Woods for Well Being

Adult mindfulness and crafts in nature

Escape from the stress of life and take some time to unwind and connect with nature. Join us for our first women’s natural craft and mindfulness session in the beautiful setting of Rowntree Park woods on Friday 20th September 1-2.30pm.


Join us a learn a new skill and craft at your own pace.  This first session will include basic willow weaving to create a dragonfly.  Future session may include a mix of crafts include whittling, willow weaving, basic bushcrafts and campfire fires and needle felting amongst more.

All sessions will allow time for you to learn new crafts, connect with the natural environment and to feel more comfortable enjoying time in the woods.  Also the opportunity to meet likeminded people, or opt to spend time by yourself.

Take some breathing space, connect with nature and learn new skills, and return home feeling refreshed and replenished.

Sessions are designed for women, and those who identify as women, aged 16 upwards. We also welcome non-binary individuals who would enjoy the support of a women’s group.

Our sessions are run by our volunteer Christine, who describes herself as a ‘hobbycrafter’ and is also forest school trained.  The cost of the session a £12 for members and £15 for non-member, and includes a hot drink made outside in the woods. The session runs from 1pm-2.30pm. Any profits goes back into our volunteer work in the park. 

If you are not already a member – you can join for just £5 a year.  As as well as helping our work in the park, you also get discount to our events and 10% off in the cafe all year.


Can’t make a Friday? The next session will run on Saturday 19th of October 10-11.30am.

For further details and to book your place, follow the link here:

Members ticket (£12) Buy Now
Non Members Ticket (£15) Buy Now

Any questions then drop Abigail a line at membership@rowntreepark.org.uk

The Friends of Rowntree Park are a group of volunteers who look after the park and provide events for the community.  We are all volunteers and care about our park and community.

The Wild Ways

The Five Ways to Wellbeing, a framework for promoting good mental health in use by organisations all over the world including the NHS and the major UK mental health charities. The Five Ways to Wellbeing are a simple way of thinking about our mental health, they suggest 5 easy actions which we can all take to improve our happiness in our daily lives. We have taken the 5 ways and adapted them to an outdoor, green environment.


3 thoughts on “Woods for Well Being

  1. Hi, when is the first session? Also, I need a carer, are they able to support me for free? I can’t take part otherwise. Thanks

    1. purplemonkey68 says:

      Hi! Thanks for showing interest in the event. The first event is Friday 20th of September 2019 1-2.30pm. We are happy for a carer to attend with you. The event is run by Christine our volunteer.

      1. Thanks. I’ve just reread my comment and I was very unclear! I’ll have my own carer 🙂

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