Dorset Local Nature Partnership

Event Details

Greenwood Club at Thorncombe Woods

Tuesday 5 June 2018 10:30 - Wednesday 20 June 2018 12:30

Activity: The Greenwood Club, run by Dorset Forest Schools, aims to provide positive shared experiences/memories for those individuals living with dementia and their amazing carers or partners. The group learn green woodworking techniques, rural crafts and cooking outdoors in a relaxing woodland environment.

A typical session would include:
1.  Meeting new friends and sharing yummy cake
2. Collecting wood, lighting fire for snack time)
3. Activities- there is always a choice of activities to do either independently or with carer.
4. Reflection time around fire circle or on a walk (review what’s been achieved, how the project could develop).

All activities are designed to provide small achievable steps. This allows individuals to gain a sense of achievement, which leads to increased motivation, self confidence and independence.

Where: Thorncombe Woods is based on the outskirts of Dorchester. Park in Thorncombe Woods car park then walk to the Hardy's Birthplace Visitor Centre where Claire will be ready to meet you. Hardy's Birthplace Visitor Centre, Thorncombe Road, Higher Bockhampton, Dorchester, DT2 8QH

Cost: Free

More info and to book: Call Jill on 07813814875 or email  

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Stepping into Nature is funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund with the aim to help deliver health and well-being benefits for Dorset’s older people, including those living with dementia and their carers, using Dorset’s outstanding natural and cultural landscape.

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