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Free #WalkingLunch Break

Friday 15 November, Friday 20 December, Friday 17 January & Friday 21 February 13:00-13:30

Give your desk a well-earned break and join us for a #WalkingLunch in Wellesley Woodlands.

A recent survey suggested that 55% of UK workers eat lunch at their desks and half only get up to visit the toilet!

Even a short walk of 30 minutes can help to prevent and control high blood pressure. Being active promotes mental health and well-being and getting outdoors will boost your Vitamin D levels too.

So, loosen your tie, pop on some sensible shoes and meet us in the Polo Fields car park (GU11 2BS) for a short (maximum 30 minute) walk in beautiful Wellesley Woodlands and alongside the Basingstoke Canal.

Please pre-book your place. If you haven’t booked you may not be able to take part.

Reserve your free place

Go Wild in Wellesley this half term!

Tuesday 29 October 10:00-13:00

The Rangers are encouraging families to rise to the challenge and ‘Go Wild in Wellesley’ this half term. 

Having the opportunity to play outside, away from screens, can help children and young people develop a connection with nature, whilst getting exercise and – most importantly – having fun!  

To make it easier to arrange outdoor play time the Rangers from Wellesley Woodlands have developed challenge sheets for their woodland trails. These ‘Go Wild in Wellesley’ challenges follow the way marked trails and provide additional information about nature, the environment and local history. With information to tasks, tasks and challenges – everyone in the family get involved and have fun together outdoors.  

The first trail will be launched on Tuesday 29 October – with free family events, including woodland-inspired crafts and free face painting. The Rangers will be based a tent on the grass close to the Wellington Monument (GU11 1QB). Limited free parking is available on-site.  

Free Ecobricks Workshop

Saturday 9 November 10:30-14:30

Ecobricks are a powerful, grassroots solution to plastic.

Certificed Global Ecobrick Alliance trainer Lucie Mann will introduce you to the science, principles and techniques behind ecobricking in this half-day free workshop.

Ideal for schools, community groups and local business – this workshop will teach you:

  • About plastic, its pros and cons
  • About the shortcomings of recycling and industrial waste management
  • The dangers of plastic when it gets into the environment
  • The principles behind ecobricking
  • How to Ecobrick
  • Using the GoBrik App
  • How to make Ecobrick modules.

The workshop will include:

  • 1 hour presentation – interactive discussion, theory and science
  • 2 hour of guided ecobrick making and module making workshop
  • 45 minute lunch break
  • 30 minute discussion of community project opportunities

Book your free tickets

Christmas Wreath Workshop

Saturday 14 December 10:00-12:00

Meet at Wellesley Community Rooms, Maida Road, Aldershot GU11 2FA at 10am. 

Get in the mood for Christmas – join our talented florist for this festive workshop and create a truly gorgeous Christmas wreath to adorn your front door. 

Using from fresh foliage and leaves from Wellesley Woodlands our tutor will help you make a stunning seasonal wreath. Your £8 ticket includes all materials plus a hot drink and mince pie.

Please note this guided workshop takes place indoors and is only suitable for people aged 16+.   

Limited spaces – book your ticket here


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