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Nature-based activities and ideas

GreenSpace is the Green Social Prescribing Programme for Nottingham and Nottinghamshire and is all about improving people's mental health.

There are plenty of nature-based activities you can get involved in, without any referral, to support your health and wellbeing. 

Being outside enjoying nature or taking part in nature-based activities might mean:

  • joining a wellness walk along the Nottingham and Beeston Canal;
  • growing vegetables in a community garden; or
  • taking a moment to listen to the birds and enjoy some quiet time in one of Nottingham’s lovely local parks.

Take a look below at suggested activities you can get involved with immediately. Some of the ideas encourage you to appreciate nature even from your own home. (Listings may be repeated under more than one category.)

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This image means the organisation has signed up to GreenSpace Trusted Provider status. Our Trusted Providers are part of our growing green social prescribing network helping even more people enjoy the benefits of nature connectedness for their mental and physical wellbeing. If you are interested in becoming a Trusted Provider please contact greenspace@nottinghamcvs.co.uk.


Parks and local green spaces

Nature appreciation

Horticulture and gardening

Children's green activities

Walking groups


Water-based activities

Exercise and sport

Creative arts

Growing and cooking

Wildlife and wilderness


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