Friday 10-11.30 each week during term time. Find them 10 minutes from Honour Oak or Forest Hill