Corporate Wellbeing Experience Days


Relax, unwind and immerse yourself in nature for a day of ‘being, thinking and doing’ inspired by the trees, plants and other living beings at beautiful Whistlewood Common in the National Forest.

A flavour of the day (activities will be bespoke to your requirements):

  • learning from the natural principles and patterns that are nature’s secrets to success
  • what nature-inspired design can teach your organisation and employees
  • time for individual reflection
  • group activities
  • time to unwind and be at peace in a beautiful natural woodland setting
  • simple craft and creativity (no prior talent or confidence required – in fact we’ll be encouraging even the most artistically-gifted to try something new)  If you would like your team to learn a specific woodland craft or skill this can usually be arranged.
  • a balance of indoor and outdoor activities
  • spend quality time in Whistlewood’s beautiful strawbale and timber eco roundhouse
  • volunteering opportunities are available as part of the day if you wish to ‘give back’ to this unique environmental project.
  • guided tour of Whistlewood, including its environmental impact and ethos
  • fun and laughter and an opportunity for team ‘quality-time’

Your hosts:

Sarah Spencer, founder of Think like a Tree and author of Think like a Tree: the natural principles guide to life and Inspired by Trees: creative workbook. Sarah studied permaculture design and is trained as a Forest School guide. She has been running Think like a Tree courses at Whistlewood since 2017. Sarah was a founder and lead permaculture designer to the Whistlewood project so you have the opportunity to have a guided tour and ask questions about this unique community-owned project.

Co-facilitators: Sarah works with a number of very experienced wellbeing guides and craft practitioners.

Accessibility and additional needs: We aim to make all our courses as accessible as possible – please let us know if you have any additional needs that you would like us to know about.

The Whistlewood roundhouse and toilets are accessible by wheelchair.

Getting to Whistlewood:

Address: Whistlewood Common, The Common, Melbourne, DE73 8DH .  Whistlewood is down the track opposite Dovesite Business Park.  Look for the sign that says Melbourne Animal Farm and Whistlewood is half way down the track on the right.

There is car parking on site.

Bus: The site is served by the number 2 Bus between Derby and Swadlincote.

To discuss your wellbeing experience day please fill in your details here and we’ll be in touch to discuss.




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