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Join us for a cosy celebration of the beginnings of Winter on the shortest day of the year, Tuesday 21st December. Let's wrap up warm, enjoy a hot drink around the fire and celebrate our community!
The event will be held at the wonderful Garden of Earthly Delights, 161 Graham Rd, London E8 1BT, near Hackney Central from 3pm-7pm.
Post-pandemic, winter is setting in, COVID-19 cases are rising again... We know getting outdoors regularly boosts our immune system and keeps us healthy. So, we are turning to our community to ask: how can we help ourselves feel good on the inside about getting outside everyday?
We are inviting Hackney residents to become members of a small research team to work together across four workshops to explore our experiences of getting outdoors in Hackney.
Workshop 1: Tuesday 23rd November 4-6pm
Workshop 2: Tuesday 30th November 4-6pm
Workshop 3: Tuesday 7th December 4-6pm
Workshop 4: Tuesday 14th December 4-6pm
Winter Solstice Celebration: Tuesday 21st December 4-8pm
All workshops will be held at Outdoor People Community Shop, 352A Mare Street, E8 1HR. Dinner will be provided!
Each adult will receive a £20 Retail Gift Card (of your choice). Each child will receive a magnifying glass, a Live & Learn First Aid Pocket Guide and a pair of Stance socks (the most comfortable socks ever!). All travel expenses will be covered.
Wild Walks – ‘adventures for children to take their adults on’ – are short walks of about 2km (taking about 2 hours), perfect for 3-7 year olds, and with lots of adventure and discovery for their adults and older siblings.
As a community, every two weeks, we go on adventures exploring our local green spaces in Hackney and nearby. The aim is to create an environment where children feel they have permission to play outdoors, connect with nature and have fun!
If you would like to join any of our Wild Walks please email firstname.lastname@example.org, and Beth - our Community Coordinator - will book you and your family in. It's free - all we ask is you pay it forward by taking a friend for a walk in the future...