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.

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: £100 + VAT

2 sessions (2 different groups): £180 + 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.

Contact details


  • Accessibility / Accessible Toilets
  • Indoor classroom
  • Online booking
  • Picnic Area / Lunch area
  • Toilets
  • Handwashing
  • Risk Assessment
  • Talks / Guided Tours


Crescent Wood Road Sydenham Hill SE26 6LS