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 Brent northwest London. It has 5.5 hectares of woodland, two ponds, a meadow and stream, indoor educational and meeting spaces and a car park.

There’s lots on offer for people of all ages to learn and enjoy being in nature:
Outdoor learning – curriculum linked and experiential facilitated sessions
Holiday activities – keep an eye on our fun activities during school breaks
Community volunteering – regular and fun conservation events
Venue hire – beautiful outdoor event space and fully equipped meeting rooms

To find out more call us on 07711 701 694 or email welshharpcentre@thames21.org.uk.

Outdoor Learning

Our programme provides inspirational, year round, learning outside the classroom experiences for Early Years Foundation Stage – Key Stage 2 ages. Children can discover nature across the seasons, develop new skills, and build confidence through discovery of the natural world.

Download our brochure and choose from a range of fun and engaging sessions. 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:
*Times are flexible

Facilitated sessions:

Half day session for up to 30 participants
10am to 12 noon or 12.30pm to 2.30pm

Full day session for up to 30 participants
10am to 2.30pm

Self-directed learning:
Half day £60 or full day £120

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

To book, email welshharpcentre@thames21.org.uk or call 07711 701 694.

Community Volunteering

The varied habitats at the Centre are home to an exciting array of wildlife such as birds of prey, 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.

If you fancy taking part in our monthly Friends group we would love to see you there. You don’t have to attend every month, and we provide all the equipment, boots, tea and biscuits you’ll need to carry out the tasks. We also have weekly opportunities for gardening tasks on Tuesday afternoons.

To find out more email welshharpcentre@thames21.org.uk or call 07711 701 694. Also see our events calendar for our next Friends event or the Jobs & Volunteer page to apply for the Tuesday gardening group.

Venue Hire

If you’re looking for meeting rooms or outdoor event space please get in touch. We can also facilitate team building activities rounding your day off by the campfire.

Indoor facilities include two meeting rooms, with capacity for 40 people seated in conference style or 25 seated at tables, with projector, WiFi and kitchenette.


Outdoor facilities include parking, and access to peaceful woodland which is perfect for events, parties or team away days.

To request prices and discuss a booking please contact us on welshharpcentre@thames21.org.uk or call 07711 701 694.