#SustFest19 Kids Stuff

On this page you find events with activities just for children and young people but also see  Family Events for all child-friendly events.


11th – 18th MAY


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

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

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


SATURDAY 11TH MAY


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


SUNDAY 12TH MAY


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



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


16-5 102 - 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 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 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

11.30am – 1.30pm
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 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


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


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



BECOME A #TAPCHAT WATER HERO! Jane Alexander Photography Water hub, Harlow shopping centre 17.3.18

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


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 AND 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.hertshow.com
FESTIWOOL



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


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