Crane Park Island

From gunpowder factory to natural reserve, this 2-hectare site surrounded by the river Crane is a mosaic of woodland, scrub, ditches, ponds and reedbeds.  Crane Park Island is a multiple Green Flag award winner.

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

  • Pond Dipping
  • Minibeast Hunting
  • Plant Detectives
  • Wild Wellbeing
  • Rocks & Soil (Lower KS2)
  • Maps (Lower KS2)

Check their detailed session plans here.

Opening times and fees

Each session lasts 1.5hrs (10:30am-12:00pm or 1:00pm-2:30pm)

Cost per session: £120 + VAT

2 sessions (2 different groups): £216 + VAT

Nov. to Feb.: 30% off

All sessions are for a maximum of 30 children per group.

They can only accommodate 1 group at a time on each reserve.

Other information or resources

There’s also a visitor centre, with an exhibition, education rooms and a firth floor viewing area

Nature Trail with quiz sheets.

Contact details


  • Parking
  • Picnic Area / Lunch area
  • Toilets
  • Handwashing
  • Risk Assessment
  • Bag storage
  • Indoor classroom
  • Online booking


Crane Park Island, Ellerman Avenue Whitton TW2 6AA