What we do
Making nature a meaningful part of everyday life
We support the wellbeing of urban residents through connection to nature.
We offer a range of bushcraft and wellbeing activities for children, adults and businesses in London’s wild and green spaces.
We’re building a community of people who gather in nature for fun, to learn and feel good.
Developing positive relationships in and with nature
Wild in the City! offers nature based activities and experiences for children, families, adults and professionals living or working in urban areas, to help deepen connection and knowledge of the natural world through the development of practical skills, exploration and play; supporting well-being and the development of positive relationships in and with nature.
Promoting contact with nature
enhancing personal well-being and family and community cohesion
fun, informative and therapeutic immersion in nature
Helping make nature a meaningful part of everday life
Find out what we're up to
In July Beth joined guerrilla geographer Dan Raven Ellison on leg 26 of his 560km #BigWalkAroundLondon raising awareness of London’s natural and cultural heritage in support of the campaign to make London a National Park City. Starting at Wadden station at 13.00 the walk wound through Park Hill Park, Lloyds Park, Shirley Heath and West[…]
Get some fresh air with a new approach to networking. Wild in the City will be holding more sessions of our popular netwalks which were run last summer in Wandle Park, Croydon. Netwalks are free and are designed too support wellbeing at work by increasing time spent in nature during a working day, why wait[…]
Beth will be speaking in a panel session on the value of nature to our wellbeing at the 2017 Conservation Optimism summit, which aims to highlight wildlife conservation successes and celebrate positive thinking within the environmental community, ‘reframing the conservation movement by putting forward a road map for change towards an optimistic and forward-thinking future.’[…]
“Nature is so vital to our emotional health. When we are separated from it our wellbeing suffers,” Beth speaks to Friends of the Earth about our work helping to connect urban residents with the nature on our doorstep. Read more on their website and in the lastest issue of Earth Matters. Photo: Andrew McGibbon
Beth explores ‘What Croydon stands to gain from Greater London becoming a National Park City’, in this article originally published in the Croydon Citizen. The campaign to make Greater London the world’s first National Park City is a grassroots movement which has captured the imagination of the capital. Over 85% of polled Londoners and Mayor[…]
Come and celebrate the end of the year with us, around the fire at our winter woodland social and fundraiser. Enjoy talks and demonstrations by experts and try your hand at traditional crafts in time for Christmas. Leave armed with knowledge about how to keep yourself safe in cold weather and something nice to hang[…]
In celebration of Wandle Fortnight, Wild in the City held a day of traditional crafts and nature based art in Wandle Park on the 18th September, attracting families from throughout Croydon. Children and adults learnt how to make string from nettles gathered from the riverside, Had a demonstration in coil basketry,[…]
This short film considers the benefits to London and Londoners of having National Park City status. Our founder, Beth Collier who features in the film says, “Being over 47% green space, our capital has a special opportunity to help us use nature to live happy lives. National Park City status would create a cultural identity,[…]
We’re excited to bring a new way of working to Croydon, helping local business people benefit from spending more time in nature. We’ve combined our expertise with Shaking Hands to introduce Netwalking, as an alternative to indoor networking meetings where local professionals can get to know each other whilst enjoying the health benefits of being[…]
Wild in the City will be supporting Stanley Film Club’s screening of The Survivalist on Wednesday 6th July. The film is a gripping thriller set in a bleak but beautiful post-apocalyptic world. In a time of starvation where the only option is kill or be killed, a survivalist lives off a small plot of land[…]
On 21 September 2016 Beth will be speaking at the Royal Festival Hall at an event to reimagine London’s future as a National Park City. A National Park City will be a new status which recognises the value of our natural capital to the emotional, physical, social and economic health of people living and working[…]
Volunteers from the Friends of Love Lane Green in South Norwood have turned some scrub land at the end of their road into a beautiful community garden. Using fly tipped tyres as planters they have planted 600 crocuses donated by Croydon Saffron Central as well as strawberries and hazel trees. The garden creates a safe[…]