The Big Retreat – Wellness & Wellbeing Festival


Set in the picturesque countryside village of Lawrenny in Pembrokeshire, Wales, The Big Retreat returns in 2024 for its sixth year, with their renowned four days of feel-good fun from the 24-27 May.

Attendees are in the heart of nature in the picturesque setting of Lawrenny for a holistic journey of wellness, community and music.  Long established as one of the leading UK wellness retreats and festivals, The Big Retreat is a beacon of holistic wellbeing, drawing wellness enthusiasts, families and individuals seeking a break from the everyday hustle and a place to recharge.

The festival’s line-up of speakers, activities and workshops aim to inspire, encourage connection and uplift.  Some of the key elements of The Big Retreat include:

Th event features an array of musical talent, including celebrated artists: Lucy Spraggan, The Feeling, Deco, Adwaith and the Sunbirds. Adding to the feelgood atmosphere will be DJ sets from Gok Wan and ex Pussycat Doll Kimberly Wyatt, along with a nostalgic set of 80’s, 90’s and beyond from DJ Mother Pukka.

The event holds a feast for the mind and body, with fitness and well-being sessions led by renowned experts such as, Madeleine Shaw, Mr Motivator, Kate Rowe-Ham, Kate Rowe-Ham, Keris Louise and Ravi Dixit.

Amber Lort-Phillips, Co-founder of The Big Retreat said: “The Big Retreat is a celebration of positivity, curiosity, and self-care. With 300 carefully curated experiences across 10 different areas, led by hundreds of instructors and artists, this festival really does have something for everyone and has been voted one of the top wellbeing and adventure festivals in the UK.”

The Talk Tent will hold inspiring conversation and stories from authors, speakers, and adventurers. Among them are Dr
Alex George and Simon Ong, TV personality Gail Porter, journalist and presenter Anna Whitehouse, Adventurers Fell Foodie, outdoors fix host Liv Bolton, Nadia the Osteopath and longevity & biohacking expert Dr Alka Patel. Plus, you can join Abi Clarke, Josh Jones, Mel Owen and Lelia Navabi for a night of comedy.

Food enthusiasts will have demos from Jenny Chandler, Kim Joy, and Kwoklyn Wan alongside a talk on plant-based foods by Gaz Oakley.

For those looking for adventure, there’ll be wild swimming and paddleboarding on the beautiful Cleddau estuary.

For a slower pace, festival goers can enjoy a relaxing massage in the Woodland Spa or hire out a private hot tub and simply gaze at the breath-taking views over the only coastal national park in Britain.

The festival is also family-friendly, with plenty of activities for everyone to enjoy. For accommodation, there is the option of camping, glamping, staying in a local hotel/B&B or bringing along your own campervan.

Book your tickets on The Big Retreat website –