Spring Nature Retreat

FIND YOUR WILD SIDE 26th - 28th April

We are so excited to share with you a really special event at Welsummer this year. FIND YOUR WILD SIDE is a fully immersive, whole weekend Nature Retreat.


Join us for an uplifting weekend at our “FIND YOUR WILD SIDE” retreat, organised by The Wild Side at Welsummer.


Immerse yourself in nature and reconnect with the natural world through carefully selected well-being practices.

This event is perfect for those looking to escape the digital and industrial aspects of daily life and to tap into the benefits that just being outdoors in nature can offer. Nestled in a beautiful semi-wild location, our retreat offers the ideal setting to unwind and recharge body and mind through carefully curated and guided activities such as forest bathing, mindful walks, yoga sessions, and creative workshops, alongside time set aside for quiet and self care. 


You’ll learn how to find balance and harmony in the outdoors, gently activating your senses and igniting creativity. Our experienced and qualified facilitators will help you connect with nature on a deeper level, leaving you feeling rejuvenated and inspired.

Our retreat is an in depth experience lasting a whole weekend, with all meals lovingly and thoughtfully prepared with intention to enhance your well being. Staying with us all weekend is a must and our immersive accommodation offers options for all budgets. Please choose your accommodation when booking your retreat ticket.


Don’t miss out on this opportunity to discover YOUR WILD SIDE in a supportive and welcoming community. Book now for an unforgettable experience and to make real changes.



What you can expect:

You will arrive on the Friday Afternoon from 2pm and settle in to your accommodation before a warming dinner and welcome. A campfire, herbal teas and evening restorative yoga will be the perfect, gentle introduction to the weekend.


On Saturday, after optional early morning bird walk, yoga and breakfast, spend time in the woods in peak bluebell season with Tansy Dowman, your forest bathing coach. Begin with. a short Qi Gong practice and learn how to find a deeper connection with the trees. Head back to the site for a quiet lunch.

In the afternoon, take time to yourself to breathe in the quiet and beauty of the bluebells, or settle into some creative activities carefully prepared for solo or group practice.

In the evening we will join together for a carefully prepared feast focussing on nutrition and flavour before tucking in or settling down to special moments around the campfire and maybe some singing or cacao, and evening yoga.


On Sunday wake up to the birdsong for early yoga or arrive late for breakfast. Take a foraging walk delightfully guided by Claire Bates and head back to craft a herbal tonic in the herb garden. After lunch the open ended afternoon is yours to reflect and enjoy your new connections.


Welsummer Camping is an established Venue and beautifully wild Glamping site with delightful handcrafted cabins set in the woods and bell tents in the meadows. It is run and managed with sustainability and the environment at its heart.
The site is most beautiful in Spring, when the bluebells carpet the private woodland and surrounding areas. Cabins benefit from woodburning stoves and cosy furnishings. Bell tents are fully equipped with comfy bed and ample bedding. Camping is dotted around the site, in the woods, the meadows or the nut orchards.


Who and when:
Arrive from 2pm Friday. Stay until 6pm on Sunday.
Suitable for all adults. Our aim is to make our retreats as inclusive and accessible as possible.
One pay what you can ticket is available, please get in touch with your specific needs, or to get on the waiting list.


Whats included:
The full program, all meals and drinks, art and workshop materials.
All bedding and cosy blankets in our Cabins and Bell tents. Logs for woodburners. All additional site facilities.
Cant wait to see you there 💚



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