The friendly huskies look gorgeous but they're also working animals, so younger children can experience the excitement of a free husky sleigh ride (age eight and under, although weight restrictions apply). You can also have your photo taken with one of these cuddly dogs as a special seasonal souvenir. The huskies will be here from 10.00-16.00 (with a short break) on both days.
Our cosy Santa’s Grotto is a log cabin set among firs and pine trees. You’ll find Father Christmas here throughout the weekend (10.00-12.30, 13.00-16.00). Merlin the magician will be on hand to help Father Christmas keep the children entertained.
There will be plenty of festive family fun throughout the weekend. Join in our Christmas arts and crafts sessions or help our entertainers with their weird and wonderful activities that will amaze and astonish you.
Enjoy a wintery stroll around the scenic walkways set amongst the lakes, meadows and ponds of this 105 acre wildlife oasis. See the frost glistening on the trees and watch the ducks foraging for their own version of Christmas dinner. You can enjoy your own Christmas lunch in our Water’s Edge Café or relax over a coffee and mince pie.
In our shop there's enough choice for you to fill everyone's Christmas stocking this year, with classic confectionery and plenty of wildlife themed gifts. Tempt your taste buds throughout the weekend with special Christmas tastings of wonderfully old-fashioned sweets and chocolates. Gifts from London Wetland Centre's shop won't just delight whoever is unwrapping them on Christmas day: when you shop here you're also contributing towards WWT’s vital conservation work in the UK and around the world.
We'll also be hosting a wine tasting throughout the weekend, and if you come on Saturday you will meet Fullers' splendid shire horses, Griffin and Pride.
Please note, there is a £5.00 charge per child to visit Father Christmas which includes a goody bag, and there’s also a small charge for the husky photo. Husky sleigh rides are free with admission. Santa and the huskies are very popular so you may have to queue.
We wish you all a very merry Christmas.
London Wetland Centre WWT
Queen Elizabeth's Walk
London SW13 9WT
020 8409 4400
Hammersmith, then take the 283, our specially branded Duck Bus from stand C, which will bring you directly into the centre.
8-9 December 2012
£5.00 per child to visit Father Christmas (which includes a goody bag), there's also a small charge for a husky photograph.