Outdoor Activities

Fresh air gives you a fresh perspective on the world around you. At the Big Retreat Wales we’re all about loving the great outdoors, feeling good and finding relaxation in the simplest pleasures.

Many of our Big Retreaters definitely love going a bit wild. We’ve all had that survival fantasy when you end up on a desert island armed only with a penknife, a length of string and a tube of polos, of course. Well, at the Big Retreat you can finally prepare for the dream to come true!

We have classes where you’ll learn about spoon carving, fire making, foraging, shelter building, tree identification, axe and knife work (where you can carve your own handy tools and more!)
 At The Big Retreat spoon and spatula carving its included in your ticket price - we want you to try something new. There is a certain therapeutic and mesmerising effect of turning a piece of wood into what could be your new family heirloom!

You can also  join the team from We Swim Wild  who will meet you at the Central Tipi in "The Feel Good Field" and take you to their campfire down on the shore of the Estuary where you will have a safety briefing and chat about the benefits of wild swimming before you take to the water, you can even join them for an evening swim and do a little star gazing.
New for this year will be Paddle Boarding with some SUP Yoga and mindful paddles
An outdoor assault course, nordic walking, cross fit, roller skiing
And a Men's Den hosted by Ben Bidwell - with yoga, woodcraft, wellbeing workshops, campfires and time to talk 

But even desert islanders have down-time, so once you’ve nailed the survival thing, then relax and be inspired by your surroundings. Try some environmental art or earn some serious feel-good brownie points in our outdoor fitness and well being classes.

For adventurous kids, there are nature walks, bug hunts and huge spaces to run free, go feral and explore the great outdoors.

Remember, all these activities are included with your ticket!