Child-friendly events

Get the kids involved with sustainability – fun things for you all to enjoy

Deadline is 28th May

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.
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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

Order by 28th May to do any time

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

Events throughout the festival

23rd May to 6th June

Wilderhood Watch Photo Competition
Take a photo of wildlife
Info Free I All ages
Details: https://wilderhoodwatch.org/the-wilderhood-watch-2021-photography-competition/
By Wilderhood Watch

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

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

One Small Thing – Wheathampstead
Individual/ small ‘family’ group ideas towards sustainability. What can
you do/share along the road? See a festival on our website and share
your ideas.
Venue See website wheathampstead-pc.gov.uk
Info Free I All ages
By Wheathampstead Parish Council

Redbourn Lockdown Litter Picks
Open to all residents of Redbourn to do their own
individual or family litter pick.
Venue Redbourn
Info Free I All ages I @redbourninbloom
By Redbourn in Bloom

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

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

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

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 http://stalbanscathedral.org
By St Albans Cathedral

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.
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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

Park Street Scavenger Hunts and more
Sustainability posts, downloadable scavenger hunts and our guide to the best SustFest events going on.
Venue: Park Street, St Albans
Info Free I All ages I @Park.StreetRA
Info: https://psra.org.uk/sustfest-2021-psra/

Week long events 24th May to 28th 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
Info @londoncolneyparish
By London Colney Parish Council

Week long events 29th May to 6th 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
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Venue Download the map/guide from albanstephen.org
Info Free I All ages
By SS Alban & Stephen RC Church

Day by Day

Sunday 23rd May

SustFest21 Sustainable Market
Come along to our Sustainable Market. Eco- businesses, sustainable food/drink.
Local environmental and community groups. #Plasticfree
Time 11am – 4pm
Venue St Peter’s Street, St Albans
Info sustfest.org I sustainablestalbans.org
By Sustainable St Albans & BID

Plastic Free Harpenden Family Litter Pick
Book your ticket to join us to help clean up Harpenden – family friendly.
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

Monday 24th May

Plant Your Own Herbs
Come along and plant your own herb garden to take home and grow.
Time 10am – 3pm (30 minute sessions)
Venue Park Hall, Harpenden AL5 2LX
Book eventbrite.com/o/harpenden-town-council-27037465633
Info Free I All ages
By Harpenden Town Council

Thursday 27th May

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
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

Saturday 29th May

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 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/guided-butterfly-walk-looking-for-the-small-blue-at-heartwood-forest-tickets-153757379461
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

Sunday 30th May

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

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 Alb
ans 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

Monday 31st 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

Tuesday 1st 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

How To Grow Asian Herbs & Spices
How to grow ginger and fenugreek, how to use them in food and
discover their many health benefits. Seeds to take away and grow your own
Time 11am – 1pm
Venue CDA Community Garden, Hixberry Lane, St Albans AL4 0TZ
Info Small donation for the seed I All ages I hawaherts.co.uk
By Herts Asian Women Association (HAWA) / Tiffin Club

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/tZUodOihrz0rHNVhot2mYkCdO2QOFsmO08Z
Info Donations welcome I All ages I @groups/385479254824/about
By Greenpeace St Albans

Wednesday 2nd 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

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 I sustainablestalbans.org
By Sustainable St Albans

Thursday 3rd 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, (off Faircross Way, Marshalswick) St Albans
Info Free I All ages I wilderhoodwatch.org
By Wilderhood Watch

Friday 4th 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

Saturday 5th 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
We’ll be walking around Heartwood in small groups, chatting with like minded people. Suitable for accompanied older children
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 6th June

SustFest21 Sustainable Market
Come along to our Sustainable Market. Eco- businesses, sustainable
food/drink. Local environmental and community groups. #Plasticfree
Time 11am – 4pm
Venue St Peter’s Street, St Albans
Info sustfest.org I sustainablestalbans.org
By Sustainable St Albans & BID

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

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