It feels like ages since we were open, but so much has happened since the start of 2023 at The Hive!
In January, along with an awesome group of our volunteers, we emptied and dismantled the polytunnel to make way for a new log cabin which will be a warm and dry shelter for everyone that uses the site. We are thrilled with the result and cannot wait to show you around once we reopen at the end of April.
We are hugely grateful to all our volunteers who helped us clear and dismantle the old polytunnel and prepare the ground for the new log cabin. We are also very grateful to all our benefactors who have made this possible, including the National Lottery, the Bury St Edmunds Quakers and Suffolk Community Foundation. We will be hosting a family day on 30th May in half term which we hope lots of our members will be able to attend to see the new cabin nicely settled in.
In the meantime, our regular sessions will relaunch the week beginning 24th April and we have a slightly altered timetable for this term.
Mondays: mornings - privately booked SEND school session, afternoons - 2-4pm Hive Eco Kids (fully booked)
Tuesdays: mornings - Nature Explorers Stay and Play family session 10-12, afternoons - privately booked SEND school session
Wednesdays: mornings - Nature Explorers Stay and Play family session 10-12, gardening group, afternoons - currently available for hire
Thursdays: mornings - currently available for hire, afternoons: privately booked SEND school session, evenings - drumming sessions
Fridays: mornings - currently available for hire, afternoons: privately booked SEND school session
Saturdays: 27th May, 24th June 29th July 11-2 Nature Explorers for Grown Ups, 13th May, 10th June, 8th July 2-4pm Nature Explorers Stay and Play family session
Events coming up - 20th May 2023 Abbey Alive at Abbey Gardens, 30th May 2023 Family day at The Hive, 1st July 2023 Green Fair at The Apex, 24th September 2023 St Edmundsbaby Fair at The Apex
Link to Nature Explorers Stay and Play family sessions booking:
Link to Grown up sessions booking:
If you are not already a Hive member, the link to sign up is here:
The site is available to hire for workshops/classes and birthday parties. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for a booking form and to enquire about availability. Prices are from £15 per hour for Hive members.
We look forward to welcoming you back to the Hive, or for the first time if you haven't been before! Please see below for photos from the construction of the log cabin and our last two events at The Apex.
Steph and Claire x