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Breeze through busy London to an oasis of wildlife splendour and discover the magic of our wetlands this autumn with Quentin Blake's illustrations as your guide.

Quentin says "Visitors will be walking with me, and I like to think of myself walking with them. I shan't mind if I get my feet wet."

Pick up one of our Drawn to Water illustrated trails and explore our seasonal natural highlights, from quiet spots with breathtaking views to close up wildlife encounters.

Spend time with friends and family and engage your senses as you experience uplifting autumnal colours, the crunch of leaves underfoot and the sounds of migrating birds.

Unlock your creativity and explore wetland nature through our range of art and illustration activities for all ages and abilities, inspired by Quentin Blake's wonderfully distinctive drawings. And if, like Quentin, you're inspired by wetlands, why not enter our national art competition to win a unique print, launching in September.

Capture the memories of your autumn wetland adventures with a visit to our shop to discover beautiful Quentin Blake books, mugs and prints to take home.

Activities

Drawn to Water Trail – from 11 September, collect your FREE NEW illustrated trail map complete with Quentin Blake's drawings and see our wetlands in a whole new light.
Artist of the year exhibition – 1 to 31 October- featuring shortlisted entries to our exciting competition!
NEW! We are excited to launch our series of adult workshops: Charcoal Making - 16 September and Water Colours – 14 October
Arts Hub - a creative space to draw and display your own artwork
Nature's Patterns and Wetland Colours wheel – perfect for families, these free activity trails will keep everyone entertained and connected to nature
Eek!Week - A fantastic, fun wildlife learning eek!sperience for all the family –An interactive trail from 21 to 29 October, including potion making and nature art workshops

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Map & Directions

Drawn to Water: Autumn

Type:Arts & Crafts Event

WWT London Wetland Centre, Queen Elizabeth Walk, Barnes, London, SW13 9WT

Tel: 020 8409 4400

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