The Flea Retreat 2019

Flea retreat 2019

The Flea Retreat is back for 2019 and today we’re sharing early booking access with our 2018 attendees!

It’s our way of saying thanks for supporting a new event – and a bit of a gamble – from the Flea Network last year.

So what can you expect from this year’s Retreat?

This year we have a brand new venue. We’ll be heading to Mid-Wales to the gorgeous Thynrhyd, near Aberystwyth.

Set in 13 acres of woodland and meadows, our venue offers amazing views and the sort of peaceful seclusion you need to refresh your creativity and feel inspired.

We’ll have a mixture of workshops covering creative writing, photography and film-making, with expert tutors. Once again, we’ve ditched the slides and presentations in favour of activities and hands-on workshops that will give you the chance to learn by doing.

There will be a range of workshops for all abilities, and we’ll also add in some activities for relaxation, and fun. Expect movie screenings, barbecue lunches on the lawns, yoga and guided meditation, and much more.

Flea retreat 2019

This year The Retreat will be extra-exclusive with just 40 tickets available. Workshops will be mostly small groups of 6-10 people, giving you loads of time to get advice from our tutors, and your fellow influencers.

There will of course be lots of downtime, with evening entertainment, fabulous food, and all the tea and coffee you can manage.

When is The Retreat?

This year, The Flea Retreat will take place from Friday 17 May at 3pm. The Retreat workshops will draw to a close at 4pm on Sunday 19th May. For guests wishing to stay a third night, we can offer dinner, bed and breakfast, with the Retreat closing at 9am on Monday 20th May. This will be subject to an additional cost of £40pp, and can be booked up to 14 days prior to The Retreat.


The accommodation at Tynrhyd will be in shared rooms, sleeping between 2 and 4 people. A very limited number of single/double rooms are available.

Flea retreat 2019

These are subject to supplementary cost, and will be available on a first-come, first served basis.  We will release further information in due course.

The accommodation is cosy and comfortable, split across several buildings and conversions. Most rooms are en-suite, with LCD televisions, Netflix and shared kitchens for that vital early morning cuppa! Accessible rooms are available, and all activities and areas of the venue can be made accessible for guests with disabilities.

If you’d like a look around our 2019 venue, you can check out this virtual tour:

The Schedule

The full schedule for the event will be finalised over the coming weeks but workshops we expect to run include:

  • Photographing the stars and night-time photography
  • Creative writing and building ‘voice’ in your words
  • Capturing beautiful coastal images whatever the weather
  • Short Stories – creating mood and personality in 200 words or less
  • Confidence on camera
  • Making films when you’re your own one-person camera crew
  • Morning yoga sessions to get you feeling inspired and creative
  • Hands on food photography session
  • Getting to grips with product photography

What Does It Cost?

Tickets to The Retreat 2019 cost £325 inc VAT, payable in three stages. This fee includes:

  • 2 nights accommodation at Tynrhyd, Aberystwyth.
  • Optional 3rd night available for a £40 supplement
  • As many (or few) workshops as you want to attend
  • All main meals, plus tea, coffee and soft drinks
  • Evening entertainment
  • Shuttle return transport from Aberystwyth Station (if required)
  • Wetsuits, mountain bikes and adventure camera hire
  • Access to on-site hot tub, games room and entertainment

How do I book?

For now, booking is only available to attendees of The Flea Retreat 2018. Check your email for instructions on how to register. General booking will open on 1 November 2018. If you have previously attended The Retreat, the booking form is here.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *




This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.