Kids 21

For all our school resources, including pre-recorded SustFest assemblies for infant, junior and secondary schools, go to sustfest.org/schools-youth

For events for all ages – especially children – see below.

Sun 23 May – Sun 6 June

BeeWild! Make Your Own Seed Sculptures
Help your local pollinators! Make clay and wildflower seed sculptures which over time will crumble and sprout with spring flowers over time. Order your kit online by 28th May, make and place your creations anytime during the festival.
Info £12.50 I All ages
Order Clay kits stalbanspottery.co.uk/bee-wild
By St Albans Pottery

City Tree Trail
Follow our self guided trail from the city centre to discover the fascinating trees of St Albans and the events that shaped their history. Download the trail from stalbansenvironmentaction.org
Venue Start from St Albans City Centre
Info Free I All ages I stalbansenvironmentaction.org
By Tree Action Group St Albans

Count Us In – Get Involved!
Encouraging the community to participate in the global Count Us In campaign – to raise awareness and reduce their impact on the environment.
Venue Online
Info Free I All ages I bricketwood.org
By Bricket Wood Residents Association

Grow Sopwell Family Trail
Use our map and take your family on a trail around Sopwell’s green spaces, wildlife friendly havens and community gardens, collecting clues along the way.
Venue Sopwell. St Albans
Info Free I All ages I @GrowSopwell
Email growsopwell@gmail.com Trail is self-led.
By Grow Community – Sopwell

Lockdown Life In St Albans
Discover the creative, compassionate and innovative ways the people of St Albans have responded to the challenges of living in lockdown.
Time 11am – 5pm. 17 May-14 June, exhibition open daily.
Venue St Albans Museum + Gallery, Town Hall, St Peter’s Street
St Albans AL1 3DH
Info Free I All ages I stalbansmuseums.org.uk
By St Albans Museums

Rothamsted – Science Trail
Walk our Science Trail, find the posters and discover more about our research. Add a painted pebble to Winifred the Sustainability Worm near our public café. Download map from: rothamstedenterprises.com/activities/walking-trail
Time 7am – until dark. Cafe open Mon – Fri 9am – 3pm.
Venue Rothamsted Research, Harpenden AL5 2JQ
Info Free I All ages I rothamsted.ac.uk
By Rothamsted Research

Sherrards’ Photo Competition- Win a Lussmanns Voucher!
Take a photo of what World Environment Day means to you for a chance to win! To enter post and tag Sherrards on instagram V@sherrardsSolicitors1 or email events@sherrards.com
When? 12 April- 28 May. The winner announced 2 June.
Info Free I All ages – under 18s entries must be submitted by parent or guardian.
sherrards.com/news-post/sherrards-does-sustfest21
By Sherrards Solicitors

St Albans Rainbow Trail Butterfly Trail
Spot a butterfly drawing in windows etc across the district OR create one yourself. Prizes! Until 5th June.
Venue: across the district
Info Free I All ages I https://www.facebook.com/stalbansrainbowtrail
By: St Albans Rainbow Trail

SustFest21 Neighbourhood Scavenger Hunt
Explore your neighbourhood to find our list of 21 sustainable things. Share your finds #PlayingOut #SustFest21 or email playingout@sustainablestalbans.org
Venue Your neighbourhood
Info Free I Aimed at children I sustainablestalbans.org/playingout
By Playing Out St Albans District

Cathedral Tree Trail
Explore the grounds of St Albans Cathedral and discover the history behind some of the city’s oldest trees! Pick up your trail booklet in the Welcome Centre!
Venue St Albans Cathedral St Albans AL1 1BY
Info £2 donation I All ages I stalbanscathedral.org
By St Albans Cathedral

23 May – 28 May

London Colney Walk To School Week
Enjoy a Walk to School in London Colney. Help us reduce car use & traffic pollution in the village and enjoy fresh air.
Venue London Colney
@londoncolneyparish
By London Colney Parish Council

29 May – 6 June

Rock Around The Common
Discover our hidden painted rocks around Colney Heath Common.Will you find a ladybird, a butterfly or a tree on your rock.
Venue Colney Heath Common and Nature Reserve, High Street,
Colney Heath AL4 0NS
Info Free I All ages I colneyheathparishcouncil.gov.uk
By Colney Heath Parish Council


Walk The Chalk For All
A pleasant self-led 2.5 mile walk along quiet streets, park & woodland. In your own group, at your pace. Spot the “live simply” chalk messages. Consider a picnic!
When? 1 – 6 June
Venue Download the map/guide from albanstephen.org
Info Free I All ages
By SS Alban & Stephen RC Church

Sunday 23 May

Plastic Free Harpenden Litter Pick
Come along for some fresh air and help to reclaim our environment from the litter disaster that is endemic everywhere.
(1) Time 2 – 3pm
Venue Harpenden
Book eventbrite.com/e/plastic-free-harpenden-litter-pick-
tickets-148750435557

(2) Time 2 – 3pm
Venue Batford Springs Nature Reserve, Harpenden
Book eventbrite.com/e/plastic-free-harpenden-family-litter-pick-
tickets-149299046467

Info Free I All ages I plasticfreeharpenden.org.uk
By Plastic Free Harpenden

Magical Mayfly Walks
Join an evening Mayfly walk to see the magical spectacle of enigmatic mayflies, who live just one day as an adult, dancing in clouds along the River Ver.
Time 6 – 8pm
Venue River Ver – Drop Lane, St Albans AL2 3TX
Book riverver.co.uk/mayfly-walks-23-26-30-may
Info Free I All ages I riverver.co.uk
By Ver Valley Society

Wed 26 May

Creative Arts & Crafts – Re-use!
Day 1: Create Your Own Colourful Branch Makramé. We have prepared 3 days of creative workshops which will inspire you through sustainable creations that come from nature and waste.
Time 10am – 4pm
Venue 18 Hollywell Hill, St Albans AL1 1BZ
Info £3 I All ages I collectivegallery.co.uk
By Collective Art gallery and Art Space

Magical Mayfly Walks
Join an evening Mayfly walk to see the magical spectacle of enigmatic mayflies, who live
just one day as an adult, dancing in clouds along the River Ver.
Time 6 – 8pm
Venue River Ver – Drop Lane, St Albans AL2 3TX
Book riverver.co.uk/mayfly-walks-23-26-30-may
Info Free I All ages I riverver.co.uk
By Ver Valley Society

Thurs 27 May

Creative Arts and Crafts – Re-use!
Day 2: Making Spring Animal Collection. We have prepared 3 days of creative workshops which will inspire you through sustainable creations that come from nature and waste.
Time 10am – 4pm
Venue 18 Hollywell Hill, St Albans AL1 1BZ
Info £3 I All ages I collectivegallery.co.uk
By Collective Art Gallery & Art Space

Visit Our Community Garden
Help us develop a wildflower garden, enjoy a talk on our bees and help us renovate our pond for the frogs and toads.
Time 10.30am – 2pm
Venue CDAH Community Garden Hixberry Lane, St Albans AL4 0TZ
Info Free I All ages I cdaherts.org.uk
By CDA Herts

Bird Feeders & Seed Bombs
We will be holding a zoom event for parents with children to make bird feeders and seed bombs.
Time 5.30 – 6.30pm Venue Online
Book thevineyardchurch.co.uk/whatson
Info Free I Aimed at kids I thevineyardchurch.co.uk
By The Vineyard Church St Albans

Meet The Engineer – with The Woodcraft Folk
Come along for an interactive session where you’ll meet an engineer (or 2!) and design your own ingenious solutions to global warming from turbines to robots!
Time 6 – 7pm
Venue Online: zoom.us/j/96188394043#success
Info Free I Aimed at kids I dreambigathome.uk/live
By St Albans District Woodcraft Folk

Friday 28 May

Creative Arts and Crafts – Re-use!
Day 3: Try Experimental Abstract Painting With Natural Waste. We have prepared 3 days of creative workshops which will inspire you through sustainable creations that come from nature and waste.
Time 10am – 4pm: Venue 18 Hollywell Hill, St Albans AL1 1BZ
Info £5 I All ages I collectivegallery.co.uk
By Collective Art Gallery & Art Space

Playing Out Info Session
Find out how you can close your street to enable play and community building in St Albans District.
Time 10.30 – 11.30am Venue Online
Book playingoutstainfo.eventbrite.co.uk
Info Free I Adult only I sustainablestalbans.org/playingout
By Playing Out St Albans District

Sat 29 May

Adopt A Plant Day
Plants need good homes! Come along to one of four South St Albans churches to choose a vegetable/pollinator friendly plant to ‘adopt’. Advice on growing given.
Time 10am – 6pm (Check facebook for specific Church openings)
Venue Greenwood United Reformed Church
Info Free I All ages I @SSAChurches
By South St Albans Churches

A Walk For Spring Butterflies
Guided walk in Heartwood Forest with local butterfly experts Andrew Steele and Malcolm Hull. We will look for a range of species including the rare Small Blue.
Time 11am – 1pm
Venue Heartwood Forest, Sandridge AL4 9DQ
Book woodlandtrust.org.uk/events
Info £5. Under 8’s – Free I All ages I hertsmiddx-butterflies.org.uk
By Woodland Trust & Butterfly Conservation Herts & Middx Branch

Helping Wild Hedgehogs
Join our Live stream event direct from Hornbeam Wood Hedgehog Sanctuary to see how we help the hedgehogs and find out ways you too can help our garden friends.
Time 2 – 2.45pm Venue Online
Book fb.me/e/1lVK5eM4J
Info Free I All ages I @HornbeamWood
By Hornbeam Wood Hedgehog Sanctuary

Sun 30 May

Highfield Park 25th Anniversary Litter Pick
Time 10am – 12noon: Venue Highfield Park Visitor Centre, Hill End Lane, St Albans AL4 0RA
Free I All ages I @HighfieldParkTrust
By Highfield Park Trust

Adopt A Plant Day
Plants need good homes! Come along to one of four South St Albans churches to choose a vegetable/pollinator friendly plant to ‘adopt’. Advice on growing given.
Time 10am – 6pm (Check facebook for specific Church openings)
Venue St Stephen’s and St Julian’s Church
Info Free I All ages I @SSAChurches
By South St Albans Churches

Bric-A-Brac Sale
Outdoor sale of books, plants, preserves and bric-a-brac (weather permitting).
Time 12.30 – 1.30pm
Venue Quaker Meeting House, 7 Upper Lattimore Road, St Albans AL1 3UD
Info Free I All ages I llquakers.org.uk/stalbans/web
By St Albans Quakers

Crafts, Activities & Stories
Seed bomb, crafts, trails, stories and other activities in St Peter’s churchyard.
Time 1 – 4pm
Venue St Peter’s Church, St Peter’s Street, St Albans AL1 3HG
Info Free I All ages I stpeterschurch.uk.com
By St Peter’s Church, St Albans

Wonders Great & Small
Explore small wonders in Church garden with magnifying glasses available to borrow. Hear of the wonder of the big picture. Please post photos to social media.
Time 2 – 3pm
Venue All Saints’ Church, 129 Station Road, Harpenden AL5 4UU
Book Email associate.vicar@allsaints.parishofharpenden.org
Info Free I All ages I @allsaintsharpenden
By All Saints’ Church, Harpenden

Magical Mayfly Walks
Join an evening Mayfly walk to see the magical spectacle of enigmatic mayflies, who live just one day as an adult, dancing in clouds along the River Ver. Non-members are invited to join the Society for £8 per year.
Time 6 – 8pm
Venue River Ver – Drop Lane, St Albans AL2 3TX
Book riverver.co.uk/mayfly-walks-23-26-30-may
Info Free I All ages I riverver.co.uk
By Ver Valley Society

Mon 31 May

Wilderhood Watch Street Stalls
Visit our street stalls- with lots of challenges and activities. We are selling and giving away items including seeds, seedlings, hedgehog signs and bird boxes.
Time 10am – 1pm Venue Lancaster Road, St Albans
Time 2 – 5pm Venue Woodstock Road South, St Albans
Info Free I All ages I wilderhoodwatch.org
By Wilderhood Watch

Tues 1 June

Wilderhood Watch Street Stalls
Visit our street stalls- with lots of challenges and activities. We are selling and giving away items including seeds, seedlings, hedgehog signs and bird boxes.
Time 10am – 3pm
Venue Abbey View Road, St Albans
Info Free I All ages I wilderhoodwatch.org
By Wilderhood Watch

Gardening For Wilder St Albans – Making Homes for Wildlife
Find out how you can add shelter to your wildlife friendly garden. Walk around our garden to see different places where animals shelter. Then make an animal shelter for your own garden.
Time 10.30am – 12noon Venue St Albans
Book hertswildlifetrust.org.uk
Info Free I Family event I hertswildlifetrust.org.uk
By Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust

Poetry Across The Page
Art/Design activity using recycled books to make a design with lettering based on a verse of poetry. In person, if allowed. Otherwise, will post workshop video.
Time 2.30 – 3.30pm
Venue Online (unless able to hold in library: Please keep an eye on @harpendenlibrary
Info Free I All ages
By Harpenden Library

Evening Walk From Redbournbury Mill
Starting at the Mill we follow the Ver. We hope to see summer warblers and chalk stream species. If lucky we may hear a grasshopper warbler or see a barn owl.
Time 6 – 7.30pm
Venue Redbournbury Mill, Redbournbury Lane, St Albans AL3 6RS
Book redbournbury0106.eventbrite.co.uk
Info Free I All ages I ww2.rspb.org.uk/groups/stalbans
By RSPB St Albans

The Greenpeace Fun Quiz
A fun, family-friendly, Zoom quiz, focusing on science, nature, people, places, food, animals and the world, with topical news, music & spot prizes! Do join us!
Time 7pm – 9pm Venue Online
Book Register in advance: us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUodOihrz0rHNV
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Info Donations welcome I All ages I @groups/385479254824/about
By Greenpeace St Albans

Wed 2 June

Activism & Optimism With Local Politicians
A space for St Albans’ young people (14-27) to talk all things sustainable with their local politicians, inc Daisy Cooper MP, Bim Afolami (MP) and Cllr Simon Grover.
Time 7 – 8.30pm
Venue Online
Book activismandoptimism.eventbrite.co.uk
Info Free I 14 – 27 Year olds ONLY I sustainablestalbans.org
By Sustainable St Albans

The Harpenden Scavenger Trail
A scavenger trail set up in Harpenden where you can pick up nature facts and an opportunity to scavenge for items to take home and transform into natural art.
Time 10am – 2pm. Book your time slot.
Venue Harpenden High Street/Common, Harpenden AL5
Book eventbrite.com/o/harpenden-town-council-27037465633
Info Free I All ages I harpenden.gov.uk
By Harpenden Town Council

Thurs 3 June

The Harpenden Scavenger Trail
A scavenger trail set up in Harpenden where you can pick up nature facts and an opportunity to scavenge for items to take home and transform into natural art.
Time 10am – 2pm. Book your time slot.
Venue Harpenden High Street/Common, Harpenden AL5
Book eventbrite.com/o/harpenden-town-council-27037465633
Info Free I All ages I harpenden.gov.uk
By Harpenden Town Council

Wilderhood Watch Street Stalls
Visit our street stalls- with lots of challenges and activities. We are selling and giving away items including seeds, seedlings, hedgehog signs and bird boxes.
Time 2 – 5pm
Venue The Park, St Albans
Info Free I All ages I wilderhoodwatch.org
By Wilderhood Watch

Friday 4 June

Wilderhood Watch Street Stalls
Visit our street stalls- with lots of challenges and activities. We are selling and giving away items including seeds, seedlings, hedgehog signs and bird boxes.
Time 10am – 3pm
Venue Jennings Road, St Albans
Info Free I All ages I wilderhoodwatch.org
By Wilderhood Watch

Sat 5 June

Wilderhood Watch Street Stalls
Visit our street stalls- with lots of challenges and activities. We are selling and giving away items including seeds, seedlings, hedgehog signs and bird boxes.
Time 10 – 12noon
Venue Outside St Saviour’s Church, Sandpit Lane,
St Albans AL1 4DF
Info Free I All ages I wilderhoodwatch.org
By Wilderhood Watch

Eco Ideas & Re purposing
Stalls in the Cravells Road area of Southdown to demonstrate eco ideas and/or offer items for re purposing.
Time 10.30am – 4pm
Venue Cravells Road, Harpenden
Info Free I All ages
By Cravells Road & Area

Evening Walk with Friends of the Earth
We’ll be walking around Heartwood in small groups, chatting with like minded people.
Time 5.30 – 7.30pm
Venue Meet at Heartwood Car Park, High Street, Sandridge AL4 9DQ
Book eventbrite.com/e/evening-walk-tickets-149409563025
Info Free I All ages I stalbansfoe.org
By St Albans Friends of the Earth

Sunday 6 June

Harpenden Litter Pick
Join this local litter picking session – with support of Harpenden Town Council.
Time 10.30am – 12noon
Venue Outside St John’s Church, Southdown
Harpenden AL5 1DJ
Info Free I All ages I stjohnsharpenden.org.uk
By St John’s Eco Church

Sopwell Community Hub – See The plans and Scavenger Hunt
Cottonmill and Sopwell Hub campaign, with St Albans Council, display the design/plans for the new community hub. Kids’ online scavenger hunt, whilst you find out more.
Time 12 – 2pm
Venue Marlborough Club Open Space, Old Oak (Off Cottonmill
Lane), St Albans AL1 2EF
Info Free I All ages I cottonmillandsopwellhub.org
By Cottonmill & Sopwell Hub

Lunchtime Concert: Birds & Bees
Walk-in concert given by the young musicians of St Albans Cathedral, featuring a selection of French, German, and English song. A group will be walking to the concert from St John’s Church, Harpenden at 10am.
Time 1 – 2pm
Venue St Albans Cathedral, St Albans AL1 1BY
Info Free I All ages I StAlbansCathedralOfficial
By St Albans Cathedral