London Wetland Centre, Barnes
An urban oasis for wildlife, with wading birds, ducks and otters, the London Wetland Centre is a lovely place to go, with or without kids. Tucked away in Queen Elizabeth’s Walk, Barnes, London SW13 9WT, the centre is open seven days a week, 364 days a year (not Christmas Day).
Winter opening: 1 November until February 28, opening times 9.30 am to 4.30 pm (last admission 3.30pm).
Summer opening: 1 March until October 31, opening times 9.30am to 5.30pm (last admission 4.30pm).
Find out about WWT’s conservation work and the birds they are helping to save from extinction. Walks and talks on wild animals, plants and birds, hands on activities for kids, especially during school holidays. Enjoy the lakes, ponds and gardens, café and play areas. NB There’s a 10 % saving on tickets if you book online.