Call out to knitters – knit a global casserole

We are taking part again this year in the wonderful Catford Arts Trail on the 29th Sept and 6th Oct. We are looking for individuals or groups to knit some fruit or veg for us. Needles, wool and simple step by step instructions provided so anyone can take part. Learn how to knit a carrot, pea or maybe a beetroot or leek – we have a wide choice of veg!

If you would like to get involved or have spare wool or material we can use please contact


Open Garden Squares Weekend 9 -10 June


London is jewelled with secret gardens – the private, hidden and little-known green spaces that weave through our urban landscape.

For one very special weekend this June, step outside the guidebooks and discover the gardens that make London green. Relax in the natural spaces tucked away on rooftops, in allotments and behind schools, shops, institutions and cafes, or unlock the private gardens of historic buildings and institutions. Spot some of the rarest plants and wildlife just beyond your doorstep, or experience the best of London’s culture with a programme of activities for all the family.

This year our wonderful community space is taking part.
Saturday 11:00–16:00
Sunday 11:00–15:00

Come and explore our wild space. We will be running some free bushcraft activities.

Saturday activities
12pm – Whittling, make a tent peg, woodland elf or fire stick
2pm – Make a bushcraft guitar or a percussion instrument using natural materials

Sunday activities
12pm – All about nettles
2pm – Make a whistle or bracelet

Tea and coffee will be available for sale. Bring your own picnic and relax in this wonderful community space.

Big Lunch Picnic Saturday 2nd June 12-4pm

Join us for a communal picnic – just bring a rug or chair plus a picnic dish or two to share (salad, sausage rolls, cake etc)

Book your places so that we know how many people are coming. Last entry 3pm.


Latest events and activities

We have now updated all our forthcoming activities and events. Unfortunately we have had to cancel our Natures Playground tomorrow 25/5 but they will start again fortnightly on the 8th June – booking essential.

We also have a half term event Thursday 31st may 12-4pm when we will be open for exploring and have a minibeast hunt on at 2pm. Last entry 3pm.

Dont forget to sign up for our Big Lunch Picnic Saturday 2nd June 12-4pm – bring something to sit on and picnic food to share.

Fun in Nature Saturday 5/5 Den building & volunteering 10.30am -1.00pm

IMG_2940Fun in Nature 5/5 Den building and volunteering 10.30am -1.00pm

Build a communal den at the Wilderness using natural materials. All welcome and drop in anytime but main build will start at 11am. Last entry 12. Bring snacks/picnic.

You can also volunteer and help clear paths and the space ready for our new offgrod outdoor kitchen. There is something for everyone to get involved and no experience necessary.

Big Dig Sat 21st April 11-3pm


Try out community volunteering, meet the team, explore our wild space and help us get it to the next stage.

All ages welcome and you can just visit and play if you like.

Please book

Drop in anytime. Last entry 2.30pm.

Easter outdoor fun – postponed until Thurs 5/4 12-3pm

We certainly aren’t fair weather folk at the Wilderness but because of the amount of rain today and poor forecast for tomorrow we are postponing our planned activities until Thursday 5/4 12-3pm. So if you can join us please rebook.
Hopefully less soggy eggs on Thursday!

Saturday  31st 10.30am-1.30pm Easter outdoor fun – egg hunt, find the bird plus volunteering

Outdoor fun for all the family – a nature based egg hunt and find the bird competition – with some chicks, rabbits and carrots thrown in! There are over 100 hidden around the Wilderness! Can you find them?DZclxASWAAAKb5X

All welcome. Please book via the Whats on Page

Volunteering opportunities as well to help prepare for our shed and polytunnel.