Countryside Live 2012

posted 24 Oct 2012, 03:16 by WildPlace YourSpace

The Wild Place, Your Space team took part in Countryside Live 2012, a Lee Valley Regional Park Authority event which attracted over 6,000 people to the WaterWorks Nature Reserve in the lower Lee Valley.
This year we engaged 813 children and adults about why wildife needs their help, highlighting simple things people they can do to support wildlife, like making apple bird feeders.  
Visitors made over 800 pledges to save wildlife which were put on display in our wildlife woodland.
Subject : Countryside Live - LondonPicture by Dougy BlanksSubject : Countryside Live - LondonPicture by Dougy Blanks

Lee Valley Summer Wildlife Carnival

posted 23 Jul 2012, 04:09 by WildPlace YourSpace   [ updated 6 Aug 2012, 17:06 by Colin Bowen ]

 Come along to the Lee Valley Summer Wildlife Carnival! The event is free.
The day will bring a festival atmosphere to it, including performances such as live music and dance, family activities, guided tours and community stalls – and of course plenty of nature and wildlife to discover!

It will be held on Saturday, 15th of September at the WaterWorks Nature Reserve and Golf Centre, Lammas Road, off Lea Bridge Road, E10 7NU.
The event will run from 10am to 4pm, with the official launch of the beautiful comm
unity Wildlife Garden at 12pm.

Join in with the carnival which will be a fun-filled, vibrant celebration of nature! Get creative by coming to the event in animal costumes or making your own on the day! Bring a picnic!

You can download the event poster on the link below and find out more about the event here

Really Wild Watch - A Resounding Success!

posted 16 Mar 2012, 09:15 by WildPlace YourSpace   [ updated 14 Jul 2012, 04:57 ]

Over 1,600 peoplejoined us for the Really Wild Watch! events during late March and early April.

Families found out more about the spectacular wildlife on their doorsteps. Activities varied at each site and included short walks to see wildlife in the Lee Valley.

The events took place on:
Thanks to everyone who helped make the events happen

Big Garden Birdwatch 2012 success

posted 2 Feb 2012, 04:09 by WildPlace YourSpace   [ updated 24 Mar 2012, 01:02 ]

Big Garden Birdwatch 2012


Over 100 people joined in the fun at the Big Garden Birdwatch event at Myddelton House Gardens, Enfield, on what turned out to be a beautifully crisp and bright sunny Saturday.

The event kicked off with a spectacular display of 6 buzzards circling above the gardens which fired up seasoned bird enthusiasts and novices alike!

Children made bird hats and apple bird feeders then went on a wildlife trail around the gardens, hanging their feeders on trees and shrubs as they went. Others took their feeders home with them to feed the birds where they live.

Volunteers took groups on guided bird walks throughout the day. On their journey around the gardens visitors were treated to a breathtaking display of snowdrops, crocuses and many other early spring flowers in bloom.
Many kinds of birds were spotted during the event, including: nuthatch, blue tits, gold crest, robins, heron, blackbirds, pheasant and more.  Surveys collected on the day will be added to the Big Garden Birdwatch website at

Countryside Live Weekend 24th - 25th September 2011

posted 10 Sept 2011, 03:52 by WildPlace YourSpace   [ updated 24 Mar 2012, 01:15 ]

YouTube Video

The Countryside comes to town!

The weekend was packed with wildlife and countryside activities.

The event had something for all ages and all interests.

The activity packed arena programme included: 
- the Sheep Show
- birds of prey
- sheepdog displays 
- mini beast hunting
- traditional crafts
- wildlife information, organisations and exhibitors
- natural crafts and children's activities.
The 2012 event will take place in September 2012 at the WaterWorks Nature Reserve off Lea Bride Road, Leyton, London E10.

Check the events calendar here for details.

Summer Wildlife Spectacular Saturday 27th August 10am - 4pm at the Waterworks Nature Reseve

posted 16 Aug 2011, 08:27 by WildPlace YourSpace   [ updated 10 Sept 2011, 03:52 ]

Join in the fun at the Summer Wildlife Spectacular. Bring your family, a picnic and enjoy some of the many activities including:

Live music

Bird discover walks

Face painting

Pond creature challenge

Seed sowing sessions

Wild herb walks

Bee keeping

Herbal tea making

Picnic areas

Plus the chance to join Bertie the Bee for a tour around our new wildlife garden!

This event will be taking place at the Waterworks Nature Reserve just off lea bridge road in Leyton E10, please see the attached flyer for address details and how to get there.

We will also have free music and entertainment for all the family to enjoy.

We look forward to seeing you at the event.

Best Regards

The Wild place Your Space Team

Wildlife Garden Meeting Saturday 16th July 2011 at 1pm

posted 14 Jul 2011, 05:02 by WildPlace YourSpace   [ updated 14 Jul 2011, 05:37 ]

If you would like to get involved with the wildlife garden come along to the Waterworks Nature Reserve Vistor Centre on Saturday 16th July 1pm - 3pm. 
You will need to download and print out a Wild Place, Your Space volunteer registration form and equal opportunities form and bring this along with you on the day. There will also be printed copies avaiable if you can't print these out.
To find out more please download a wildlife garden assistant role description or contact Chris Cavalier on 0208 5250547 or

Join us at Wild Watch at the Dock

posted 11 May 2011, 04:21 by WildPlace YourSpace   [ updated 31 May 2011, 12:42 ]

Wild Watch at the Dock!


10am to 4pm, Monday 30th May - Sunday 5th June 2011


The whole family are invited to a week of free, fun packed wildlife themed events and activities at the Lee Valley Park's green oasis East India Dock Basin E14 9QS.


  • Get a chance to see the world's fastest living predator
  • Go wild on our wildlife trails and our wildlife watch points
  • Explore this stunning wildlife haven, directly opposite London's O2 arena
  • Get involved community activities
  • Find out how you can help wildlife in your area
  • Get creative in the craft tent with an opportunity to write poems, make bird hats and contribute to a giant piece of artwork made out of recycled materials.
  • And lots more!

The RSPB and East London Birders Forum will be on hand to show you many of the local bird life, including a chance to see peregrine falcons.


Other activities:

  • Free guided tours around East India Dock Basin and Bow Creek Ecology Park on Wednesday 1st June from 10am to 12pm
  • Making apple bird feeders, Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th June
  • Over the weekend, Thames 21 will also be on hand to show you the wildlife in and around the East India Dock Basin.

How to get there

The nearest station is East India DLR. From here the Basin is a 5 minute walk. Leave the station by the south exit. With the shop Budgens in front of you walk straight ahead to the river front and turn left, you will see the site entrance and marquees ahead of you. Alternatively you can enter from the Leamouth roundabout or Orchard Place, where limited free parking is available.


Nearest Train Stations

EastIndia DLR, 5 minute walk
Blackwall DLR, 10 minute walk
Canning Town DLR, 10 minute walk


Bus: 227


Map link

Click here to see a location map


Contact us

For more information please contact the Wild Place, Your Space Team on 07540 121466


Tuesday 2nd Decemeber 2010 - Community Event - Tell us what you think about the Waterworks Wildlife Garden

posted 10 Nov 2010, 01:46 by WildPlace YourSpace   [ updated 24 Nov 2010, 06:18 ]

We would like to consult local communities about a new wildlife garden at the Waterworks Nature Reserve in Leyton.

    Join us for the morning and find out more about our new wildlife garden and share your views and experiences on how we can best engage and involve people visiting the wildlife garden.


    Tell us about


    ·         what  types of information should be included in the Wildlife Garden

    ·         what activities would encourage people from your community to get involved

    ·         suggest ways of inspiring people to come back to the wildlife garden
    ·         Get the chance to name areas of the Wildlife Garden
    • Refreshments will be provided
    • Your views count, so don't miss out! 
    • Find out what is happening in your local Lee Valley Park site
    If you would like to get involved with this consultation please contact or telephone 020 8525 0547 to book your space

    International Men's Day - promoting the health and well being of men

    posted 5 Nov 2010, 02:50 by WildPlace YourSpace   [ updated 5 Nov 2010, 03:17 ]

    Join Wild Place, Your Space and City and Hackney Carers for a free event promoting the health and well being of men in London.  
    • Discover free events and activities in the Lee Valley Regional Park
    • Find out more about fun, healthy activities to get involved with near you. 
    • Lunch and refreshments will be provided
    To book your place, contact City and Hackney Carers on 0207 923 8750
    Details of the event are below or download the attachment for more info
    International Men's Day
    Friday 19th November 2010 10:00am - 5:00pm
    City and Hackney Carers Centre
    96 - 102 Springfield House
    5 Tyssen Street (off Dalston Lane)
    E8 2LZ 
    The nearest train station is Dalston Junction
    Buses 56, 38, 30, 149, 277, 67, 76, 242, 243

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