Holland Park Ecology Centre

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Description The Centre is well resourced with a range of scientific equipment, reference materials, live and static specimens and other learning and teaching facilities. Outdoor investigations take place in the Holland Park Wildlife Enclosure.
Address Holland Park Ecology Centre Holland Park Ilchester Place
W8 6LU
Telephone 020 7938 8186
Fax 020 7371 4682
Email ecology.centre@rbkc.gov.uk
Hours Monday to Friday: 9am - 5pm
Services See Notes
Special Events Holiday activities for five to ten year olds.
Evening and weekend talks on Natural History and Ecology
Transport Tube: Holland Park (Central)or High Street Kensington (Circle & District)
Buses: 9, 10, 19, 27, 28, 49, 328
Products School education booklet dealing with environmental education £6; a teachers guide to school wildlife gardens and various other publications available.
Notes The Ecology Service work includes:
- promoting awareness and understanding of biodiversity and the local environment through formal and informal education;
- protecting sites which are important for nature conservation;
- developing local policies for nature conservation;
- advising on the management of open spaces to enhance biodiversity within the borough.

The Centre is a key resource for local schools and youth groups to study the natural environment. Field study trips and taught workshops are offered throughout the year, based on the varied habitats on the Holland Park wildlife area.

The Ecology Centre runs a scheme of outdoor and creative activities for five to ten years olds in the summer, Easter and half-term holidays.

The Ecology Club is a junior ecology club for local children aged eight to fourteen who participate in monthly meetings and activities. The club meets on the fist Saturday of the month from 2pm to 4pm.

It also runs an ongoing programme on informative talks and walks on environment and wildlife topics, open days in the wildlife area, training events and workshops.

The Centre is available to hire for birthday parties or other events.
Last Updated 11 November 2015
Are there priority parking places on-site for people with disabilities? - Yes
Are there on-street, disabled badge parking places nearby (less than about 100 metres/yards away?) - Yes
Is there a set down point for easy access to the building nearby (less than 100 metres/yards away?) - Yes
Is there a train/underground station nearby(less than 100 metres/yards away?) - No - NEarest are Holland Park (Central) or High Street Kensington (Circle & District)
From the nearest train/underground station, will people encounter obstacles? - Yes - Steps and roads to cross
Is there a bus stop less than 100 metres away? - Yes - 19
From the nearest bus stop, will people encounter obstacles? - No
Are the building doors automatic? - No
Is the building fully wheelchair accessible? - Yes
Are the toilets accessible? - Yes
Is free access to a plug point for charging electric wheelchairs available? - No
Are guide dogs and hearing dogs welcome? - Yes
Is there a loop system for people with hearing loss? - No

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