Groundwork is helping people connect with nature.

We know the value of people coming together in the great outdoors.

Being in green spaces has been shown to have positive impacts on the mental health and well-being of people of all ages. Our aim is to provide a supportive environment that encourages socialising, while also giving people the chance to escape the stress of everyday life and connect with nature.

Groundwork Five Counties is committed to maintaining and preserving our green spaces, ensuring they are open and accessible to everyone. Our experienced land maintenance team works hard to keep the spaces so you can enjoy them to the fullest.

Three children holding clay animals in outdoors setting.

Wellies in the Woods

Wellies in the Woods gives families the opportunity to get physically active, get to know nature and improve their mental wellbeing in beautiful green spaces.

From organised walking festivals to regular walking groups and activities like play sessions in natural spaces, Wellies in the Woods is unique and exciting.

Wellies in the Woods’ activities are open and accessible to everyone. They provide the perfect opportunity to get out of the house, meet new people and enjoy the great outdoors.

Fun and friendly

These FREE sessions help pre-school children explore and experience just how fun nature can be!

During each session we will have a variety of activities, from scavenger hunts to crafts. These activities help children develop their fine motor skills, as well as improve social, communication, and literacy skills.

Through Wellies, children and grown-ups will gain lots of ideas for free or low-cost activities to replicate at home or your local green spaces.

Here’s what some of our attendees said:

“The activities were really good for little kids, fun and simple!”

“We want to do more activities outdoors; we have learned how easy it can be to do this.”

“Great enthusiasm for nature and learning and having fun. We really enjoyed it! “

“It’s like a lovely little adventure for them.”

For more information about our many outdoor events, or to become a volunteer, email us on

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