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Weekends by the River
I love to wander by the stream That dances in the sun; So joyously it calls to me:
Come join my happy song"
You too cab be like The Happy Wanderer of this much loved children's nursery rhyme if you go to the Wandle Valley Festival this June. With wildlife, arts & crafts, heritage, leisure, and sporting activities, there will be plenty to do along the River Wandle.
Get Outdoors 2nd & 9th June, 11.30am-12pm & 1.30pm-2.30pm, Morden Hall Park
Take a guided tour of Morden Hall Park. Learn about its industrial history at the old Snuff Milli and find out about the future environmental plans of their Archimedes Screw turbine.
Wandle Walks 2nd June, 9.30am-5pm,
Enjoy the scenery and get some gentle exercise as you walk the length of the Wandle (11.4 miles). On your journey, you can stop for lunch at the Rose Garden in Morden Hall Park or have a picnic on the grass. Groups will gather at both Wandsworth Town Station and Wandle Park Tram Stop in Croydon at 9.30am.
Arts & Craft
Hidden Heritage: Mrs Stirling and Old Battersea House 1st & 8th June, 11am-5pm, De Morgan Centre
Discover the writings of Mrs Stirling, an eccentric art collector from Battersea.
A Treasure Trove of History
1st June, 1.30pm-3.30pm, Wandsworth Museum
Learn about the treasures found in Wandsworth, including Roman coins and children's toys. Get to handle the museum's collection and create your own treasure trove.
Wildlife & River Discovery
1st & 2nd June, 8am-6pm, Morden Hall Park
Set out on an orienteering trail and explore the many paths through different habitats alongside the river, including wetlands and meadows. What wildlife will you spot?
River Wandle Cleanup
9th June, 11am-3pm, Sutton
Put on your chest waders an volunteer to help clean up rubbish from the river.