Join us for a day exploring London’s wildlife and connecting with nature, and with other people affected by aplastic anaemia.  

Elodie and Oscar, the stars of our Christmas appeal, will be joining us as Ali (their Dad) prepares for an epic walking fundraiser next year. The money we raise at this event will count towards the family’s fundraising total for The Aplastic Anaemia Trust. 

We are delighted to be partnering with the London Wildlife Trust for this event, who will be helping us to identify the wildlife, running children’s activities and are giving all AAT walkers 20% off in their lovely cafe!
Your ticket price includes: 

  • A donation to The Aplastic Anaemia Trust, to support Elodie’s family fundraising 

  • 20% off voucher for the Wetlands’ Engine House Cafe 

  • A walk activity pack with colouring and spotting activities for kids 

About the reserve

Walthamstow Wetlands is a fully operational 160 hectare Thames Water reservoir site which is the main source of water supply for 3.5 million people. Walthamstow Wetlands is also an internationally important nature reserve, providing home and shelter to a wide range of wildlife, from rare waterfowl to majestic birds of prey.  

Walthamstow Wetlands contains a range of habitats and experiences, from sheltered dense scrub-lined banks to wide windswept views towards the city. It remains the largest fishery in London. It is part of the Walthamstow Reservoirs Site of Special Scientific Interest, and the Lee Valley Special Protection Area, Ramsar site of international importance, and Lee Valley Walthamstow Site of Metropolitan Importance for Nature Conservation. 

The plan

10.30am Meet at the visitor centre in the Engine House 

11am Family wildlife walk around the wetlands (about 1.2 miles), with opportunity to explore the Coppermill Tower and bird hide. Keep your eyes peeled for kingfishers!

12am-1pm Return to the visitor centre for lunch at the Engine House cafe - you can use your 20% off voucher or bring your own picnic to eat on the picnic benches just outside

1pm-3pm Family nature discovery session: Kids can join Dhush for a closer look at some of the species living in the wetlands, with pond dipping and craft activities.Those attending without children can instead join members of the AAT team for an amble around the north reservoir of the reserve (about 1 mile), a beautiful open space populated by numerous geese, terns and swifts, and a well earned pint in the delightful Ferryboat Inn pub garden!  

Important to know:

  • This is a nature reserve, so unfortunately you will not be able to bring dogs on this walk (unless they are assistance dogs).  
  • The wildlife walk is designed to be accessible for families and people who need a shorter, slower walk. The path is pushchair and wheelchair accessible and everyone can walk at their preferred pace.  

  • There is paid parking at the wetlands site.  

  • It is easy to arrive by public transport: a five minute walk from Blackhorse Road station (Overground and Victoria lines) or a ten minute walk (or a very quick bus ride) from Tottenham Hale Station (National Rail, Victoria line) 

  • If this event is very popular, we may ask you to start the walk at staggered times, to avoid groups larger than 20 people which can disturb the wildlife. We’ll let you know in advance.  

Book a place

Ticket Quantity Price

Adult - London Wildlife Walk 2024

Decrease Increase £17.00

Child - London Wildlife Walk 2024

Decrease Increase £12.00

Family (Two adults and up to three children) -LWW 2024

Decrease Increase £50.00