Make a wild Christmas wreath or table decoration

Join us for our annual festive event and fundraiser – make a wild Christmas wreath or table decoration using natural materials from our community green space. This workshop is suitable for adults and children and will take place in one of our covered spaces so you are sheltered but wrap up warm. We will provide the materials and you can hunt around the site for things to add to your creation. This is a fundraiser for our new woodland for wellbeing green prescriptions project to help recovery from mental health problems so please be generous. The suggested donation is between £12-£15. Please note this is for a two hour drop in session and you will need at least an hour to make your wreath. We have x3 sessions available on the mornings of the 25th Nov, 1st and 3rd Dec. Booking via our Eventbrite page

Pumpkin fun and all things spooky – plus the Catford Conker Championships

Join us on Friday 27th October 11am-3pm for pumpkin carving and to make your own natural spooky decorations plus lots more ghoulish fun.

Plus the Catford Conker championships at 2pm
Drop in any time but last entry 1.45pm, Booking essential

Activities include:

Pumpkin carving – we have all the carving tools and carving templates so you can either bring your own pumpkin or order one in advance from us. To order a pumpkin (priced around £4-£6) email by 22nd October otherwise you will have to bring your own.

Halloween decorations – make your own hanging ghosts and leaf zombies

Lantern making – bring a glass jar with you

Make a broomstick – from materials from the wilderness and fly home perhaps!

Magic wands – find your wand and decorate it

Halloween nature hunt – find spooky things like witches hair

Ghost hunt trail – find the spooks hiding around the Wilderness

The Catford Conker Championships at 2pm – bring your conkers on string ready to play there will be a Junior and Senior competitions starting at 2pm.

Drop in any time but last entry 1.45pm

If wet some activities will take place undercover in our outdoor classroom and kitchen.

Book you free place/s now. If you book for the pumpkin fun day no need to book seperately for the Catford Conker Championships.

If you are only coming to the Catford Conker Championships please book on this event alone on the other booking page.

We will be serving a vegan campfire pumpkin stew/soup for a donation of £3 from 12pm but you are welcome to bring your own lunch and drinks.

Please note – some activities might be subject to change

Mini summer festival

Join us for a mini #festival and #fundraiser with the @mud_club_london for a new kitchen roof and to repair our #mural damaged by vandals. There’s #storytelling #music #food and it’s only £5. Book via The Mud Club also have spaces available on their 3 day @marvellousmythhunter #summeracademy. Finish the summer with some fun #outdoors #Catford #Lewisham

Wild Nature Club

Wild Nature Club at the Wild Cat Wilderness in Catford

Join us for a summer of fun outdoors.

10 events over the summer as part of our Wild Nature Club including: campfire cooking, minibeast hunt, fruit picking, wild cooking, meet the bees, creative in nature, build a big hotel, wild music plus open mornings and afternoons for wild play.

We welcome everyone to our wild community space. This year as we charity project we currently don’t have any funding so we are charging for our events and for some we just ask for a donation. Prices range from £3 up to £12 but for most events siblings come at half price and we offer free places if you are on a low/ no income so everyone can take part. To book visit our Eventbrite page visit

All children should be accompanied by an adult with up to x5 children per adult. Bring a packed lunch/ snacks and drinks. Please bring a phone to ring for entry. Make sure you dress for the outdoors and sessions will take place even if it rains. Check the last entry time as latecomers won’t be admitted sorry. Places are limited and sorry no refunds. Entry from 15mins before start time unless otherwise stated.

Some events we ask for a donation so pay what you like and others we now charge for but the money goes back into maintaining and running this charity project. Some early bird discounts available just use the code Earlybird. We offer a reduced rate for siblings and children under 2 go free. For many events adults go free if accompanied by a child. We offer free places if on a low/ no income so everyone can take part. If you are on a low/no income please email

By booking a place or attending you are giving us consent to take photographs and these might be used for publicity purposes and on social media by our charity. If you want to opt out please notify the person running the session on the day. Thanks

Plant Sale Saturday 10th June 1-3.30pm

Plant Sale Saturday 10th June 1-3.30pm

A fundraiser for the Wild Cat Wilderness, gate next to no 53 Riverview Park, Catford SE6 4PL (no entry from River Pool).

Herbs, vegetables, fruit bushes, strawberries plus dye plants

Refreshments available. Cash and cards accepted. Bring a bag.

All our plants are grown using Garden Organic’s Organic Guidelines from seed or cuttings and we use organic, peat free compost and recycled pots. We have herbs, tomatoes, courgettes, cucumbers, kale, beans, pumpkins and squash, strawberries, fruit bushes, dye plants and a whole host of other edible plants and things for your kitchen garden, window ledge or indoor pot. Prices between £2-5. Plus free gardening advice from the growers.
We will also be selling our homemade preserves, apple cider vinegar and other delights. All money will support the Wild Cat Wilderness, which is a project of the Lewisham Local charity.

Be Wild at Easter

Tuesday 4th April 10am – 2pm (last entry 1pm)

A celebration of spring and fundraiser for the Wild Cat Wilderness charity.

Join us for a fun packed day of activities and crafts

Early bird discount £5 per child plus booking fee (sorry no refunds)

On the door £8 per child

You can pay what you can afford if on a low/ no income.

Adults free if accompanying children

Hot drinks available at £1 plus a vegan campfire soup at £4 per portion

Our own jams and chutneys will also be on sale

We accept cash or card on the day

Be Wild at Easter activities

Make a clay bunny face – using sticks, leaves and clay make you own Easter bunny

Plant a sunflower – to take home (bring a bag)

Follow our fairy trail – and learn about the different trees and plants

Eat campfire popcorn – yummy

Do a spring nature hunt – and explore the wilderness

Play the mud sling game – nothing like getting muddy

Make a nest – pretend to be a bird and build your own Easter nest

To book go to our Eventbrite page

Come when you like and stay as long as you like but last entry 1pm

All children should be accompanied by an adult with up to x5 children per adult.

Bring a packed lunch/ snacks and drinks although hot drinks and soup available to buy. Please bring a phone to ring for entry. Make sure you dress for the outdoors. Last entry is 1pm and latecomers won’t be admitted.

By booking a place or attending you are giving us consent to take photographs and these might be used for publicity purposes by our charity. If you want to opt out please notify the person running the session on the day. 

All welcome, we are a charity and entry is to raise money for our project as we look for further funding. If you cant afford to give a the suggested donation then please pay what you can afford.

If you book and then can’t come please let us know by emailing Sorry we can’t offer refunds for this fundraiser. Thanks

Please note activities are subject to change.

To book go to our Eventbrite page

Volunteer with us

Join a group of local people to help maintain and improve our wonderful community green space on a Thursday afternoon or Friday morning. No experience necessary and all adults welcome. Full details and book via the What’s On page.

Get involved in nature conservation, growing organic food, orchard and tree care, maybe build something, make something, there’s always lots to do to suit all abilities. Come along and learn some new skills whilst having fun and making the most of being outdoors in nature.

Come for one session, every week or as frequently as suits you.

Please bring water, lunch and hand sanitiser. Wear outdoor clothes – sturdy shoes and clothes which you don’t mind getting dirty, plus bring your waterproofs if you have some as we will still go ahead if raining and do something undercover. You will be required to wear gloves if handling any tools so if you have gardening gloves please bring some or you can borrow a pair.

Bring a phone to gain entry as we share the entrance with the Long Meadow Allotments. The gate is next to no 53 River View Park SE6 4PL. No entry from the other side of the Pool River and beware that sat navs can take you to the wrong place. A contact telephone number will be on the gate to gain entry.

We look forward to welcoming you.