Free Creative Play Workshop

“The ability to play is critical to … being happy… and being a creative, innovative person” Stuart Brown MD, National Institute for Play

Braunton Countryside Centre
13th Sep

You are invited to escape your daily demands and join us for a FREE Creative Play workshop, walking out into nature for our inspiration. Come and take the opportunity to press pause in a beautiful space, to notice what is around you and then, through some playful guided exercises, capture what you have seen in words and/or marks, producing something that is uniquely yours. No creative experience or skill is required.

These workshops are being offered by the South West Coast Path Association along with writer, artist and creative facilitator Emma Scattergood (The Creative Path). Emma is a writer, artist and former senior lecturer in design, editing and publishing at Bournemouth University. She designed and launched Fresher Publishing; The Bournemouth Writing Prize, and BU’s MA Creative Writing & Publishing. She is also trained in art for wellbeing and as a yoga teacher.

The workshops will combine walking and pausing in nature with a range of creative activities. Workshop 1 in Braunton will be a local walk combined with activities en route, before gathering to share our creations at the Countryside Centre. Workshop 2 starting at Bucks Mill car park will combine creative activities with a two and a half mile walk on the South West Coast Path to Peppercombe Bothy. This walk is a ‘moderately demanding’ walk.

Workshop 1

Wednesday 13th September 2023

Time 10 – 1

Meet at the Braunton Countryside Centre EX33 1AA

Workshop 2

Thursday 14th September 2023

Time 10 – 3

Meet at the Bucks Mills Car Park EX39 5DW

To find out more and secure a space, please contact;

Workshop 1 Braunton

Workshop 2 Bucks Mills/ Peppercombe

Practical details:

Please bring the following (being guided by the weather!) in a backpack/tote bag: a notebook and a pen/pencil; a water bottle; snacks; sunscreen; sun hat; layers for warm and cool temperatures; a rain coat; comfortable shoes you can walk in; any medication you might need.