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MULTIDAY EVENTS AND SPECIAL OFFERS


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


multi 59 White Lion St.AlbansWHEELIE GOOD OFFER FOR CYCLISTS

11TH MAY – 1ST JUNE 12noon – 11pm

BIKE / FOOD / CHILD FRIENDLY / FREE

Cycle to us to receive a half price drink or free loose leaf tea with any meal.

Where The White Lion, 91 Sopwell Lane, St Albans AL1 1RN

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

THE WHITE LION


SATURDAY 11TH MAY 


11-5 5mtf highfield rollingFIVE MILES TO FABULOUS – WOMEN-ONLY CYCLE RIDE 

9.30am – 1pm 

BIKE / WOMEN ONLY / FREE

Easy paced morning ride with coffee stop. Quieter roads and traffic-free routes. 5-10 miles. 

Where Morrisons, 244 Hatfield Rd, St Albans AL1 4SU (By the cycle stands). 

Info Will go ahead unless dangerously windy or icy. Bring waterproofs! http://www.southhertsctc.org.uk/rides-lists/women-only-rides 

SOUTH HERTS CYCLISTS


11-5 green breeze rideBREEZE BIKE RIDE – GREENS GO EXPLORING 

10am – 2pm 

BIKE / WOMEN ONLY / FREE / BOOK 

Women only bike ride. Around 18 miles exploring lanes from Redbourn out into the countryside. Coffee stop, cake and chat. Approx. speed 9-10 mph. 

Where The Hub, 22 High St, Redbourn AL3 7LL 

Info http://www.letsride.co.uk/rides/greens-go-exploring 

HSBC UK BREEZE 


11-5- wheathampstead osv - melissa fields 4KEEP OUR OPEN SPACES TIDY! 

10am – 12noon 

LITTER PICK / ADULTS ONLY / FREE

Help us maintain and tidy our open spaces in Wheathampstead, whilst making new friends! 

Where Melissa Field, opposite Folly Fields, Wheathampstead AL4 8HL 

Info http://www.wheathampstead-pc.gov.uk 01582 832541 

WHEATHAMPSTEAD OPEN SPACES VOLUNTEERS (WOSV) 


11-5 - st pauls seedling-servicePLANT SALE 

10.30am – 12.30pm 

GROWING / FREE

Come and find a range of flowers and vegetable seedlings for sale, ready for planting out. 

Where St Paul’s Church, Blandford Rd, St Albans AL1 4JP 

Info http://www.stpauls-stalbans.org

ST PAUL’S CHURCH ST ALBANS 


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 TOUR OF 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 


12-5 92 93 gerrards crossCYCLE CHILTERNS 

9am – 4.30pm 

BIKE / ADULTS ONLY / FREE / BOOK

All-day circular cycle ride for adults. 62 miles. Cycling at 11-12mph from St Albans to Princes Risborough and back. See booking link for details. 

Where Outside Blacksmiths Arms, St Peters St, St Albans AL1 3HG 

Info http://www.letsride.co.uk/rides/cycle-chilterns-st-albans-to-near-princes-risborough 07746 821781 

SOUTH HERTS CYCLISTS


12-540 - CNAA sustfest photoALLOTMENT TOURS AND 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 ww2.rspb.org.uk/groups/stalbans
Will go ahead in bad weather. 

RSPB ST ALBANS


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 


14-5 144 wild medicine lucy blundenWILD MEDICINES ON YOUR DOORSTEP 

7:15pm – 7:30pm start 9:30pm finish 

TALK / HEALTH / £7 INC TEA/COFFEE 

Wild medicines are everywhere; let Lucy Blunden, medical herbalist pique your curiosity with the wealth of health at your feet. Interactive talk and herb hunt. 

Where The Plough & Harrow, Southdown Rd, Harpenden AL5 1PR 

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

HARPENDEN COMPLEMENTARY HEALTH 


14-5 55 Dusk Bat Walk Image _c_Harry_Hogg_c_DUSK BAT WALK 

8.30pm – 10.00pm 

WILDLIFE / FREE / BOOK 

Come along to Harpenden Common to find out more about the nocturnal residents that dominate the skies.  (Photo: Harry Hogg)

Where Harpenden Common, Harpenden AL5 

Info Book at http://www.harpenden.gov.uk/event/4237-bat-walk-sustfest-2019 01582 768278 

HARPENDEN TOWN COUNCIL 


WEDNESDAY 15TH MAY 


15-5 60 - sra photo ? Cycletoure BridgeCYCLE SOPWELL TO NEW GREENS VIA THE GREEN RING 

11am – 1pm 

BIKE / FREE 

A leisurely 6 mile cycle ride round the recently completed St Albans Green Ring exploring its green credentials. 

Where Abbey Station, Holywell Hill, St Albans AL1 2PS 

Info Weather permitting

SOPWELL RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION 


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 


16-5 102 - 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 


14-5 55 Dusk Bat Walk Image _c_Harry_Hogg_c_DUSK BAT WALK 

8.30pm – 10.00pm 

WILDLIFE / FREE / BOOK 

Come along to Harpenden Common to find out more about the nocturnal residents that dominate the skies. (Photo: Harry Hogg)

Where Harpenden Common, Harpenden AL5 

Info Book at http://www.harpenden.gov.uk/event/4293-dusk-bat-walk-part-of-sustfest 01582 768278 

HARPENDEN TOWN COUNCIL 


FRIDAY 17TH MAY 


17-5 141 yellow breeze ride 2BREEZE BIKE RIDE: YELLOW MEANDER 

10am – 12noon 

BIKE / WOMEN ONLY / FREE / BOOK 

Around 10 miles, starting in Harpenden, mainly on quiet roads and off road. Café stop, bike check and chance for a natter. Approx 7-8 mph. 

Where The Oval Café, 6 Highfield Oval, Harpenden AL5 4BX 

Info http://www.letsride.co.uk/rides/sustfest-mellow-yellow-meander-round-the-district 

HSBC UK BREEZE 


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 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 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 http://www.sustainablestalbans.org 

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 year

MEET 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 


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 76 Common-Green-ShieldbugTALK AND WALK: AN INTRODUCTION TO BUGS AND BEETLES 

2pm – 4pm 

WILDLIFE / £4pp / BOOK

A talk and walk looking for bugs and beetles. For adults and accompanied older teenagers. 

Where Highfield Park Visitor Centre, Hill End Lane, St Albans AL4 0RA 

Info http://www.highfieldparktrust.co.uk/calendar. If rain, will extend the indoor talk and cancel the walk. 

HIGHFIELD PARK TRUST


19-5 155 Redbourn runners ploggingCOME PLOGGING -CLEAN UP OUR BEAUTIFUL VILLAGE 

7.30pm – 8.30pm 

LITTER PICK / ADULTS ONLY / FREE 

Join Run Redbourn! as we walk/jog/run (your preference) around the village picking up litter in small groups. “Plogging” – picking up litter and jogging! 

Where Redbourn Cricket Club, Redbourn Common, Rebourn AL3 7DB 

Info May cancel if heavy rain 07881 907358. 

RUN REDBOURN! 


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 


THURSDAY 23RD MAY 


23-5 16 - seeds to specimensSEEDS TO SPECIMENS – ESTABLISHING NEW TREES IN THE URBAN FOREST 

10am – 1pm 

GROWING / ADULTS ONLY / FREE / BOOK

Thousands of trees are planted every year, but many fail in the first few years. Find out how quick & simple maintenance can help trees thrive in the long term. 

Where St Albans Community Garden, Hixberry Lane St Albans 

Info alex.laurie@stalbans.gov.uk 01727 866100

ST ALBANS CITY AND DISTRICT COUNCIL/CDA HERTS


hawa asian herbsHOW TO GROW ASIAN HERBS 

11am – 2pm 

GROWING / CHILD FRIENDLY / FREE 

How to grow Asian Herbs and use them in cooking. Collect your free seeds to grow your own! Join our demonstration on how to make plant boxes from recycled wood. 

Where CDA Herts Community Garden, Hixberry Lane, St Albans AL4 OTZ 

Info Facebook: @hawastalbans 07786530751 

HAWA TIFFIN CLUB PROJECT 


FRIDAY 24TH MAY 


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 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


93 - wheeling back to wing -Hollybush gardenWHEELING TO WING AND BACK 

9am – 4.30pm 

BIKE / ADULTS ONLY / FREE / BOOK 

All-day circular cycle ride in Chilterns with morning, lunch and tea stops. Cycling at 11-12 mph. 60 miles. 

Where Outside Blacksmith Arms, St Peters St, St Albans AL1 3HG 

Info http://www.letsride.co.uk/rides/wheeling-to-wing-st- albans-to-near-leight-buzzard 07746 821781 

SOUTH HERTS CYCLISTS


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 


26-5 110 allotmentFARMERS MARKET – EAST HARPENDEN GARDENING CLUB ALLOTMENTS STALL 

10am – 2pm 

GROWING / CHILD FRIENDLY / FREE

Talk to allotment holders about the benefits of having your own allotment and growing your own organic food at the Harpenden Farmers Market.

Where Lower High St, Harpenden Info http://www.ehgc.org 

EAST HARPENDEN GARDENING CLUB 


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 


28-590 - 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


29-5 3 Heartwood Forest Legacy Event (13 of 27)CAPTURING CARBON WALK: DISCOVER HEARTWOOD’S CLIMATE BENEFIT 

6pm – 8pm 

WALK / TALK / £5 / BOOK

Join us for an early evening guided walk around Heartwood Forest, learning about the Carbon Capture benefits of planting woodlands. 

Where Heartwood Forest, Sandridge AL4 9DQ

Info http://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/get-involved/events 

THE WOODLAND TRUST 


FRIDAY 31ST MAY


Bank vole in the hand - small mammal trappingMARVELLOUS 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. (Photo: Amy Lewis)

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 


31-5 142 round herts breeze rideBREEZE ROUND HERTS CYCLE RIDE 

10am – 3pm 

BIKE / WOMEN ONLY / FREE / BOOK 

Circular ride from Harpenden. Mainly on lanes, but may also be some busier roads. Will have hills, chatter, coffee stop. 40 miles, 12-13mph. 

Where Harpenden Cycles, Southdown Rd, Harpenden AL5 1QQ 

Info http://www.letsride.co.uk/rides/sustfest-purples- breeze-round-herts 

HSBC UK BREEZE 


SATURDAY 1ST JUNE


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 


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