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Discover more about what we've been up to at the creek, how you can get involved and what creatures and plants are living in and around Deptford Creek!

Creekside Chronicles: Kelvin, Creekside Manager

25th March 2024

Welcome to another edition of the Creekside Discovery Centre blog!

My name is Kelvin and I am delighted to be the newest member of the Creekside team. Read more to find out about my first few months in post!

Dive into Deptford's Wildlife Photo Challenge

1st March 2024

Whether you're a seasoned photographer or a budding enthusiast, our online photo challenge offers an opportunity to showcase your talents, connect with fellow nature lovers, and celebrate the beauty of Deptford. So grab your camera, explore Deptford and let your creativity soar.

Get active in 2024

15th December 2023

Kick off the New Year with a Low Tide Walk in Deptford Creek! Click here to read about our activity on 01/01/2024.

Deptford X Fringe 2023

6th September 2023

Deptford X is coming to Creekside! Click here to take a look at the schedule of events and performances

Don't Rubbish Deptford Creek!

28th April 2023


This spring and summer we have organised new activities for families and people passionate about freshwaters and Creek. From cleaning the river, water sampling to new family learning sessions. The project aims to improve the ecology of Deptford Creek through engaging the local community in a series of river conservation events. Change will be created by practical conservation in Deptford Creek but also through education of participants bringing awareness of the river and its challenges. The project will be run along the London Rivers Week events.


Conservation in the Urban Jungle

31st March 2023

A series of walks, talk and creative workshops

This spring and summer we have opportunities for you to connect with local wildlife and get creative. From nature writing and photography to wildflower pressing and collage making. Work with experienced naturalists and artists to then showcase your work at our collective exhibition in July.

O tidings of the Creek

3rd March 2023

Click here to find out how to stay up to date with the latest news from Creekside!

Creekside Discovery Centre Open Day - Saturday 17th September, from 11:00 until 15:00

24th August 2022

There's so much to do and see at Creekside Discovery Centre, come and meet the people and wildlife on Saturday 17 September 11:00 until 15:00

Summer Family Fun at Creekside!

22nd July 2022

We have lots happening for young people over the summer school break, read on to find out more about our variety of opportunities...

Visit Deptford Creek for London Rivers Week 2022

24th June 2022

Celebrate London's waterways this July! We will be hosting 2 events during London Rivers Week which will help you to better understand and connect with the our local river. 

Creekside Art Week

20th May 2022

Over the years many of our visitors, staff and volunteers as well as local artists have been inspired to make art by the experience of visiting Creekside Discovery Centre.

We are celebrating that spirit of creative connection by inviting you to join us in a series of fun, hands on workshops to make art that explores our unique local environment at Deptford Creek.


2nd March 2022

A performance installation responding to Deptford Creek

Rita’s Kitchen presents a multimedia performance installation about Deptford Creek, bringing to life memories of the creek collected from members of the local community. 

Young Archaeologist Club

2nd March 2022

Family Archaeology Discovery Day with Thames Discovery Programme

An opportunity for young time travellers and budding archaeologists to meet the Thames Discovery Programme team and try their hand at archaeology-based activities.


London Rivers Week 23 - 31 October

11th October 2021

Celebrate London Rivers Week at Creekside - read on to find out what we have planned for you!

Open Day Competition Winners!

4th October 2021

Three competitions, three winners, and three prizes...

Nice to Meet you All!

26th September 2021

Creekside's Open Day was a great success - Thank you to everyone who came along!  


Creekside Open Day

1st September 2021

Join us for a day of river and wildlife events 

25 September 11am -3pm

Wildlife mapping project

10th June 2021

Help us map our changing wildlife 

Wilderhood Walks - FREE

18th May 2021

Starting on May 22 - Kick start your summer with our free Wilderwood Walks. Starting from  May 22, we’ve got a series of weekend walks that let you explore the incredible wildlife and history of this social part of London. Walks are for everyone but please bring your own refreshments. While we can't accomodate dogs at the centre itself they are most welcome on the walk. Please where comfy shoes! Find out more here




Wildflower Pop Up

18th May 2021

Starting on May 26: As the summer evenings warm up we have the perfect escape for you right here in Deptford Creek. Our FREE Wildflower pop up lets you explore the incredible urban wildflower site we have right on your door step next to London’s only Creek. The first one is May 26 18:00 -20:00 at our Discovery Centre. Tap for more details



Annual Deptford Wildflower Hunt

1st December 2019

1st December was the day for the annual Deptford Wildflower Hunt!

Free winter crafts session

28th November 2019

On Sunday 1st December we will be holding a FREE family winter crafts session