Physical Wellbeing

We value physical wellbeing at The Bishop’s Palace and Gardens and we have a number of events and groups throughout the year to encourage visitors to feel the benefits of exercising in our open spaces.

Please see below for details of our current and forthcoming physical wellbeing classes:

Tai Chi For Wellbeing

We’re delighted to be continuing to host weekly Tai Chi for Wellbeing classes in our magnificent gardens throughout 2024 (Thursdays, 11am-12pm).

Led by local practitioner John Beasley, who has over 20 years of Tai Chi experience, the sessions are suitable for all regardless of age or ability and run every Thursday from 11am to 12pm. Tai Chi is a non-competitive martial art known for both its defence techniques and its health benefits.  As an exercise, it comprises gentle physical exercise and stretching with mindfulness.

Booking is not required but attendees will require a valid entrance ticket to the Palace. There is no additional cost for the sessions although an optional £5 donation in aid of St Margaret’s Hospice can be made. This event is included with any general admission ticket to The Bishop’s Palace and Gardens, including The Bishop’s Palace Admission Ticket and Membership.

So, take control of your wellbeing this Spring and join John and others in the beautiful surroundings of the Palace Gardens (or occasionally inside in bad weather).

Wellbeing Walks

Join us on the first Tuesday of the month at 11am throughout 2024 for a Wellbeing Walk.

Come along and spend some quality time in the our gardens, surrounded by nature. This 30 min wellbeing walk will encourage you to take your time, savour the moment and leave feeling refreshed. Meet by the ticket gate at 11am on the first Tuesday of each month. No need to prebook but you will need an admission ticket or membership.


Physical Wellbeing events are included with any general admission ticket, including The Bishop’s Palace Admission Ticket and Membership.

To purchase an admission ticket, please click the button below.