Sunnyside Community Garden

Brilliant nature-rich site, ideal for nature spotting with a wildlife pond.

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Gillespie Park and Ecology Centre

Gillespie Park, winner of the Green Flag Award in 2019 and the London Conservation Area of the Year award in London in Bloom 2015, is Islington’s largest nature reserve. It is home to Islington Ecology Centre – a visitor and education centre which can be booked for events.

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Sydenham Hill Wood

This is the oldest LWT reserve and has a mix of new and ancient woodland, with remnants of Victorian gardens. You will find more than 200 species of trees and plants, as well as rare fungi, insects, birds and woodland mammals.

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Richmond Park

Richmond Park works in partnership with The Holly Lodge to provide outdoor learning sessions, with a special focus on SEN groups. Check their website to find more or to book a session.

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Centre for Wildlife Gardening

Great hidden spot in Peckham where you can find wildlife habitats, like ponds, chalk band, wildflower meadow, woodland copse, herb garden, stag beetle sanctuaries, insect hotels and raised permaculture beds.

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Walthamstow Wetlands

Sessions led by the London Wildlife Trust. These are very hands-on nature sessions and are all linked to the national curriculum.

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Stepney City Farm

They offer many farm related workshops for schools, but also a workshop on Plants, Food Growing & Gardening for KS1 and KS2.
Self-led visits are possible Monday-Friday, but must be booked in advance.

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Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

This park is the legacy from the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2012 and London’s newest outdoor classroom. You can find lots of online resources for self guided tours on their website from KS1 to KS3, searchable by subject.

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Kentish Town City Farm

The Kentish Town City Farm is the oldest farm in London.
They run sessions for schools on Thursdays where children can learn about animals, food production and the environment.

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