The Greenwood Club, run by Dorset Forest Schools, aims to provide positive shared experiences/memories for those individuals living with dementia and their amazing carers or partners. The group learn green woodworking techniques, rural crafts and cooking outdoors in a relaxing woodland environment.

A typical session would include:
1.  Meeting new friends and sharing yummy cake
2. Collecting wood, lighting fire for snack time)
3. Activities- there is always a choice of activities to do either independently or with carer.
4. Reflection time around fire circle or on a walk (review what’s been achieved, how the project could develop).

All activities are designed to provide small achievable steps. This allows individuals to gain a sense of achievement, which leads to increased motivation, self confidence and independence.

Check out the Netherbury Green Wood Club Video HERE

Fireside Cooking c Mel Gale   DSC07495 min

We also have taster sessions available...

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The Greenwood Club runs at various times and locations across Dorset. 

Tuesdays: Thorncombe Woods
                 10.30am to 12.30pm
                 3rd, 17th and 31st July
                 Then every first Tuesday of the month from September 4th

Wednesdays: Netherbury
                  10.30am to 12.30pm
                  Coming soon - date TBC

Fridays: Holton Lee 
                  10 am to 1pm
                  Every Friday


Thorncombe Woods is based on the outskirts of Dorchester. Park in Thorncombe Woods car park then walk to the Hardy's Birthplace Visitor Centre where Claire will be ready to meet you.
     Hardy's Birthplace Visitor Centre
     Thorncombe Road
     Higher Bockhampton
     DT2 8QH

Howards Woods, Netherbury is based just outside of Bridport. Jill will be ready to meet you.
     DT6 5LL
     United Kingdom

Holton Lee is based on the Western side of Poole. Meet Jill in the car park or by the small building to the right of the car park (near the woodland).  
     Livability Holton Lee
     Holton Lee
     East Holton
     Holton Heath
     BH16 6JN

Sounds great! Next Step...

Call Jill on 07813814875  or email jill@dorsetforestschool.org for more information or to book.


It makes us feel human being with other people on the same journey, who know exactly how we feel.” 

"When people ask what difference does the Greenwood Club make for you, there is just so much I don't even know where to begin"




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