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Time to get outdoors for some fresh air and fun! There's something here for everyone!

All our activities are free but booking for live activities is essential due to COVID19 government guidelines as we have limited spaces available. 

Programme

8

May

available from today until the end of the week

Collect & Investigate

Dundee Science Centre

Explore the world around you with some fun activities designed to learn more about flowers, trees, and natural materials.

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8

May

10.30 - 11.30 am

Climate & Pollinator Walk

Bonnie Dundee - It's Your Neighbourhood

Join a walk around the City centre and learn about gardening, climate change, pollinators and discuss the health and wellbeing effect of engaging with nature.

Start: outside Dundee Science Centre

Free. Book via Facebook

8

May

10am - 3pm

Dr Bike Service

Dundee Cycle Hub

Book now to get your FREE complimentary bike safety check and mini service performed by our Velotech qualified mechanics!

Ninewells, near the entrance (Bike storage) 

Free. Book your slot

8

May

11am - 2pm

Seed/Plant Swap & GrowYourOwn

Gate Church Carbon Saving Project

Grow your own veg! Learn how to get started. No outdoor space needed there's lots you can do inside. Seeds & seedlings to give away. If you have any spares bring them along to pass on.

For more information click here

Community Fridge, Millers Wynd, Dundee DD1 4JF

9

May

available from today until the end of the week

Collect & Investigate

Dundee Science Centre

Explore the world around you with some fun activities designed to learn more about flowers, trees, and natural materials.

Online activity

 

9

May

10.30am - 12pm

Beach Clean

TCV Dundee

Join our beach clean at Broughty Ferry! Fresh air, good deeds and fun. Please bring your own gloves. Bags and litter pickers provided.

Broughty Ferry Beach

Free. Booking essential

10

May

10am - 1pm

Arboretum Litter Pick

Ninewells Community Garden

Join us for a littler pick around the arboretum.

Meet us at Ninewells Community Garden! Bring your own gloves.

 

For more information and booking click here

10

May

10 am - 2pm

Plant Swap Shop

V&A Dundee and Ninewells Community Garden

Green up your garden (or livingroom) with some fresh plants. Alternatively, bring some plants you want to share with others and help spread the green-fingered love!

Free. Book your slot here!

V&A Dundee Community Garden, Slessor Gardens

 

10

May

10am - 3.30pm

FREE Entry: Botanic Gardens

University of Dundee Botanic Gardens

Enjoy walking around the botanic garden and exploring the self guided trails and interactive activities: Fairy & Easter Stone Pebble Trails

Free. Booking essential

10

May

11 am

Live Online Tour  Stobsmuir Park (Swannie Ponds)

Community Health Team

Join us for a live online tour of Stobsmuir Park (Swannie Ponds)

Join us LIVE online

10

May

available from today until the end of the week

Online Animal Spotting

Dundee Science Centre

There are nature-based webcams all over the world! From zoos to nature reserves to puppy day-care... Join in and have some fun engaging with nature.

Online Activity

10

May

2 - 3pm

Guided Natural History Walk

Dundee Countryside Ranger Service

A stroll around the paths of Dundee's most iconic greenspace, looking at the nature and history of the site. 

Free. Booking essential.

Meet: The Law

 

10

May

6 - 6.45pm

Circuits 

ParkLives

Join us for 45 mins circuits in the park. Suitable for all abilities, age 18+
Please bring your own mat and book via the Eventbrite website from 8th May 6pm, 28 spaces available

Free. Booking essential

Lochee Park

10

May

7pm

Coastal Environments

TCV North Ayrshire

A look at the various coastal environments that can be seen not only on our doorstep, but also around the world. From rocky shores to coral reefs, this allows for a deep-dive into the ecology of environments and how these differ and interact with one another.

Join us LIVE online. Book here 

11

May

10 - 10.45am

Introduction to Kitchen Sprouts

TCV Dundee

Learn to sprout your own kitchen greens with TCV. Enjoy growing mung beans and garlic shoots!

Join us LIVE online. Book here

11

May

10am - 3.30pm

FREE Entry: Botanic Gardens

University of Dundee Botanic Gardens

Enjoy walking around the botanic garden and exploring the self guided trails and interactive activities: Fairy & Easter Stone Pebble Trails

Free. Booking essential

11

May

11am

Live Online Tour - Whitfield Green

Community Health Team

Join us for a live online tour of Whitfield Green

Join us LIVE online

11

May

6.15- 7pm

Kettlercise 

ParkLives

Join us for 45 mins Kettlercise in the park. Suitable for all abilities, age 18+

Book via the Eventbrite website from 9th May 6pm. 28 spaces available

Free, booking essential

Dawson Park

11

May

7.30 - 8.30 pm

Climate & Pollinator Walk

Bonnie Dundee - It's Your Neighbourhood

Join a walk around the City centre. Learn about gardening, climate change, pollinators and discuss the health and wellbeing effect of engaging with nature.

Start: outside Dundee Science Centre

Free. Book via Facebook

11

May

available from today

Green Health Week Home Kits

Dundee Science Centre

Herb garden kit bags - Indoor plants bring a range of health benefits, have a go at growing your own herb garden and learn about the uses of these plants!

Unfortunately all kits have been allocated. Have a look below at our home activities

12

May

10am

Online

Rocky Shores

TCV Ayrshire

In-depth beginner’s guide to the plants and animals which can be found down on your local rocky shores. An overview of the different species and their interactions with their surrounding environments.

Join us LIVE online. Book here

12

May

10am - 3.30pm

FREE Entry: Botanic Gardens

University of Dundee Botanic Gardens

Enjoy walking around the botanic garden and exploring the self guided trails and interactive activities: Fairy & Easter Stone Pebble Trails

Free. Booking essential

12

May

10.30 - 11.30am

Waterfront Architecture Tour

V&A Dundee

Blow the cobwebs away with a bright and breezy tour of Dundee’s central waterfront, taking in RRS Discovery, V&A Dundee, Slessor Gardens and Waterfront Place. Learn about the V&A's astonishing architecture, how “green” the museum actually is and how the city’s newest attraction fits within – and responds to – it’s environment!

Free. Booking essential

12

May

11am

Live Online Tour - Balgay and Lochee Parks

Community Health Team

Join us for a live online tour of Balgay and Lochee Parks

Join us LIVE online

12

May

1 - 1.45pm

Pilates/Yoga 

ParkLives

Join us for 30 mins Pilates & 15 mins yoga in the park. Suitable for all abilities, age 18+
Please bring your own mat and book via the Eventbrite website from Monday 10th May 6pm

Free. Booking essential

Baxter Park

12

May

6 - 6.45pm

Tabata 

ParkLives

Join us for 45 mins Tabata in the park. Suitable for all abilities, age 18+
Please bring your own mat and book via the Eventbrite website from Monday 10th May 6pm

Free. Booking essential

Baxter Park

12

May

6.45 - 8pm

Urban Health Walk & free tea/coffee

Serendipities

An evening sunset wander through town centre, appreciating some of oor architecture, buildings and places, and  urban artwork along the way. Spaces are limited to 13 at no cost, but donations towards future events are welcome.

Free. Booking essential

Serendipities, 12 Union Street

For more info visit Facebook

12

May

7 - 8pm

Online Biodiversity Workshop with Kevin Frediani

Gate Church Carbon Saving Project & University of Dundee Botanic Garden

Join us for an interactive workshop on all things Biodiversity! What is it and why is it so important? Kevin Frediani from the Botanics will be telling us all about their Rewilding Dundee project and giving us some tips and tricks on what we can all do to help in our own greenspaces.

Join us LIVE via Zoom. Book here

13

May

10am - 3.30pm

FREE Entry: Botanic Gardens

University of Dundee Botanic Gardens

Enjoy walking around the botanic garden and exploring the self guided trails and interactive activities: Fairy & Easter Stone Pebble Trails

Free. Booking essential

12

May

available from today

 

Green Health Week Home Kits

Dundee Science Centre

Herb garden kit bags - Indoor plants bring a range of health benefits, have a go at growing your own herb garden and learn about the uses of these plants!

Unfortunately all kits have been allocated. Have a look below at our home activities

13

May

10.30am - 2.30pm

Plant Sale

SAMH & Broughty Ferry in Bloom

Swing by and get some perennial and annual plants.

Community Garden, Dawson Park

13

May

11am - 12pm

Templeton Woods Awe Walk

TCV Dundee

With a focus on reflective awareness of the natural world around you, awe walks been shown to improve mental wellbeing. Enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of spring with us on an mindful walk around Templeton Woods. 

Free, but booking is essential

Meet us: Templeton Woods (at the Visitor Centre)

13

May

11am

Live Online Tour Dudhope Park

Community Health Team

Join us for a live online tour of Dudhope Park

Join us LIVE online

13

May

2 - 3pm

Guided Camperdown Tree Walk

Dundee Countryside Ranger Service

A guided walk to the trees of Camperdown

Free, booking is essential

Meet us: Templeton Woods (at the Visitor Centre)

13

May

2 - 3pm

Beginners Bird ID

TCV North Ayrshire

Is it a Bird, is it a Plane...? No, it is a Bird. A beginner's guide to identifying Birds. Whether it's in your back garden or at a local park. This will be a simple and effective way of getting you started on your Bird ID journey.

Join us LIVE online. Book here

13

May

available from today

Green Health Week Home Kits

Dundee Science Centre

Herb garden kit bags - Indoor plants bring a range of health benefits, have a go at growing your own herb garden and learn about the uses of these plants!

Unfortunately all kits have been allocated. Have a look below at our home activities

14

May

10am - 3.30pm

FREE Entry: Botanic Gardens

University of Dundee Botanic Gardens

Enjoy walking around the botanic garden and exploring the self guided trails and interactive activities: Fairy & Easter Stone Pebble Trails

Free, booking essential

14

May

available from today until the end of the week

Citizen Science

Dundee Science Centre

You can get involved in Citizens Science! How? Join the session to find out! Citizen Science is a great way to engage with science in everyday life.

Online Activity

14

May

all day

DIY Strawberry Plant Hanger

TCV Dundee

Build your own DIY strawberry hanger with TCV. Suitable for placing indoors or out.

Download here

14

May

1 - 4pm

Arboretum Litter Pick

Ninewells Community Garden

Come and find us at our secreat haven below Ninewells Hospital and join us for a littler pick around the arboretum.

For more information and booking click here

14

May

10am - 4.30pm

Pay What You Want Plant Sale

Serendipities

Come visit our social change café, Serendipities, to view our home-grown plants available for sale including cactuses, marigolds, herbs, spider plants and more. All are pay what you want. Sales help fund out Growing Places project.

Serendipities, 12 Union Street

For more info click here

14

May

11am

Live Online Tour Riverside Nature Trail or Dighty (TBA)

Community Health Team

Join us for a live online tour of Riverside Nature Trail or the Dighty

Join us LIVE online

 

14

May

6.30 - 7.15pm

Yoga 

ParkLives

Join us for 45 mins yoga in the park. Suitable for all abilities, age 18+
Please bring your own mat and book via the Eventbrite website from 12th May 6pm

Free. Booking essential

Baxter Park

15

May

available from today until the end of the week

Grounded in Nature

Dundee Science Centre

Learn about calming mental health activities, different breathing techniques and how these affect your nervous system.

Online Activity

15

May

9.30am

Coastal Birds

TCV North Ayrshire

Basic beginner’s guide to coastal birds with an array of birds which might be familiar or have heard about from the locals! Learn the differences in appearance so you can spot birds next time you’re walking on the coast.

Join us LIVE online. Book here

15

May

10am - 2pm

ReDiscover Dundee Taster

ReDiscover Dundee

Cycling is for everyone! Come and try one of our eTrikes for free! Tree wheels, stable, electric boost - what's not to like? Book for your free taster session!

Free. Booking essential

Dawson Park

15

May

10am - 3pm

Dr Bike Session

Dundee Cycle Hub

Book now to get your FREE complimentary bike safety check and mini service performed by our Velotech qualified mechanics!

Click here to book your slot

Community Fridge, Millers Wynd DD1 4JF

15

May

10am - 3.30pm

FREE Entry: Botanic Gardens

University of Dundee Botanic Gardens

Enjoy walking around the botanic garden and exploring the self guided trails and interactive activities: Fairy & Easter Stone Pebble Trails

Free. Booking essential

15

May

2 - 3pm

Climate & Pollinator Walk

Bonnie Dundee - It's Your Neighbourhood

Join a walk around the City centre and learn about gardening, climate change, pollinators and discuss the health and wellbeing effect of engaging with nature.

Start: outside Dundee Science Centre

Free. Book via Facebook

 

15

May

6 - 7.30pm

Flammkuchen 

Serendipities

Enjoy the outdoors with some homemade flammkuchen, a thin pizza type dish!  2 Flavours available.  Join us in our outdoor seating area or take it with you to enjoy in nearby parks.
We are trialling this out as new monthly evening at Serendipities. Pay what you can, suggested amount  is £8. To avoid food waste, pre-ordering necessary.

Serendipities, 12 Union Street

Book here

16

May

available from today until the end of the week

Active in Nature

Dundee Science Centre

Why does your heart beat faster after exercising? Why do you get short of breath? Why do your muscles get tired? Find out how exercise affects your body!

Online Activity

More fun all week long

 

 

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Green Health Week Treasure Hunt

Dundee Green Health Partnership

Go on our treasure hunt and find 10 hidden wooden circles and decipher their hidden message

Download Treasure Map here!

 

 

all  stations

across Dundee

Unlock Fee Waived: eBike Hires

Embark Dundee powered by Ride On

Our ‘Pay As You Go plan’ will have the unlock fee waived allowing you to explore the city with a clean, safe and healthy
mobility solution whilst saving £1.20 per trip!

Simply sign up at one of our stations and go!

 

various days all week 

 

Online exercise activities

GetOutGetActive - GOGA Tayside

Free online activities for all levels and abilities! 10 Activities delivered live over a six-day period: Tai Chi, yoga, chair exercises, strength and balance, boxercise, relax & unwind, circuits, cuppa and catch up, family yoga, pilates.

Free, booking essential

 

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week

 

Football Skill Set Challenge - Step-over Bounce Pass (Targets)

Dundee United Community Trust

Checkout our skill set challenge visuals recorded from DUCT staff! Repeat what you see and show us what you've got! Send us your completed skill video and we will post it on our social media platforms!

Send your video to: Danielle.geekie@dundeeunitedct.co.uk

 

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week

 

Tree Hugging and Wish Making

Broughty Ferry in Bloom

Permission will be given to hug a tree. It could be a specially signed one or one which appeals to you.
There will also be another tree where you can attach your wish written on a label to one of its branches. 

Dawson Park & Barnhill Rock Garden

 

 

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week

 

Free Sunflower Seeds Giveaway

University of Dundee Botanic Gardens

Rewilding Dundee:
Free sunflowers to visitors to Botanic Garden to help them engage in rewilding and encourage active gardening for wildlife & their health

 

 

 

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week

 

Painted Easter Stone Trail

Botanic Gardens

Find our pebbles, bring and place your own with positive joy and hope messages for others to find.  Add your painted stone to the end of the ‘Covid Caterpillar’ along the entrance path to the garden and spread some joy around by painting and drawing pictures of positive messages on stones.

 

 

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week

 

Fairy Door Trail

Botanic Gardens

A window into the world of plants, animals and their habitats through 30 magical doors placed around the garden. Encouraging children of all ages to explore the botanical collections by local artist Gill Hastie. The trail takes you ‘someplace else’ and rewards your exploration by finding the hidden treasures of the plant world in a fun engaging way.

 

 

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week

 

Bird watching

Ninewells Community Garden

Take some time for yourself and join us for a self-directed birdwatch at the birdwatching area at the garden, Bird ID information available.

 

 

all

week

 

Plant Sale

Ninewells Community Garden

Plants available for a donation to the garden.

Simply swing by, open 24/7.

 

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week

 

Green Health Week Walking Challenge

Dundee United Community Trust

Record your steps and let us know how much you've walked so we can find out where we walked to together!

Send daily steps to Danielle.geekie@dundeeunitedct.co.uk to take part!

 

 

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week

 

Are you an unpaid carer?

Dundee Carers Centre

We have some activities just for you! Visit our website or message us via Facebook

We offer practical and emotional support, information and advice for all unpaid carers of all ages and disabled people.

To speak to us call 01382 200422, 9am-4.45pm (Mon-Fri)

Come and see D&A College's Mural

D&A College students created individual watercolour and ink illustrations representing their experience of the pandemic. The illustrations are contained within house shapes representing the 'stay at home' nature of lockdown and the uniqueness of each person's experience. The house shaped paintings combine abstract expressiveness and figurative elements, literally depicting objects which became personally symbolic of lockdown. The mural symbolises lockdown narrowing our lives down to our homes... but although we were separated everyone was affected and experienced their own narrative.

Saturday 8 May 10am - 3pm Magdalen Green 
Sunday 9 May 10am - 3pm Broughty Ferry Beach (near Castle)
Monday 10 May 10am - 4pm Lochee Park
Tuesday 11 May 10am - 4pm Whitfield Green
Wednesday 12 May 11am - 3pm Baxter Park
Thursday 13 May 10am - 4pm Dawson Park
Friday 14 May 10am - 4pm Castle Green (Broughty Ferry)
Saturday 15 May 10am - 4pm Dudhope Park
Sunday 16 May 10am - 4pm Camperdown Park

 

Learn about green stuff & outdoor fun

Biodiversity in Dundee
How To Grow Cacti From Seed | Dundee Flower & Food Festival Virtual Show 2020
Physical Activity - Why to do it and how to get going
Dr Tom Fardon, Physician in Respiratory and General Internal Medicine at NHS Tayside, on exercise and why being inactive and sedentary is so damaging to health.
Joe's garden programme - Green Health Week 2021
Dundee Climate Action Plan public briefing
Motivating and Sustaining Lifestyle Changes - Green Health Week 2021
ASMR Nature Sounds Clatto Reservoir
Blue Green Prescribing - Dundee Green Health Week

Try local walks, outdoor gyms, & activities

Green Health Calendar

Health Walks

Global Trail

Literary Trail

Womans Trail

Architectural Trail

Camperdown Park Trail

99 Things to see and do in Dundee

Railway Heritage Trail

Dundee heritage Walk

Open / Close Street Art Trails

GOGA Tayside Family Fun Activity Pack

Dundee Cycle Map

Outdoor Gyms

 

 

Let's make some stuff & get involved in citizen science!

Make a bee hotel

Make a Hedgehog Home

Make a Bat Box

Make a Wild Patch

Attract Bumblebees

Attract Butterflies

Create a vertical garden

Make a Bird Feeder

How to compost

Make a Seedbomb

Build a Bug Mansion

Citizen Science Projects

 

Competition Time!

 

Did you enjoy the fresh air?

Green Health Activites take place ever week and are free to join. Get in touch with us today:

If you want to try out a Green Health activity right now, get in touch!

01382 305757

GreenHealth@dvva.scot