National Walking Month

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All through May

Try20

Take a 20-minute walk every day throughout May and feel the benefits. Fun tips to keep you on your feet the whole month: #TRY20 TIPS

Rate Your Walk

Use the online tool to tell Living Streets how good – or not so good – your walk is. “Explore your streets and help us paint a picture of how walkable they are.”

Walk in the Woods

child walking down a path in the woods

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Walk in the Woods is the The Tree Council’s festival to encourage everyone to enjoy trees and woods. Across the UK, walks, talks and other events take place in town and countryside – an invitation to go down to the woods or to a local park or just enjoy tree-lined streets. Flowers, birdsong and leaf colour make them particularly inviting.

Walk in the Woods is a great opportunity to organise an event and get new people interested in trees – especially in their local patch. A particular aim of Walk in the Woods is to attract people who rarely, if ever, visit woods – even those on their doorstep.

Find local events on the website, or add your own.

International Walk to School Month

Boy Walking Along A Muddy Path In The Woods

‘Every October is International Walk to School Month – an opportunity for children to join hundreds of thousands of pupils across the globe celebrating the walk to school.’

Free booklet & useful resources here.

Walk to School Week

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With one in four cars on the road at peak times travelling to school, Living Streets wants to get as many families walking as possible each May – reducing congestion, making our roads safer and helping to clean up our toxic air.

Join thousands of families and schools taking part across the UK.

  • Cut congestion and improve safety at the school gates
  • Be part of the fight against air pollution
  • Build in a bit more physical activity into your family’s day.’

Free resources, competitions and more for those who pledge to walk to school.

More info

Walk to School week has been running since 1995.

Just 5 schools took part in the first Walk to School Week.
400,000 pupils took part in Walk to School Week 2017!

HAPPY SHOESDAY

On the Tuesday of Walk to School Week, primary school pupils, parents and teachers across the country raise money for Living Streets walking projects, by wearing their happy shoes and donating £1.

Shiny, decorated, colourful, cartoon, gorilla feet – whatever brings that smile on their walk to school.

Register your school and they will send you a free fundraising pack, plus all sorts of fun materials to help make running the day a big success.

More info: HAPPY SHOESDAY

Walk to School Week

Walk to School Week logo

‘The greatest national Walk to School celebration where pupils and grown-ups around the UK unite for one week of walking to school. 

‘Each year we develop a new five-day walking challenge aimed at primary schools – the perfect activity to take part in during Walk to School Week.

With one in four cars on the road at peak times travelling to school, Living Streets wants to get as many families walking as possible each May – reducing congestion, making our roads safer and helping to clean up our toxic air.

Join thousands of families and schools taking part across the UK.

  • Cut congestion and improve safety at the school gates
  • Be part of the fight against air pollution
  • Build in a bit more physical activity into your family’s day.’

Free resources, competitions and more for those who pledge to walk to school.

#WalkToSchoolWeek

More info

Walk to School week has been running since 1995.

Just 5 schools took part in the first Walk to School Week.
400,000 pupils took part in Walk to School Week 2017!

Festival of Winter Walks

The Ramblers Festival of Winter Walks is back from 20 December to 5 January and everyone’s invited.

“We’d love you to join us in the winter wanderland, helping you to connect with more people locally, explore beautiful landscapes and discover a new feeling with every walk.

We know the festive season can leave many of us feeling overwhelmed, stressed and disconnected from nature. So, our winter walks can help you unwind on winding paths and let go with every leaf crunched.

Our groups across the country are offering an array of free led festive walks for you to try. From heart-racing hikes to serene strolls, we’ve got a winter wander for you. “

Mini Beast Trail

Make a date in your diary and spread the word!

Colden Common Pre-School is very excited to announce a new event for October – The Mini Beast Trail! This will be running instead of our annual Scarecrow Festival but promises to deliver the same amount of family fun! Expect a trail, treat and craft. Suitable for all ages. Price tbc. Venture around Colden Common Village in search of our mini beasts! Educational and fun.

We are busy planning the event to ensure it adheres to social distancing guideline although we hope these will be relaxed by then.
Further details to be released closer to the time.
https://www.facebook.com/events/732768274203541/