South East Rivers Trust

The Hogsmill

Located in south west London, the Hogsmill River is a well-loved chalkstream which flows from Ewell to Kingston where it joins the River Thames. The river is home to much wildlife, including the iconic kingfisher and European eel.

As with all rivers, it provides great learning opportunities to find out about river habitats and wildlife, to look at river features and processes and to investigate water quality.

What can we do for your school?

Thanks to funding from the Greggs Foundation, we are able to offer your school

FREE Assemblies

FREE Outdoor sessions

whilst funding lasts (bookings will be taken on a first, come first served basis)


We bring the Hogsmill to you!

At our assemblies, school children will be taken on a virtual trip down the Hogsmill through an interactive session where they will learn all about the river, its wildlife and some of the issues that face the river such as water quality.

The assembly can serve as a great introduction to our outdoor sessions…


River Explorers: Outdoor Sessions

We run outdoor sessions at various sites along the Hogsmill, meeting at a green space near your school, with trips available to classes with up to 30 children.

Our 2 hour led sessions allow children to take part in a wide range of sensory activities and games on the riverbank, all linked to the national curriculum. Activities can include river dipping for invertebrates, measuring river speed, wildlife-eye spy, map and compass work, and lots more.


To make a booking, or to find out more, get in touch with us:

Call: 07468 529 312     Email: