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Embracing Spring

Posted on 27 March 2023

Mental  |  Social

Take a Walk in the Park Day is celebrated annually on March 30th, it's the perfect opportunity to get outside, enjoy some fresh air, and take in the beauty of nature. It's a fun way to relax your body, reduce stress and improve your health.

The Power of Nature 

Spending time in nature can reduce anxiety and depression according to the ‘Nature and Mental Health Report’ produced by mental health charity Mind. It also states that being outside in natural light can lift a person's mood.  

So, whether you’re looking to take a leisurely stroll or get your heart pumping with a brisk walk, there are plenty of ways to make the most of the day.  

Here are 7 ideas for things to do on Take a Walk in the Park Day: 

Take a walk: It’s a pretty simple one, just put on your favourite pair of trainers and get on your feet. After a long busy day, a nice, a leisurely walk could be a calming and therapeutic way to relax. Visit your nearest park, walk around, and just enjoy being outside.  

Photography walk: Bring your camera or mobile phone and take a walk through the park, snapping photos of the scenery or interesting sights along the way. You never know what hidden gems you might discover! 

Picnic in the park: Bring a blanket, some snacks, and your favourite people and find a peaceful spot to relax and enjoy a picnic. Don't forget to pack some games or a book to enjoy. 

Nature scavenger hunt: Create a list of items to find in the park, such as a specific type of bird or a certain plant. See who can find them all first! This is a great way to explore and learn more about the local flowers and wildlife. 

Go for a bike ride: If walking isn’t your thing, bring your bike and take a ride. It’s a great way to get some exercise and see more of the area.  

Listen to music: Bring along some headphones and listen to your favourite tunes while you walk. It’s an ideal way to unwind and boost your mood.  

Fitness challenge: Challenge yourself to complete a fitness routine in the park. You can do squats, lunges, push-ups, or any other exercise you like. Set a goal for the number of reps or time spent exercising.  


These are just a few ideas to get you started on your Take a Walk in the Park Day adventure. No matter what you choose to do, make sure to take the time to enjoy the beauty of nature and the great outdoors.  

Happy walking! 

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