Chakra & Sound Bath

Curious about the hidden energy centres (Chakras) within you?

Do you want to learn the ancient wisdom of chakras and their significance?

Enrol now to unlock the transformative secrets of chakras through guided meditations and sound . You will gain an understanding of the Chakra System, discovering chakras, their vibrant colour, unique meaning, and precise location within the body. Moreover, youโ€™ll acquire powerful techniques that will enable you to heal and harmonise your energy centre, fostering physical well-being, emotional equilibrium, and a deeper connection to your spiritual self.

In this retreat you will:

Learn about the Chakras
Experience the Nepalese singing bowls to activate the Chakras.
Breath work to calm the body and mind
Meditation to help ground
Restorative Sound Bath

Next Date: Friday 13th March 6.30 โ€“ 8.30pm

“Thank you again for today. I feel totally uplifted” ๐Ÿ’• Belinda

“The gong was Nourishing. Love the bowls makes me very happy relaxed.”

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Sound Bath Mini Retreat

Curious about the hidden energy centres (Chakras) within you?

Do you want to learn the ancient wisdom of chakras and their significance?

Enrol now to unlock the transformative secrets of chakras through guided meditations and sound . You will gain an understanding of the Chakra System, discovering chakras, their vibrant colour, unique meaning, and precise location within the body. Moreover, you’ll acquire powerful techniques that will enable you to heal and harmonise your energy centre, fostering physical well-being, emotional equilibrium, and a deeper connection to your spiritual self.

In this retreat you will:

Learn about the Chakras
Experience the Nepalese singing bowls to activate the Chakras.
Breath work to calm the body and mind
Meditation to help ground
Restorative Sound Bath

Next Date: Friday 13th March 6.30 – 8.30pm

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Wellness calendar

Wellness Advent Calendar

  • Do you frequently wind up feeling drained, swollen, and depleted by the arrival of Christmas?
  • Does the Holiday season leave you feeling mentally and physically exhausted?
  • Do you find yourself struggling to maintain a sense of calm and balance amidst the flurry of holiday activities and obligations?

Well we have you covered! Discover your December serenity with our complimentary Advent Calendar!

Tips, advice and recipes every day from 4 wellness experts

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Back pain

As someone who’s struggled with back pain after 3 car accidents ๐Ÿ˜ฎ, I guess it’s maybe not surprising that I’ve ended up working in the fitness area.

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I see other adults struggling with their lower back pain, having visited doctors on numerous occasions and feeling like their back isnโ€™t improving the way they wanted. They then start to worry about their long term health, what will they feel like when they get older, will they be able to manage? And they begin to think that this back pain is what they have to live with forever.

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Because relying on medication for managing pain can be so helpful but is it really something people want to rely on for the rest of their lives? And so this is why I chose to work with people with lower back pain.

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There’s nothing like working with someone and being told โ€œI havenโ€™t taken my pain killers for my back, my back is feeling so great and itโ€™s all down to you.โ€ 

Of course itโ€™s not all down to me, itโ€™s the individuals that make the change and follow the exercises that bring the results, itโ€™s the job or both of us working together as a team. I feel truly blessed with my students, they are grateful for me and iโ€™m grateful to them!

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I love what I do, I love working with people, I love seeing people achieve their goals

I’m now offering PEMF sessions to help with those aches and pains

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Black Friday offer

Is back pain getting in the way of your favourite activities? A sport, perhaps? Or just being able to enjoy yourself as a young parent?ย 

Today, I want to share the good news with you. It is possible to live the life you deserved.ย  I was able to do it. And my client, Dave, is starting to live his life in his own terms too. Let me tell you his story.

Dave felt like an old man in his early 40s.

Dave is only forty years old but already feels like heโ€™s in his 70โ€™s. He has been enduring pain and discomfort on his lower back and at the back of his legs and knees for as long as he can remember.

In the last 3 years, the pain became more regular โ€“ putting Dave in constant episodes of pain. He barely plays golf anymore, a sport he loved doing every other day. He could not even carry around and enjoy playing with his four-year-old kid. 

The final straw? Itโ€™s that time when he can no longer function properly at work. Could Pilates be the solution?Countless therapies and massages after, he still struggled with his lower back pain.ย 

โ€œI have tried countless therapies and sports massages. I even spent around a thousand dollars on Osteopath โ€“ but nothing worked!โ€

Dave finally got motivated to join a Pilates class but kept on postponing because he was scared and intimidated to be the only man in the class. So, he tried to do exercises at home but was not getting the results he wanted.

Dave wants to be free of pain in a year, play with his kid again and continue to play golf โ€“ like any man in his early 40s should be able to do with ease. He was on the verge of giving up when we met. And our sessions are starting to turn his life around.ย 

Just like Dave, I know you have been putting off opportunities, saying no to things you love, and probably been struggling with mundane tasks like bending over to tie your shoes because youโ€™re afraid it will trigger your back pain to act up.

I know that kind of life is HARD. And struggling to find a solution is remarkably HARDER.

But today, I urge you to not give up. Just like Dave, give yourself one more chance to free yourself from back pain. 

I encourage you to to book a class today and I have a special offer for Black Friday. First class for only ยฃ5 week commencing 30th October – 5th November 2023.

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Affirmation meditation

Affirmation meditation is a mindfulness practice that combines traditional meditation techniques with positive affirmations. Positive affirmations are short, positive statements that you repeat to yourself in order to challenge and overcome self-sabotaging or negative thoughts. The goal of affirmation meditation is to cultivate a positive mindset and promote self-growth and well-being.

Here are some tips to try out your meditation:

  1. Find a Quiet Space: Choose a quiet and comfortable place where you can sit or lie down without distractions.
  2. Set an Intention: Begin by setting an intention for your meditation session. Decide on a specific aspect of your life that you want to focus on improving or a particular quality you wish to cultivate.
  3. Choose Affirmations: Select positive affirmations that are related to your intention. These affirmations should be in present tense and phrased positively. For example, if your intention is to boost your self-confidence, your affirmation might be, “I am confident and capable.”
  4. Relaxation: Close your eyes and take a few deep breaths to relax your body and mind.
  5. Repeat Affirmations: Start repeating your chosen affirmations silently or out loud. Focus on the words and let them resonate with you. You can repeat each affirmation several times.
  6. Stay Present: If your mind starts to wander or negative thoughts arise, gently bring your focus back to the affirmations and your breath.
  7. Practice Regularly: Consistency is key. Aim to practice affirmation meditation daily or as often as you can to reinforce the positive mindset you’re cultivating.

Affirmation meditation can be a powerful tool for shifting your thought patterns, improving self-esteem, reducing stress, and fostering a more optimistic outlook on life. However, it’s important to note that while positive affirmations can be beneficial, they are most effective when supported by genuine effort, action, and self-awareness. Simply repeating affirmations without taking meaningful steps toward your goals may not yield significant results.

Are you ready to cultivate a positive mindset and enhance your well-being? Give this 10 minute affirmation meditation a try! or alternatively we have weekly meditations restarting in September on Wednesdays and monthly sound relaxations on the first Friday of the month.

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Finding Peace

In the hustle and bustle of our lives, it’s all too easy to put off taking care of ourselves. We often find ourselves saying, “I’ll do it later” or “I’ll start tomorrow,” especially when it comes to practices like meditation and prioritising our own well-being. But here’s the thing โ€“ tomorrow never truly arrives.

Days turn into weeks, and weeks into months, and before we know it, we realise that we’ve been neglecting ourselves for far too long. We’ve become experts at pushing aside the things that truly matter, like finding moments of peace and tranquility. So, let me ask you again: When was the last time you genuinely carved out time for yourself? When was the last time you allowed yourself to unwind, to let go of the stress and worries that weigh you down, and to focus solely on your mental health?

Imagine waking up in the morning with the intention to prioritise yourself and your well-being. Picture yourself setting aside just five minutes, at the start of your day, to indulge in a rejuvenating Heart Meditation โ€“ a brief yet powerful experience that can bring remarkable clarity and calmness to your mind. It’s time to break free from the cycle of procrastination and self-neglect. Embrace the fact that you are worthy of those moments of self-care and peace.

It’s not just about setting aside time; it’s about giving yourself permission to be the best version of yourself. So, let’s make a commitment together, right now, to prioritise YOU.

Let’s make it a habit to honour our mental health, to embrace the tranquility of meditation, and to cherish the moments we truly deserve. The journey to self-discovery and well-being begins with a single step, and we invite you to take that step today. Embrace the beauty of finding peace within yourself, and allow it to radiate into all aspects of your life. Don’t let another day slip away with empty promises to yourself. Take the first step towards a happier, more centered you with this 5-minute Finding Peace meditation

You may also wish to look at these exciting events lined up.

Sound Bath & relaxation Friday 1st Sept 6.30pm click here for early bird prices

Beginners Yoga – Thursdays 7-7.45pm (classes running over the summer holidays)

Mini Relaxation retreat early bird ticket – Sunday 17th September 10-2pm

Introduction to self care 4 week course – Wednesdays 1-2pm

Introduction to Meditation 4 week course 10.50-11.50am (starting Wed 6th Sept) – please email or text for more details as i’ve not added this as yet.

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Keynsham toddler & baby groups

Baby, Toddler and Childrenโ€™s activities in Keynsham and Beyond!

This Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/groups/Keynshamtoddlerbaby was set up by me more than 10 years ago in the hope that people do not suffer with loneliness like I did and terrible postnatal depression. Please feel free to share this page, Please note that I run this group as a volunteer and will try to keep it updated with your help.

 Keynsham FB Keynsham Toddler and baby groups

(Keynsham and closeby)

Monday

9.30-11am (Term time only) Elim playgroup, Balmoral road, Keynsham. ยฃ1.50 per adult and up to 2 children, 50p per person thereafter.This price includes drinks and biscuits. No need to book, just turn up https://www.facebook.com/groups/810670809778812/ 

Baby Sensory Bristol South, Masonic Hall, 99 Bath Road, Keynsham, BS31 1SR Various times from 10.00am – 1.45pm, Birth – 13 months https://www.facebook.com/babysensorybristolsouth/ 

10.00-10.45am Pre-school ballet, Fear Hall, Keynsham High Street  www.Keyforddancingschool.co.uk 

1.45pm – 2.45pm New Moon Mum & Baby Yoga,St Francis Hall, Warwick Road, BS31 2PW. Midwife led mum & baby yoga classes with Emily. The class offers an opportunity to move your changing body, ease common postnatal ailments and aid sleep. We will also cover postnatal and baby topics with an opportunity to discuss if desired. www.newmoonpregnancyyoga.com 

6.50pm- 7.50pm Pregnancy Pilates with B Well Pilates & Wellbeing, Wellsway school, Lansdown hall, Keynsham Specialist Pregnancy Pilates sessions with Beth. Weekly sessions where you can work on your pelvic floor, core strength, whole body strength and conditioning for functional movement. Beth also runs postnatal mum and baby Pilates classes for when baby’s here. www.bwellpilates.co.uk 

7.30pm – 8.30pm New Moon Pregnancy Yoga, St. Francis Church hall,Warwick Rd, Keynsham. Midwife led pregnancy yoga and birth preparation classes with Emily.The class offers an opportunity to move your changing body, ease common pregnancy ailments and aid sleep. We will also cover pregnancy and birth topics with an opportunity to discuss if desired. www.newmoonpregnancyyoga.com 

Tuesday

9.30am or 11am Story Stars at Keynsham Scout Hut. Lots of sensory and messy play based around a different story each week. 0-18 months. www.story-stars.co.uk

9.30-11am (Term time only) Elim playgroup, Balmoral road, Keynsham ยฃ1.50 per adult and up to 2 children, 50p per person thereafter.This price includes drinks and biscuits.No need to book, just turn up. https://www.facebook.com/groups/810670809778812/ 

10 – 10.30am and 11 – 11.30am Baby Bounce and Rhyme, Keynsham library Free https://www.facebook.com/BathnesLibraries1 

2.00 – 2.45pm/2.45 – 3.30pm Pre-School Ballet & Tap, St. Johnโ€™s Church Hall, Keynsham High Street Suitable for 3&4 year olds https://www.heidi-mariedance.com/classes 

6:00 – 7:30pm LushTums Pregnancy Yoga Fear Hall, Keynsham High Street, Jubilee Lounge https://www.birthbodybreath.co.uk/ 

Wednesday 

9.15-10.45am (Term time only) St. Francis Baby and Toddler group, St Francis Hall, Warwick Road, BS31 2PW ยฃ1.50   No need to book. This price includes tea/coffee and snack time (toast/fruit) for children. https://www.facebook.com/groups/208373916981819/?ref=share

9.40-11.20am  (Term time only) Baby and Toddler Playgroup, St Johnโ€™s Church Hall, Keynsham High street. Play, craft, snacks, parachute games. ยฃ1.50 per child, additional 50p per child if more than one per adult. https://www.facebook.com/groups/stjohnsbabiesandtoddlers/ 

9:45 – 10:30am (under 1s), 10:45 – 11:30am (under 5s) Curious Babies, The Annex, The Crown Inn, 63 Bath Road, Keynsham, BS31 2WA Environmentally conscious and fun class heavily influenced by The Curiosity Approach and Loose Parts Play. Each week exploring natural/ recycled or household objects in a playful, musical way, including parachute, sensory lights and of courseโ€ฆ Bubbles!

10.00-11.00am Postnatal mum and baby Pilates B Well Pilates, Scout Hut, Keynsham. Booking essential. Diastasis recti check, work on your pelvic floor, safely strengthen your core and whole body strengthening & functional movement. Ease postnatal aches and niggles and meet other new mums locally. Fun, relaxed and friendly class.www.bwellpilates.co.uk

Rock Out Baby – Music sessions for mini Rock and Rollers, Fear Hall, Keynsham High Street

10 – 10.35am – Mixed age range 10.50 – 11.20am – Under 1s class

 Www.bookwhen.com/rockoutbaby or https://www.facebook.com/RockOutBabyBristol/ or www.rockoutbaby.com 

1:15 -2.30pm LushTums Mum and Baby Yoga, Fear Hall, Keynsham High Street, Jubilee Lounge. For babies 6/8 weeks to crawling https://www.birthbodybreath.co.uk/ 

Thursday

Phonics with Robot Reg classes for toddlers (9.30am) and pre-school children (10.30am), Keynsham Masonic Hall. Termly bookings ยฃ7 per session book via www.robotreg.co.uk/pages/Keynsham 

Music with Mummy, Saltford Hall,BS31 3BY Jolly Babies – Birth – 16 months (9.45am and 11.15am), Music with Mummy 16 months – 3.5 year approx (10.30am) New theme each term – singing, dancing, bouncing, instruments, bubbles and fun, sensory props for babies. https://www.musicwithmummy.co.uk/kingswood/?fbclid=IwAR1hlY9rTI2fLl0_0pbJu5vtTkgUOTP4C5Rn16_HVL0VzrVRHYEPsqmMIu4 

11 – 11.30am Storytime, Keynsham Library Free https://www.facebook.com/BathnesLibraries1

10 – 11.00am Fourth Trimester Trainer Fear Hall, Keynsham High Street Postnatal return to exercise class for mum and baby https://www.facebook.com/fourthtrimestertrainer/ย 

3.00pm – Pre-school ballet, Fear Hall, Keynsham High Streetย  www.Keyforddancingschool.co.ukย 

Friday

9.15am Wellbeing walk (Buggies welcome). Contact Sandhya to book 07565 976 129

9.30 -11.00am (Term time only) Baby Comes Too, Key centre, Charlton Road, Keynsham No need to book. ยฃ1.50 for first child 50p for additional children. Toys, crafts, singing, ride-ons. Drinks and biscuits (sometimes homemade cake!), plus snack time (fruit) for children https://www.facebook.com/groups/babycomestookeynsham/ 

9.30 – 11am and 1 – 2.30pm Tea & Tots at Keynsham Baptist Church. Soft play & singing for under 5’s. ยฃ1 per child. Pre-booking required.This group is currently over-subscribed but please contact Ros with any enquiries: 0117 239 8669/rmdurrantenroute@gmail.com 

9.40-10.10am Hiit pilates fusion exercise class – PHIIT, Keynsham Scout Hut HQ, Ashton Way Buggies, babies, toddlers welcome! Higher and lower impact options given, music, relaxed atmosphere. Super fun class, we usually go for coffee after. Booking essential www.bwellpilates.co.uk

10-11.30am (Term time only) Outdoor Play, and Explore Together, Keynsham Childrens Centre, 65 West View Road, Keynsham, BS31 2UE 0-5 year olds. Free (donations welcome). Outdoor play, singing and snack. https://beta.bathnes.gov.uk/keynsham-children-and-family-centre 

10 – 10.40am Mini Musical Time Travellers, St. Francis Church Hall,Warwick Rd, Ke  no ynsham. ยฃ4 (one adult and up to two children). A fun and interactive musical adventure for 0 to 4 year olds. https://www.facebook.com/MiniMusicalTimeTravellers 

Saturday

10 – 11.30am (Every 4th Saturday of the month) Who Let the Dads Out St Francis Church Hall, Warwick Road, Keynsham Chance for children and dads to play together, along with bacon butties for dads and toast for children. For more info contact keynshamwltdo@yahoo.co.uk 

Sunday

9.30 Messy Church breakfast club (3rd or 4th Sunday of every month) Keynsham Baptist Church, High Street Keynsham, BS31 1DS. Aimed at primary school aged children but younger siblings are welcome. Craft and activities/Christian family gathered time to finish.https://www.facebook.com/keynshambaptistchurch/?locale=en_GB 

Football school, Broadlands Playing fields. Coaching from 18months – 6 years old https://football4everyone.co.uk/ 

Parks/Farms in Keynsham and nearby (within 1 hour or less)

Places to go within 1 hour

Soft Play/Trampolining

Play Cafes

Swimming

Dance/Drama clubs

Kidโ€™s Hairdressers

Childcare

Pre-schools and Nurseries

Childminders 

Nannies 

  • Becky 07872 353053

Babysitters

  • Molly Hale 07305 163 766
  • Vicky Burford 07827 958342

Health and Wellbeing

Places in wider Bristol/Bath particularly good in the summer! 

Some amazing supermum on Facebook created this list of places below as ideas for summer holidays. Thank you supermum! 

Key – cafe: โ˜•๏ธ, sand: ๐Ÿœ, water:๐Ÿ’ง, toilets: ๐Ÿ’ฉ, car park: ๐Ÿš—, 

paid entry ยฃ,  play park ๐ŸŒท 

Farms

  • Bath City Farm โ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿœ๐Ÿ’ฉ ๐Ÿš— ๐ŸŒท
  • St Werbergs โ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿ’ฉ
  • Windmill Hill โ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿ’ฉ ๐ŸŒท
  • Laurence Weston โ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿ’ฉ ๐Ÿš— 
  • Grimsbury โ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿ’ฉ ๐Ÿš— ๐ŸŒท
  • Court Farm Country Park ยฃยฃยฃ๐Ÿ’ฉโ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿœ๐ŸŒท ๐Ÿš— 
  • Walnut Tree Farm Park โ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿ’ฉ๐Ÿœ๐ŸŒท ๐Ÿš— ยฃ
  • Cholderton Rare Breeds Farm nr Salisbury ๐ŸŒทโ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿ’ฉ ๐Ÿš— ยฃยฃ
  • Animal Adventure Farm, Brean ยฃยฃยฃ๐Ÿš— 

Parks

  • Victoria Park, Bath ๐Ÿ’ฉโ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿœ ๐Ÿš— ๐ŸŒท
  • Sandpits Park, Bath ๐Ÿ’ฉ๐Ÿœ๐Ÿ’ง๐ŸŒท
  • Keynsham Park ๐Ÿ’ฉ ๐Ÿš— ๐ŸŒท
  • Alice Park, Bath โ˜•๏ธ๐ŸŒท๐Ÿœ ๐Ÿ›ด๐Ÿ’ฉ
  • St Andrews Park, Bristol โ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿœ๐Ÿ’ง๐ŸŒท
  • Page Park, Bristol โ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿ’ฉ๐ŸŒท
  • Kingsgate Park, Yate ๐Ÿœ๐Ÿ’ง๐ŸŒท
  • Blaise Castle, Bristol ๐Ÿœโ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿ’ฉ๐Ÿ’ง ๐Ÿš— ๐ŸŒท
  • Vassels Park, Bristol ๐Ÿœ๐Ÿ’งโ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿ’ฉ ๐Ÿš— ๐ŸŒท
  • Hengrove Park, Bristol ๐Ÿœ๐Ÿ’งโ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿ’ฉ ๐Ÿš— ๐ŸŒท
  • Sydney Gardens, Bath ๐Ÿœ๐Ÿ’ง๐Ÿ’ฉ๐ŸŒท
  • Pittville Park, Chippenham๐Ÿœ๐Ÿ’ง๐ŸŒท๐Ÿ’ฉโ˜•๏ธ ๐Ÿš— 
  • Skate Park, Midsomer Norton ??
  • Skate Park Keynsham โ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿ’ฉ ๐Ÿš— ๐ŸŒท
  • Corston Fields ๐Ÿ’ง๐ŸŒท
  • Emerson Green Skate Park??
  • Lyde Green Parks ๐ŸŒท??
  • Little Stoke Park โ˜•๏ธ๐ŸŒท
  • Brislington ๐ŸŒท๐Ÿœ
  • Redcatch Park, Bristol โ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿœ๐Ÿ’ฉ ๐Ÿš— 
  • Elm Park, Filton, Bristol ๐ŸŒทโ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿœ๐Ÿ’ฉ ๐Ÿš— 
  • Lydiard Park ๐ŸŒท
  • St George’s Park and Skate Park โ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿœ๐Ÿ’ฉ๐ŸŒท๐Ÿ›ด ๐Ÿš— 
  • Alexandra Park, Bath ๐ŸŒท๐Ÿ’ฉ (very limited parking, cafe down the road at Bear Flat.

Beaches

  • Weston Super Mare ๐Ÿœ๐Ÿ’ฉโ˜•๏ธ ๐Ÿš— 
  • Clevedon ๐Ÿœ๐Ÿ’ฉโ˜•๏ธ ๐Ÿš— 
  • Portishead 
  • Ogmore ๐Ÿœ
  • Brean ๐Ÿœโ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿ’ฉ
  • Porthcawl ๐Ÿ’ฉ๐Ÿ’งโ˜•๏ธ ๐Ÿš— 
  • Barry Island ๐Ÿ’ฉ๐Ÿ’งโ˜•๏ธ ๐Ÿš— 
  • Penarth ๐Ÿ’ฉ๐Ÿ’งโ˜•๏ธ ๐Ÿš— 
  • Severn Beach ๐Ÿ’ฉโ˜•๏ธ๐ŸŒท ๐Ÿš— 

Walks

  • Willsbridge Mill ๐Ÿ’งโ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿ’ฉ ๐Ÿš— 
  • Cheddar (over the Gorge) โ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿ’ฉ ๐Ÿš— 
  • Bath Soft Cheese Cafe โ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿ’ฉ๐ŸŒท ๐Ÿš— 
  • Bitteswell Lake ๐ŸŒท 
  • The Wave (walking around it) ๐Ÿ’ฉโ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿ›ด๐Ÿœ๐Ÿ’ง๐ŸŒท ๐Ÿš— 
  • Whitchurch Cycle Path ๐Ÿ›ด
  • Northern Slopes, Bristol
  • Ashton Court ๐Ÿ’ฉโ˜•๏ธ ๐Ÿš—
  • Bath Skyline  
  • Two tunnels cycle path ๐Ÿ›ด
  • Shearwater Lake โ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿ›ด (very limited car parking, do not park elsewhere)

Woods

  • Willsbridge Mill, Longwell Green ๐Ÿ’งโ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿ’ฉ ๐Ÿš— 
  • Greyfield Woods, Higher Littleton ๐Ÿ’ง
  • Oldbury Court Estate ๐Ÿ’ง๐Ÿ’ฉ ๐Ÿš— (toilets and cafe at Vassels Park if you walk to it)
  • Leigh Woods
  • Rainbow Woods ๐ŸŒท ๐Ÿš— (plenty but on the road) has a fairy door trail.

Attractions 

  • Avon Valley Farm Park โ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿ’ฉ๐Ÿœ๐Ÿ’งยฃยฃยฃ ๐Ÿš— ๐ŸŒท
  • Chew Valley Farm Park โ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿ’ฉยฃ๐Ÿš— ๐ŸŒท
  • Cheddar Caves โ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿ’ฉยฃยฃ ๐Ÿš— 
  • Bristol Aquarium โ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿ’ฉ๐Ÿ’งยฃยฃยฃ๐Ÿš— 
  • Wild Place Project โ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿ’ฉยฃยฃยฃ๐Ÿš— ๐ŸŒท
  • Old Down Country Park โ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿ’ฉ๐ŸŒทยฃยฃ ๐Ÿš— 
  • Hope Nature Centre, Trowbridge ๐Ÿ’ฉโ˜•๏ธ๐ŸŒทยฃยฃ๐Ÿš— 
  • American Museum ๐Ÿ’ฉโ˜•๏ธยฃยฃ๐ŸŒท ๐Ÿš— 
  • Dyrham Park NT ๐Ÿ’ฉโ˜•๏ธ๐ŸŒทยฃยฃยฃ ๐Ÿš— (expensive if you’re not a member)
  • Tyntesfield NT ๐Ÿ’ฉโ˜•๏ธ๐ŸŒทยฃยฃยฃ ๐Ÿš—  ( expensive if you’re not a member)
  • Prior Park Gardens ยฃยฃยฃ(check website for cafe opening times)
  • Stourhead NT ยฃยฃยฃ
  • Noahs Ark Zoo Farm ยฃยฃ๐Ÿš— 
  • Cattle Country ยฃยฃ๐Ÿœโ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿ’ฉ๐ŸŒท ๐Ÿš— 
  • Puxton Park ยฃยฃ๐Ÿœ๐Ÿ’งโ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿ’ฉ๐ŸŒท ๐Ÿš— 
  • Bowood House and Gardens ยฃยฃ๐Ÿš— 
  • Studley Grange Butterfly and Farm Park, nr Swindon ๐Ÿ’ฉโ˜•๏ธยฃยฃ ๐Ÿš— 
  • Roves Farm, nr Swindon ๐ŸŒทโ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿ’ฉ ๐Ÿš— ยฃยฃ
  • Coate Water Country Park ๐Ÿ’ง๐ŸŒทโ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿ’ฉ ๐Ÿš— 
  • Slimbridge Wetlands Centre ๐Ÿ’ง๐ŸŒทโ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿ’ฉยฃยฃ ๐Ÿš— 
  • Newport Wetlands Centre ๐Ÿ’ฉโ˜•๏ธ๐ŸŒทยฃยฃ๐Ÿš— 
  • Congo Adventure Golf, Keynsham โ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿ’ฉยฃ ๐Ÿš— 
  • Pirate Bay Adventure Golf, Bristol โ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿ’ฉยฃ๐Ÿš— 
  • Bath Crazy Golf

Paddling

*https://discoverbath.co.uk/12-free-places-for-kids-to-paddle-splash-in-around-bath/  for details on the ones starred

  • Millenium Square fountains, Bristol ๐Ÿ’ง๐Ÿœ  ๐Ÿš— (sand in the summer; cafe and toilets if you eat in one of the restaurants!)
  • Warleigh Weir ๐Ÿ’ง
  • Nightingale Valley, Bristol ๐Ÿ’ง
  • *Bathampton Weir ๐Ÿ’ง
  • *Bradford on Avon Tithe Barn ๐Ÿ’ง
  • *Box Park and Stream ๐ŸŒท๐Ÿ’ง
  • *Chippenham Splash Pad ๐Ÿ’ง๐ŸŒทโ˜•๏ธ ๐Ÿš— 
  • *Horsecombe Brook Woods , Midford๐Ÿ’ง
  • *Melksham Splash Pad ๐Ÿ’ง๐ŸŒทโ˜•๏ธ ๐Ÿš— 
  • *Sandpits Park, Bath ๐Ÿ’ง๐ŸŒท๐Ÿ’ฉ
  • *Oldbury Court Estate ๐Ÿ’ง๐Ÿ›ด๐ŸŒท ๐Ÿš— 
  • *Warminster Splash Pad ๐Ÿ’ง๐ŸŒทโ˜•๏ธ ๐Ÿš— 
  • Munday Playing Fields and Splash Pad, Thornbury ๐Ÿ’ฉ๐Ÿ’ง๐ŸŒท ๐Ÿš—  

Misc

  • Marshfield Farm Ice Cream Parlour โ˜•๏ธ ๐Ÿš—
  • Chew Moos ๐Ÿ’ฉโ˜•๏ธ๐ŸŒท ๐Ÿš—
  • Somerset Lavender

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Should you do Pilates if you have sciatica?

What exactly is sciatica?

Sciatica, also referred to as nerve root or radicular pain, is a prevalent condition. It is characterised by pain experienced in the leg and reaches all the way to the foot. Sciatica is typically originating from the lower back.

When it comes to sciatica, it is beneficial to consider Pilates as an option. Pilates can help alleviate sciatica pain and is a great rehabilitation tool. To witness the transformative power of Pilates, I recommend watching this video featuring Dave’s inspiring story. Discover how he managed to reduce his back pain and eliminated the need for back surgery.

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Break the Cycle of Aches and Pains: Simple Steps to Improve Your Health and Mobility


Sitting for extended periods can lead to tightness and discomfort in your hips, back, shoulders, and neck. This cycle of aches and pains can restrict your lifestyle and even pose a risk of injury. Fortunately, there are straightforward actions you can take to break this cycle and prevent it from occurring in the first place.

  1. Move Regularly: Stand up and take short walks around your office or front room. Set a timer as a reminder. If you are sat at a desk try these upper body exercises you can do seated or standing.
  2. Stretch: Sitting for prolonged periods can cause tightness in your hip flexors, which can affect other muscles. Stretching these muscles can help prevent future injuries.
  3. Be Active: Look for opportunities to incorporate movement into your daily routine. Exercise, take walks, use the stairs, park farther away, and find reasons to keep moving. This not only relieves tight muscles but also boosts your metabolism. Check out my Pilates and Yoga classes here.

By following these four simple steps consistently for one week, you’ll be amazed at the improvement in how you feel.

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