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MULTIDAY EVENTS AND SPECIAL OFFERS


1-6 12 - Ecoed winnerECOED CHALLENGE – GAMING FOR A MORE SUSTAINABLE LIFESTYLE

GAMING: 11TH – 18TH MAY. RESULTS: 1ST JUNE MULTIDAY: GAME

11TH MAY – 1ST JUNE

PLAY / CHILD FRIENDLY / FREE / BOOK

Join the gaming challenge to learn about your environmental footprint and actions for a more sustainable lifestyle – and win some ethical prizes too! Gaming challenge: 11TH – 18TH May. Results and prize giving: 1ST June.

Info http://www.ecoedlife.com

ECOED LIFE


112 - blue dot take2FOLLOW THE BLUE DOT ART TRAIL AROUND ST ALBANS

11TH MAY – 1ST JUNE Business Opening Hours

MULTIDAY: TRAIL

ART / CHILD FRIENDLY / FREE

Spot the dot…Follow the trail and visit local businesses to see how ‘less is more’ through the eyes of talented local artists. Get inspired to reduce and re-use!

Where See trail map @ http://www.plasticfreestalbans.org.uk/sustfest19-art-trail

PLASTIC FREE ST ALBANS AND HERTS VISUAL ARTS


multi 119 - st peters churchyard - no daffodilDISCOVER ST PETER’S CHURCHYARD

11TH MAY – 1ST JUNE All day

WILDLIFE / CHILD FRIENDLY / FREE

Discover the trees and wildlife in St Peter’s Churchyard. Information available in the South Porch.

Where St Peter’s Church, St Peter’s St, St Albans AL1 3HG

Info http://www.stpeterschurch.uk.com/about-us/our-church-and-churchyard/churchyard

ST PETER’S CHURCH, ST ALBANS


Jane Alexander Photography Water hub, Harlow shopping centre 17.3.18WHAT TYPE OF WATER USER ARE YOU? #TAPCHAT

18TH – 23RD MAY 11am – 5pm

WATER / CHILD FRIENDLY / FREE

Discover how much water you use at home and at the #TapChat interactive installation by Affinity Water in the Assembly Room at St Albans Museum + Gallery.

Where St Albans Museum + Gallery Town Hall, St Peter’s St, St Albans AL1 3DH

Info http://www.stalbansmuseums.org.uk

ST ALBANS MUSEUM + GALLERY


SATURDAY 11TH MAY 


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERANATIONAL MILLS WEEKEND – COME AND VISIT! 

9am – 1pm 

VISIT / CHILD FRIENDLY / FREE

Visit your local mill as part of National Mills Weekend. Watermill, museum and on-site bakery. 

Where Redbournbury Watermill, Redbournbury Lane, St Albans AL3 6RS 

Info www.redbournburymill.co.uk 

REDBOURNBURY WATERMILL 


11-5-heronHERONWATCH 2019 

11am – 3pm 

WILDLIFE / CHILD FRIENDLY / FREE 

Visit Verulamium Lake and take a closer look at its thriving heron colony through telescopes at our watch point. 

Where Near Ye Olde Fighting Cocks, Abbey Mill Lane, St Albans AL3 4HE 

Info ww2.rspb.org.uk/groups/stalbans Will go ahead in bad weather. 

RSPB ST ALBANS


11-5 - foodsmiles 2017 working together2FOODSMILES SITE OPEN DAY. TOUR, TEA AND CAKES. 

1.30pm – 4pm 

GROWING / CHILD FRIENDLY / FREE 

Drop in and visit this co-operative organic veg growing site. Get involved! Try our tea and cakes – meet the members. You may even want to join! Wear sturdy shoes. 

Where Hammonds End Farm, Harpenden AL5 2AY

Info It will go ahead unless torrential rain. http://www.foodsmilesstalbans.org.uk 07813 047463 

FOODSMILES ST ALBANS


11-5 sraa allotmentOPEN ALLOTMENT AND TEA PARTY 

2pm – 4pm 

GROWING / CHILD FRIENDLY / FREE 

Enjoy a tour of our productive allotment and learn more about pollinator-friendly plants over a cup of tea and delectable cakes. 

Where Sandridge Rd Allotments, next to 26 Marshall Ave, St Albans AL3 5RS 

Info 07973 800986. Rain or shine!

SANDRIDGE ROAD ALLOTMENT ASSOCIATION & MARSHALSWICK HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY 


11-5 125 tree walk View 03GUIDED TREE TOUROF ST ALBANS CATHEDRAL

2.30pm – 3.30pm

TOUR / CHILD FRIENDLY / £3 PER ADULT, FREE FOR CHILDREN UNDER14 / BOOK

Celebrate the launch of our new Tree Trail by exploring the grounds of St Albans Cathedral and the city’s oldest trees with one of our experienced guides.

Where St Albans Cathedral, Sumpter Yard AL1 1BY

Info Book tickets at http://www.stalbanscathedral.org/whatson/special-events

ST ALBANS CATHEDRAL


SUNDAY 12TH MAY 


12-540 - CNAA sustfest photoALLOTMENT TOURSAND REFRESHMENTS 

11am – 2.30pm 

GROWING / CHILD FRIENDLY / FREE 

Come along for CNAA tours on the hour. See wonderful allotments and enjoy light refreshment (provided by CASH) in the orchard. A real community event! 

Where Cottonmill Allotments, Cottonmill Lane, St Albans AL1 1HL 

Info Event will go ahead in light rain.

COTTONMILL AND NUNNERY ALLOTMENT ASS. COTTONMILL AND SOPWELL HUB 


12-5 154 RAA beesGROW YOUR OWN FRESH FRUIT AND VEGETABLES 

11am – 3pm 

GROWING / CHILD FRIENDLY / FREE 

Come to see what your friends and neighbours are doing to produce fresh fruit and vegetables all year round. See the varieties grown. Allotment plots available. Event cancelled if heavy rain. 

Where Greyhound Meadow, AL3 7BU. Park along North Common. Walk up path to right of REC shop. 

Info http://www.redbourn-allotments.co.uk 07817 542191 

REDBOURN ALLOTMENT ASSOCIATION 


11-5-heronHERONWATCH 2019 

11am – 3pm 

WILDLIFE / CHILD FRIENDLY / FREE 

Visit Verulamium Lake and take a closer look at its thriving heron colony through telescopes at our watch point. 

Where Near Ye Olde Fighting Cocks, Abbey Mill Lane, St Albans AL3 4HE 

Info http://www.rspb.org.uk/groups/stalbans Will go ahead in bad weather. 

RSPB ST ALBANS


12-5 St Stephen's ChurchSIMPLE LUNCH 

12noon – 2pm 

FOOD / CHILD FRIENDLY / DONATIONS / BOOK 

Bread and cheese lunch to support Christian Aid using delicious locally sourced, organic and vegetarian ingredients. 

Where St Stephen’s Church Hall, Watling St, St Albans AL1 2PT 

Info rajohnston2@googlemail.com 01727 862598 

PARISH OF ST STEPHEN WITH ST JULIAN, ST ALBANS 


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERANATIONAL MILLS WEEKEND – COME AND VISIT! 

12noon – 5.30pm 

VISIT / CHILD FRIENDLY / FREE

Visit your local mill as part of National Mills Weekend. Watermill, museum and on-site bakery. 

Where Redbournbury Watermill, Redbournbury Lane, St Albans AL3 6RS 

Info http://www.redbournburymill.co.uk 

REDBOURNBURY WATERMILL 


12-5 37 - IE civic centre 4COME AND GROW! 

1pm – 4pm 

GROWING / CHILD FRIENDLY / FREE 

Help to plant and maintain our open-to-all community garden. Harvest a little something to take home. No experience necessary. Growing questions encouraged! 

Where Incredible Edible Civic Centre Garden, Civic Centre (at front of Alban Arena) St Albans AL1 3LD 

Info http://www.foodsmilesstalbans.org.uk 07941 954530 

FOODSMILES & INCREDIBLE EDIBLE ST ALBANS 


11-5 125 tree walk View 03GUIDED TREE TOUR OF ST ALBANS CATHEDRAL 

2pm – 3pm 

TOUR / CHILD FRIENDLY / £3 PER ADULT, FREE FOR CHILDREN UNDER 14 / BOOK 

Celebrate the launch of our new Tree Trail by exploring the grounds of St Albans Cathedral and the city’s oldest trees with one of our experienced guides. 

Where St Albans Cathedral, Sumpter Yard, AL1 1BY

Info Book at http://www.stalbanscathedral.org/whatson/special-events 

ST ALBANS CATHEDRAL


12-5 97 - plot 31 seedsPLOT 31 COMMUNITY GARDEN OPEN DAY 

2pm – 4.30pm 

GROWING / CHILD FRIENDLY / FREE 

Join us for a spot of gardening – come and have a look at the new garden, sow some seeds, or do a bit of digging, if you like. Tea and homemade cake available! 

Where Plot 31 Community Garden, Holcroft Rd Allotments, Tallents Crescent, Harpenden AL5 5BW 

Info http://www.plot31.co.uk Bad weather 07790 614789 

PLOT 31 CIC 


12-5 63 Marshalswick South imageNEIGHBOURHOOD WALK WITH LOCAL COUNCILLOR: MARSHALSWICK SOUTH 

2pm – 4pm 

WALK / CHILD FRIENDLY / FREE

Come on a walk with your Lib Dem councillor looking at practical changes that could improve your local area and make it a more sustainable place to live. 

Where King William Pub, Sandridge Rd, AL1 4AH 

Info http://www.stalbanslibdems.org.uk 07743 338195 

Walks will go ahead whatever the weather. 

ST ALBANS LIBERAL DEMOCRATS 


12-5 64 Clarence imageNEIGHBOURHOOD WALK WITH YOUR LOCAL COUNCILLOR: CLARENCE WARD 

3pm – 5pm 

WALK / CHILD FRIENDLY / FREE 

Come on a walk with your Lib Dem councillor looking at practical changes that could improve your local area and make it a more sustainable place to live. 

Where Bandstand, Clarence Park, St Albans AL1 4NF 

Info http://www.stalbanslibdems.org.uk 07812 113368 Walks will go ahead whatever the weather. 

ST ALBANS LIBERAL DEMOCRATS 


103 - harp lib demNATURE AND NEIGHBOURHOOD 

3pm – 5pm 

WALK / CHILD FRIENDLY / FREE 

Walk through some of our most beautiful hidden bits of nature and look at ways we could improve your local neighbourhood. 

Where Footpath opp Red Cow, Westfield Rd, Harpenden AL5 4ND 

Info http://www.hitch-harp-libdems.org.uk 07747 470239 Walks will go ahead whatever the weather. 

HARPENDEN LIBERAL DEMOCRATS 


12-5 65 Marshalswick North imageNEIGHBOURHOOD WALK WITH LOCAL COUNCILLOR: MARSHALSWICK NORTH 

4pm – 6pm 

WALK / CHILD FRIENDLY / FREE 

Come on a walk with your Lib Dem councillor looking at practical changes that could improve your local area and make it a more sustainable place to live. 

Where Outside Marshalswick Library, The Ridgeway, St Albans AL4 9TU 

Info http://www.stalbanslibdems.org.uk 07387 085802 Walks will go ahead whatever the weather. 

ST ALBANS LIBERAL DEMOCRATS


TUESDAY 14TH MAY 


story tent at playSTORY TENT – SUSTAINABLE STORIES 

1.30pm – 2.30pm and 4pm – 5pm 

STORIES / FOR KIDS / £6.00 PER CHILD

Storytelling and craft with a sustainability theme. A fun-filled session with magical, professional storytelling and captivating crafts. 

Where Trestle Arts Base, Russet Drive, St Albans AL4 OJQ 

Info http://www.kathrynholt.com Facebook: @StoryTent

STORY TENT 


WEDNESDAY 15TH MAY 


story tent at playSTORY TENT – SUSTAINABLE STORIES 

10.30am – 11.30am 1.30pm – 2.30pm 

STORIES / CHILD EVENT / £6.00 PER CHILD 

Storytelling and craft with a sustainability theme. A fun-filled session with magical, professional storytelling and captivating crafts. 

Where Trestle Arts Base, Russet Drive, St Albans AL4 OJQ 

Info http://www.kathrynholt.com Facebook: @StoryTent 

STORY TENT



THURSDAY 16TH MAY 


16-5 45 - veolia - munch from event last yearMEET MUNCH THE HUNGRY LORRY 

10am – 4pm 

RECYCLING / CHILD FRIENDLY / FREE

Munch the hungry Food Waste truck will be teaching the benefits of reducing food waste and how best to recycle. There will be games to play for adultsand kids. 

Where On concourse, by Harpenden Library, High St, Harpenden. 

Info http://www.veolia.co.uk 

VEOLIA 


16-5 98- london colney image001EAT YOUR GREENS LUNCH AT LONDON COLNEY 

12noon – 2pm 

FOOD / CHILD FRIENDLY / £5 / BOOK 

At our regular lunch club, held on Tuesday and Thursday, we will be eating our greens by offering a vegetarian menu. 3 courses are £5; free tea and coffee. 

Where Caledon Community Centre, Caledon Rd, London Colney AL2 1PU 

Info http://www.londoncolney-pc.gov.uk 01727 821314 

LONDON COLNEY PARISH COUNCIL 


16-5 102 - cottonmill family litter picCOTTONMILL FAMILY LITTER PICK 

5pm – 6pm 

LITTER PICK / AIMED AT CHILDREN / FREE

Help clean up the Cottonmill area around St Julians and join the 16th St Albans Rainbows and their families on a litter pick. 

Where St Julians Church, 3 Abbots Ave, St Albans AL1 2HY 

Info Bring a bin bag and gloves. 

16TH ST ALBANS RAINBOWS 


WoodcraftFolk 6-9'sCOME OUTSIDE AND PLAY! 

6pm – 7.30pm 

PLAY / CHILDREN AGED 6-12 / FREE

Come and play in the woods with the Woodcraft Folk! From den-building to rope bridges, whittling and crafts. Dip in and out; see what we do at our weekly sessions! 

Where Nomansland Common – Meet at the car park on Ferrers Lane, Wheathampstead 

Info Facebook: @StAlbansDistrictWoodcraftFolk 

ST ALBANS DISTRICT WOODCRAFT FOLK 


FRIDAY 17TH MAY 


17-5 29 - wheathampstead memorial toddler groupSUSTAINABLE TODDLER CRAFT SESSION 

9.45am – 11.30am 

PLAY / CHILDRENS EVENT / £3 ON THE DOOR, 50p PER EXTRA CHILD 

Toddlers and their parents/carers are invited to come and create a sustainable piece of artwork to take home, as part of our regular Friday toddler group. 

Where Memorial Hall, Marford Rd, Wheathampstead AL4 8AY 

WHEATHAMPSTEAD TODDLER GROUP 


17-5 99 - lush - build a bath bomb Experimenter_09_1BUILD A BATHBOMB! 

5.30pm – 7pm 

BEAUTY / CHILD FRIENDLY / £4.50 / BOOK 

Build your own bath bomb! Become a temporary compounder and create a bath bomb to take home, while donating money to Sustainable St Albans. 

Where Lush, Unit 2, The Maltings, St Albans AL1 3HS 

Info http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/build-a-bathbomb-tickets-55699279043s
Facebook: @lushstalbans 

LUSH ST ALBANS 


17-5 woodcraft folkCOME OUTSIDE AND PLAY! 

6pm – 7.30pm 

PLAY / CHILDREN AGED 6-16 / FREE 

Come and play in the woods with the Woodcraft Folk! From den-building to rope bridges, whittling and crafts. Dip in and out; see what we do at our weekly sessions! 

Where Nomansland Common – meet at the car park on Ferrers Lane, Wheathampstead. 

Info Facebook: @StAlbansDistrictWoodcraftFolk 

ST ALBANS DISTRICT WOODCRAFT FOLK


SATURDAY 18TH MAY 


18-5 135 nuffield healthCOMMUNITY SPORTS DAY 

9am – 3pm 

FITNESS / CHILD FRIENDLY / FREE

Event is open to families of all ages. Food stalls, free tasters, and free use of the gym facility, fitness challenges inside and outside the gym. Fun challenges, free diet plans, expert advice, free health checks. 

Where Nuffield Health, Highfield Park Dr, St Albans AL4 0AH 

Info 07824 512224

NUFFIELD HEALTH ST ALBANS 


18-5 95 - lush - plant a pot? cut_the_wrap_1800x1013_1_0PLANT A POT! 

9.30am – 5.30pm 

GROWING / CHILD FRIENDLY / £4.50

Use our saved seeds from food waste to plant into one of our recycled black pots! FREE for those bringing old black pots, £4.50 donation to use one of ours. 

Where Lush, Unit 2, The Maltings, St Albans AL1 3HS 

Info Facebook: @lushstalbans 

LUSH ST ALBANS 


18-5 25 - upcycling fairUPCYCLING AND REPAIR FAIR 

10.30am – 3pm 

FAIR / CHILD FRIENDLY / FREE

Bring broken electricals, electronics, clothes, jewellery: we will help repair them! Craft stalls, pre-loved clothing and furniture. Delicious homemade soup. 

Where St Luke’s Church, Cell Barnes Lane, St Albans AL1 5QJ 

Info http://www.saint-lukes.co.uk 

ST LUKE’S CHURCH 


18-5 50 - parkstreet pickersPARK STREET COMMUNITY LITTER PICK 

10am – 12noon 

LITTER PICK / CHILD FRIENDLY / FREE

No one likes to see litter; it harms the environment and wildlife. Join a Community Litter Pick with an emphasis on recycling and get exercise and fresh air. 

Where Meet outside How Wood shops, Park Street AL2 2RA 

Info http://www.litteraction.org.uk/park-street-pickers 01727 873365 

PARK STREET PICKERS 


18-5 75 - vvs RiverFly-KickHOW HEALTHY IS THE RIVER VER? RIVERFLY DEMO 

10am – 4pm 

WILDLIFE / CHILD FRIENDLY / FREE

See how many creatures live in the river. We check up and down the river every month counting the creatures to tell us how healthy our chalk stream is. 

Where Verulamium Park – by the river at St Michaels Bridge, St Albans AL3 4SJ 

Info http://www.riverver.co.uk. John Pritchard johnp@riverver.co.uk. Rain or shine 01727 835957. 

VER VALLEY SOCIETY


18-5 171 toycycleST ALBANS BABY AND TODDLER PRE-LOVED TOY SALE 

THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED

TOYS / CHILD FRIENDLY / FREE

Reduce plastic waste and buy pre-loved baby and toddler toys at our Toycycle Sale. You’ll find hundreds of toys in great condition at bargain prices. 

Where Inn on the Park – Verulamium Park, St Michaels St, St Albans AL3 4SN 

Info http://www.toy-cycle.co.uk 

TOYCYCLE 


18-5 34 - earthworks - use this oneEARTHWORKS ECO SITE OPEN GARDEN AND PLANT SALE 

12noon – 4pm 

GROWING / CHILD FRIENDLY / FREE

A chance to see our eco-building and other projects using principles of sustainability, conservation and environmental awareness at our 3-acre site. 

Where Earthworks, Hixberry Lane, St Albans AL4 0TZ 

Info http://www.earthworksstalbans.co.uk 

EARTHWORKS ST. ALBANS 


18-5 56 Bee photo for sustainability SPCWOODLAND PARK – BEES AND TREES 

12noon – 2pm 

WILDLIFE / CHILD FRIENDLY / FREE

An educational morning on how we encourage wildlife and pollination, and what we make and create from our resources, including bee-keeping and hazel coppicing. 

Where Jersey Farm Woodland Park, Jersey Farm, St Albans AL4 9LQ 

Info Bad weather will cancel event 01727 831871 

SANDRIDGE PARISH COUNCIL 


18-5 57 Litter pickingLITTER PICKING ON THE COMMON 

1pm – 3pm 

LITTER PICK / CHILD FRIENDLY / FREE 

Help keep Harpenden beautiful and assist with litter picking on Harpenden Common. No need to book – drop in session. 

Where Harpenden Cricket Club, Harpenden AL5 1PG 

Info http://www.harpenden.gov.uk 01582 768278 

HARPENDEN TOWN COUNCIL 


18-5 66 - St Peter's ImageNEIGHBOURHOOD WALK WITH YOUR LOCAL COUNCILLOR: 

ST PETER’S WARD 

3pm – 5pm 

WALK / CHILD FRIENDLY / FREE 

Come on a walk with one of your Lib Dem councillors looking at practical changes that could improve your local area and make it a more sustainable place to live. 

Where Meet at the War Memorial, St Peter’s St, St Albans AL1 3HG 

Info http://www.stalbanslibdems.org.uk 07971 906343 Walks will go ahead whatever the weather. 

ST ALBANS LIBERAL DEMOCRATS 


SUNDAY 19TH MAY 


MarketST ALBANS MARKET TAKE OVER 

11am – 5pm 

DAY OUT / CHILD FRIENDLY / FREE 

Over 60 stalls from businesses and charities showcasing: holidays without flying, home energy, eco friendly food, looking after our town, low carbon shopping, live bands, street food, electric cars, bikes and bike repair, e-bikes for you to ride and more! 

Where St Albans Market, St Peters St, St Albans

Info Click here for more information 

SUSTAINABLE ST ALBANS AND ST ALBANS FRIENDS OF THE EARTH


18-5 50 - parkstreet pickersPARK STREET COMMUNITY LITTER PICK

10am – 12noon

LITTER PICK / CHILD FRIENDLY / FREE

No one likes to see litter; it harms the environment and wildlife. Join a Community Litter Pick with an emphasis on recycling and get exercise and fresh air.

Where: Meet in the recreation ground car park on Park Street Lane, Park Street AL2 2NE

Info http://www.litteraction.org.uk/park-street-pickers 01727 873365

PARK STREET PICKERS


16-5 45 - veolia - munch from event last yearMEET MUNCH THE HUNGRY LORRY 

10am – 4pm 

RECYCLING / CHILD FRIENDLY / FREE

Munch the hungry food waste truck will be teaching the benefits of reducing food waste and how best to recycle. There will be games to play for adults and kids. 

Where St Peter’s St, St Albans. As part of the Market Take Over. 

Info http://www.veolia.co.uk 

VEOLIA 


12-5 154 RAA beesGROW YOUR OWN FRESH FRUIT AND VEGETABLES 

11am – 3pm 

GROWING / CHILD FRIENDLY / FREE

Come to see what your friends and neighbours are doing to produce fresh fruit and vegetables all year round. See the varieties grown. Allotment plots available. Cancelled if heavy rain. 

Where Tassel Hall, Redbourn AL3 7JE. Driveway to right of 107 Tassel Hall. Sharp Left at top. Car Park. 

Info http://www.redbourn-allotments.co.uk 07817 542191. 

REDBOURN ALLOTMENT ASSOCIATION 


Jane Alexander Photography Water hub, Harlow shopping centre 17.3.18

BECOME A #TAPCHAT WATER HERO! 

11am – 4pm 

WATER / CHILD FRIENDLY / FREE

Discover easy ways to save water at home with fun games, activities and giveaways by Affinity Water. Meet our #TapChat water hero and share water saving tips. 

Where St Albans Museum + Gallery Town Hall, St Peter’s St, St Albans AL1 3DH 

Info http://www.stalbansmuseums.org.uk

ST ALBANS MUSEUM AND GALLERY 


19-5 67 Colney Heath imageNEIGHBOURHOOD WALK WITH YOUR LOCAL COUNCILLOR: COLNEY HEATH 

11.30am – 1.30pm 

WALK / CHILD FRIENDLY / FREE

Come on a walk with your Lib Dem councillor looking at practical changes that could improve your local area and make it a more sustainable place to live. 

Where Meet outside Colney Heath School, High St, Colney Heath AL4 0NP 

Info http://www.stalbanslibdems.org.uk 07387 085502 Walks will go ahead whatever the weather. 

ST ALBANS LIBERAL DEMOCRATS


19-5 28 Sale at Quaker Meeting HouseSALE OF BOOKS, HOME-MADE PRODUCE AND BRIC-A-BRAC 

12noon – 1pm 

FOOD / BOOKS / CHILD FRIENDLY / FREE 

Help St Albans sustainability by buying home-made and reusable items. 

Where St Albans Quaker Meeting House, 7 Upper Lattimore Rd, St Albans AL1 3UD 

Info http://www.llquakers.org.uk/stalbans/web 

ST ALBANS QUAKERS


MONDAY 20TH MAY 


20-5 86 - roger poppyDOG WALK AND GET TOGETHER 

9.30am – 11am 

WALK I CHILD FRIENDLY I FREE I BOOK 

Join us and other business owners for a lovely stroll in Heartwood Forest – you don’t have to be a business owner or have a dog to come and join us.

Where Heartwood Forest, Sandridge AL4 9DQ 

Info https://stalbans.thebusinessescommunity. com/event/tbc-dog-walk-as-part-of-sustainable-st-albans-week 07957163786 

THE BUSINESSES COMMUNITY 


FRIDAY 24TH MAY 


24-5 131 harpenden librarySHAKER MAKER PARTY FOR TODDLERS! 

10.30am – 11.30am 

PLAY / AIMED AT CHILDREN / FREE 

Help your toddler reuse a plastic bottle and turn it into a shaker; and then play along with songs and rhymes! 

Where Harpenden Library, 27 High St, Harpenden AL5 2RU 

Info Book by visiting the library, or call 0300 123 4049

HARPENDEN LIBRARY 


Summer basket for picnic  with wine, bread, fruits and snacksPLASTIC FREE PICNIC 

3.30pm – 5.30pm 

PICNIC / CHILD FRIENDLY / FREE 

Can you pack a picnic without using any single use plastic – or even no plastic? Bring your picnic along with the family. Glean new ideas about going plastic free! 

Where Nr the play park, Batford Springs, Harpenden 

Info Facebook.com/groups/296871424156643

PLASTIC FREE HARPENDEN 


SATURDAY 25TH MAY 


25-5 11 - herts showHERTFORDSHIRE COUNTY SHOW -A SHOWCASE OF HERTFORDSHIRE’S FINEST! 

8.30am – 5.30pm 

DAY OUT / CHILD FRIENDLY 

A showcase of Hertfordshire’s finest farming, food, shopping and entertainment. Hertfordshire’s biggest family day out! 

Where The Showground, Dunstable Rd, Redbourn AL3 7PT 

Info Reduced advance tickets http://www.hertsshow.com 

HERTFORDSHIRE COUNTY SHOW 


25-5 128 Bee-apisHERTFORDSHIRE COUNTY SHOW –MEET THE BEES AND THE BEE KEEPERS 

8.30am – 5.30pm 

WILDLIFE / CHILD FRIENDLY

Local honey and other hive products available to taste and purchase. See how you can help support local bees and other pollinating insects. 

Where The Showground, Dunstable Rd, Redbourn AL3 7PT 

Info http://www.hertsbees.org.uk
Reduced advance tickets http://www.hertshow.com 

HERTFORDSHIRE BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION 


25-5 170 - festiwool - from googleFESTIWOOL POP-UP @ HERTFORDSHIRE COUNTY SHOW 

8.30am – 5.30pm

WOOL / CHILD FRIENDLY

Festiwool is hosting a marquee at the Herts County Show, telling the story of wool from sheep to fashion and everything in between with love for our crafts. 

Where The Showground, Dunstable Rd, Redbourn AL3 7PT 

Info http://www.festiwool.com
Reduced advance tickets http://www.hertshow.com 

FESTIWOOL


25-5 149 VineyardMEND 

9am – 12noon 

REPAIR / CHILD FRIENDLY / FREE 

Bring along clothing, bikes, toys and other items that we can help mend for you, to save them from being unnecessarily thrown away. 

Where The Vineyard Church, 7 Brick Knoll Park, St Albans AL1 5UG 

Info http://www.thevineyardchurch.co.uk 

THE VINEYARD CHURCH 


25-5 38 - IE - russell avenue 3COME AND GROW! 

10am – 1pm 

GROWING / CHILD FRIENDLY / FREE 

Help to plant and maintain our open-to-all community garden, and harvest a little something to take home. No experience necessary. Growing questions encouraged! 

Where Incredible Edible, Russell Ave, St Albans AL3 5EB 

Info http://www.foodsmilesstalbans.org.uk 07941954530 

FOODSMILES & INCREDIBLE EDIBLE ST ALBANS 


25-5 121 Broad_Colney_Lakes_2WALK AROUND BROAD COLNEY LAKES 

1pm – 3pm 

WALK / CHILD FRIENDLY / FREE

Come and enjoy a 3 mile walk around one of our beautiful, local nature reserves. All welcome. 

Where Meet at car park adjacent to St Peter’s Church, London Colney AL2 1QA 

Info Facebook: @dagnallstreet
Event will continue unless extremely wet! 07786 262215 to confirm. 

DAGNALL STREET BAPTIST CHURCH 


SUNDAY 26TH MAY 


25-5 11 - herts showHERTFORDSHIRE COUNTY SHOW –
A SHOWCASE OF HERTFORDSHIRE’S FINEST! 

8.30am – 5.30pm 

DAY OUT / CHILD FRIENDLY

A showcase of Hertfordshire’s finest farming, food, shopping and entertainment. Hertfordshire’s biggest family day out! 

Where The Showground, Dunstable Rd, Redbourn AL3 7PT 

Info Reduced advance tickets http://www.hertsshow.com 

HERTFORDSHIRE COUNTY SHOW 


25-5 128 Bee-apisHERTFORDSHIRE COUNTY SHOW –MEET THE BEES AND THE BEE KEEPERS 

8.30am – 5.30pm 

WILDLIFE / CHILD FRIENDLY

Local honey and other hive products available to taste and purchase. See how you can help support local bees and other pollinating insects. 

Where The Showground, Dunstable Rd, Redbourn AL3 7PT 

Info http://www.hertsbees.org.uk
Reduced advance tickets http://www.hertshow.com 

HERTFORDSHIRE BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION 


25-5 170 - festiwool - from googleFESTIWOOL POP-UP @ HERTFORDSHIRE COUNTY SHOW 

8.30am – 5.30pm 

WOOL / CHILD FRIENDLY

Festiwool is hosting a marquee at the Herts County Show, telling the story of wool from sheep to fashion and everything in between with love for our crafts. 

Where The Showground, Dunstable Rd, Redbourn AL3 7PT 

Info http://www.festiwool.com
Reduced advance tickets http://www.hertsshow.com 

FESTIWOOL


26-5 109 Walk photo SPCSYMONDSHYDE ANCIENT WOODLAND WALK 

10am – 1pm 

WALK / CHILD FRIENDLY / FREE 

A stroll around the beautiful countryside in our Parish, visiting Nomansland Common and Symondshyde Ancient Woodland. 

Where Nomansland Carpark, Ferrers Lane, St Albans AL4 9FH 

Info Neil Harris 07733 326232 

SANDRIDGE PARISH COUNCIL 


26-5 133 HMBCSAVING THE RARE SMALL BLUE BUTTERFLY IN ST ALBANS– PROJECT LAUNCH 

10.30am – 12.30pm 

WILDLIFE / CHILD FRIENDLY / FREE 

Short indoor talk on plans for a new butterfly habitat in Chiswell Green. Guided walk (1 mile) around the wildflower meadow and site for the new chalk bank. 

Where The Lounge, Greenwood Park Community Centre, Tippendell Lane, Chiswell Green AL2 3HW 

Info Presentation indoors, butterfly walk – weather dependent. Malcolm Hull 07768 154324. 

HERTS AND MIDDX BUTTERFLY CONSERVATION 


12-5 154 RAA beesGROW YOUR OWN FRESH FRUIT AND VEGETABLES 

11am – 3pm 

GROWING / CHILD FRIENDLY / FREE 

Come to see what your friends and neighboursare doing to produce fresh fruit and vegetables all year round. See the varieties grown. Plots available. Cancelled if heavy rain. 

Where Long Cutt, Redbourn AL3 7EY. Path to left of 74 Hill Top. No car parking. 

Info http://www.redbourn-allotments.co.uk 07817 542191 

REDBOURN ALLOTMENT ASSOCIATION 


TUESDAY 28TH MAY 


28-5 156 High Street Methodist HarpendenWASTE WATCHERS CRAFTY CAFE 

10am – 11.30am 

PLAY / AIMED AT CHILDREN / £2

Have fun creating crafts out of recycled materials. Upcycle, re-model, decorate. Suitable for 5-11 year olds (children must be accompanied by an adult). Food and drinks available to buy. 

Where Methodist Church, High St, Harpenden AL5 2RU 

Info http://www.highstreet.church

HIGH STREET METHODIST CHURCH 


28-590 - river verPROJECT WALKTHROUGH: IMPROVING THE RIVER VER AND LAKES 

10am – 12noon 

WALK / TALK / CHILD FRIENDLY / FREE

Join the project team and take a walk along the River Ver to see how an ambitious project plans to restore this rare chalk river and improve the Verulamium Park lakes. 

Where Verulamium Park, St Albans (outside Inn on the Park). 

Info http://www.revitalisingtheriver.co.uk 07341 509689 

REVITALISING THE RIVER: ST ALBANS 


WEDNESDAY 29TH MAY 


29-5 58 - RIver DippingRIVER DIPPING AT BATFORD SPRINGS 

10am – 12.30pm and 2pm – 3:30pm

WILDLIFE / AIMED AT CHILDREN / FREE 

Find out what lives in our rivers and streams, the importance of Batford Springs and how to survey the waterways. Wellies are a must! 

Where Batford Springs Local Nature Reserve Centre, Lower Luton Rd, Harpenden AL5 5AQ 

Info http://www.harpenden.gov.uk/event/4241-river-dipping-sustfest-2019 01582 768278 

HARPENDEN TOWN COUNCIL


29-5 33 - hmwt Charlie 2019-01-13 11.47.55DISCOVER HEDGEHOGS 

2pm-3pm

WILDLIFE / CHILD FRIENDLY / £8 ADULT, 

£6 CHILD / BOOK 

Discover the fascinating lives of hedgehogs with an expert from Hornbeam Wood Hedgehog Sanctuary. Learn how to help and possibly meet a rescue hog! 

Where Hornbeam Wood Hedgehog Rescue.

Info http://www.hertswildlifetrust.org.uk/events/2019-05-29-discover-hedgehogs 

HERTS AND MIDDLESEX WILDLIFE TRUST


THURSDAY 30TH MAY 


30-5 82 St Albans CathedralFAMILY DISCOVERY MORNING 

10am – 12.30pm 

CRAFTS / AIMED AT CHILDREN / FREE 

Our ever-popular Family Discovery Mornings allow children and adults to explore our wonderful Cathedral, completing art/craft activities as they go. 

Where St Albans Cathedral, Sumpter Yard, St Albans AL1 1BY 

Info https://stalbanscathedral.org/whatson/family/ Facebook: @StAlbansCathedralOfficial 

ST ALBANS CATHEDRAL


FRIDAY 31ST MAY 


Bank vole in the hand - small mammal trapping

Photo: Amy Lewis

MARVELLOUS MAMMALS – THE HERTS AND MIDDLESEX WILDLIFE TRUST 

9.30am – 11.30am 

WILDLIFE / CHILD FRIENDLY / FREE / BOOK 

Get up close and personal with the small mammals found in Harpenden and learn about the tracks and signs left by these little critters. 

Where Town Hall, Leyton Rd, Harpenden AL5 2LX 

Info http://www.harpenden.gov.uk/event/4253-marvelous-mammals-in-collaboration-with-the-herts-middlesex-wildlife-trust 

HARPENDEN TOWN COUNCIL AND HMWT 


SATURDAY 1ST JUNE 2019 


1-6 10 PicnicFAMILY SUSTAINABLE PICNIC 

12noon – 2pm 

PICNIC / AIMED AT CHILDREN / FREE 

Sustainable picnic. Bring along your crudités in bamboo snack boxes, your beeswax wrapped delights and your home-made bites and join us for a picnic in the park. 

Where Verulamium Park, St Albans, by kids play park.

Info http://www.mamabamboo.com 07966 406993. Cancelled in bad weather. 

MAMA BAMBOO 


1-6 eco ed challenge 1st june Green LivingGREEN LIVING WITH ECOED LIFE 

1pm – 2.30pm 

TALK / AWARDS / CHILD FRIENDLY / FREE / BOOK 

One step at a time, each action counts! Join us to discuss and share ideas on what you and your family can do to live a more sustainable lifestyle! See also multiday events. 

Where Dagnall Street Baptist Church, Room 3, 1 Cross St, St Albans AL3 5EE 

Info http://www.ecoedlife.com 

ECOED LIFE 


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