The Welsh Harp Environmental Education Centre (WHEEC)

General Information

The Welsh Harp Environmental Education Centre, managed by one of the country’s leading waterways charities Thames21 since 2016, is a busy hub for community and outdoor educational activities. The centre is located in a 15 acre woodland, with ponds, a stream, meadow, indoor teaching facilities and a car park. We provide outdoor learning and community volunteering opportunities at the centre. It is also a base for many of our waterway improvement projects taking place across north-west London.

If you are interested in booking a session at the centre, using it for venue hire, or if you want to get practically involved in your local environment then get in touch with us on the details below:

Address: Welsh Harp Environmental Education Centre, Birchen Grove, NW9 8RY
Contact: Edel Fingleton
Telephone: 07734 871 728 / 020 7248 7171

Welsh Harp on video

See the Welsh Harp Environmental Education Centre on a video below showing visitors what the centre offers. There are woods, ponds, stream, classrooms and playground.




  • Two wheelchair accessible teaching / meeting rooms, projector, and whiteboards
  • Separate toilet block, wheelchair accessible
  • Wifi
  • Kitchenette
  • Car parking

The grounds include: 15 acre woodland, two ponds, a stream, meadow, and beehives.

Getting there

It is possible for many schools to get to the WHEEC by public transport.  

Buses 83, 182, 245, 297 and 302 pass within a ten-minute walk of the centre.