Autumn is all about recharging at our new retreats

11th Aug 2022

woman forest bathing

We’re delighted to announce two new nature retreats coming to Birdsall House for autumn 2022. We’re working in collaboration with well-being company Nature Escapes to bring something special to our guests.

Perhaps you have been negotiating the school summer holidays with your children, picking up more work as colleagues head out on annual leave, or simply haven’t made much time for you yet in 2022. Our range of well-being retreats will help you to find your inner peace and calm as well as nourish your physical health.

Nature Escapes is run by Fleur and Pete, who have always loved nature. Keen to understand and know more, both Fleur and Pete set off on a journey of educating themselves about ‘Shin-Rin Yoku’ or the Japanese practice of ‘Forest Bathing.’ Pete has also trained as a Hill and Moorland Walking Leader with the British Mountaineering council. Fleur focused on the holistic benefits of establishing a Nature connection and she is a trained Nature and Forest Bathing Guide with the ANFT and a qualified Eco Nidra™ meditation teacher.

nature escapes space at Birdsall

Nature retreats dates

The first nature retreat will take place on Wednesday 21st September 2022 9.00am – 4.00pm. It will include an introduction to the Japanese concept of Forest Bathing before Nature Escapes lead a session in it within the stunning, historic grounds of our stately home.

The plant-based lunch will be created and cooked by Becky Spink who has previously worked with Yotam Ottolenghi. The afternoon will then feature a journaling workshop and ‘Eco Nidra’ – a restful and restorative outdoor meditation. The day will close with a traditional Japanese tea ceremony.

peacock at Birdsall Estates

Our two-day retreat will see Nature Escapes return for more restorative sessions alongside other well-being practitioners and experts. On this retreat, however, you’ll also get the pleasure of a luxurious stay in one of our bedrooms. Our accommodation was praised by The Sunday Times as a “makeover masterclass”. This will run on the 17th and 18th October 2022.

bedroom at Birdsall House

Places on both retreats are limited to just 12. The one-day retreat is running at an introductory offer of £150 per person, including all refreshments and lunch.

Book your retreat

One day retreat: Wednesday 21st September 2022.

Our overnight retreat is also available on an introductory offer of £595 per person, including high-quality, plant-based meals and refreshments.

Two day, overnight retreat: Monday 17th October – Tuesday 18th October 2022.

To book, email

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