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Groundwork North Wales Events

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Groundwork North Wales Events

This summer, the team at Groundwork North Wales and their partner organisations Wild Ground and Refurbs are running their largest-ever programme of free, fun, outdoor-focused family-friendly events.

Wrexham, Flintshire and Denbighshire

The summer programme will take place at a variety of different locations across the three counties of Wrexham, Flintshire and Denbighshire. Featuring locations such as Minera Lead Mines, Kings Mill, Brymbo Heritage Centre, Alyn Waters Country Park, Wepre Park, and Wild Ground nature reserves across North East Wales.

New for 2023 is the Go Green 4 Nature project connecting young people with their local green spaces. Interesting activities include a Scything Workshop and Carbon Literacy at the Fossil Forest.

Our Back Yard, a Groundwork North Wales project, are once again running their summer nature club ‘Quay Club’ based at Wepre Park in Connah’s Quay. Drop-in sessions of Quay Club take place every Tuesday over the summer holidays.

Minera Lead Mines

The heritage site of Minera Lead Mines near Wrexham sees a programme of outdoor activities and craft sessions for all the family. Wellies in the Woods sessions for parents/carers and younger children is on offer too.

At Refurbs Repair and Reuse Centre in Buckley Flintshire, free fun parent/carer and child Craft sessions are running every Friday from 12.30 to 2.30pm.

The Healthy Rivers, Healthy Communities project are holding eco-friendly activities at King’s Mill on the outskirts of Wrexham. Activities vary from Leaf Printing and Nature Mandala Art to a Nocturnal Walk spotting nature not often seen in daylight.

Wild Ground

Summer brings new things to see and do on Wild Grounds’ nature reserves. At Lane End nature reserve near Buckley, Flintshire, a range of fun nature and craft events are on offer. Such as kite making, nature prints and pond dipping with crafts.

Nature-based activity sessions are running at Wild Grounds’ other nature reserves, including Rhydymwyn and Glascoed. Fun sessions such as den building, building rafts, creating a dragonfly, and nocturnal walks are planned. All the sessions are designed to get the kids outside in the fresh air and excited about nature.

All the activities are free, but booking is essential for most events as spaces will be limited. Details of all the activities are on the events section of the websites groundworknorthwales.org.uk, wild-ground.org.uk and refurbs.org.uk.

All event news is publicised and updated on social media for Groundwork North Wales, Minera Lead Mines, Refurbs Buckley and Wild Ground. For more information, please email info@groundworknorthwales.org.uk or call 01978 757 524.

Groundwork North Wales Celebrate World Well-being Week.

World Well-Being Week is an initiative to raise awareness of and enhance the overall well-being of individuals and communities. This annual event falls on the last week of June each year. Bringing together communities to prioritise and promote mental, physical, and emotional health.

Raising Awareness

With the challenges individuals and communities face in recent times, focusing on well-being has become more crucial than ever. Well-Being Week serves as a platform to raise awareness about the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle, managing stress, and also fostering resilience.

The event encourages individuals to engage in activities that positively impact their well-being while providing opportunities to learn about various well-being practices and resources.

Free Projects

The Groundwork North Wales Group host a range of free projects created to support the well-being of our community. From lunch clubs to energy-saving support. Groundwork North Wales works with individuals and communities across North Wales to improve mental health and well-being.

Projects such as Youth Shed allow young people to learn away from the structured classroom environment at Refurbs Flint. Offering these young people the chance to learn new skills, both social and practical, will improve their social well-being and equip them to be more emotionally resilient and able to deal with pressures in everyday life.

Lunch and Company improve social well-being through participation, reducing isolation and loneliness amongst older people by supporting them to stay connected and build new friendships. With so many of those over 60 feeling isolated since the pandemic. The luncheon club offers the chance to socialise, meet new people and enjoy a delicious meal with entertainment and activities.

Wild Ground Volunteer Eddie

Volunteering with Wild Ground provides an opportunity to meet new people, have fun, and enjoy the natural environment. Wild Ground volunteer, Eddie, gives his time and skills week in and week out to support nature and improve the nature reserve, ensuring wildlife is protected and the habitats conserved.

Eddie also loves to volunteer somewhere where he can express his passion for the natural world and use his wide knowledge of birdlife by regularly surveying wildlife at the reserve.

“I have volunteered for Wild Ground for the last two years after retiring as a Community Psychiatric nurse. It’s really nice to do something for the environment, to support great crested newts and to get a much better understanding of the biodiversity on site. Being part of a friendly team is important to me, as is continuing to learn new skills”.

Keep Up To Date

Groundwork North Wales joined other organisations in celebrating well-being week at a networking event, providing information and opportunities surrounding mental and physical well-being at Wrexham’s well-being hub on Chester Street, Wrexham.

To keep up to date with projects and volunteering opportunities across the Groundwork North Wales Group, visit groundworknorthwales.org.uk or look for Groundwork North Wales on your social media.

If you want to learn more about any of our projects, email info@groundworknorthwales.org.uk or call 01978 757 524.

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