Caring for people, caring for plants. Chestnut Nursery is the second project of the registered charity the Sheltered Work Opportunities Project (SWOP)Chestnut Nursery is a project of SWOP (Sheltered Work Opportunities Project) which is a registered charity. Based in the centre of Poole, it provides voluntary work for adults with severe and enduring mental illness. The project aims to improve mental well being through the healing nature of horticulture. The nursery is open to the public from 8 am, so people who prefer to arrive earlier may do so, and have a hot drink before work starts around 9.00. Special arrangements can be made if you need to arrive later, for reasons such as childcare, picking up a daily prescription, or travel difficulties. You do not need to wait until 9.30 to use your bus pass, as fares are refunded.
A member of staff will explain what you are going to do that day, and other volunteers will work with and help you if you wish. You will find the community very friendly and welcoming, remembering how nervous they were when they first started.
A permanent orienteering course for all ages to try, either walking or running. Simply go to the website and print off a map and instructions.
I teach a Friday night yoga class here at Poole Yoga Centre, suitable for beginners & intermediates, the class is 6:15PM-7.15PM every Friday.
You will take part in a hatha sequence, learn new postures & practice mindfulness in a deep relaxation. £7 for the class or £25 for 4 classes.
Mon-Fri: 8:45am-1pm; 1:20pm-8:15pm.
Service Running - offers Champix
Prescription costs apply.
117a Longfleet Road, Near Poole Hospital
Join Anna every Sunday between 12-2 for a gentle swim followed by a coffee and a chat in the café.
Part of the Forum's county wide Sports and Social program - a wide range of weekly activities designed for everyone's wellbeing
The Project Climbing Centre is a community driven indoor bouldering facility run by climbers for climbers. Our aim is to provide the best facilities and the best support for climbers of all ages and abilities. We're dedicated to providing a fun and challenging climbing Centre with the very best route setting and coaching staff anywhere in the world.
Alongside our central sport, we also offer yoga and a variety of fitness workshops.
Currently, our facilities include full height bouldering walls, a top out boulder, endurance training boards and a host of training apparatus. As we continue to grow, we aim to develop into one of Europe's leading centres for training and development whilst retaining an open and inviting environment where newbies and oldies can climb side-by-side and have fun.
Mon-Sat: 8:30am-5:30pm; Sun: 10:30am-4:30pm
Prescription costs apply.
In Dolphin Centre
Poole Park Health Walks: A circular walk around Poole Park Lake taking in the scenery. All walks are led by experienced, trained Borough of Poole Council Walking for Health volunteer walk leaders, and offer a great social opportunity to keep fit and have fun!
All walks are free and are suitable for people of all ages and abilities. They will go ahead in all weather conditions. Waterproofs and suitable footwear. Weekly. Thursday: 10.30am. Just turn up or call 01202 261333
Our ‘Couch to 5K’ programme is suitable for anyone looking to get into running. Our 9 week course is based on the NHS programme which increases the running time and distance gradually each week, however we add a few extras in which include some speed and fitness training. Meeting at The Kitchen in Poole Park every week gives a focus and chance for you to meet others in a similar position. Its a fun and friendly programme run by dedicated coaches to help you along the way and keep you motivated. Contact form: http://poolerunners.co.uk/contact/. Meet at the kitchen in Poole Park.
Our Park to Poole Runners session are for different groups running between 5K and 5 miles. The aim is to progress and get everyone running 5 miles at around 10 minute mile pace. Its a social friendly group and no one is left behind! Contact form: http://poolerunners.co.uk/contact/
Upton House junior parkrun: A free, weekly 2km timed event for juniors - run, walk or jog our beautiful course on a Sunday morning.
Briefing and warm-up is from 8.45 sharp, for a 9.00am start, but there's no time limit. We'll stay until everyone has finished.
Then, why not join us for a post parkrun coffee in the tea rooms off the walled garden. 10% off with your parkrun barcode too!
Upton Country Park
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