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Family Wild Walks, Islington Wild Walks, Outdoor Families, Outdoor Families Islington -

We are excited to announce that we are working with Islington Council's Bright Start and Bright Futures to grow an outdoors community of Islington families!

We will be hosting a Wild Walk Leader training programme in February 2022 at Whittington Park in Archway. If you live in Islington and would like to help yourself and others to get outdoors more and discover green spaces in Islington, then get involved!

Over three workshops, participants will learn how to design and lead their own Islington Wild Walk, as well as getting to know a supportive team of Wild Walk Leaders. 

By the end of the programme, Wild Walk Leaders will have designed 6 NEW Islington Wild Walk maps (available for download and in print, for free!) and will be leading regular community Wild Walks throughout the rest of 2022 (and onwards). Wild Walk Leaders will work together to grow and support a community of Islington-based Outdoor Families, helping their community get outdoors more. 

To express your interest and find out more, fill out this form or email Bethany Martin (beth@outdoorpeople.org.uk).

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Family Wild Walks, Get Outdoors, Outdoor Families, Outdoor Family Camping, Research -

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. 

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Family Wild Walks, Hackney Wild Walks, Outdoor Families, Outdoor Family Camping, wild walks -

As the seasons turn, the trees shed their leaves and the nights draw in, we are looking back and reflecting on our Family Camping trips of 2021. 

For our community, our Family Camping trips are a huge highlight of the year. We go to our haven, Fairyland, and we create a community together for a week. We share games, recipes, dreams, stories, adventures… Together, we make discoveries, meals and memories. 

We rely on one another. "It is not possible to go camping with a baby single-handed unless you have a community around you to help," said one mum. "We are like a big family," said a child. 

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Family Wild Walks, Outdoor Families -

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 beth@outdoorpeople.org.uk, 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...

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Family Wild Walks, OPAL, Outdoor Family Camping, Outdoor People, Podcasts, School -

These are some of the podcasts featuring Cath Prisk talking about the importance of children being outdoors at home, at school  and every day. 

Nature Bantz with Hana Sutch for Go Jauntly

 

Doorways Podcast with Martin Crabbe for London Climate Action Week

Loose Parts and Risk Taking: Improving Children's Play

 

The vulnerability of outdoor play, A Wearthy Play it Forward podcast with Lukas Ritson

 

What's In My Pack? | Episode 8 | Rob Ferguson meets Cath Prisk for Arc'teryx UK  

 

 

 

 

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