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Current activities 

 

March ActivitiesNews

The following activities will resume once COVID-19 guidelines allow. You can register your interest now and we will get in touch with you as soon as activities resume.

Health Walks

Gentle walks around parks and local communities. Enjoy fresh air while gently exercising and reaping the benefits of being outdoors. Health walks cater to different mobility levels and vary in length and intensity. These include dementia and cancer-friendly groups, such as Steps to Health and Macmillan Move More walks.

Gardening

Gardening sessions led by volunteers. Activities can include developing floral and sensory garden displays or growing your own fruit and vegetables to take home to enjoy. Raised beds are available - green fingers are not required!

Walking Football

Fun but gentle versions of football where players walk instead of run. Sessions are an opportunity for both, men and women, to become active or maintain an active lifestyle for those aged 50 and older.

Fun in Parks

Activities include yoga, Tai Chi, Nordic walking, Couch to 5k, Kettlercise, Tabata, Boxing Fitness, Circuits, messy play, additional support needs (ASN) Boccia and many more. Activities take place in any weather and are suitable for all ages and abilities. Children under the age of 12 must be supervised by an adult.

ParkRuns

5km timed run - against yourself. ParkRun takes place at Camperdown Park and encourages people of every ability to take part; from those taking their first steps in running to Olympians; from juniors to those with more experience; all welcome.

Gently Cycling with ReDiscover Dundee

Rides led by volunteers using electric tricycles. Designed to encourage the less confident, less active, and those with limited mobility to cycle. Recreational rides and taster sessions offered. eTrikes are available for personal and functional journeys. Open to 18+, focussing on those over 50.

Run Talk Run

Run Talk Run makes both running and mental health support less intimidating and more accessible. A safe space to talk about mental health whilst going for a gentle 5km run/jog/walk. All abilities welcomed, beginners encouraged. Weekly, free and friendly.

Arts and Crafts

Outdoor mosaic-making sessions to enhance local greenspaces. Other craft activities available depending on interest. Open to all ages and skill levels.

Antenatal and Family Walks

Led pram pushing and antenatal walks with an opportunity for the kids to play. Suitable for pregnant mums' and new families.

Conservation

This is a more physically demanding activity than gardening and can be adapted to different fitness
levels. People work together to maintain local greenspaces. Activities include pond creation, path maintenance, tree planting, litter picking and many more.

Branching Out

12-week programme running twice a year designed to help people with longstanding mental health issues at Templeton Woods. People engage with nature through physical activity, conservation tasks, bushcraft, environmental art and photography. Referrals have to be arranged through specialised mental health services.

Sometimes many factors add up and make you unwell. Some of these need to be treated with medication, others you can take charge of. Spending time outdoors has been shown to improve your mental and physical health.

 

Frequently asked questions:

Need additional support to attend?

You can bring a friend or get a Volunteer Buddy through our GO Project to come along with you for a few sessions.

How much does it cost?

It's free and you can try as many activities as you wish.

When and where?

Most activities are weekly and happen across Dundee somewhere handy for you.

 

Get started

Call: 01382 305757
Text: 07719 696229
Email: GreenHealth@dvva.scot