Our family events are currently for foster families, but everyone is welcome to visit Highfield Oval to discover its history, enjoy the natural environment and take part in our gardening and other activities. Find out more on our Communities page.

Alternatively why not get Making and Growing at home? Download ideas for fun and creative ways to enjoy nature below.

Just Bloom

The Just Bloom programme is designed for foster families across Hertfordshire and offers creative ways to engage with nature for wellbeing. Children receive a seasonal Just Bloom Box and Journal, full of nature-based craft activities and suggestions for enjoying the natural world at every time of year. They also join us regularly with their carers for Thrive Outside Days, which offer nature-based crafts, food growing and harvesting, woodland fun and campfires. Carers are invited to evening nature-based wellbeing activities throughout the year.

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of carers agreed that the Just Bloom programme had supported the wellbeing of children in their care.
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of carers agreed that the programme had helped them enjoy nature based creative activities and growing things with the children.

The ABCs of Nature Connections for Wellbeing

Just Bloom activities are designed to support special ways of connecting with nature, shown by research to support wellbeing. Our ABCs of Nature Connections are explained below. 

Making & Growing at Home

In every season there are fun and creative ways to connect with nature. Here are some ideas.


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