Events @ Hazel Hill Wood

Please note this section only lists open events: many of the events at the wood do not appear here as they are closed events, for example for local schools, scouts and other organisations.  With the exception of assistance dogs we have a ‘no dogs’ policy at the woods.


If you have an event you would like to suggest or hold at Hazel Hill Wood please contact marcos@wellspringchange.com

May 2017

20161211_135436_1483872338680Friday 5th May – Volunteer Day at the Woods: 10:30am until 3pm. We welcome any new participants to this event, and look forward to seeing some familiar faces back again soon.  To register please contact Kat on 07787 157025 or adventures@hazelhill.org.uk

 

DSC_0325Saturday 27th to Monday 29th May – Soul Food, a Woodland Weekend of Songs and Stories:  The retreats include singing workshops led by Xenia Davis, an experienced choir leader and workshop facilitator with a passion for bringing people from all walks of life together to sing in harmony. A member of the Natural Voice Network, Xenia strongly believes that everyone can sing, and her teaching style reflects this inclusive approach. She will be teaching songs from folk traditions from around the world, celebrating the magic of the natural world, in 2 – 4 part harmony.  No previous experience of singing is required. The weekend also features story telling circles led by Helen Wales. **This event is currently fully booked. To join the waiting list, contact Xenia through her website.**

June 2017

Friday 2nd June to Sunday 4th June – Fruits of Maturity with Alan Heeks: Find your way in your 50’s 60’s & 70’s, explore elderhood and befriend your doubts.

Alan Heeks and Jane Sanders invite you to join them at Hazel Hill Wood for a weekend in a supportive space to explore your questions about midlife and beyond, to find your gifts and inspiration, move through challenges and learn how to thrive in your 50’s, 60’s and 70’s.

Cost: £160 including food and sleeping loft accommodation or camping. Some private rooms are available at a premium of £25 for the weekend, 7pm Friday – 4pm Sunday. For enquiries and bookings please contact Charles Kemp on email: charles.fhp@blueyonder.co.uk or telephone: 07737 892891.

Wild Soul cover photo 2017Friday 9th to Sunday 11th June – Wild Soul Retreat: Wild Soul retreats offer unique experiential journeys in the woods of Hazel Hill, to re-wild and re-connect with our inner and outer nature. Through sensory forest meditations, explorations, creativity, dance, and sharing, we discover our gifts, and our place in the innterconnectivity of all life.

See full event and booking details on the Wild Soul Facebook page or website, www.wildsoul.org.ukHHW collage network

Friday 16th to Saturday 17th June – The Heart of Activism
A weekend in the wood to pause, to find reflection and nourishment and renewed inspiration for yourself or your team

 Being an activist often means facing the challenges of working on your own, struggling for money, finding support for your projects or keeping up the inspiration and motivation to make your ideas resilient and successful. These two days give you the rare chance to pause and consciously take time to look, reflect and celebrate with others on the joys and challenges of this work. We will explore processes from Art of Hosting, Dragon Dreaming Project Design, Deep Ecology and other philosophies to get in touch with your inner truth and passion , access the collective wisdom of the group and explore nature-based resilience skills on individual and group level. Through being in the wood and being in community with others who are on a similar path, you will find new inspiration and insights for your projects, recharge your batteries and find a healthier way to relate to yourself, your colleagues and your dreams, ideas and projects that are part of the change.
£125, incl. food and accommodation. Consessions available
Further details, including booking information, can be found here

Saturday 24th to Sunday 25th  – Kids in the Woods: Kids in the Woods is a project for kids and their parents to spend time together in nature, learning and integrating the rhythm of the woods, and becoming a community to support each others burgeoning inner imps and fairies.

The weekend is open to families with children, age 6 – 16 years. We endeavour to keep a balance of boys and girls in the community and welcome families with a mix of abilities and disabilities. Our maximum group number for any weekend is 24.

The cost for two nights, including sleeping loft accommodation is £80 per adult and £40 per child.  Further details, including booking information, can be found here

July 2017

Thursday 6th  to Sunday 9th July – Ways of Women, Ways of Sisterhood, Medicine Women: Second of 3 workshops inviting women to partake in an evolving circle of women and explore the steps in a journey of becoming healed Wise women.

Although the circle was formed more than 10 years ago it has always been open and newcomers are most warmly welcome. This year we will explore the traditional concept of a “Sacred Dream” of our Soul and how to manifest it in our lives.  Cost £180 for accommodation and tuition- bring food to share. For further information and to apply, please contact Agatha on 07973 280 943 or mail: agathamanouche@hotmail.com.

September 2017

Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd September – Nourish, Reflect, Refresh: Open up to the magic of the wood and the collective wisdom and support of a group of men. Relax and renew with camp fires, music, good food, and acres of trees. There’s scope to meet new aspects of yourself, find the subtler voices, change an old story, play a new part, and hear the collective wisdom of the group. Organised by Alan Heeks and Charles Kemp. Only £88, plus bring food to share. For enquiries and bookings contact Charles: charles.fhp@blueyonder.co.uk or 07737 892891

Friday 8th to Sunday 10th September – Wild Soul Retreat: Wild Soul retreats offer unique experiential journeys in the woods of Hazel Hill, to re-wild and re-connect with our inner and outer nature. Through sensory forest meditations, explorations, creativity, dance, and sharing, we discover our gifts, and our place in the innterconnectivity of all life.

See full event and booking details on our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/wildsouluk, and our website, www.wildsoul.org.uk

October 2017

Friday 13th to Sunday 15th October – Growing through Uncertainty: A workshop guided by Alan Heeks, Jane Sanders and … the wood. How can we stay happy when there’s too much change? Are there ways to bounce back and thrive if everyday life and work is getting us down? The answer is cultivate yourself the way an organic gardener or forester tends their ecosystem, so you grow your own wellbeing by learning from nature. In this workshop we’ll explore these questions, with the natural ecosystem of this magical wood as our guide. For enquiries and bookings contact Charles: charles.fhp@blueyonder.co.uk or 07737 892891

Thursday 19th to Sunday 22nd  October – Ways of Women, Ways of Sisterhood, Medicine Women: Third of 3 workshops inviting women to partake in an evolving circle of women and explore the steps in a journey of becoming healed Wise women.

Although the circle was formed more than 10 years ago it has always been open and newcomers are most warmly welcome. This year we will explore the traditional concept of a “Sacred Dream” of our Soul and how to manifest it in our lives. This 3rd workshop will be dedicate to work with human archetypes as role models. Cost £180 for accommodation and tuition- bring food to share. For further information and to apply, please contact Agatha on 07973 280 943 or mail: agathamanouche@hotmail.com.

November 2017

Sunday 5th to Monday 6th November – Woodland Learning: a network circle:   A gathering for woodland centres and teachers, to share learning and explore mutual support.

Timings: From 7pm Sunday November 5, to 5pm Monday 6

Cost: Just £30 to include food and overnight accommodation. £20 non-residential.

Bookings/enquiries: please book via Eventbrite. For enquiries contact Marcos Frangos marcos@wellspringchange.com 07881 425804.

 

GROUP BOOKINGS: Hazel Hill Wood is available for group bookings which are in keeping with the tranquillity of the wood. See our Bookings section

TICK HAZARD: Deer ticks are found in many woods, April – October. They can carry Lyme Disease. For some useful information, see the Ramblers website.