Wreath and Christmas decoration making – postponed


We are postponing this event planned for the 1st Dec. If you have booked you should have received an email telling you with plans for a new potential date if we get enough takers.

This weeks workshop is fully booked. If you wish to join the waiting list please email wcw@rgtb.org.uk.

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F978DF74-4AA1-46BF-A6C3-81A8137DD9CEJoin us for our pickle workshop and wreath and decoration making. See the whats on page for information and to book. Places limited.

Please note that due to a rainy forecast that the pickle workshop will now take part indoors at the offices of the Rushey Green Timebank, Unit B, PLACE/Ladywell, 261 Lewisham High Street, Lewisham SE13 6AY. Building next to Lewisham Fire Station, entrance next to Good Hope cafe.

New adult volunteering in the garden and polytunnel every Friday


Wild helpers every Friday at the Wild Cat Wilderness 10-12.30 (adults only) Starts October 19th.

Grow, create and learn outdoors and indoors in the polytunnel for adults of all ages and abilities.

Every Friday with Cat 10-12.30. Please arrive on time. No entry after 10.30.

Gardening, polytunnel food and flowers, looking after nature and natural arts and crafts

Bring a phone to ring to gain entry. We have a toilet and when cold or wet we will be in the polytunnel. Please make sure you wear outdoor clothing.

Knitting in Nature – Catford Arts Trail

Knitting in Nature – Catford Arts Trail

Saturday 29th Sept and 6th October 10.30-4.30

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Following its great success over the past few years we are pleased to be taking part again in the Catford Arts Trail again. We will be knitting using recycled materials, making pompoms and yarn bombing the new outdoor kitchen. We will also be using the wonderful knitted vegetables and fruit created by various knitters across the borough.

As part of the yarn bombing display we will be creating ‘ whats in my trolley?’ a display of knitted fruit and veg in a shopping trolley in a tree. We will also be knitting using at using other materials including shredded clothes and plastic bags. Finally we will be doing some giant knitting and trying to knit a den!

It is amazing what can be made with an old jumper or a plastic bag. Bring whatever you fancy and see if we can do something with it! We will also be knitting vegetables and other nature based things plus come and learn giant arm knitting.

During the year some fantastic people have been already making things for us to use, particularly our knit and knitter group at Place Ladywell. Thank you.

Don’t worry if you can’t knit we can teach you and you can also make giant pompoms.

Great fun for everyone. No experience necessary and all ages can take part. Drop in anytime but last entry 4pm. Book via the Whats On page so we know how many people to expect.

Urban Harvest Festival 22nd Sept 11am-4pm


Urban Harvest Festival 22nd Sept 11am-4pm

Join us for our annual celebration at the Wild Cat Wilderness including games and activities for all the family.
A big vegetable soup will be available to buy for lunch from 12.30 £2 min donation

11am onwards – Apple picking and apple pressing

11am onwards – Apple bobbing

11am onwards – Guess the weight of the pumpkin

11am onwards – Tin can skittles

12 – Learn about our honey bees and visit the hive

1pm – Make a hop wreath

2pm – Make your own chutney in the new outdoor kitchen

All day – Buy our homemade chutneys, jams and produce including herbs, fruit and veg.

Fruit picking 16 Aug


Whilst we arent going ahead with our fruit cooking workshop we are picking blackberries and plums from 12-2pm (in the rain!). Bring a container, take some home and pick some for us to make preserves.

Have your say and win a free personalised activity at the Wilderness

Have your say and win a free personalised activity at the Wilderness

If you have volunteered or attended an event or activity at the The Wild Cat Wilderness we want to find out a bit more about what you think about your community project and a bit more about you. This will help us plan for the future and feedback to our funders. As part of this evaluation, we are asking you to complete an online questionnaire. Your answers will help us understand the benefits people experience from coming to the Wild Cat Wilderness so we can help more people to take part in future.

Taking part is voluntary and you do not have to answer the questions if you do not want to. We also ask about your mental and physical health so we can find out a bit more about the health of our community and see if coming to the Wilderness can help make a difference. If you can’t answer a question just leave it and go onto the next question but any quotes you can give us would be great and we won’t use your personal details.

If you would like to take part in the draw to win a free personalised 2 hour activity for you, your family and friends (x10 max) at the Wilderness then fill in your email address at the end. You could maybe have a wild birthday party, BBQ, your own workshop or bushcraft session. Closing date for the draw is the 11th August. Best of luck.