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 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/wild-cat-wilderness-37391842433

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 wcw@rgtb.org.uk. Sorry we can’t offer refunds for this fundraiser. Thanks

Please note activities are subject to change.

To book go to our Eventbrite page https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/wild-cat-wilderness-37391842433

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.

Art in nature and open day Sunday 9th October 12-4

Art in nature and open day

Sunday 9th October 12-4. 

As part of the wonderful Catford Arts Trail we are exhibiting pictures inspired by nature drawn by the outdoor art group who meet every Friday morning at the Wild Cat Wilderness. Also an opportunity for anyone to explore our large community green wild space. It’s like a piece bog the countryside hidden in Catford. See the food garden, visit the bees, climb a tree or the tree house or just be outdoors and see what birds and other wildlife you can spot. 

You can just turn up but let us know you are coming by booking your free tickets using the drop down menu. Thanks 

Wild and Free – summer at the Wild Cat Wilderness

Wild and Free – summer at the Wild Cat Wilderness

Book now for our activities – nature club, wildlife activities, leaf printing, campfire cooking, whittling, natural creative activities, all about bees, butterflies, stick day, fruit picking, bushcraft, whittling and woodcraft, charcoal making.

Some activities are more suitable for slightly older children and adults so please check the suggested ages.

Morning and afternoon sessions available for some sessions. Book via the What’s On page of the website https://wildcatwilderness.org/whats-on/ and choose the number of places for both adults and children in the drop down box. All activities free unless otherwise stated but donations towards our charity really welcome. Some events have limited places and please be aware of last entry times.

Wear suitable outdoor clothing and bring water/drinks plus feel free to bring a packed lunch/ picnic. Please take all rubbish home, as we don’t have a bin.

Entrance – gate next to no 53 River View Park, Catford SE6 4PL. Just off Catford Hill, Exbury Road. On street parking and 10 mins walk from Catford Bridge.

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Summer fruit tree pruning workshop

Sunday 26th June 10-12 – please arrive by 9.45 so we can start on time. No late entry.

Repeats on Wednesday 6th July 4-6pm – please arrive by 3.45 so we can start on time. No later entry.

Join Caroline and to learn how to prune stone fruit trees (plums, cherries).

This is a hands on session and you will be helping to prune the wonderful plum trees at the Wild Cat Wilderness. You will be guided in how to identify what to cut, save and train in the summer months.

Nature club Jubilee activities

Nature club Jubilee activities
Book now for our half term adventures – make a wooden medal or disc necklace and make a nature crown ready for the jubilee celebrations. For both events there are morning and afternoon sessions with plenty of time to explore and play. Please note the last entry times.

Book here All children should be accompanied by an adult with up to x5 children per adult. Bring a packed lunch/ snacks and drinks and a phone to ring for entry. Dress for the outdoors and the sessions will take place even if it rains as we will use the outdoor classroom. As places are limited if you book and then can’t come please let us know well in advance by emailing wcw@rgtb.org.uk If you book and then don’t turn up or let us know then you wont be allowed to book for future events. 

New outdoor art group

Starting this Friday (20th May) all you budding artists can join us on a Friday morning at our amazing Community Greenspace for some outdoor creativity with the Rushey Green Timebank. The Wild Cat Wildetness is full of inspiration, with an abundance of wild flowers, plants, trees and wildlife plus an orchard, dye garden, food growing garden and some sculptures. 

We can provide you with art materials such as charcoal, pencils, water colours and paper or you can bring your own sketchpad. We’ll be drawing and painting in the Orchard, close to our outdoor classroom that can provide shelter in case of bad weather.

Bring a thermos, cold drinks or water and maybe lunch or a snack, and spend a few hours studying mother nature. The informal sessions will be run by Louise Cain, (an artist who has worked with us for years and more recently did the Wild Wonder Wall with us), will set a project each week, or you can bring your own work and ideas.

The weekly Friday morning sessions start on the 20th of May at 10.30-13.00

Book via the whats on page to reserve your space/s. 

Or for more info email bettina@lewishamlocal.com