Urban and teeming with wildlife, Creekside Discovery Centre never fails to surprise and amaze its vistors…

Deptford Creek is home to the Chinese Mitten crab and an important nursery for young fish. It is often visited by herons, cormorants and kingfishers. Just as the people who live, work or visit here there are plants and animal species from all around the world – it is a truly international sensation!

Visit the Creekside Discovery Centre to uncover, enjoy and learn about the wildlife and habitats of this fascinating area.


Animals found in Deptford Creek include:
  • Eel
  • Stickleback
  • Flounder
  • Chinese mitten crab
  • Goby
  • Leeches
  • Shrimp
  • Prawn
Birds spotted in and around the Creek include:
  • Black redstart
  • Mallard duck
  • Grey heron
  • Swan
  • Moorhen
  • Black headed gull
  • Cormorant
  • Coot
  • Herring gull

Invertebrates found in the Centre’s grounds include:

  • Butterflies
  • Dragonflies
  • Woodlouse
  • Snails
  • Slugs
  • Spiders
  • Centipedes
  • Millipedes

Animals found in the Centre’s pond includes:

  • Newts
  • Frogs
  • Toads
  • Water boatmen
  • Pond skaters