The Parks Trust has launched a regular outdoor learning session for adults who are available during weekdays, such as retirees; Adult Explorers.
Held every other Tuesday, Adult Explorers provides an opportunity to learn new skills and experience the local environment, while meeting like-minded people.
Sessions are held at Elfield Nature Park, a site which is rich in flora and fauna and not normally open to the public. This provides the perfect location for Adult Explorers to try hands-on outdoor skills, whether that is learning how to light a fire using seven different methods, whittling a spoon out of wood, or building a compostable toilet.
Lynn Maddocks, outdoor learning practitioner for The Parks Trust, said: “Adult Explorers is an excellent opportunity for those who are not working full-time to make new friends and learn new skills in a stimulating, interesting outdoor environment.
“We have been trialling Adult Explorers for a few months and it has been very successful, so we would like to encourage more people to come along. You don’t need to have any previous experience with bushcraft and we offer a range of activities every time so you can choose what you would like to do. Spending time outdoors is proven to have a positive effect on wellbeing and mental health, so we hope many more people are able to join us!”
Tickets for Adult Explorers cost £5 per person per session and can be booked through The Parks Trust’s website, or over the phone. Attendees are very welcome to come alone, or with a friend or partner if they prefer.
For more information visit https://www.theparkstrust.com/get-involved/outdoor-learning/adult-explorers-outdoor-learning-group/ or call 01908 233600