Discover energy, inspiration, bands, books, new tastes and inner calm.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Art and Craft
Mindful Art often induces a Flow State and you are encouraged to notice your breath, thoughts, sensations, emotions, etc while making art.
No experience required - come and try painting, collage, lino printing, jewellery making, pottery and so much more
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
The Mind Space - a place to give your mind space to switch off and breathe.To surrender to nature and just be With the aim of giving people a "tool kit' of knowledge and experiences to help them and their family maintain positive mental health all year round.
From arts and craft, mindful juggling and mental health workshops
This area will be supported by local mental health charities, A place to relax and talk
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
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
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
Join us in The Pembrokeshire Coast National Park
02 Getting here
03 and breathe
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
An hour on from Swansea
Bristol about 2hrs 32 mins
Birmingham about 4 hour
London about 4hrs 30 mins
03 and breathe
Breath in the sea air and let your body and soul relax