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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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Outdoor Families, Outdoor Family Camping, Volunteering -

We're looking for volunteers to support our family camping trips through the summer!

There will be a Volunteer Weekend camping trip 24 – 25 April for volunteer training and camping gear preparation. We will host 2 or 3 Family Camping trips throughout the summer (depending on funding, and progress on the 'roadmap out of lockdown'. The first camping trip is scheduled for 31 May –  4 June, during the May half-term school holidays. All camping trips will be at Green Farm Kent (near Ashford). Food and travel expenses are available for volunteers.

If you would like to apply to volunteer with us, please fill in this form. Or to find out more, email beth@outdoorpeople.org.uk. 

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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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Family Wild Walks, Nature connection, Outdoor Family Camping -

The Countryside Code isn’t very long, it’s not complicated, it isn’t hard to follow and it applies to nearby urban green spaces as well as to mountains and moors. We think it deserves to be refreshed and revived so everyone can enjoy the outdoors...

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