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WWT Night Safaris

About

When night falls and all the visitors have gone, WWT London Wetland Centre becomes a truly magical place.

Experience the wild and wonderful side of our centre. We will take you on an exciting adventure, exploring the centre with all our senses, pond-dipping at twilight, listening to wildlife and looking for bats and other nocturnal animals. If it’s a clear night we’ll even show you how to recognise stars in the night sky.And we’ll finish the evening with stories around a roaring campfire toasting marshmallows.

Suitable for children age 7+

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Ticket£30.00 per child

Children must be accompanied by one adult. Price includes admission to the Centre for the event only. Booking essential.

In order to control numbers, strictly one adult per family.

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

By car

The centre is located just off the main A306. Once in Barnes you can follow the brown tourist signs to the centre. The centre is situated outside the London Congestion Charging Zone. From 25th October 2021 the centre will be inside the ULEZ Charging Zone.

 

There is free parking for visitors to our wetland centre, please input your car registration details at admissions. We now have 4 public electric vehicle (EV) chargepoints in place, available to visitors at a charge of 25p/kWH, to cover electricity costs. These chargepoints are on the Podpoint Network and appear on the Podpoint and Zapmap chargepoint maps so you can double check they are available and working before coming to the site. If you haven't already, save time by downloading the Podpoint app before your visit.

 

By coach

The centre has parking for nine large coaches. Parking is free for coaches bringing visitors to the centre, but places must be booked in advance.

Public Transport Directions

By bike

The London Wetland Centre is situated on Sustrans Cycle Route 4, which includes access from the River Thames towpath. Cycling makes for an environmentally friendly and pleasant way to arrive at the centre and in addition to standard cycle racks there are eighteen secure bike cages (we strongly recommend that you bring a D lock to secure your bike). 

 

Santander is a cycle hire scheme in operation across London. The nearest bikes can be found at the Putney Pier Station – a mile’s walk along the river to the centre.

 

On foot

The centre is easily accessible from the River Thames towpath, situated on the south bank between Hammersmith Bridge and Putney Bridge (about 25 minutes’ walk from either location).

 

By bus

Buses 33, 419 and 209 stop nearby (alight at the Red Lion stop, approximately 100 metres walk from the wetland centre).The 485 bus from Hammersmith comes directly into the Centre. Please note that this is not a frequent service (twice an hour with no service on Sundays or Bank Holidays).

 

*In light of the Hammersmith Bridge closure, a new route, 533, has been created running between Hammersmith Bus Station and Barnes Pond via Chiswick Bridge. Alight at Nassau Road, approximately a 20 minute walk from the centre.

 

By rail

From Barnes station it is a 15 minute walk to the centre (or 5 minutes by bus). You can also alight at Barnes Bridge station which is a 15 minute walk to the centre through Barnes village (or catch the 209 bus).

 

*Please note the walk from Barnes station involves a crossroads without a pedestrian crossing. For visitors with mobility issues or young children it be more suitable to take a slightly longer route either through Barnes village or across the commons, to avoid this crossing. For any further guidance, get in touch.

 

By tube

Hammersmith tube (on the Piccadilly and District & Circle Lines) is the nearest tube station. From here it is a bus ride (routes 209/533) to the Red Lion pub, approximately 150 metres from the Centre.

 

By air

Heathrow Airport is approximately one hour from the London Wetland Centre by car or public transport (Piccadilly Line from Heathrow Airport to Hammersmith, then buses as above).

Night Safaris

Type:Guided Walk

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

Tel: 020 8409 4400

Opening Times

Season (5 Aug 2022 - 26 Aug 2022)
DayTimes
Friday19:00 - 22:00

* Duration: 3 hours

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