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Natural Cultural Health Service

Exposure to nature can significantly reduce stress and promote relaxation.

Natural Cultural Health Service

The Natural and Cultural Health Service is a new programme of outdoor activities that promote good physical and mental wellbeing. From Meditating in Nature, Tai-Chi for Wellbeing to Gardening for good health (GROW), at the Whitworth we have something for everyone, every week.


Sessions are delivered online on Tuesdays, and at the Whitworth on Wednesdays

Every Tuesday  – via Zoom
Every Wednesday – in real life at the Whitworth

FREE, Booking required, see details below

GROW is a project that promotes the benefits of engaging in horticultural activities to improve mental wellbeing of an individual.
Working within our beautifully designed Art Garden by landscape garden designer Sarah Price and within Whitworth Park, participants have the opportunity to learn a variety of horticultural techniques. The aim of this project is to help individuals to acquire new skills, rebuild confidence and to provide opportunities to engage with others socially in a safe and culturally inspiring environment.

To Join GROW or to make a referral please contact our Cultural Park Keeper, Francine Hayfron, on 07795 128868


Pilates online – via Zoom
Sundays, 9.30-10.30am
£6, Booking required, see details below

Pilates is an exercise system developed in the 1930's by Joseph Pilates. Pilates believed in striving for a strong healthy body and pushing the mind to the limit of its ability. Through regular practise Pilates helps to protect the spine, correct and improve wrong posture, whilst it restores health and vitality in mind and body.

Our Pilates sessions continue to take place online via Zoom.
Suitable for all levels of fitness, beginners are welcome.
Exercises are adaptable and participants are to encouraged to progress at their own pace.

To book a place, please email Cordelia Birkbeck directly at


Yoga online – via Zoom

Thursdays, 8.30-9.30am

£4, Booking required, see details below

Our yoga sessions continue to take place online via Zoom and are suitable for all levels of fitness.

To book a place please email


Please note

All Whitworth events are run on the understanding that all participants will be respectful and thoughtful to others. It is our responsibility to create spaces online that are welcoming and safe. Any behaviour that affects our ability to maintain such values will not be tolerated and attendees will be removed by the host.


Discover what other events we offer our visitors, or find our what’s on at the Whitworth.