Events and activities

From Bushcraft to wild art, to animal handling and swamp crossing, Suntrap is out and about (on tour) bringing you activities to transform your Summer! 

Activities listed are free for children and young people who live or go to school in the borough of Waltham Forest.

  • Bushcraft

    Mon 19 - Tues 20 Aug 2019
    Epping Forest
    (12-14 year olds)

    Learn how to light fires, discover wild foods, make food by camp fire and build you very own shelter. 

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  • Wild about art!

    Wed 21 - Thurs 22 Aug 2019
    Epping Forest
    (12 - 16 year olds)

    Wild about art continues across more dates! Come and experience photographic sun printing.

    Collage credit: Gayle Gerson
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  • Introduction to wood carving

    Fri 16 Aug 2019
    Epping Forest
    (12 - 16 year olds)

    A free beginner’s course in carving. Spend the day with us around the camp fire and learn how to carve using green wood.

     

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  • I'm at Suntrap, get me out of here!

    Fri 23 Aug 2019
    Epping Forest
    (12 - 14 year olds)

    There's no challenge like a Suntrap challenge. Our free mystery package is full of fun, outdoor challenges to test resilience, team work and bravery! Tower building, swamp crossing and animal handling...do you dare?

     

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  • A Beastly Street Party

    Sun 25 Aug 2019
    Smithfield Market, EC1A 9PS

    Join Suntrap for a free, family-friendly outdoor extravaganza programmed by the Museum of London. Taking place in and around Smithfield Market, the animals of London are in charge of the craziest party in town. 

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  • William Morris Gallery Family Day

    Sun 31 Aug 2019
    Lloyd Park, Walthamstow

    Come along to the William Morris Gallery where we'll be running a hands-on workshop to inspire all ages to produce their own piece of art.

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  • Buxton Festival

    Fri 13 Sept 2019, 3pm - 7pm
    Cann Hall Road, E11 3NN

    Meet the Suntrap animals in the Animal Zone at the annual Buxton Festival.

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  • Swarm Exhibition

    Sat 21 Sept 2019, 10am - 12:30pm
    Vestry House Museum, E17 9NH

    We'll be running a family workshop at the free Bee exhibition featuring painting, printmaking, textiles, sculpture and installation. Try on beekeeping suits and learn about beekeeping. Plus Garden trails and local honey on sale. Could this BEE any more delightful?

     

    Swarm Exhibiton
  • Walthamstow Library Tour

    Mon 2 Sept - Sat 19 Oct 2019
    Walthamstow Library, E17 7JN

    An exhibition full of stories about discovering the natural heritage of Epping Forest. Fun quizzes for under and over 5's and more. Plus Natural Heritage workshop for adults on opening day and Meet the Animals family closing event.

     

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  • Hale End Library Tour

    Mon 28 Oct - Sat 21 Dec 2019
    Hale End library, E4 9QD

    An exhibition full of stories about discovering the natural heritage of Epping Forest. Fun quizzes for under and over 5's and more. Plus Natural Heritage workshop for adults on opening day and Meet the Animals family closing event.

     

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  • Chingford Library Tour

    Mon 6 Jan - Sat 15 Feb 2020
    Chingford Library, E4 7EN

    An exhibition full of stories about discovering the natural heritage of Epping Forest. Fun quizzes for under and over 5's and more. Plus Natural Heritage workshop for adults on opening day and Meet the Animals family closing event.

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  • Bringing nature nearer art exhibition

    13 Feb 2020 - end March 2020
    The Mill, E17 7HA 

    Open to local artists - professional and amateur - covering all art mediums. Exhibit your works inspired by experiences of Epping Forest or memories of Suntrap Forest Centre. An exhibition aimed at inspiring visitors to get to know beautiful Epping Forest. Save the date! More details to come. 

    Art works at The Mill
  • Art Session at The Mill

    Thurs 20 Feb 2pm - 4:30pm
    The Mill, E17 7HA 

    Team Suntrap will be bringing the animals to The Mill for a free art session for children and young people. Save the date! More information to come. 

    Meet the animals
  • Leytonstone Library Tour

    Mon 24 Feb - Sat 4 April 2020
    Leytonstone Library, E11 1HG

    An exhibition full of stories about discovering the natural heritage of Epping Forest. Fun quizzes for under and over 5's and more. Plus Natural Heritage workshop for adults on opening day and Meet the Animals family closing event.

     

     

    Library info