Forest Bathing, or bathing in the atmosphere of the forest, is simply spending time in nature and connecting with it through all of your five senses.Contact with nature is a vital part for our health, happiness and wellbeing, and just as when we are connected with nature, our health improves, when we are separated from it, our health suffers. A forest bathing session will help you unplug from technology and slow down, bringing you into the here and now through practicing mindfulness, de-stressing and relaxing you. As soon as you open your senses, you begin to connect to the natural world. Forest bathing and spending time in nature has been scientifically proven to reduce blood pressure, lower stress, lower blood sugar levels, improve concentration and memory, ease depression and anxiety, increase energy, boost the immune system and help with weight loss. Some of these benefits can last for up to a month after a single forest bathing session
About your Nature Therapy Guide:Joss is a qualified Forest Bathing Practitioner (Nature and Therapy UK, 2022) and has a BSc (Hons) in Zoology from the University of Sheffield. Joss started her career in animal care roles, and then moved into visitor experience roles in order to engage families with nature. Joss’s interest in forest bathing began in 2021 while working for Natural England as a visitor warden, where she spent all day immersed in nature, feeling the benefits, and felt she had to share the feeling with others. Joss now works for the National Trust and is passionate about the natural world and believes that only a genuine love of nature, inspired through connection, will give us the desire to care for it and protect it.
When Joss leads the sessions, she has public liability insurance, has training in Outdoor First Aid, Mental Health First Aid and Safeguarding, and has additional certifications, including: Nature Connectedness: For a new relationship with nature from the University of Derby, Walk Leadership Foundation course from Ramblers, walking for health, and Tracks and Signs from the Fields Studies Council.
Facilities, handwashing and herbal tea provided. Please bring a packed lunch.
Session price: £30.00 pp.
An opportunity to learn about the ecology of moths at Wolford Wood. A fun, educational activity suitable for Adults and children.
Over 500 species have been recorded in this magnificent 150 acre broad-leaved woodland
since Victorian times. The diverse range of species includes moths of both local and national
importance. Enjoy the beauty and unravel some of the mysteries of these splendid insects
by joining the County moth recorder David Brown to inspect the catch assembled from the
previous night in electric light traps.
Tutor: David Brown ,a former teacher of 20 years experience,has lectured at Warwick University
on lepidoptera for many years. He has conducted successful courses for the Field Studies Council
and Adult Residential Colleges Association since 1990. David is the moth Conservation Officer
and County Recorder for Warwickshire and author of The Larger Moths of Warwickshire.
You and your family can learn everything there is to know about bees and beekeeping. How honey is made, how to help bees at home. You’ll be able to ask questions about the queen, her nurses and worker bees in our hives.
Set in a shaded glade you will be in a small outdoor group. Facilities and handwashing provided.
Learn how to make your own 100% Natural Beeswax candles.
You’ll be melting wax in our special bain marie and dipping wicks to create your very own candles.
All under the watchful eye and supervision of Martin Edwards – Chair North Cotswolds Bee Keepers Association.
This is a hands on safe experience but children should be accompanied by an adult.
Set in an open cabin under the trees you will be in a small outdoor group.
Facilities and handwashing provided.
* Adult Fees include the candles you make to take home. Extra candles can be purchased on site.
Adult (+1 child goes free) including candles: £35
Extra Child place: £6.00
Extra Candles (pair): £12.50
Mental wellbeing day camp/overnight camp for young people aged 12-17.This innovative idea is run by a qualified child & adolescent counsellor and an accredited natural therapist.Connect back to nature and in so doing, connect back to yourself. Join us and you will find out how to break down social isolation, increase your mental wellbeing and reduce anxiety, simply by coming together in the wilderness.Build together, cook together, swap skills and stories.Pick up some bushcraft and rewilding tips, hang out with your friends and meet some new ones along the way.Step out of your comfort zone into a life changing adventure.
REGULAR EVENTS: Come and join in the fun at our Woodland Games - group rounders, basic bushcraft skills, archery, laser tagging, den building, dream weaving, woodland crafts, marshmallows over the fire - its bliss.
*We provide a venue for community interest and support. Offering volunteering opportunities, training, science and education and wellbeing in connection through nature. Please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org to see what we can offer your local group/business/school.