Stag do Cardiff

Response to the launch of our axe throwing adventures near Cardiff

We’re thrilled by the positive response to the launch of our axe throwing activity. Keep reading to find out more.

outdoor learning Wales

Teachers – see how we can help you take learning outdoors this term!

The summer has flown by, and the kids will soon be back in school. We know teachers have already been busy planning for the 2018-2019 academic year. But if you’re still looking for ideas and inspiration to take learning outdoors, read on!

Community group activities South Wales

Community group activities South Wales

Last week we welcomed a group from Calon Cymru Fostering. And this week, a group from Young Carers ROOTS project in Bridgend. Both organisations were looking for activities for their community groups, so they came to us. Keep reading to see how they got on, and for more info about our community group activities South Wales.

Survival topic schools

Pupils celebrate surviving to the end of term!

Today I welcomed pupils from Tai Education Centre in RCT to our Bridgend Bushcraft Basecamp.

The pupils had focused on a survival topic this term in school. So to finish the topic and celebrate the end of term, pupils got to put in to practice the survival skills they’d learnt in the classroom.

outdoor learning South Wales

Outdoor school activities for teachers planning for the next school year

We’re almost at the end of the school year and the start of the summer holidays. And we know teachers have already started planning for the next school year. Keep reading to find out more about our outdoor School Adventures in South Wales.

nature south Wales

How just 5 minutes in nature can improve your health and wellbeing

We feel better when we spend time outdoors in nature. It’s good for our physical and mental health.

Ever wondered how nature is good for us?

Florence Williams explores this in her book: The Nature Fix – why nature makes us happier, healthier and more creative.

Watch Florence’s short video below to see what happens to our bodies when we spend just 5 minutes in nature (hint: it’s incredible!)

forest views relieves stress - stress awareness month

Views of trees through office windows can help lower employee stress

We know that the outdoors is good for us. But research shows that even looking at trees and nature has health benefits.

What the research shows

A study in Seoul looked at workers who could see forest views from their workplace, and those who did not have a forest view.

Employee absence

Employee wellbeing tools for managers

According to a 2016 CIPD report, stress is one of the leading causes of employee absence in the UK.

The┬áChartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)’s 2016 Absence Management survey reports the following:

  • Short-term absence: stress is the second most common factor
  • Long-term absence: stress is the number one most common factor
Stress Awareness Month

Stress Awareness Month

April is Stress Awareness Month. Its purpose is to highlight the causes of stress, it’s effects, and share information on how to relieve stress.

So this month, we want to share with you some information about stress, and useful links to resources on how to relieve stress. In particular, we’ll focus on how being outdoors and in nature can help boost your wellbeing and lower stress.