27 July 2023

Third grant awarded to Sinai Park House

The Transforming the Trent Valley (TTTV) project has made a huge impact on the Sinai Park House wellbeing meadow with a third grant.

Home to the healing waters of the Lord’s Well and the Sinai Forest School the wellbeing meadow is run by the Sinai Park House Trust as well as fundraising for the restoration of the oldest building in Burton. The funding from the TTTV small grants scheme will be put towards the cost of running the annual Sinai Woodland Festival. The TTTV project is a landscape wide partnership project funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and lead by Staffordshire Wildlife Trust.

In its third year the Woodland Festival is a great family fun event with a wide range of activities which encourages people to connect with their heritage and environment at this ancient local site.

This year the grant will go towards funding the specialist wellbeing practitioners who provide the wonderful opportunities to learn and connect.

As a way of thanking the local lottery players which make the funding possible the Sinai Park House Trust is giving away ten family tickets to the Woodland Festival to residents with a DE14 2 postcode. All you have to do to claim your ticket worth £35, is email laura@sinaiparkhouse.co.uk with your name and address. The first ten people to email will be awarded the tickets without further ado.

The festival includes a wide range of activities from nature crafts to tai chi, campfire cooking to willow weaving. Visitors can soak up the magic of this historic site whilst listening to local musicians, taking part in some forest bathing or browsing our sustainable market including food and drink vendors. The wellbeing meadow is small and so tickets are limited but this means there will be no queues to contend with, its easy to navigate and there is so much to do. The day is your opportunity to escape the ordinary world and enter an extraordinary place that has been here for wellbeing and leisure since the monk’s used it as a place of retreat after bloodletting.

Child looking for bugs in Sinai Park House grounds

"We were thrilled to be invited to apply for this funding after two successful previous projects and it has meant we can confidently book in our talented practitioners including Sarah R. from Little Trees and Jodi and Becki from Wildminds who are loyal friends of Sinai. Ticket sales will contribute to booking all other attractions so we would be grateful if those who are interested could book early so we can attract the best stall-holders and artists. All proceeds will go towards the restoration of the Sinai buildings” Said Project Manager, Laura Wigg-Bailey.

For more information about events, click here.