News

The Suntrap team is now on tour from July 2019 - April 2020 as our much loved building will be closed for major refurbishment work, funded by the London Borough of Waltham Forest.  

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  • William Morris Gallery Family Open Day

    Saturday 31 August 2019

    The Suntrap animals were introduced to the many visitors who came to this fun event.  Chance to learn an important life lesson in facing your fears! 

    Suntrap animals on tour
  • Smithfield Street Party

    A Beastly Advenutre

    The team ran a stall at this great event.  9000 people came along which gave us a great opportunity to bring nature nearer to them!  Our first visitor was a friendly City of London policeman.  

    Suntrap animals on tour
  • Clearing the site!

    August 2019 update

    Our decrepit green hut, garage and animals sheds are all now gone!  Looks so different without them. We're glad our Artist in Residence, Emma Bond captured them on canvas before they were pulled down!   

     

    Keep updated on exhibition news
  • Free workshops for all schools in Waltham Forest!

    Autumn 2019 - Spring 2020

    Through Great Places:Creative Connection Scheme funding Suntrap is running free workshops on our local heritage and natural environment for Waltham Forest schools.   

     

     

    Book your free space!
  • Waltham Forest Library Roadshow

    September 2019 onwards

    In Waltham Forest we're on a Library Tour with an inspirational exhibition and the chance to meet the Suntrap animals and learn more about our local heritage.

     

    Library Roadshow
  • Open Day

    Saturday 29 June 2019

    It was wonderful to see so many visitors at our Open Day on Saturday 29 June. Our Facebook page has more photos from the event, please leave a post with your own reminisces of Suntrap.

     

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  • Wow! £4.1 million to be invested in Suntrap Centre!

    Waltham Forest Council has made a £4.1 million investment in Suntrap to upgrade and improve the facilities on offer to families and young people. 

    Get the full story here.

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  • The Garden Classroom

    Making new friends!

    One of our new partners is The Garden Classroom, a charity and social enterprise that provides environmental programmes for Islington and Hackney schools.  

    Our school offer