THE BIG RETREAT FESTIVAL

PEMBROKESHIRE 

23rd - 26th MAY 2025

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A feel good getaway

Four uplifting, unforgettable days to relax, reflect and reboot.

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Welcome to an adventure for all five senses

Discover energy, inspiration, bands, books, new tastes and inner calm.

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Welcome to fitness, yoga, adventures in art, wild swimming in the invigorating fresh air, and a chance to leave the world behind on the stunning, unspoiled western edge of Wales.

Your ticket gives you access to over 300 carefully curated experiences: fitness, yoga, talks, workshops, foraging, feasting, arts, bushcraft, live music and more.

Find your Feel Good right here. Nourish your body and soul this summer

Voted one of the 'Top 5 Wellbeing & Adventure Festivals' by The Guardian.

What people like best about us...

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BEST FESTIVAL, OFFERED EVERYTHING IN ONE LOCATION Absolutely amazing 🤩 this festival offers you exciting, relaxation, food, health, excitement and music all in one location. I can't wait till 2024, nothing would stop me going again. Well thought out, stunning location. Helpful support staff on sight and everything you could need was all on sight for you to access. 🤩👏👐

BEST FESTIVAL EVER! This is the best festival I have ever been to and I’ve been to a few! It is a total immersion in all things that are good and nourishing for the body and the mind. Such a beautiful place and lovely lovely people. Already bought tickets for 2024!

FABULOUS TBRW23 was absolutely outstanding as always. The setting is just stunning 😍 Everything is just wow. If you haven't been. Get booking 🤩

"I love festivals, live music, yoga, nature, wellbeing activities and topics and good food so I couldn’t believe it when I first came as it was a complete package of all the things I love in one lovely long weekend ♥️"

"familiarity of things like yoga but also new experiences. Enjoy that music and entertainment is offered for evening experience. Good food

"its location and its values. All the activities that are included in the ticket price is amazing ."

"I like the diversity of the different events, and meeting lots of other people."

"Location and ethos" "It’s all rounder " "The vibe and ethos. A chance to meet like-minded people and nurture yourself. An opportunity to try new things. "

"The variety of events, kids area, the atmosphere and the music. "

"The atmosphere.. the music.. good food. "

"It's size. It's not too big; I would find bigger festivals too overwhelming. The variety of activities, the consideration given to the environment and it's location. "

"I love that almost everything is included in the ticket price. The range of yoga sessions and classes is brilliant and a beautiful location."

EVERYTHING ALL IN ONE PLACE Everything from the weather, views, performances, talks, camping, classes, location to the staff were all amazing

Size & choice of activities " "I love the variety of the activities available, the delicious food and the atmosphere created by the event and the type of people that attend. "

"The variety of things on offer, like several festivals in one.

"The selection of activities on offer and the chilled ambience"

So much. Size of the site and its cleanliness. Range of activities and the number that are included in the ticket. The location is great and people are amazing."

"How many different activities there were to try in the well-being genre, Mr motivator was a huge highlight The friendly, relaxed atmosphere was lovely

"It was my husband and I first festival of this kind. We loved how calm, relaxed, refreshed but also invigorated."

I love the whole wellness experience, the people are so friendly. It feels very down to earth "

"It’s Big; it’s a Retreat; and it’s a Festival "

"A great variety of well delivered activities, friendly relaxed atmosphere, great location, "

"The atmosphere , the decoration and surroundings . The range of well being activities "

"The atmosphere, all of it!! "

"How much was included in the ticket price. The variety of things on offer and the comedy! "

"Having lots of different things to try and just being out in nature and enjoying being free and in a friendly inclusive environment "

"Such a beautiful place with almost everything included in the ticket price :)"

"Variety of offerings"

"Large variety of workshops and activities something for everyone "

"The atmosphere is incredible. Plenty of activities, inspirational talks. Great entertainment. Absolutely loved my last BRF. "

"The fact it is about the whole person "

"The magic teapot was the best! Mr motivator! The talk tent, music and beautiful food were also up there."

The relaxed vibe. Choice of activities. The bands."

Feel Good Areas

Whatever Feel Good means to you, you’ll find it at The Big Retreat. 

From the buzz of live music to the bliss of yoga and wild swimming. From woodland foraging to cookery demos and gin workshops. From high energy workouts to gong baths and meditation. 

We present a smorgasbord of Feel Good wonders to delight, refresh and inspire.

2024 LINE UP
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Soul Space

With over 100 soulful experiences to discover. From classical hatha yoga to sound therapy, power yoga to vinyasa flow. crystal healing, aura workshops, gong baths, meditation, breathwork, ice baths and spiritual craft workshops.

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On The Water

Take a dip in the Cleddau Estuary with our swim coaches from Wild Swim Wales or why not book a paddle boarding session with Outer Reef and take to the water this year 

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Chef's Kitchen

A variety of cookery demos from plant based to cooking on fire 

Nutritional talks in eco conscious eating, mood boosting foods, gut health and food to calm the body and mind.

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Talk Tent

The Big Retreat Talk Tent brings you authors and speakers to share inspiring stories, start conversations and to offer you the tools to be able to help yourself!

In the evening join a team of adventures and be inspired with stories around the fire. 

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Live Music

Our headline musical acts take to the stage.This is the hub where all things feel good take place. Not to be missed. Look out for our full timetable later in the year.

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Fitness Field

Our Fitness Field is the place for dynamic Feel Good activities. The place to shake it all out, let it all go and get the adrenaline pumping by bouncing, dancing, running and putting yourself through your paces. Relax with your favourite routine or discover the latest fitness crazes.

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Little Retreaters

There will be loads of creative and inspirational learning activities for all the family 

Including, immersive storytelling, discos, water slides, circus toys, impromptu walkabout acts, messy / sensory play, all sorts of fun games / talent shows / silliness,  wellbeing classes, bug hunts, wild swimming sessions, bushcraft workshops, storytelling, singing and dancing, and lots of arts and craft

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Tangled Woods

Learn how to carve your own spoon from a tree trunk.  

Continue deeper into the depths and learn how to survive in the wilderness. With bushcraft survival instructors and foragers who know their deadly nightshade from their wax cap.


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Darwins Den

At Darwin's Den, you'll have the chance to craft your own story through words, art, and play. You'll learn how positive storytelling can shape our futures. You'll also hear from changemakers who are cleaning our oceans, swimming with sharks, and changing their industries in fashion and food.

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The Feel Good Field

The feel good and experience tents offer the opportunity to be yourself, connect with others, try new experiences.

From laughter yoga to healing sounds,  energy orgasms to comedy improvisation you are sure to discover your feel good in our new Our Space 

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Mind Space

The Mind Space - a place to give your mind space to switch off and breathe.

From arts and craft, mindful juggling and mental health workshops 

This area will be supported by  mental health charities, A place to relax and talk   

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Join our Solo Travellers

Ready to embark on a solo traveller adventure? 

Join the Solo Travellers group at The Big Retreat and discover a vibrant community that celebrates exploration, and fosters friendships for life.

Don't let fear of solo travel hold you back - Join the Solo Travellers Group and unlock a world of adventure and companionship

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The Woodland Spa

A truly nurturing environment where we can enhance your wellbeing emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually. We encourage you on your journey of selfcare. 

Massages, hot tubs, facial yoga workshops can be booked with your tickets or pop along to our spa reception whilst at the festival 

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Join us in The Pembrokeshire Coast National Park

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01 Location

World famous for its beaches, cliffs, islands and wildlife, Pembrokeshire's crinkled coast offers endless opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. The beauty of Britain's only coastal national park *voted the second best coastal area in the world National Geographic Traveller magazine

02 Getting here

Getting to The Big Retreat - 

The Old Castle Site, Lawrenny Pembrokeshire, SA68 0PW

Drive Times

An hour on from Swansea

Bristol about 2hrs 32 mins

Birmingham about 4 hour

London about 4hrs 30 mins

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Breath in the sea air and let your body and soul relax