We believe that spending time in nature is good for mental and physical health and wellbeing. We are restoring the woodland for the benefit of all, and work with partners to deliver projects that meet these aims.
These currently include:
Woodland Management Day
Our weekly woodland management day for individuals who seek regular volunteering opportunities, and may benefit from time spent in nature. Read more at Woodland Management Day.
The Hawthorn Project
Our 8 week programme for individuals in recovery from addiction. Read more at The Hawthorn Project.
A monthly women’s retreat and camping weekends with HoneyWoods.
Led by woodland manager and all round woman-of-the-woods, Bec Cork. Bec manages Tortworth Forest Centre as well as a variety of nature-based events in woodlands across the UK. She has worked with a number of different groups at Tortworth from adults with addiction, families, youth groups and forest school groups. Bec is first aid trained and an experienced teacher of woodland crafts and activities. She knows the arboretum inside out, and can’t wait to share her enthusiasm for this magical place with you. For the Woodland Women as well as other events at the woodland by HoneyWoods, visit the website: www.honeywoodscamping.co.uk or look at the Woodland Women events.
We run a monthly event for dads and male carers and their children, from March through to October. Suitable for all ages and lots of fun! For more details and how to register visit Outdoor Dads.
Robinsons’s Discovery Tree
Robinson’s Discovery Tree is a Forest School based in Bristol and the South West of the UK. It was founded by Jemma Robinson, a qualified level three forest school practitioner and a member of the Forest School Association.
Nurturing a joyous passion for outdoor adventure and nature-based play, Jemma believes wholeheartedly in the benefits of nature connection to health, well-being, self-confidence and learning. Her main joy is to inspire others with a healthy respect and deep love for our natural world. She invites you to create, connect, challenge and grow in nature. www.robinsonsdiscoverytree.co.uk
Adventures in Nature
Lisa founded Adventures in Nature in 2015 as she believes nature connection is important for well-being and wants to see these opportunities available for all.
She’s worked with children, young people and adults for the last 5 years in a variety of settings including woodlands, community gardens and schools. She is a qualified Forest School Leader (Level 3) and Youth Leader (JNC Level 7) and has completed an Advanced Bush-craft course (Level 3). She has just completed a Masters in Youth & Community Work with a focus on the impact of nature connection for disadvantaged teenagers.
For details of events and activities with Adventures in Nature visit our events page or their website: www.adventuresinnature.org