Welsh Harp Environmental Education Centre

Birchen Grove, London, NW9 8RY  welshharpcentre@thames21.org.uk.

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The Welsh Harp Environmental Education Centre is a charming wildlife haven in northwest London for people of all ages to learn and enjoy nature. The centre, in Brent, has 5.5 hectares of woodland, two ponds, a meadow and stream, indoor educational and meeting spaces and a car park.

We offer curriculum linked Outdoor Learning opportunities, Community Volunteering opportunities and Venue Hire.

To find out more contact us via email at welshharpcentre@thames21.org.uk or call 07734 871 728.

Outdoor Learning:

Our programme provides inspirational, year round, learning outside the classroom experiences. Children can discover nature across the seasons, develop new skills, and build confidence through discovery of the natural world.

Our fun and varied curriculum linked programme for Early Years Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 is available here. This includes our new Stone Age Survivors session!

If you don’t see the topic you’re interested in then please let us know as we are always happy to try and facilitate new sessions.

Session costs and times for school term bookings:

Half Day, £100 for up to 30 participants: 10am to 12 noon / 12.30pm to 2.30pm
Full Day, £190 for up to 30 participants: 10am to 2.30pm, £190 per class

Self-directed learning: half-day £60, full-day £120.

Session times are flexible and here’s some useful information  before you visit.

To book, email welshharpcentre@thames21.org.uk or call 07734 871728.

 Summer holiday activities.

You can also book now for a fun summer holiday session. Activities include Pond Dipping and Woodland Survival.

Our sessions take place on August 2, 9, 16 and 23.

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Pre-Visit Guidelines and Instructions

To help plan your visit and make the most of your time at the centre, we ask teaches and group leaders to review and understand our pre-visit briefing document which details directions, safety instructions, and responsibilities and expectations for your booking.

Community Volunteering:

The varied habitats at the Centre are home to an exciting array of wildlife such as birds of prey, an abundance of wildflowers, and many interesting butterflies. We are delighted that a group of local volunteers have joined us and are helping to protect and enhance this wonderful site.










The Friends of WHEEC meet every month to carry out a range of activities that help to ensure these habitats are managed for the benefit of wildlife. This also ensures that the Centre is kept safe for visitors, and provides engaging spaces for outdoor learning.

If you fancy taking part in this we would love to see there. You don’t have to attend every month, and we provide all the equipment, tea and biscuits you’ll need to carry out the tasks. We normally meet on the third Sunday of every month. Visit our  events calendar for full details, or to find out more email welshharpcentre@thames21.org.uk or call 07734 871 728.

Venue Hire:

The centre is available for hire at £35 per hour + VAT, minimum booking is for 4 hours.

It has the following facilities:



  • Two meeting rooms. Capacity for 40 people seated in conference style or 25 seated at tables.
  • Projector
  • WiFi
  • Kitchenette
  • Parking

To book please download and complete the booking form and return it to welshharpcentre@thames21.org.uk or to discuss your booking call 07734 871 728.