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Give Nature a Go – All Activities

Various Venues

Dorset has amazing greenspaces from nature reserves to country parks and urban meadows to the rivers and coast. Spending time in nature can help you stay physically active, reduce your blood pressure, boost your mood, and increase your Vitamin D levels.  With support from Our Dorset's enhanced [...]

Give Nature a Go: Yoga in the Park

Poole Park, Whitecliffe Road, Poole, England BH15 1TZ Whitecliffe Road, Poole, Dorset

Yoga in the Park Relax in the beautiful setting of Poole Park overlooking the lake, with an hour’s gentle yoga. Classes are suitable for all standards of Yogi from beginner to the more advanced. Please wear gym clothing and bring a mat or towel and be part of something [...]

Give Nature a Go: Wild Writing

Thorncombe Woods Dorchester DT2 8QH, United Kingdom, Dorchester, Dorset

Join landscape writer Sarah Acton for an interactive and fun workshop offering gentle exercises and prompts to immerse yourself in nature. Join landscape writer Sarah Acton for an interactive and fun workshop offering gentle exercises and prompts to open up into the season’s energy, our senses, and [...]

Give Nature a Go: Wellbeing Walks

Various Venues

Wellbeing Walks Join an experienced Ranger to unwind and explore the sights, sounds, and scents of wildlife and nature on a gentle 1.5 hour stroll. Please Note: As some activities may hold during work hours, staff are advised to secure the necessary leaves/approvals from their managers to [...]

Give Nature a Go: Tai Chi in the Park

Shelley Park Boscombe Overcliff Dr, Boscombe, Bournemouth BH5 1LN, United Kingdom, Bournemouth, Dorset

Join us for some relaxation with nature and the flowing movements of Qigong tai chi with Jenny Newman. Jenny shows us how this gentle exercise involving posture, movement, and breathing techniques can improve our wellbeing. Please dress for the weather in light-fitting clothing – you don’t have [...]

Give Nature a Go: Nature and Mindfulness

Muscliff Park Shillingstone Dr, Bournemouth BH9 3LR, United Kingdom, Bournemouth, Dorset

Join us for a two-hour session of mindfulness and nature conservation in Muscliff Park Activities will include a mindfulness walk, conservation, horticultural or an arts-based activity in the park (e.g. tree planting, bulb planting, litter pick, nature crafts - depending on the season), and a good old [...]

Give Nature a Go: Forest Bathing

Badbury Rings Blandford Rd, Blandford Forum DT11 9JL, East Dorset, Dorset

Join Lindsey of Dorset Forest Bathing on a relaxing and meditative walk around the beautiful Kingcombe National Nature Reserve. Join Lindsey of Dorset Forest Bathing on a guided walk around Kingcombe National Nature Reserve, where you will be coached in the art of Shinrin-Yoku. Lindsey has a [...]

Give Nature a Go: Autumn Harvest Walk and Reptile Survey

Avon Heath Brocks Pine, St. Leonard's, St Ives, Ringwood BH24 2DH, United Kingdom, Ringwood, Dorset

Join the rangers in search of the fruits of the season, from Rowan berries to toadstools, beech mast to blackberries. Join the rangers in search of the fruits of the season, from Rowan berries to toadstools, beech mast to blackberries. Meanwhile Avon Heath reptiles should still be [...]

Give Nature a Go: Archaeology Walk

Thorncombe Woods Dorchester DT2 8QH, United Kingdom, Dorchester, Dorset

Explore the ancient history of Thorncombe Wood with Dorset Council Senior Archaeologist Steve Wallis. Thorncombe Wood Country Park is a lovely area of woodland and heathland only a couple of miles outside Dorchester. Hidden away in it there is a well-preserved Roman road, complete with its original [...]

Give Nature a Go: Build a Birdbox and Woodpecker Feeder

Avon Heath Brocks Pine, St. Leonard's, St Ives, Ringwood BH24 2DH, United Kingdom, Ringwood, Dorset

Build a bird box with the rangers at Avon Heath, that you can take home for the birds in your area! With birds prospecting for nesting sites for next spring, now is the ideal time to put up a birdbox. Make your box and complementary bird feeder [...]

Give Nature a Go: Creativity in Nature

Athletics Stadium, Kings Park, Bournemouth, BH7 7AK

Slow down, get creative in nature and boost your wellbeing with artists from CoCreate! In this gentle, creative session you will discover simple ways to engage your senses, look closely at the natural world and try simple drawing techniques you can enjoy at any time. No experience [...]

Give Nature a Go: Ancient Trails Pony Trekking

The Ancient Trails Company High Street, Piddlehinton, Dorchester

Enjoy learning about and making a connection with beautiful ponies in a guided experience led by The Ancient Trails Company. Handling and Walking with Ponies – a non-ridden experience. Sessions are a combination of practical skills and equine therapy benefits. They are designed to inspire and enable [...]

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