Wild Explorers – a summer of fun outdoors.

Wild Explorers

Join us for a summer of fun outdoors.

Wild Explorers with 15 events over the summer with activities including: campfire cooking, minibeast hunt, fruit picking, meet the bees, den building, whittling, creative activities and lots more.

As a charity we welcome everyone to our wild community space (sorry no dogs aside assistance animals). All activities are free but some have a small fee to cover costs but donations towards our charity really welcome and there will be a cash collection tin on the day or you can make a donation to our charity here https://localgiving.org/fundraising/wildcatwilderness Join in with your child/ren and meet other local people and families.

To book go to the What’s On page of the website and use the drop down menu to book places. Please book for all adults and children coming.

July

Sunday 14th July 10-1. Last entry 12 Minibeast morning with Kyra

Sunday 28th 10-1 July Last entry 12 Den building, balancing and tree climbing with Angela

Weds 31st July 10.30- 1 July Last entry 11 Meet the bees with Maria

August

Thursday 1st 1-3pm August. Last entry 2pm Fruit picking

Friday 2nd 10-1. Last entry 12 Weaving – make a wand, dream catcher, weave a stick…

Monday 5th August 10-1. Last entry 12 Nature Art with Kyra

Weds 7th August 10.30-1.30. Entry between 10-10.30 only. Last entry 10.30 Campfire pizzas with Maria

Saturday 10th August 10-1. Last entry 12 Stick fun with Angela

Tuesday 13th August 10-1. Last entry 12 Leaf printing and bark rubbing with Angela

Saturday 17th August 10-1. Last entry 12 Making bubbles with Angela

Tuesday 20th 10.30-1.30. Last entry 11am Wild cooking and pickle making with Maria

Thursday 22nd 10-1. Last entry 11am Whittling with Maria

Friday 23rd 1.30-3.30. Last entry 2pm Clay creatures with Maria

Sunday 25th 10-1. Last entry 12 Stories and adventures with Kyra

Wednesday 28th 10-1. Last entry 12 Campfire cooking and creative activities with Ellie and Emily

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Big Help Out – Help restore the woodland (volunteering morning)

Big Help Out – Help restore the woodland (volunteering morning)
As part of the Big Help out help restore the woodland – volunteering morning

Sunday 9th June 10-12.30

Please note that entry isn’t via our gate in Riverview Park.
Head for no 77 Winsford Road SE6 4LT. Continue along Winsford Road towards the River Pool, on the left opposite the Bellingham Play Park head for the communications tower which is in the left hand corner of the council green space. Our new woodland gate is there.

The new gate in #Bellingham is in this location on #what3words
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All welcome. Drop in anytime.

Help us restore our woodland near Bellingham. We are extending our wonderful community space into the woodland area, which hasn’t been touched in decades. But the woodland needs our help. It is overgrown, so the trees need releasing from ivy and bramble and spaces and rubbish cleared so we can use this as a community space. This will benefit nature and people. All welcome as there is something for everyone to get involved in. Bring some gloves if you have them, all tools provided. Bring drinks/ water and wear outdoor clothes.

Big Lunch and Teddy Beats Picnic

Join us for a picnic and bring your teddy (or other favourite soft toy)
Bring a rug or chair plus your picnic food.
Book your places so that we know how many people are coming.
There will be storytelling at 2pm.
Last entry 3pm.

Big Lunch and teddy bears picnic
Sunday 2nd June 12-4.30pm last entry 3pm

Plant Sale and Open Day Sunday 19th May 10am-2pm

Plant Sale and Open Day Sunday 19th May 10am-2pm

Entrance via the gate next to no 53 Riverview Park, Catford SE6 4PL shared with Long Meadow Allotment (no entry from River Pool).

All ages welcome. Come and explore our wonderful community space and buy your herbs, vegetable plants, fruit bushes and strawberries and help plant sunflowers in our pollinator bed.

Refreshments available. Cash and cards accepted but cash preferred. Bring a bag for your goodies.

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

The Woodland for Wellbeing


The new fence and gate is up at the woodland end of our site near the Bellingham Playpark. We can now work with local volunteers to restore and manage the woodland so that it’s an accessible community space. We will also be piloting our new green prescriptions project ‘woodland for wellbeing’ to help with mental health recovery. The new area will also be available to local schools and can be used for forest school sessions. We are also hoping to run green woodworking sessions. We have already uncovered a small area with native bluebells. There is a lot of work to do so we will be launching some weekend volunteer sessions so the local community can help out. Watch this space or contact Maria if you are interested in getting involved wcw@rgtb.org.uk

Bramble’s garden club – gardening with your child/ren next session 3/5

Bramble’s garden club – gardening with your child/ren

Friday 22nd March 11-12.30. Please arrive on time last entry 11.30.

Also on 19th April and 3rd May

We are piloting a weekly gardening club on a Friday morning where you can garden with your child/ren whilst helping out in our community garden. We have three dates 22/3, 19/4, 3/5 as part of the pilot so feel free to book for all sessions as places limited.

It’s got so many benefits for you both.

  • Being in nature is calming and good for wellbeing
  • Have quality time together whilst having fun
  • Learn about growing your own food and gardening with wildlife in mind.
  • Your child will use their senses and learn by observing nature
  • Great for developing motor skills and balance
  • Encourages responsibility and a sense of achievement
  • Develop an interest in healthy eating by growing and eating their own veg
  • Learn what to cook with what you grow
  • Great way for you both to be outdoors and meet others

All ages welcome but a max of x2 children per adult. Please dress for the outdoors. We have a toilet and polytunnel if very wet. Book via the What’s On page.

Latest events and activities

To see whats going on at the Wild Cat Wilderness visit our What’s On page. To book click on the event and choose the number of tickets in the dropdown box.

Coming up with have

Nest building and popcorn on the campfire
Saturday 23rd March 10-12.30 Last entry 11am

Egg and chick hunt, make bunny faces and more – a celebration of spring. Thursday 11th April 10-2pm last entry 1pm