A visit to the wetlands is an exciting opportunity to get up close with nature and enjoy tranquility. The London Wetland Centre is great place for locals and people visiting the city who may be looking for some outdoor adventure. Here are some of the top things to do when visiting the centre that serves as a haven for wildlife and visitors seeking to spend time with nature.
Go for a walk in the gardens or by the lakes
Stroll around the gardens or head to the ponds and lakes. Use the time to take a break from your everyday routines. Soak up some sunshine, breathe the fresh air, and relax in the midst of the natural scenery around you.
Catch a glimpse of the wildlife
Spend time admiring the wildlife in the area. Catch a glimpse of butterflies, dragonflies, and a wide array of birds and animals as you explore your surroundings. You may even stumble upon some beautiful ducks waddling along or wading through the ponds.
Take nature photos
Practice your nature and wildlife photography skills by taking photos of the plants and animals around you. Capture images of birds, frogs, kingfishers, water voles, and more. Find the perfect spot to hide and wait for more sightings of some of the nature reserve’s amazing residents.
Experience bird watching
The Headley Hide is one of the six wildlife watching hides best suited for beginner bird watchers. You can make the most of your visit by giving bird watching a try. More than 200 bird species have been sighted in the area over the years. If you are lucky, you might even see some of the most beautiful birds that can be found in the area.
Spend a relaxing time at the café
Take a brief rest from your explorations and treat yourself to a relaxing meal or snack at the café. Enjoy a cup of coffee or tea while soaking in the sights and sounds around you. Spend a quiet time alone or chat with friends or people you meet while exploring.
If you are visiting with children, you may also want to encourage your kids to visit the outdoor adventure play area. The playground boats of climbing walls and other outdoor play facilities where children can have fun doing some of the interactive games. They can also visit the indoor Discovery Centre to learn more about the world’s wetlands. Or they can go exploring at the Pond Zone to discover what species live in the pool.