- For up to 6 people
- Open-dated voucher
- Popular with families
Escape to this wildlife oasis, perfect for all the family!
WWT London Wetland Centre
An urban oasis for wildlife and people, just 10 minutes from Hammersmith. Stroll among the lakes, ponds and gardens. The café is perfect for relaxing, and kids will love the play areas.
The Wetland Centre in London attracts thousands of wild birds to the lakes, ponds, meadows and reedbeds that make up the nature reserve.
Visitors can explore the natural environment and observe the numerous resident and itinerant inhabitants from purpose-built, camouflaged hides. Otter feeds are available and there are wonderful opportunities to view colourful water birds from around the world.
Younger visitors will also love to explore the play zones.
A circuit around the London Wetland Centre should take a couple of hours, and a well-earned break can be taken in the on-site cafe, serving lunches and drinks.
Whatever the weather, a day out at the Wetland Centre will long live in the memory as one of the best experiences of London that no nature-lover could ever miss.
- Join our wardens as they feed the beautiful water birds from around the globe at 3pm - runs daily
- Otter feeding times 11am and 2pm - runs daily
- Join us for some of our daily Spotlight talks to discover more about the history of the Centre and the animals that live here.
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Make a Splash at Dusty’s Puddle Jumping Championships
February Half Term 2018 (Saturday 10 – Sunday 18 February)
This February half term, children of all ages are being encouraged to grab their wellies, get outside and join in our puddle jumping championships.
WWT’s new children’s character, Dusty Duck, is joining in the fun again and helping kids create the biggest, craziest splash possible. Dusty was exclusively designed by the world-famous Aardman Animation studio to help celebrate WWT’s 70th anniversary by getting children closer to nature.
Children will compete against each other in a variety of challenges to see who can complete the London Wetland Centre puddle jumping obstacle course. Everyone that finishes the course receives a ‘splashtastic’ sticker to acknowledge their puddle jumping skills.
The official competition will take place daily from 11.30am - 12.30pm and 2.30pm - 3.30pm daily.
It’s all a lot of fun and we know that children who love puddles often grow up to be adults that love the outdoors. So through these championships we’re gently nurturing a love that may help protect wetlands and the wildlife that depend on them for years to come.
Puddle Jumping is free with paid admission to the Centre and free to WWT members.
Saturday 3 March - Meet the cows (10am – 10.30am & 1.30pm – 2pm)
Their adorable cows often stand out from the crowd of feathered animals on the reserve and although they aren’t wild, they play a crucial role in managing the wetlands. On this talk with the warden who will tell you more about the importance of their udderly amazing cows and what they do to look after their furry friends.
Participation is free with paid admission to centre.
Saturday 10 – Sunday 11 March - Birds of Prey = POSTPONED.
(New date will be confirmed soon)
Meet a range of magnificent birds of prey such as owls, peregrines, and kestrels and learn more about them. With their keen senses and aerial agility these avian hunters are perfectly adapted for seeking and catching their prey. This is a rare chance to see their talons, bills, and stunning plumage close up. Expert falconer Ben Long from the Falconry School will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about these wonderful raptors.
There will be daily talks where you can learn more about these wonderful birds. Talks are at:
- 10am – 11am
- 11.30am – 12.30pm
- 1.30pm – 2.30pm
- 3.30pm – 4.30pm
Free with admission to the Centre.
Friday 16 March - Introduction to Wildlife Photography (10am – 4pm)
Take full creative control of your camera on this course with photographer and author Iain Green. Turning off the fully-auto setting, Iain will de-mystify your camera’s various buttons and settings and show you how to achieve fantastic photos.
The day will begin with an illustrated session about understanding your camera and the basics of composition, followed by a practical photography session outside looking at the flora and fauna. Due to small course numbers there will be plenty of time for 1-2-1 tuition.
This course is suitable for users of all types of camera and the content will be tailored accordingly and to the needs of course attendees. Through the day Iain will guide you through key camera techniques and photographic skills such as:
- Use shutter speeds to capture action and understand apertures to control the depth of field.
- Achieving correct exposure in different lighting or settings
- Effective composition, to add impact to your images
- Explore focusing options for close-up, movement or portraits.
£60.00 per person, plus paid admission to the Centre. Booking essential: please call 020 8409 4400.
Friday 30 March – Sunday 15 April - Easter GIANT Duck Hunt
There’s a group of giant rubber ducks on the loose at London Wetland Centre this Easter and they need your help to find them. The giant rubber ducks have disguised themselves as the ducks that live at The Wetlands so use your detective skills to follow the Easter Giant Duck Hunt Trail and find out where they’re hiding – find them all and you will receive a yummy treat.
The Trail costs £1 per person including a chocolate prize (plus paid admission to the Centre).
What’s more, join in on The Wetland Centre's Easter arts and crafts sessions to make some egg-cellent crafts and festive gifts.
Friday 20 April - Wildlife photography: Intermediate skills (10am – 4pm)
If you already understand how your camera works and the basics of photography, but want to fine-tune your pictures of the natural world then this is the ideal course.
Based both in the classroom and outside you will explore and practise various advanced techniques and subjects such as:
- Lighting and exposure
- Advanced camera settings
- Depth of field preview/ hyperfocal distance
- Field craft for wildlife photography
- Bird flight photography
- Advanced composition – to ensure your photos show what you want the viewer to see
The content will be tailored to the needs of course attendees, and with limited numbers there will be plenty of time for 1-2-1 tuition.
Wildlife photography equipment: This course is suitable for users of SLR cameras only.
£60.00 per person, plus paid admission to the Centre. Booking essential: call 020 8409 4400.
Saturday 28 April - Dawn Chorus (5.00am)
This is a unique opportunity to enjoy the wonderful wildlife reserve before daybreak as they celebrate international dawn chorus day. Everyone, from people with a passing interest in wildlife to keen birders, can enjoy listening to the birds sing as the sun rises over the reed beds, lakes and ponds.
Book your tickets now for one of our guided tours at 5.00am. The walk will take you out on to the reserve as the sun comes up. Their expert guides will take you around the reserve to discover what is around, and help you identify the birds by their song. We can't guarantee exactly which birds will be singing on the day, but you're likely to hear calls and birdsong from a range of species from Cetti's warblers to lapwings!
At the end of the walk enjoy a cup of tea or coffee with breakfast before you head off out again for a day of self-guided birdwatching. Gates open at 5.00am (walk starts at 5.15am) but only ticket holders will be admitted. Please bring your own binoculars and wrap up warm.
£20.00 per person (plus admission to the centre), includes the guided walk, tea/coffee, breakfast. Limited tickets available. Booking essential: please call 020 8409 4400.
Car park and visitor centre
Free accessible car parking provision – 12 Blue Badge spaces
Trained assistance dogs welcome
Maps can be enlarged, please ask ahead of your visit
4 manual wheelchairs available to loan
1 mobility scooter available for hire (suggested £5.00 donation). Please call ahead to book
What you should know
- Simply show your voucher at the reception to get your discounted entry tickets
- Voucher is valid for up to 6 people
- You do not need to pre-book
- Please check opening dates and times before your visit
Prices and discounts
WWT London Wetland Centre Discount and Prices
|Regular price||with voucher|
|Adult (including Gift Aid)||£14.00||£11.20|
|Concession (Including Gift Aid)||£11.90||£9.52|
|Child 4-16 yrs including Gift Aid||£8.50||£6.80|
|Family (2 adults and 2 children) including Gift Aid||£38.25||£30.60|
|Child 4-16 yrs||£7.65||£6.12|
|Family ( 2 adults and 2 children)||£34.45||£27.56|
WWT London Wetland Centre Opening Times.
1 March to October 31: 09.30-17.30
(last admission 1 hour before closing)
1 November to 29 February: 09.30-16.30
(last admission 1 hour before closing)
Early closing on 24th December
(last admission 2pm, centre closes at 3pm.)
Closed on 25th December
|Opening - Closing|
|Monday||09:30 - 17:00|
|Tuesday||09:30 - 17:00|
|Wednesday||09:30 - 17:00|
|Thursday||09:30 - 17:00|
|Friday||09:30 - 17:00|
|Saturday||09:30 - 17:00|
|Sunday||09:30 - 17:00|
Queen Elizabeth Walk, London, SW13 9WT, GB
Exhibitions & Events
The following events are included with your entry ticket:
Otter feeding times 11am and 2pm
Meet our otters – our very own swimming superstars! Watch the otters playing, foraging, feeding, swimming and grooming. You’ll even be able to watch them sleeping in their specially designed holt, although this species of otter is more active during the day than some of the 13 other species found worldwide. Asian short-clawed otters are the smallest otters in the world and live well together in family groups, unlike most other otters which tend to be solitary. They often play games which helps their young to develop hunting skills.
Join our wardens as they feed the beautiful water birds from around the globe. Discover more about WWT's conservation work and the birds we are helping to save from extinction.
Daily at 3pm.
Please note that the Centre closes at 3pm on Christmas Eve, so there will not be a public bird feed on that day. However you will still be able to attend the otter feed at 2pm. The Centre is closed on Christmas Day.
Join us for some of our daily Spotlight talks to discover more about the history of the Centre and the animals that live here.
We planted 27,000 trees, 300,000 plants and uncovered a bomb while creating the Centre! You can see one of the biggest ducks in the world and discover which bird has remained almost unchanged since the time of the dinosaurs. Or come and discover more about one of the planet’s rarest geese.
Each talk is approximately 15 minutes long. See the board in Admissions each day for talks and times.