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Year of Outdoors - Events

Year of Outdoors - Events

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Year of Outdoors Events

Please find below a selection of events taking place this month as part of our Year of Outdoors - events are listed in chronological order.

Please note: all walks featured on this page are subject to weather permitting.

Some events require booking to attend. To book or to ask for further information, use the contact details at the bottom of this page.


Forest bathing - try a traditional Japanese meditative practice

Friday 21 January. Session 1: 10am to 11.30am. Session 2: 12pm to 1.30pm

Join us for an exploration of Tapton Park and experience the healing power of shinrin-yoku (forest bathing) with a barefoot sensory experience. This traditional Japanese practice is gentle, meditative and restorative; come along and let the trees give you a hug!

We strongly recommend wrapping up warm and wearing sturdy footwear. Remember to also bring a backpack, small foot towel and maybe a hot drink. Please note that there are no toilets in the park. 

Meet Donna and Natalie in the car park at Tapton Park.

Places free but limited. Contact us to book your place.


Make your own felt slippers

Friday 28 January

Combining a craft activity with a squelchy walk!

During this session you will take part in the ancient art of felt making. After wrapping raw wool around your feet you will squelch your way to a perfectly fitting bespoke pair of slippers!

Due to the nature of the activity, booking in pairs is advantageous but not essential - staff will be on hand to help in a Covid-safe way. Walking boots or footwear that you can tie are essential.

The session includes a 40 minute walk to create the friction needed to produce strong felt. If mobility is an issue, please get in touch and we will find an alternative way!

For more details and to check if this activity is suitable for you, contact Community Growth at

Places free but limited. Contact us to book your place.

Advance bookings and information

You can find out more information and book places on many of our events by contacting Wendy Blunt on 01246 959657 or

Last updated on 19 January 2022