Wellbeing in the Woods is fully funded by the National Lottery Community fund to provide free activities to PR6 residents. The project aims to help people discover new ways to relax, unwind and appreciate the outdoors. There are mindfulness and craft workshops for adults and yoga and ‘stay and play’ sessions for families.
The project consists of 6 Sunday sessions and 3 community events. The first Sunday will be 25th April (11 – 3pm) and on alternate Sundays thereafter. The community events will be a ‘picnic on the moors’ in July, a Remembrance day event in November and a lantern parade in January 2022.
Numbers are limited due to Covid guidelines and space restrictions so all the workshops and ‘stay & play’ slots MUST be booked in advance. If you would like to book a ticket you must first register your interest (and confirm you are a PR6 resident) using this form:
More details will be published soon and workshops will be available to book from the 12th April.
Workshops will include yoga, family yoga, art classes, mindfulness meditation, forest bathing, herbal medicine, pewter jewellery casting and willow weaving. Stay and play slots will run from 11 to 12:30 and 1:30 to 3pm and provide a range of optional drop-in activities plus the chance to play on site, have a brew & a slice of cake and enjoy the natural surroundings.
PR6 residents will only be able to book a maximum of 3 things (no more than 2 workshops) so chose carefully. If you are from outside the area you can still register your interest but you will only be contacted with a booking code if there are spaces available.
The provisional schedule of workshops is as follows:
25th April = Forest Bathing / adult yoga (11 – 12) / printing art class (12:30 – 1:30)
9th May = Herbal medicine walk / family yoga (11 – 12) / painting art class (12:30 – 1:30)
23rd May = Willow weaving: fish mobiles (1:30 – 3) / adult yoga (11 – 12) / pastels art class (12:30 – 1:30)
6th June = Mindfulness meditation (11 – 11:40) and sound bath (12:15 – 1:15) / family yoga (11 – 12) / collage art class (12:30 – 1:30)
20th June = Herbal medicine workshop / adult yoga (11 – 12) / mixed media art class (12:30 – 1:30)
4th July = Pewter jewellery casting (11:30 – 1) / family yoga (11 – 12) / mixed media art class (12:30 – 1:30)