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Fun activities for The Great Big Green Week

Sustainability and sharing are themes for Great Big Green Week in Bedford on Saturday 15 June. There are amazing free events at John Bunyan Museum, The Higgins Bedford, and Panacea Museum as part of the national event that celebrates nature and calls us all to action in the protection of our environment.


Here is what we have planned:

At John Bunyan Museum 

Felt flower workshop with Anne-Marie Abbate 

FREE Drop-in 11am – 3pm

Find out how to make felt and create your own flowers with Anne-Marie Abbate.

Help us plant our community garden 

FREE Drop-in 11am – 3pm

Join us in creating a small haven for wildlife and visitors alike! With donated plants and your help we plan to turn a small patch of ground into a welcoming area for all to enjoy.

Create Andy Goldsworthy inspired natural sculptures 

FREE drop-in 11am-3pm

Camouflage materials trail around the garden 

FREE Drop-in 11am – 3pm

At The Higgins Bedford

Willow weaving with Bob Collins

FREE Drop-in 11am – 4pm

Try your hand at some simple willow weaving with Bob Collins. This is suitable for all ages and brilliant fun.


Meet the Mend-Up Crew

FREE Drop-in 11am – 4pm

Find out more about the radical art of mending things. You can bring your own textiles and get some help with mending. Or just have a chat with the team.


Recycled Gardening with The Good Life Garden

FREE, Bookable Sessions 11am, 1pm and 3pm

Put your recycling to good use in your garden! Explore your creative side, and learn how to make mini planters, birds feeders and more by using things you would have in your own home. (Recycling materials will be provided, but you're welcome to bring your own if you want!) Recommended ages 3+


At the Panacea Museum 

Craft Stash Swap 

FREE Drop-in 11am – 4.30pm


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