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Slow down and imagine

Updated 21st June 2023

Take some time to enjoy the patterns in nature

In today’s world, it’s easy to find we don’t have time to let our brains simply daydream. Taking the time to allow your mind to wander through its imagination might be all the playtime you need today. So take up a hammock… consider the canopy above you and the shape formations. Feel the breeze on your skin, where does this take your mind?

Nature’s perfection

There are patterns everywhere in nature called fractals; a perfect pattern which repeats itself, like a pine cone. Experiencing fractals through sight and touch can help reduce stress by as much as 60 per cent! They are also so perfect that they can make us feel awe: an emotion which helps take us out of ourselves, pause and feel joy.

Go Steady!

We’d love you to have some quiet time in the hammocks, but please be careful not to swing too high. Stick to one person only to maximise your experience! (maximum weight is 160kg)