Services for Young People Hertfordshire Services for Young People

Summer sessions 2022

We are offering eight free Go Wild at Hudnall nature connection sessions during the 2022 school summer holidays

Teenagers lying in grass holding flowers over their eyes

Do you live or work with a young person aged 13-17 who is living with, or at risk of, poor emotional wellbeing?

Would you like to spend time with them in nature to learn about local wildlife and new ways to help improve emotional wellbeing?

The Go Wild at Hudnall project is offering eight FREE nature connection sessions at Hudnall Park this summer, thanks to the National Lottery Heritage Fund and in partnership with Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust.

Parents/carers, or professionals who work with young people, accompany the young people and take part in the activities (they are not drop-off sessions). The sessions are a great way to have fun, learn about nature and new ways to help improve emotional wellbeing.

Each session has a different theme which gives young people the opportunity to experience something different in nature. You can sign up for just one session or any number of sessions up to all eight. 

Session 1:   Nature Connection – The 5 senses

Monday 25th July 2022, 10am–12pm

This session is all about using our senses to tune into nature!

Using the senses of sight, sound, smell and touch we will explore our natural surroundings, taking notice and observing nature and then creating a Zine to take home.

Session 2:   Butterflies and Bees

Wednesday 27th July, 1pm–3pm

Young conservationists are invited to join our Go Wild People & Wildlife Officer on a butterfly and bee survey, which helps us to find out and understand which species are visiting and using Hudnall Park.

Young people will be provided with sweep nets, identification charts and supported with identifying and recording these wonderful creatures living in our meadows and woodlands.

Session 3:   All about Mammals

Monday 1st August, 10am–12pm

Our People & Wildlife Officer will take you on a deer spotting and mammal tracking adventure!

During this session you will find out all about the mammals that live at Hudnall Park - badgers, hares, fallow deer and many more to explore!

Session 4:   Botany

Wednesday 3rd August, 1pm–3pm

A relaxing, calm and creative session where young people will take part in flower pressing, leaf printing, learning how to identify plants and create their very own nature journal.

Session 5: Come Dine With Us - Campfire Edition!

Monday 8th August, 12pm–2pm

Young people will work in small teams to cook lunch for the adults over the campfire, practicing fire-lighting and campfire cooking safety skills and then take part in a den building challenge. Are you ready to Come Dine With Us a la Camp Fire Edition?

Session 6: All about birds

Wednesday 10th August, 10am–12pm

Calling all young bird enthusiasts! Let’s get ready to help our feathered friends!

Come and join us to learn about the birds that live at Hudnall Park, make a bird feeder and build a bird box too!

Session 7: Moths, Bats, and Badgers

Tuesday 30th August, 7.30pm – 9.30pm

Join our People & Wildlife Officer on a late summer’s evening to discover nature after dark! You'd better fill up on carrots (or just bring your headtorch) because we're going to be marvelling at moths, detecting bats, and if we're lucky (and quiet!) we might spot the badger family who live here at Hudnall!

Session 8: The Concrete Jungle

Wednesday 31st August, 1pm–3pm

Young people will create a back-to-school survival guide to destress, relax and prepare for the term ahead.

We will explore nature-based mindfulness and breathing exercises in the woodland and meadows of Hudnall Park and how to find a little piece of nature wherever you are in the world.


All Go Wild at Hudnall summer sessions are taking place at 

Hudnall Park
Hudnall Common, Little Gaddesden
Berkhamsted, Herts HP4 1QN



Sign up now

Please book your place by contacting the Services for Young People Go Wild Team:

or use the Go Wild at Hudnall booking form