This City is Wild!

Greenwich Peninsula Ecology Park

25th July 2019 : 12 noon to 9:30pm

Part of the Mayor of London's National Park City Festival, this free, fun, family wildlife event celebrates all things wild in London. Activities include "The Bees Knees" with TCV's Tony Day; "Awesome Amphibians" with Froglife; beginners' wildlife photography sessions for families and adults with Iain Green; wildlife quiz trails and a night walk.

Free drop-in activities include:

  • 12 noon to 1pm – ‘The Bees Knees’ with Tony Day.  (Who will be dressed as a giant bee?)
  • 1pm to 2pm and 3pm to 4pm – family wildlife photography with Iain Green
  • 2pm to 3pm – ‘Awesome Amphibians’ with Emily from Froglife. (Who will be chosen to become the toad?)
  • 6:30pm to 7:30pm – wildlife photography session with Iain Green, for adults and young people (aged 16 and above)
  • 8:30pm to 9:30pm – guided Night Walk including bat detecting and insect light traps.

No experience is necessary for the photography – bring a camera, user your phone camera or borrow a camera from us.

The park will be open to the public from 10am to 9:30pm.  Fun quiz trails will be available from 10am to 5pm.

All under 10s must be accompanied by an adult.

Night walk is suitable for adults and accompanied children over 8 years of age.

Tea, coffee and cakes will be available to buy from our Friends stall.


Dress appropriately for the weather - most activities will be outside in good weather. We have indoor space if it's raining and can still go ahead with all of the activities apart from the insect light traps and bat detecting.

The site has a Visitor Centre and toilets, including accessible toilet with baby changing facilities.

Greenwich Peninsula Ecology Park

Good, level access across the site with wide, wooden boardwalks and accessible bird hides. Activities also accessible. Disabled toilet and baby changing facility. Wheelchair available to borrow. Disabled parking space at end of John Harrison Way. Ring 020 8293 1904 for any special parking arrangements needed.

We strongly advise you use public transport. We have great public transport access: North Greenwich tube; buses 108, 129, 132, 161, 188, 422, 472, 486 to Millennium Village Oval Square, John Harrison Way or Millennium Way stops; by bicycle or on foot along the Thames Path between the O2 and the Thames Barrier, with places to lock bikes. Free parking for 2 hours on John Harrison Way, Pear Tree Way and West Parkside but spaces are VERY limited.

Event Contact

For more information or if you have a query about this event please call 0208 293 1904 or email Joanne Smith or Tony Day

Events key:

  • Dog friendly
  • Disabled access
  • Parking available
  • Taking place outdoors
  • Tickets required
  • Educational & creative
  • Events for grown-ups
  • Child friendly
  • Healthy & active
  • A Community event
  • A Volunteering event
  • Event facilities
  • Entrance fee or Event cost
  • Meeting place