Workshops and Parties

We run a range of workshops, garden parties and other events through the year. Please look through the list and details for those currently planned and follow the instructions to book places.

Friendship Quicknics and Crafternoon Tea

These sessions include:

  • Simple activities including practical things like gardening, flower and other crafts
  • A walk around the site looking at plants, wildlife etc.
  • A picnic or afternoon tea (including some warm food in the colder months)

The activities on these days are all specially designed to suit older people, those living with dementia and their carers.

Current social distancing rules are followed, and we ask that you wear warm clothing and strong shoes.

We need to be sure we can provide enough covered areas, suitable activities, refreshments and adequate support so BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL, numbers are limited, and places allocated on a first come first served basis.

Suggested donations towards materials and costs for this programme are £5 per person per session.

The current planned dates are on Wednesdays at either 10.30 – 12.30 or 1.30 – 3.30 on the following dates:

  • 30th September
  • 28th October
  • 25th November
  • 16th December

Please contact us below for further details and to book.

Woodfit

This is a programme of weekly sessions designed to improve your fitness, confidence and wellbeing.

Current social distancing rules are followed, and we ask that you wear warm clothing and strong shoes.

Suggested donations towards the costs are £2 per person per session (£4 per morning). Limited places so ADVANCE BOOKING ESSENTIAL.

Please contact us for further details and to book.

Session 1: Bodyweight exercise session in the woods suitable for all abilities (barefoot optional). Develop whole body strength, improve your cardiovascular system and increase flexibility whilst breathing in the fresh air.

Every Monday 14th September onwards 10.30 – 11.15 

Session 2: Outdoors stretch and de-stress session – Improving and developing flexibility and learning relaxation techniques in the fresh air.

Every Monday  14th September onwards 11.30 – 12.15 

Please contact us below for further details and to book.

Escape to the Woods Mini Workshops

These mini taster wellness workshops are run interactively by a subject specific professional and will involve indoor and outdoor activities alongside learning. Materials and light refreshments included.

Current social distancing rules are followed, and we ask that you wear warm clothing and strong shoes.

As these workshops are subsidised by Anglian Water, Aviva, Lincolnshire Community Foundation, and LPFT suggested donations towards materials and costs are £10 per person per session. Limited places so ADVANCE BOOKING ESSENTIAL.

Please contact us for further details and to book.

 

Soap making     

Using natural materials harvested from the woods, create your own soap bars in a variety of fragrances and shapes.

Wednesday 9th September 10.00 – 12.00

 

Music in the Woods

Learn about the composers, the music, the instruments and techniques used to mimic the sounds and emotions of the forest. No musical experience needed!

Wednesday 16th September 10.00 – 12.00

 

Shinrin Yoko : Open your mind to the Japanese art of Forest Bathing, try some barefoot walking and meditation to connect with the earth and nature.

Wednesday 23rd September 10.00 – 12.00

 

Wild Cooking

Create your own healthy and delicious meals in the outdoors cooking on a fire.

Wednesday 7th October 10.00 – 12.00

 

Willow Weaving                   

Have a go at this old woodland craft with some simple designs to get you started.

Wednesday 14th October   10.00 – 12.00

 

Woodland Tales

Storytelling, exploring ancient stores rooted in our landscape, poetry and creative writing.

Wednesday 21st October 10.00 – 12.00

Nature Painting

Acrylic painting on canvas in the fresh air using nature as inspiration. No experience required!

Wednesday 4th November 10.00 – 12.00

 

Winter Wellness Workshop 1

This workshop will include a series of techniques to help you stay healthy through the winter months. Suggestions for healthy eating will be included.

Wednesday 2nd December 10.00 – 12.00

 

Winter Wellness Workshop 2

This workshop will include a series of techniques to help you stay healthy through the winter months. Suggestions for relaxing during the dark winter days will be included.

Wednesday 9th December 10.00 – 12.00

Please contact us below for further details and to book.

Escape to the Woods Day Workshops

These interactive, full day, wellness workshops are run by a subject specific professional and will involve indoor and outdoor activities alongside learning. Materials and light refreshments included.

Current social distancing rules are followed, and we ask that you wear warm clothing and strong shoes.

No previous experience needed. Includes materials, tutorials, a light lunch and refreshments.

As these workshops are subsidised by Anglian Water, Lincolnshire Community Foundation, Aviva and LPFT suggested donations towards materials and costs are £25 per person per session. Limited places so ADVANCE BOOKING ESSENTIAL.

Please contact us for further details and to book.

 

A Floral Retreat

A relaxing, interactive session providing the opportunity to design and make a range of innovative floral designs. Jane Newman NDSF is the lead tutor. She is an experienced florist, horticulturalist and flower arranger who loves to work with natural materials and flowers. World travel has inspired her ideas to use nature and the enjoyment of woods and flowers to improve your mental health. In her own words, “enjoying nature and making it into floral designs gives a tremendous sense of satisfaction and relaxation—anybody can achieve pleasure from doing this”

Saturday October 3rd 10.00 – 4.00

 

Photography Workshop

This interactive session will include tutorials,  alongside the opportunity to take a range of photos. David Harrison, a local commercial and award-winning wildlife photographer, is the lead tutor. In his own words “the best camera is the one you have in your hand”. About the workshop “it’s not about technicalities, it’s about having fun and learning along the way.”

Cameras are available to borrow and a 1:1 tutorial included.

Sunday October 4th 11.00 – 4.00

 

Christmas Decorations for Outdoors

Making decorations suitable for outdoors including door rings and how to brighten up the outdoor areas of your home. Jane Newman NDSF is the lead tutor.

Wednesday 11th November 10.00 – 4.00

 

Christmas Decorations for Indoors

Ideas for and making indoor Christmas designs including table centres, wall hangings and windowsill decorations. Jane Newman NDSF is the lead tutor.

Wednesday 18th November 10.00 – 4.00

Please contact us below for further details and to book.


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The Lodge

Eagle Hall

Swinderby

Lincolnshire
LN6 9HZ

Office Address

45 Helsby Road
Lincoln
LN5 8SN

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07707 325 016

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