Thriving Communities is a series of creative, health and wellbeing and physical activities designed to connect people in their local communities. All materials/equipment provided and no experience necessary. For information and to book email [email protected] or call 07394575455.

Getting Creative

Creative Crafts with Mary Hearne

Leagrave Library | Tuesdays | 1pm – 2pm

Marsh Farm Library | Thursdays (bi-weekly) | 12pm – 1pm

Luton Central Library (1st Floor sHrUB Area) | Fridays | 1pm – 2pm

Adult Arts & Crafts activities designed to boost your confidence and emotional wellbeing.

Limited spaces – book now: [email protected] / 07394575455

 £3 per session. Cash payments only.

Attendees currently referred to Total Wellbeing Luton Social Prescription can receive up to 12 free sessions. Speak to your link worker to find out more. 

Sessions run term time only.


Getting Active

Mindful Stretching

Luton Central Library – Third Floor | Mondays | 10:30am – 11:15am


Mindful Yoga

Luton Central Library – Third Floor | Fridays | 10:30am – 11:15am

Classes cost £3.00 per session. Cash payments only.

Attendees who are currently referred to Total Wellbeing Luton can receive up to 12 free sessions via a Social Prescription Voucher provided by their link worker. 

Getting Outdoors – Parks and Countryside

We have a wide range of opportunities to volunteer with Luton’s Parks and Countryside service. These friendly sessions are all guided by other volunteers and take place every week between around 10am to 3pm.

For more information, contact Sam Willis by emailing [email protected] or calling 07738294258 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.


Nature Conservation Tasks

Mondays | 10am – 3:30pm

These session take place at different green spaces around Luton including parks, county Wildlife Sites and SSSIs (Sites of Special Scientific Interest).

The work involves helping manage the site to increase or preserve its range of plants and animals as well as making them accessible to members of the public. This can involve activities such as ‘scrub clearance’ (e.g. cutting back brambles), orchard pruning and restoration work, tree planting, coppicing trees and removing invasive species.

Each Monday is at a different site and this is a really good way to experience a lot of the wonderful green outdoor spaces we have across the town and to help to make them even better with other local residents.  You will need to bring refreshments including lunch on these days, sturdy footwear and warm, waterproof clothing. More information is provided before each task (e.g. meeting point, toilet provision). You’re welcome to stay for part of the day if you can’t attend all of it.


Pushchairs in the Park

Wardown Park | Wednesdays | 10am – 11am

This walk around the park is for parents and carers with pushchairs. It’s a great opportunity to meet other new parents, and to get some fresh air and mild exercise (note there’s a café en route!). No booking necessary – meet us at 10am by the playground! 


Wardown Park Volunteer Gardeners

Thursdays | 10am – 12pm

This gardening session in Wardown Park involves volunteers in helping to maintain flower beds around the park, particularly those just outside the museum. Tasks include weeding, some plant propagation, planting and general maintenance.  Everyone is welcome and this is a good opportunity to either learn some new gardening skills or put your well-honed ones to good use!

All tools are provided. Please wear suitable sturdy footwear, warm waterproof clothing and a drink. Biscuits are provided!


Bradgers Hill Wilder Futures – gardening and nature opportunities

Every Tuesday we hold a small gardening club in the Bushmead Hub Community Garden. Come along and enjoy this lovely space, learn how to grow vegetables, how to encourage wildlife into your garden and meet others with similar interests. All ages and abilities welcome. These sessions run 10am-12pm and please contact [email protected] for more details or visit Bradgers Hill Wilder Futures | Bushmead Hub

 You will need suitable clothing and refreshments for both activities but all tools and safety equipment are provided.