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Events and bookings

We are running a series of community events and activities to help everyone access and enjoy our woodlands. These will grow our connection to nature and bring health and wellbeing benefits to us all.

These events can be booked through our Eventbrite page and are all free.

We are developing our programme throughout the year, so please check back in often to find out about the latest events.

Our programme will include;

  • Forest bathing or Shinrin-Yoku
  • Wellness walks
  • Mindfulness
  • Tai Chi
  • Community theatre workshops and performances
  • A range of community arts activities 

Frequently asked questions

Yes, all events are free.

They are funded by the government’s Green Recovery Challenge Fund.

We are constantly reviewing our risk assessments and ways of working based on the latest government guidance to ensure that we run our events in a safe way.

For instance, we may limit event numbers or set up event areas to ensure that different groups do not come into contact.

Generally, our events will be held outside in our woodlands – though where we use indoor or enclosed space, we will also assess the risks of this.
When an event has specific limits in place, we will try to make this clear at the point of booking and ensure people are aware of these at the event.

However, last minute changes may be required to respond to the latest public health advice. We reserve the right to change or cancel event at short notice. We will contact you as soon as possible if this needs to happen.

Please always bring along your own face covering and hand sanitiser.

Be aware of others and follow social distancing guidelines, by keeping two metres apart from other people where possible.

If you have any concerns in advance of an event or at the event, please do speak to us to see if we can help.

You can book on to an event or series of events through Eventbrite.

Yes, absolutely.

For some events, we will ask you to fill in a form at the start which includes some details such as medical conditions, allergies and next of kin details. We will store this information securely and will use it in the event of an emergency to ensure you get appropriate medical care.

Please let us know in advance of an event if you have a medical condition which may impact on your ability to take part or you think you will require some extra support to take part. We will then work with you to adapt the event or activity where this is possible. Please do this by emailing Frag on Frag.Last@buxtoncivicassociation.org.uk

Events at Grin Low Woods and Buxton Country Park will have access to toilet facilities at Poole’s Cavern Visitor Centre. Events taking place in other locations will not have access to toilet facilities unless otherwise stated.

When attending any of our events, please dress appropriately and come equipped for the inclement elements of Buxton’s weather. Be prepared for anything and everything! Waterproof clothing, warm layers, firm footwear etc are useful all year round. You may also consider hat, gloves, sunscreen etc as the seasons dictate.

Some events may ask you to bring other things – for instance a blanket or mat for sitting, pencils, sketch pad or notebook. Please see individual event descriptions.

Please also bring along your own face covering and hand sanitiser.

Be aware of others and follow social distancing guidelines, by keeping two metres apart from other visitors where possible.

Be mindful of our woodlands and please take any litter home with you or place it in a bin if there is one nearby. Help us by keeping the woodlands free of litter for the benefit of everyone including the wildlife.

Yes – but unless otherwise stated, children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian to our events. In line with current COVID restrictions and guidance, this parent/guardian must book a ticket for the event for themselves as well.

Some of our events are targeted at children and young people – and this will be made clear in the event description.

Our upcoming free events

Bushcraft basics

Bushcraft basics

All things Elder

All things Elder

Woodland Yoga for families

Woodland Yoga for families

Woodland Tuesdays – Fierce Forest Faces

Woodland Tuesdays – Fierce Forest Faces

Woodland Yoga

Woodland Yoga

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