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Outdoor learning

Outdoor learning

We’d love to hear your thoughts on the future plans for the playground at West Ham Park. It’s a great opportunity for you to get involved.

Find out more on our consultation page and have your say by
filling out our quick survey

​Green spaces can be used in many ways as a learning resource​ for schools, further and higher education institutions, individuals and families. 

Wild Schools

The Wild Schools project connects local primary school students with rich outdoor learning experiences in West Ham Park. From physics experiments in the playground and inspiration for poetry in the nature gardens to dynamic maths lessons on the playing fields, West Ham Park offers an engaging setting to enrich all curriculum subjects. In 2016, we taught 3800 primary pupils in the park all from local schools. If you are a teacher in Newham and would like to get involved, please get in touch with the learning project officer: Hamish Burnett

We are also currently recruiting volunteers who are keen to support primary aged outdoor education sessions. Please get in touch if you would like to gain experience working in outdoor learning and teaching at Primary level.

Walking in West Ham Park

​​Enjoy walks through our wild flower meadows

Wild East

The Wild East project connects more local people with West Ham Park. Using conversation, stories, props and activities, local Wild East volunteers help visitors explore and learn more about the hidden and remarkable story of the park and how beneficial it has been for people and wildlife in East London. Our amazing Wild East display tricycles help people to discover nature where they least expect it: right where they are! We hold regular weekday and weekend sessions in West Ham Park. Sessions are free and everyone is welcome to join in. See our events page and Twitter feed for details of upcoming events.

Need help with costs for your visit?

You can apply to the City of London School Visits Fund for a grant of up to £300 to help with costs for visiting selected green spaces. Visit the School Visits Fund website to learn more.

For further information or to make a booking please email Parks Gardens Team or call 020 8472 3584. ​​

​Self guided walks and map

Discover more about West Ham Park's interesting history, wildlife and botanical features with our four trail walks available to download. Please see the park map on the visitor information page for more information.


​​Fun for all the family

​20 things for kids to do in West Ham Park

If you are looking for inspiration over the holiday period for fun, free activities to entertain the children why not check out our "20 things for kids to do in West Ham Park". This challenge of easy, fun things to do outdoors aims to inspire children to use their imagination and re-connect with nature using the flora, fauna and natural features of the park around them – see how many you can achieve! Hard copies available from the Park Office, or email Parks Garden Team.

16 December 2015
Last Modified:
16 September 2019