Spring is in the air with CambridgePPF

10th Feb 2017

It’s early spring again – lovely and warm in the sun but still chilly in the shade! If you feel you still have one foot stuck in winter then head outdoors with CambridgePPF this March for an activity to get that spring back into your step. Set out on a scavenger hunt and join in with mammal and amphibian fun at Wandlebury Park’s Local Wildlife Day, part of the Cambridge Science Festival. Grab your chance to get back in touch with nature and unleash your creative side on a unique willow sculpture weaving event. And don’t forget the regular Healthy Walking and Nordic Walking events throughout the month – the perfect way to enjoy the stunning countryside as it begins to bloom for the new season.

Healthy Walking every Thursday: 10am or 10.30am to 11am

Keep fit and greet the changing of the season by joining our healthy walkers this March for one of our Walking for Health accredited sociable walks around the park. Meet at the Stable Rooms at 10am for a longer walk or 10.30am for a shorter stroll. The walks end at around 11am with tea and coffee in the Stable Rooms. All are welcome, suitable for all abilities.

NB: Free of charge and no need to book, but please arrive 10 minutes early to register if it’s your first time. Donations towards the upkeep of the park are always welcome. For more information: email bookings@cambridgeppf.org, call 01223 243830 extension 207.

 

Willow Sculpture Weaving Saturday 4 March: 10am to 4pm

With all the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it’s great to take time out now and again to de-stress and recharge your batteries. Grab your chance to get back in touch with nature and create your own rustic works of art with a unique willow sculpture weaving event for adults at Wandlebury Park. You’ll learn to construct some of the basic building blocks used for creating willow sculptures, then build on these spheres, hoops and other shapes while developing, extending and personalising your creation. A wonderful opportunity for some ‘me time’ that’s guaranteed to uplift and relax!

NB: For adults only. Booking is essential for this event. £45 (members £40). For more information: email bookings@cambridgeppf.org, call 01223 243830 extension 207.

 

Nordic Walking Wednesday 8, 22 March: 1pm, 2pm, 3pm start

Get into the rhythm and enhance your wellbeing and fitness levels with this very friendly Nordic Walking group at Wandlebury Park, led by Wellbeing Coach/Nordic Walking instructor Oliver Glynn. Nordic Walkers use more of their entire body than regular strollers, so while taking in the beautiful scenery of the park and chatting with the group you’ll get a great workout without even noticing it. Don’t worry if you’ve never tried it before – instruction will be given. There are three levels of walk: 1pm start for those with restricted mobility, 2pm for a healthy lifestyle speed, 3pm total beginners.

NB: Poles can be borrowed free of charge if required. Restricted mobility and healthy lifestyle walks free of charge, £15 per hour for total beginners. For more information and booking: contact Oliver on 07947 835522 or email: info@nordicwellbeing.co.uk

Local Wildlife Day Sunday 26 March: 11am to 3.30pm

As part of the Cambridge Science Festival, this free, fun day out gives the whole family the chance to go wild and make amazing discoveries about our wonderful local wildlife. Meet a live barn owl and learn about our local owls with an expert from the Hawk and Owl Trust. Chat with members of the Cambridgeshire Mammal Group and meet some of an owl’s potential prey. Dissect owl pellets to see exactly what they have eaten recently. Study our local amphibians with members of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Amphibian and Reptile Group. Then go on a scavenger hunt around the park!

NB: Free, drop-in event in the Stable Rooms at Wandlebury Country Park. All are welcome. Children to remain accompanied. Donations towards the upkeep of the park are greatly appreciated. For more information: email bookings@cambridgeppf.org, call 01223 243830 extension 207.

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