Children's Holiday Activities

Holiday activities
Happy Holiday activities
Forest Friends Holiday activity







The Ecology Centre runs a scheme of environmental themed activities in the summer, Easter and half-term holidays for four to eight year olds (all children must be accompanied by an adult). These activities utilise the centre and our wooded Wildlife Area. Our fun packed programme includes outdoor activities like minibeast hunting and nature trails, and animal themed craft sessions.

In addition, during each of our holiday programmes, we run Forest Day sessions for eight to twelve year olds, with outdoor activities based on Forest School principles. Forest Days are drop off sessions that run from 10.30am to 3pm.

Our next set of Holiday Activities will be the February Half Term. Week beginning Monday 12th February. To download a copy of our Feb. half term programme (312kb) please click here.

If you would like to join us on any of our activities or if you have an enquiry, please use our online Children's Holiday Activities form.


10am - 12 noon

2 - 4pm



Creepy Crawlies

Hunt for minibeasts in the woods and meet the centre’s invertebrates.

Wild at Art

Unleash your wild creative streak and create your own woodland masterpieces.



Animal Tracks

Investigate the tracks and trails animals leave behind. Make your own animal footprint cast

Seeds of Spring

Search the park for signs of spring and sow flower seeds in a paper pot to take home.



FULLY BOOKED - Forest Day 10.30am to 3pm (8-12 year olds)



Build a Nest Box - Centre Open Afternoon

(open to all ages)

Free drop in between 12 noon and 4pm.

Help us build boxes for the park’s birds to nest in.



Animal Homes

Learn about the homes animals live in. Build a mouse house and a bird’s nest in the woods.

Enchanted Habitats

Collect natural objects to create a miniature world of your own in a shoebox.


For regular updates and reminders about our events and activities you can register your details and be added to our mailing list. If you are already registered and no longer wish to receive emails from us you can opt-out at anytime.

Fees and Charges

These charges have been set and agreed by the Cabinet member for Environment, Leisure and Residents’ Services in March 2017.

Activities Standard Concession

Children’s After School/Holiday Activities - up to two hours (per child)

£5 £4.30

Forest day

£20 n/a

Spaces are limited on our holiday activity sessions. Please book and make payment in advance to secure your booking. Sorry, but we cannot give refunds.

Note: * Concessions are: RBKC residents who are in receipt of: job seekers allowance [income based], incapacity benefit, disability living allowance, industrial injuries disablement benefit or severe disablement allowance or senior citizen [60+ years]. Concessions discount is also available to those who have a disability or are registered as caring for the disabled. (RBKC residents and Non Residents) For concession rate proof of residency and eligibility is required.

Method of Payment

In booking sessions, please note we only now accept payment by debit or credit card excluding American Express.