The Big Retreat Wales

Fifty Shades of Yay!

Article 50 getting you down? Post Brexit Blues?

As Theresa May delivers Article 50 to Brussels we have just over 700 days left as part of the EU ….. here’s 50 Reasons to come to The Big Retreat Wales and get your mojo back!

1) The first day of the rest of our lives

Let’s take this one day at a time and today is pretty strong starter. It’s Spring, it's Friday, the sun is shining and outside drinking is definitely on!


2) Happy Holidays - You’ve earned a break.

Plan some annual leave around the late May Bank Holiday, and make the most of the ‘free day’ by extending the long weekend to a long week in Pembrokeshire



3) Staycations - Forget Europe. You don’t need it.

Britain is beautiful and the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park is simply the best. We might be biased. Aside from The Big Retreat Wales, we have the Coastal Path, some of the worlds best beaches and the Elvis Preselli mountains…

4) There’s Fresh Air & Glorious Views

The Big Retreat Wales is on a privately owned terrace, overlooking the Cleddau estuary - we guarantee you’ll say ‘Wow’ at the view. We having Camping and Glamping options on site or pick a super local B&B, Hotel or Hostel to lay your weary head.

5) Fit not Sad

We need to be leaner & stronger in our post-Brexit economy. Join our 6) juicing workshops and visit 7) Veggie Deli & come to a vegan workshop to boost your meat free days as well as 8) taking part in one of our Eating for Wellness workshops.

9) Wild Things

Hiberation is over - the hedgehogs are out. Join us on a bug hunt to find some of nature’s best - hiding in pain sight.

10) And talking of wild things - wild garlic pesto, anyone? Join in our foraging walk to raid natures larder for a tasty nibble.

11) Arts & Minds join a mono printing workshop or 12) find mindfulness in spoon & woodcarving 13) make a guitar out of recycled materials with Dockyard Guitars or 14) take a class in keeping an art sketchbook.


For the Spoken Word,  15) visit The Versability Shop - bring and item and receive  a gift in terms of a verse or a story - written for you - and be sure to contribute to 16) our Legend Story creation that runs through the weekend - with your line in the Sunday culmination of the Spoken word Legendary Verse(s)

Get that Yoga Body by joining 17) Hatha Yoga & Yin Yoga & other yoga sessions such as 18) Hot Pod Yoga 19) Mens Yoga (well - not all of you) or 20) Vinyasa Flow.

Wake Up and Smell the Coffee with 21) The Bean brewed on site with Arabica beans, this delight is sure to tempt you throughout the day - not least as the milk all comes from the neighbouring Calon Wen herds.

Music to our Ears with an amazing Live Music line up, campfire and open skies, enjoy 22) Platform 1 and 23) Ragsy with 24) Caroline Harrison 25) Ofelia 26) Lowri Evans & Lee mason 27) Jodie Marie 28) Lucy Jones 29) Sherbet Sandcastle 30) Climbing Trees


Feel like Dancing? join 31) danceSing - we guarantee this will make you feel good — a 3 hour session combining dancing and singing .. you’ll laugh, you’ll make friends, you’ll feel good. Or perhaps the Latin beat is more your style? come to 32) Mundo Dance - get those hips wriggling in this fun latin session and retune your body with a bit of combination ballet in the fabulous 33) BarreConcept session

Brunch not Brexit , Dinner not doldrums - enjoy scrummy food on site with 34) Pembrokeshire Wood Fired Pizza or 35) Vegan Deli or have a cook up with 36) Slow Pig, walk 10 mins to award winning 37) The Quayside Cafe for amazing crab or lobster sandwiches and cakes and stroll to 38) Lawrenny Arms for pub grub by the side of the Cleddau

Family Fun can be had with 39) Creation Station art sessions or 40) story time yoga and 41) Family Mindfulness with Big Play Narberth alongside meeting children’s author Pembrokeshire's own Nicola Dean for 42) Childrens Story Time & book signing

Water Water everywhere so get out there and kayak on it with 43) The Real Adventure Company - based with us for the weekend, book your weekend ticket then head over to their site and book your trip — a dawn chorus patrol or and evening paddle - be rude not to!

Just got to laugh and you will at 44) our Laughter Workshops — combining yoga breathing techniques and laughter

There may be trouble ahead - but in the meantime, we have 45) a workshop on Gin - it’s history and how to make a perfect G&T

and a demonstration by 46) Nom Nom Chocolate - we learn the secret of what makes it so special (it's those cows again -- if they're not helping with the coffee - they're making chocolate..)

And Relax …. with a treat of 47) Reiki or 48) Indian Head Massage or 49) Full body massage using crystals & chakra oils

and finally ….. 50) no more referendums …right?

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