Working with Active Dorset, Dorset AONB and Public Health Dorset, and local partners, Dorset LNP has co-hosted a series of public events to raise awareness of the benefits of using nature to support wellbeing – Picnic in the Park: Living Well, Loving Nature.
The first event was held in Dorchester in September 2018, following an initial idea from Dorchester Town Council. Following its success a further event was held in May 2019, to link into Naturally Healthy Month and similar events were also held in Weymouth and Swanage in the same month.
In September three more events were held in Blandford, Bournemouth and Wimborne.
All the events have short taster sessions (such as yoga, mindfulness in nature, and zumba), live music and a range of stalls offering information about fitness, health and wellbeing especially nature-based activities. More events across the county are being planned for 2020.
Active Dorset have pulled together a storyboard to showcase the partnership working in setting up the Picnic in the Park format (click on the storyboard below to open as a pdf).
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