Out Of The Box Weekender

Grant report
by We Go Outside Too CIC









Target Group: BAME
Impact: 2 days of yoga, sound therapy and mocktail taster with 25 participants

Project description

For 2 nights only!
In Pinecroft Lodge Estate Settings

Friday Evening:
arrive at accommodation in Yorkshire


  • Morning, Yoga Workshop with Chai Soul.
  • Lunch 12pm
  • socialise
  • 3pm Sound Therapy With Soulful Healing London
  • 7pm Non-Alcoholic Mocktails served by Align Events.


10am Ingleton Waterfalls Hike

Kitchen Available to use at accommodation.
Plus food provided By Caribbean Palmz vegan options available.

Project Data

Where did the activities take place?
Yorkshire Ingleton

When did the activities take place?
12th August – 14th August

How many days and hours per day of physical activity were included in the activities

  • Yoga 1hr 30mins on each day
  • Sound therapy 2hrs
  • A day of hiking


How many participants took part in the activities?


Describe the target group that took part in the activities

18 – 50 years of age

What was the average age of participants?


What was the physical activity level of the participants?

Very good

How many boys/men?


How many girls/women?


Money received from the Coalition in €:

3.000 EUR

What did you use the money for (guides, gear, accommodation…)?

  • Paying for food catering
  • Accommodation
  • Practitioners
  • Transportation
  • Photographer
  • Entrance fee
We Go Outside Too - Out of the Box Festival 2022
Photo by Laurelle

Project Testimonials

How did I feel about the project before it started?
I was very optimistic as I had the idea for a while and had spoken to potential participants who were enthusiastic about it.

What was a challenge?
This was a first outdoor experience for many of our participants and that brings with it the challenges associated with learning about something new, but of course that’s one of the main reasons that we do this.

What was your favourite part of the project?

Everyone was just themselves, including me, and everyone had a story. Plus, the experience was different from my usual weekend 😄 so thank you!

The retreat was a truly transformational experience. To be outside, connecting with nature and surrounded by like minded souls was a priceless experience. Marlon and the team curated the retreat beautifully, from yoga underneath the trees, to sound bathing, gorgeous accommodation and waterfall hiking. We will definitely be attending the next one and have told all our friends!

Amazing photos of the waterfalls … beautiful smiles … so much laughter and love! Thank you to Marlon and the team around him, for their support and amazing events … I can’t wait for the next trip!

How will this project influence your outdoor adventures in the future?
We will do a bit more planning and marketing to reach a bigger audience and attract new participants, and seek out new locations for our activities.

Some Other Things

Would you recommend applying for an #itsgreatoutthere grant?
Yes for sure

How useful would you say the support provided by the Coalition was to your project?
Amazing communication and very supportive


Anastasija Marcenko
Email: ltsa@riga.lv