What is The Big Retreat Festival?

The takes place over four days every June and combines the vibe of a relaxing retreat with a family festival. There’s plenty to experience in the beautiful setting of Lawrenny Park Estate, set against the stunning backdrop of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. Lawrenny may be a small village but The Big Retreat Festival punches well above its weight with easy access to Tenby and the M4 motorway.

The festival is a real smorgasbord of feel-good wonders to delight, refresh and inspire!

Pack your weekend with a broad selection of wellbeing activities and mix it up with some art, meditation workshops, flow yoga, wild swimming, and healthy food. Take some time out to reset your mind, body and soul on the beautiful West Wales coast. By night it's all about the music, as well as a broad selection of good food and drink. The headline acts aren’t to be missed - look out for the full timetable later in the year.

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image of man lying down on the gras reading a book, with other festival goes in the background and a tent.

Wellness time at the Big Retreat Festival

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Aerial view of an estuary surrounded by green woodland.

Cleddau River, Pembrokeshire

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People practicing yoga in a large tent at a festival

Time to relax at the Yoga workshop

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band at festival with the words The Big Retreat on the stage.

The main stage at the Big Retreat Festival

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Sign of the festival

Welcoming sign at The Big Retreat Festival

Is this festival suitable for kids?

Yes, this a family orientated festival. Check out the dedicated 'Little Retreaters' area with inspirational learning activities including water slides, talent shows, bug hunts, singing and dancing.

Family tickets include a 4 night camping pitch and a selection of activities. Be sure to book ahead to secure your place.

 The banks of the Cleddau esturary, where the Carew River meets the Creswell River
A woman doing a cartwheel by a sign 'fitness field'.

Fitness Field at The Big Retreat Festival, Lawrenny, Pembrokeshire, West Wales

Where to stay

As well as the festival camping and glamping options, Pembrokeshire has many other places to stay to suit every budget.  If you are looking for a family orientated cabin-style woodland lodge, a little retreat in your own private geo-domes with hot tubs or a cosy cottage for two here are some highlights close to the festival field in Kilgetty.

Local accommodation in the area

Our luxury Geodomes with wood fired hot tubs

The Little Retreat

Aerial view of a harbour, two beaches and pastel coloured houses.
Luxury lodges

Bluestone National Park Resort

Aerial view of a harbour, two beaches and pastel coloured houses.

Cross Cottage

Aerial view of a harbour, two beaches and pastel coloured houses.

What to do locally

It’s well worth taking advantage of the wealth of wellbeing activities that Pembrokeshire has to offer. Boost your mood with a wander along the coast - rated by the National Geographic magazine as the second best coastline in the World.

It’s also an ideal destination for making memories with your family and friends - don’t miss Folly Farm Adventure Park and a chance to get close to its 750 animals or discover more about local traditions at The Lovespoon Workshop.

For adventure seekers, head for Llawhaden Castle, a 14th century castle-complex which is great fun for kids. And for foodies and shoppers, Narberth has a wealth of small independent shops, cafe’s and deli’s.

Read more: Coastal activity adventures in Pembrokeshire

Sunset over the festival tents,

Sunset at The Big Retreat Festival, Pembrokeshire, West Wales

How to get tickets

Take advantage of the early bird tickets that give you access to over 300 carefully chosen workshops. For more information on tickets, parking and accommodation visit the The Big Retreat Festival website.

Getting there

The festival is set on The Old Castle Site Lawrenny, Pembrokeshire, situated on the peninsula of the River Cleddau estuary.

For more information on how to travel to the Big Retreat, head to the Big Retreat website


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