Activities

Enhance Your Stay - Connect to yourself, to others and to nature

Visit our sister website Avalon Wellbeing to choose from our Wellbeing Activities, or book a bespoke activity for you and your guests as part of your stay.
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OUR SCHEDULE OF EVENTS AND CLASSES

Things to do at Broughton Sanctuary

As well as our schedule of events and classes, Sanctuary guests can enjoy a variety of nature based activities. Contact us before your stay to discuss your needs.
broughton sanctuary walking trails family activities

Walking Trails

Explore the many paths around our 3000 acre Sanctuary and discover rolling meadow pastures, heather moorland, ancient and newly planted woodlands, wild reservoirs and meandering rivers.

Please liaise with our Sanctuary team
Fun for all the family
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Bike Rides in the Dales

Uncover the elusive trails and ancient tracks of the Yorkshire Dales. We can aslo organise guides to take care of the details so you can simply enjoy a journey of discovery in outstanding natural beauty.

Booking Required
Fun for all the family
broughton sanctuary mountain bike trails family activities

Mountain Bike Trail

Head to Denbers wood and discover our woodland mountain bike trail. Perfect for all the family to enjoy. If you would like us to arrange bike hire during your stay then please get in touch with our team before your arrival.
Please liaise with our Sanctuary team
Fun for all the family
Prices from £25+VAT per day
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Catered Picnic Experiences

Head out with a map and a nutritious picnic hamper created by one our in-house chefs. Explore the heather moorland, rolling meadow pastures, ancient and newly planted woodland and the meandering rivers of our 3000 acre Sanctuary.

Booking Required
Fun for all the family
Prices TBC
broughton sanctuary woodland dining family activities

Woodland Dining

Enjoy a magnificent experience in our Garden of Cosmic Origin as you dine amongst the trees in a private, candlelit glade. With a roaring fire to keep you warm, a repurposed shelter to provide weather protection and a treetop canopy this is truly an awe inspiring setting to gather.

Booking Required
Fun for all the family
broughton sanctuary forest bathing activities

Forest Bathing

Enjoy a slow and gentle walk as your Forest Therapy Guide Liz Dawes offers a series of optional invitations that are designed to heighten your sensory awareness.
Booking Required
Fun for all the family
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Wild Swimming

Enjoy the healing effect of wild swimming in the great outdoors. Connect with nature, nourish creativity, and garner spiritual inspiration.
Please liaise with our Sanctuary team
Fun for all the family
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Woodland Sauna

Enjoy a rejuvenating experience in our Iglucraft Woodland Sauna. The heat will slow your mind, gently washing away stress and toxins.
For Sanctuary Guests only
Booking Required
Up to 12 people
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Fire Temple Experience

Set within one of our picturesque woodlands, this sheltered wooden structure is perfect for drumming, singing, stories, and much more.
Booking Required
Fun for all the family
broughton sanctuary foraging activities

Foraging

Join our in-house forager to discover the nutritious wild foods of Broughton and learn how to cook a delicious lunch from your harvest. Please allow approx 4 - 5hrs.
Booking Required
Fun for all the family
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Sweat Lodge

Imbued with deeply spiritual symbolism the Sweat Lodge ceremony is a psychical and spiritual purification of the body, mind and soul.
For Sanctuary Guests only
Booking Required
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Labyrinth

Walking the labyrinth can be a source of solace and can quiet a distracted or overactive mind. Enjoy a guided experience with one of our in-house Therapists.
Please liaise with our Sanctuary team
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Hermit Hut

Tucked away in its own little oasis on the edge of a wild swimming reservoir, the hermit hut is a place to unwind and reconnect. Enjoy picnics and toasted marshmallows by the open camp fire.
For Sanctuary Guests only
Booking Required
Fun for all the family
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Avalon Pool Suite

Sanctuary Guests are very welcome to use the pool suite at Avalon, our state-of-the-art Wellbeing Centre, during your stay. Enjoy use of the hydro-massage pool and organic shaped sauna and steam rooms.
For Sanctuary Guests only
Booking Required
Fun for all the family
broughton sanctuary bronze age circle activities

Bronze Age Circle

Broughton Sanctuary has uncovered a Bronze Age Cairn Circle, situated on the moor top. Connect with our ancestors, and enjoy a moment of quiet solitude.
Please liaise with our Sanctuary team
Fun for all the family
broughton sanctuary moon bathing activities

Moon Bathing

Wrap up warm, grab a torch and head out on a journey to our moor top Moon Baths for a guided moon meditation as you reconnect with life’s natural cycles and attune yourself to the Earths ciradian rhythms.
Please liaise with our Sanctuary team

Weekly Wellbeing Schedule

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Monday

Forrest Yoga
9:30am - 11:00am
Avalon Wellbeing Centre

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Tuesday

Dirtea Meditation
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Fire Temple

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Wednesday

Yin Yoga
5:00pm - 6:30pm
Avalon Wellbeing Centre

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Thursday

Nature Recovery Tour
10:00am - 12:00pm
Hermit Hut

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Friday
Monthly sessions: enjoy Kirtan, Ecstatic Dance, Forrest Yoga or an Alchemy Crystal Bowl Sound Bath. Check schedule for details.
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Sunday
Forest Bathing
10:00am – 12:00pm
Denbers Wood
Book now by visiting avalonwellbeing.com/wellbeing-schedule or click the button below.
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Entertainment

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