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Wild4Life

Wild4Life is a four year project which provides fantastic opportunities for local people to get out and about and involved in their local green spaces in South Gloucestershire. Wild4Life aims to bring people closer to nature to improve health and wellbeing.

The project will run until September 2016 working primarily with children, young people and families from Filton, Patchway, Yate and Dodington, Cadbury Heath, Staple Hill and Kingswood.

Activities on offer through the four years of the project include:

  • children’s centre nature play sessions and bushcraft sessions for referred teenagers
  • community outdoor seasonal celebrations and nature discovery events
  • the Big Pull which all are invited to take part in, pulling up invasive Himalayan Balsam along the River Frome
  • opportunities for volunteering and practical conservation in our local green spaces

Wild4Life is being managed by the council’s Community Spaces team and has been funded by a grant from the Reaching Communities Fund of the Big Lottery Fund.  Contact rowena.kenny@southglos.gov.uk   Tel 01454 863556

View the Wild4Life Year 3 Evaluation Report (2014-2015) for latest information about the project. .

Wild4Life and Breakthrough forest experience evaluation film

A new film has been produced by the South Gloucestershire Council Wild4Life and Breakthrough Mentoring Projects which evaluates the experience of a group of referred young people who participated in a programme of bushcraft and forest skills sessions at the Cherry Wood Project, Marshfield throughout 2014.

In addition to learning about ecology and mastering practical wood craft and survival skills, the film provides powerful evidence of the health and wellbeing benefits of access to nature.


Wild4Life Cadbury Heath Nature Play Project 2013


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