The Rainbow Foundation has joined forces with the National Trust at Erddig to offer access to a range of outdoor activities to boost health and wellbeing this June and July.

Being outdoors is essential in improving mental health and following the pandemic more people appreciate the great outdoors and that connecting with nature welcomes many health benefits.

In Wrexham, people do not have to travel far to immerse themselves in nature to boost their health and wellbeing.

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Geraldine Vaughan, operational manager,  said: “We know that being connected to nature and the great outdoors improves people’s health and wellbeing. 

“According to research by the UK’s Mental Health Foundation, spending time outdoors has been one of the key factors enabling people to cope with the stress of the Covid-19 pandemic.

“Throughout the pandemic, nearly half (45%) of people in the UK told them that visiting green spaces, helped them to cope.

“Research also shows that connecting to the outdoors can improve lots of health conditions like blood pressure, it boosts your vitamin D and improves your overall physical health.

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“That is why we have joined together with the National Trust and are inviting people to join us on a series of wellbeing activities at Erddig this June and July.”

The programme of events includes Nordic walking, an outdoor tour, art in the garden, woodland walks, and books on prescription.

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All the activities are part of the Green Social Prescribing offer to encourage people to connect to the natural world around them and take full advantage of the beauty that Erddig has to offer.

Sue Jones, VCI Manager at Erddig and Chirk Castle added: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with The Rainbow Foundation, being able to use the special places in our care to benefit the local community is woven through everything we do. We look forward to welcoming everyone taking part.”

The wellbeing activities are open to anyone aged 18 and above who live in Wrexham.

To find out more and to book on to any of these activities, please contact The Rainbow Foundation on 01948 830730 or via email at