East Ham Nature Reserve

East Ham Nature Reserve is a great place to discover more about nature. It is home to lots of different wildlife including birds, insects and slowworms. There are really interesting plants here too – including trees that are over 100 years old.

The site is an important part of local history as it’s a churchyard which is one of the largest in London and includes St Mary Magdalene Church built in the year 1137.

Open every day, East Ham Nature Reserve can be explored by everyone!

Outdoor Classroom:

East Ham Nature Reserve is a wonderful learning environment for school visits, with a fully equipped visitor centre, fantastic outdoor learning areas and a great team of experienced field teachers we provide a range of curriculum based workshops and exploration opportunities! For more information and to book a visit please contact the site coordinator Anna Yusuf – anna.yusuf@activeNewham.org.uk

Newham Schools Growing Network – once a term activeNewham invite local schools to bring their eco warrior clubs along to a free seasonal network event. To join the network please contact anna.yusuf@activeNewham.org.uk

School Holiday Activities:

Through the support of London City Airport every school holiday activeNewham provide FREE activities and events that enable families and individuals to unwind, play and explore.

We can also bring the Nature Reserve to you through our GoWild! Programme

Newham Green Gym at East Ham Nature Reserve:

If you would like to get involved in looking after East Ham Nature Reserve, then join our regular group of conservation volunteers who get hands on with all elements of the site from clearing ivy to maintaining pathways – the volunteers meet every Wednesday from 10am-1pm and the last Saturday of each month from 10am-1pm. If you would like to join in then just turn up to a session wearing suitable outdoor clothing!

Corporate Volunteering:

East Ham Nature Reserve is a fantastic venue for your work’s team building corporate volunteering opportunities.

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Hall hire:

East Ham Nature Reserve has an impressive visitor centre with large classroom/hall space that is a fantastic venue for meetings, workshops, parties and other events. If you are interested in hiring the space for a one off occasion or a regular booking then please contact us on 0300 124 0123

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