Ever left a festival feeling better than when you arrived…..?

Welcome to The Big Retreat – four uplifting, unforgettable days to relax, reflect and recharge.

Welcome to an adventure for all five senses. 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.

And welcome to sumptuous feasts where raw and vegan delicacies square off against wood fired pizza, craft gins and, trust us, the best burgers on earth.

We’ve left nothing undone to help you Find your Feel Good.

We believe in filling your days with magic. So we offer over 300 carefully curated events, classes, workshops and talks

From things you may have enjoyed before, to things which will stop your mind in its tracks.

We encourage you to try something new – see if it fits, if it inspires, maybe changes your perceptions, if it makes you Feel Good.

And space for kids. A football pitch for hours of fun, trampolining and fitness classes, family yoga and mindfulness, dance classes, bushcraft and den building, foraging, music, and arts & crafts. And running around. A lot.

We put our heart and soul into our festival.

Our guests are our family. And when the sun sinks serenely in the West on Monday evening we’ll bid you farewell as you journey back to your world. On Tuesday you’ll stroll back through the doors of your life, brimming with wonderful festival memories.

This is us.

A 'Feel Good' Getaway

We believe in the power of the outdoors to enhance physical and mental wellbeing. To ground but also uplift. To nourish, restore and inspire.

  • DISCOVERY - We celebrate discovery. We invite you to try, taste, explore, listen, and open your mind and body to new things. Our team of experts believe passionately in what they do and their can-do attitude is infectious. We are stimulating and surprising, offering an ever-evolving array of interesting and unexpected experiences to inspire and enthuse every visitor.

  • SIMPLICITY -  We like to keep things simple. People love us because we’re small, safe, easygoing and unpretentious. We embrace nature and we encourage others to enjoy and respect its beauty and benefits. We’re a low impact festival and we work on enhancing green space for biodiversity throughout the year

  • DELIGHT - Our aim is to delight. We have fun, we entertain, we smile. Whether it’s the spectacular beauty of the setting, the diversity and quality of the entertainment, the new and surprising things to discover, or the delicious flavours to sample, we create a shared atmosphere of happiness and positivity. The Big Retreat experience is enchanting, vibrant and charming - something you’ll never forget.

  • WELLBEING -.We are feel-good in every sense of the word. Our focus on wellbeing means visitors leave feeling physically and mentally rejuvenated, invigorated and uplifted. But we’re not preachy or judgemental – for us, wellbeing is as much about a nice glass of gin as it is a yoga class. We are both relaxing and energising in equal measure, a place to connect with others, with nature, and with your own sense of self.

To our Big Retreat Family,

Thank you for those who came back to our festival. Words cannot express how incredible it was to finally see old faces (and new) for the first time in 3 years. The road to get here has been long and not without its own challenges and we couldn't have got through it without your support.

So thank you again from the bottom of our hearts and can't wait to see you all again in 2023. 

Love Amber and the team xx