Wild Lewisham: Family adventures this summer!

Hither Green has wonderful green spaces with rivers, hills, trees and meadows- but many children can’t tell an oak tree from a birch, crucially few children spend as much time outdoors as their parents did as children.

Go out and explore this summer-There is easy river wading  in Manor Park, spend a Sunday discovering the underground Ice House in Manor House Gardens and tumbling down the slopes at Mountsfield Park is a local rite of passage.

This summer the Rivers and People project, together with the award winning Creekside Trust are running a series of child/ family events in other Lewisham green spaces.

FREE Outdoor Story-telling

Date: 8 July
Time: 6.45pm
Location: Ladywell Fields (South)

A storyteller and musician gather to tell tales woven from sightings of the species and creatures of Lewisham*.

Performances will last 1 hour and follow the river through the park – please dress for weather, walking and water.


pond_dipping_wildlifeFREE River Dipping in Ladywell Fields

Date:  Sunday 5 July
Time: 11am-1pm & 2-4pm
Location: Ladywell Fields (North, by the Café)

Join Nick and Brenna on Sunday at Ladywell Fields to explore the river and it’s diverse wildlife. You are welcome to bring along your own wellies or use the waders provided.

Suitable for all ages. Booking not required.


Wild Wednesdays: Family Adventures in July & August









Activities at Creekside:

  • Bug Catching & Creative Crafts, Ages 3-10
  • Orienteering (2 sessions), Ages 8-12
  • Geeks in the Creek, Ages 9-14
  • Den Building & Bread Baking (2 sessions), Ages 6-14
  • Mudlarking (ages 8+))
  • Crab Catching, Ages 5-14


  • Drama workshops – improvisations and storytelling with an environmental theme (for ages 5+)
  • Summer scheme – a week long programme of messing about by the river (for ages 8+)

Den Building & Geeks in the Creek – £7pp, £25 for a family of four
Orienteering, Bug Hunting & Crab Catching – £5pp, £18 for a family of four

To Book:  Click here 

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