Thank you St Villa!

Brownies have been very popular as a dessert choice at St Villa of late.

In support of Verulamium at Play, the lovely folks at this amazing restaurant have been donating a % from sales of these chocolatey beauties.

We caught up with them at our charity partners dinner courtesy of Meraki Festival (more on this exciting opportunity later!)

We can definitely vouch for how yummy the brownies are. No calories if it’s for charity right?

Thanks a lot St Villa!

Half marathon free entry – lucky winners announced today

Today we were excited to announce our three lucky winners of free places for events on the St Albans half-marathon day (10 June).
Watch our secretary, Zarrine Dye, do the draw Live on Facebook!
We had over 70 people interested in fundraising for us at this event, which just goes to show the great level of support our project has.
There are plenty of race events to choose from; running, walking and wheelchair half marathons and a 5k race, so if you also would like to join our team (no minimum fundraising amount required), just take the two easy steps below:

1. Enter your chosen event here: and choose Verulamium at Play as your team from the relevant drop down box on the entry form.

2. Join our JustGiving team here: so you can begin to plan your fundraising and have any donations come straight to Verulamium at Play. Click ‘Join our Team’ and ‘Make a new fundraising page’.

 #raceforplay   #icelollyrun


#CheerForGood #CheerForPlay


Verulamium at Play have been chosen to be Starbucks UK St Albans charity during their #CheerForGood campaign this Christmas, in partnership with neighbourly, the  social platform that connects local projects with people and organisations who want to help.

Starbucks have already pledged £500 to our cause to create a new play area in Verulamium Park, and we have the opportunity to raise £2000 during the annual social media competition to make lots of noise, over the run up to Christmas!

We’re asking our community to:

  • Retweet us and Tweet on our behalf using the hashtags #CheerForGood  and #CheerForPlay
  • Share our neighbourly page across Twitter and Facebook
  • Follow us on neighbourly
  • Engage with our neighbourly  page – lots of comments on our updates please!

We’ve also set up a JustGiving campaign to complement the social media campaign. We’re looking for small donations, hoping that these will eventually match Starbuck’s £500 donation by Christmas.

Thank you!

Race for Play

Calling seasoned runners! Calling fair-weather joggers! Calling absolute beginners!

Can you help us reach our fundraising finish line?

Enter one of the events at the St Albans Half Marathon 2018 and then fundraise on our behalf. There’s no minimum amount you need to raise, just come along and join the fun!

Our JustGiving team is

There are plenty of race events to choose from; running, walking and wheelchair half marathons and a 5k race.

***** Early bird registration ends on January 31st *****

If you have any questions, then you can get in touch by emailing us.


Fun Run For Play!

Calling primary school and family fun runners!

Can you help us reach our fundraising finish line?

Enter the family fun run at the St Albans Half Marathon 2018 event and then fundraise on our behalf. There’s no minimum amount you need to raise, just try your best and come along and join the fun!

Our JustGiving team is

When signing up, state which school you attend to also enter the Primary School Challenge!

If you have any questions you can get in touch by emailing us.




Over £1000 raised at Verulamium Late

We had a wonderful time at the museum on Thursday evening, raising funds for the playarea. Superb venue, food, music, raffle and quiz in great company. And over £1000 raised!

Many thanks to our sponsors groupH and Raydens, the museum staff for all their help, Christo Tofalli and his wonderful team from Ye Olde Fighting Cocks for gorgeous food and running the bar, Ember Designs for our brochures, and local composer Andrew James Johnson, showcasing his Album Launch – ‘Winter’s Heart’

Thanks also to those donating raffle prizes, they were very much appreciated; Pines and NeedlesLaurence Allen Professional GolfWillows Activity FarmCharliesSta and Ayletts.

Finally thanks to all the lovely folks who came along in support. We hope you had as much fun as we did.


Vote for Play!

Please spare two minutes to vote for us to be St Albans Half Marathon Chosen Charity 2018.

Being the Chosen Charity will help us reach our fundraising finish line all the sooner.

The Chosen Charity benefits greatly from publicity of the event and receives £££s through fundraising. Last year’s charity, Rennie Grove, made over £24,000 from the event in 2017.

It would be a fantastic opportunity to work with St Albans Half Marathon, especially because of our shared values; promoting health and fitness for families in the great outdoors, community engagement, attracting residents and visitors to our beautiful park, and of course having fun raising funds!

Please vote and help us spread the word by sharing on social media platforms and by email.

#VoteForPlay     #icelollyrun

Thank you for your support!



Join us for our exclusive evening event – Verulamium Late

Join us on the evening of November 16th for a chance to enjoy the Roman collection at the Verulamium Museum in peace away from children and crowds.

Sip a drink of your choice and enjoy some canapes before viewing the fascinating artefacts at this exclusive event.

You will be able to view some of the finest Roman mosaics and wall plasters outside the Mediterranean, recreated Roman rooms, the Sandridge hoard of gold coins and a host of other objects that bring to life our city in Roman times.

All funds raised will support Verulamium at Play to create a new play area in Verulamium Park.

Tickets and more information are available on Eventbrite. Click on the button below to book.