Children's Holiday Activities

Please note that this summer our holiday programme is limited to our Open Afternoons as we need to work on restoring the Wildlife Area and carrying out an overhaul of our administration systems.

Week beginning Monday 23rd July to Thursday 30th August

If you would like to join us on any of our activities or if you have an enquiry, please phone 020 7938 8186 or email ( as our online booking form is currently unavailable.

View our holiday activity programme (444 kb) 

We are very sorry for the short notice cancellation of Thursday 9 August event; this was due to a Health & Safety issue that has now been resolved. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

Ecology Centre Open Afternoons

Free drop in for all ages between 12 noon and 4pm

£2 donation for craft activities

Thursday 26 July

Herb Magic: Explore the world of herbs and find out about their uses in cookery and natural remedies.

Thursday 2 August

Spot the Ladybird: Learn about these charismatic beetles and create ladybird inspired crafts to take home.

Thursday 9 August

Brilliant Butterflies: Discover more about the life and variety of these colourful acrobats through craft and quizzes.

Thursday 16 August

Busy Bees: Join us in a hive of activity with including making your own beeswax candle. Please note date change

Thursday 30 August

Top of the Crops: Help harvest the various plants in the Edible Teaching Garden and sow winter crops.

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 2018.

Activities Standard Concession

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

£5.20 £4.30

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

£10 £7.80
 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.