Building Community Connections

Since September 2021, we have been delighted to be able to offer a free weekly outdoor playgroup for the local community. This was made possible thanks to the generous support of the National Lottery Community Fund’s ‘Local Connections Fund’. The fund was created to help small charities and community groups … Read more

You too can #LetThemRoam

One of ROAM’s objectives is to inspire parents and caregivers in other communities to give their children the freedom to roam. In the second in her blog series, ROAM’s Laura Billingham describes how she and a friend gave their own children this experience close to home in Bearwood.  A year … Read more

More than just child’s play…

It’s been almost a year since ROAM recruited our wonderful session leaders Laura and Kaleigh. In a series of blogs, Laura reflects on some of the brilliant benefits of roaming, and being a ROAM leader. ROAM sessions are full of fun but there is always so much more going on. … Read more

Do-It-Yourself Forest School!

Collection jars

In October this year, ROAM teamed up with the Friends of Cotteridge Park on a joint initiative called ‘DIY Forest School’.  Every week we’ve issued a new activity sheet for children and their adults to use in the park, relevant to the season’s treasures! Written by ROAM session leader Kaleigh, … Read more