Active Greenspace Hubs

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What is Greenspace

Community Wellbeing Hubs (Greenspaces activities)

Provision of Active Green Spaces

This is a brief outline of our new wellbeing program that utilises our local green spaces to facilitate and deliver wellbeing activities to our local communities.




The Albion Foundation intends to deliver a physical activity programme within the green space of each of the six towns of Sandwell. The focus is to improve public health outcomes and increase physical activity levels of those who are inactive; support those who are already engaged in the 5 x 30 mins per week to increase; and aged 18 years and older. We also endeavour to achieve and evidence other outcomes including: Improve mental health; improve confidence and knowledge of green spaces; and improve social connectedness for those 500 + participants each year.

Where are we?

We’re based in venues within or close to green spaces across Sandwell, which are called our community wellbeing hubs. These are our bases for facilitating our activities, but we’re not limited to these venues, as the hubs give us more opportunities to work within the community as a whole.

What do we deliver in the community?

We have a holistic approach to the activities and the local community have a greater say to what they would like to see and do. This gives more empowerment to the groups and promotes a sense of community.

The sessions are in two seasonal phases; Spring to Summer and Autumn to winter, with timetables set for each phase. Here is a list of examples of activities that can be offered within the program for both phases:

1 Spring/Summer sessions.  Mainly outside activities.

  • Outdoor fit/boot camps (Adult and children sessions),
  • Health walks (Adult and family, family during school holidays),
  • Sensory walks,
  • Walk and draw,
  • Coffee mornings,
  • Buggy walks and stay and play,
  • Family wellbeing (Mothers and toddlers/dads groups),
  • Weight management (Fit baggies on tour),
  • Forestry/environmental play (Family),
  • Walk and draw (Adult/family),
  • Yoga outside (Adult),
  • Mini tennis/badminton (Adults/family),
  • Gardening,
  • From fork to fork (Grow your own food),
  • Community events.

2 Autumn/Winter sessions. Mainly indoors, but outside if weather and safety allows.

  • Indoor fitness/Yoga (If venue has space, adults), 
  • Winter walks (Weather permitting, adults),
  • Sensory walks,
  • Walk and draw,
  • Coffee mornings,
  • Stay and play toddler groups,
  • Weight management (Fit baggies on tour, adults),
  • Family wellbeing (Mothers and toddlers/ dads groups),
  • Gardening,
  • From fork to fork, harvest and cook own food (Follow on from grow your own food),
  • Harvest celebration events. 

OUTCOMES: Participants

  • Increased activity levels,
  • Increased social engagement,
  • Decrease in loneliness and isolation,
  • Improvements of mental wellbeing,
  • Increase of knowledge and confidence of local Green Space.

Where are Greenspace sessions?

Greenspace Sessions & Venues



  • Health Walk, 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Brunswick Park WS10 9HH, Meeting Point - Sons of Rest Building


  • Health Walk, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
    Dartmouth Park B70 6UA, Meeting Point - Pavillion



  • Wellbeing Hub, 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Dartmouth Park B70 6UA, Meeting Point - Pavillion



  • Wellbeing Hub, 10:00am -12:00pm
    Brickhouse Community Centre B65 8HS


  • Wellbeing Hub, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Brook Street Community Centre DY4 9DD



  • Toddlers & Parents Stay & Play (0-3 years), 12:00pm-1:00pm
    West Smethwick Park B67 7JJ, Meeting Point - Pavillion
  • Health, Wellbeing and Nature Walks, 1:00pm -2:00pm
    West Smethwick Park B67 7JJ, Meeting point - Pavillion


  • Wellbeing Hub, 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Brunswick Park WS10 9HH, Meeting Point - Sons of Rest


  • Health Walks, 10:00am -12:00pm
    Rotational Parks around Sandwell

Once a Month, Activities

  • Fathers and Males Carers Group, 10:00am-12:00pm
    Rotational Parks around Sandwell

Contact to book: | 07941 830 390

All sessions are Free!

  • Foundation