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Events for all at The Retreat

There's always something happening at The Retreat: family events, wine tastings, live music, creative retreats, dining experiences with special guests... a fabulous programme of events for West Berkshire locals and hotel guests alike.

On this page you'll find details of all of our forthcoming events, and at the bottom you can sign up to our newsletter so you'll be the first to hear about new "happenings".

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Mother's Day

Mother's Day

Sunday 10th March

The Retreat has everything you need to treat the mums in your family, gifts, dining and exclusive accommodation packages.

Dining Experiences

Welly Wednesdays

An indulgent treat

Named after Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, this luxurious dish is available every Wednesday, when you can share this indulgent treat for just £70.

Wellbeing

Boot Camps

Sunday 25th February, 9:30-11am

Join fitness trainer Natt Summers for our monthly Boot Camps, held in our stunning grounds, and in the gym and studio, on the last Sunday of each month.

Weddings

Wedding Showcase

Sunday 3rd March

It’s one of the most important days of your life and you want it to be perfect – unforgettable for you and your guests! Pop in on Sunday 3rd March to start planning your dream wedding -  have a tour, meet the team and meet some of our partner suppliers.

Kids

Children's Crafts

Friday 8th March, 3-5pm

Our resident craft teacher Laura is back again, this time the little ones will be making some fabulous gifts for Mother's Day.

Get Creative

Spring Painting Weekend

15th - 17th March

Relax with a weekend of watercolour, at the heart of the North Wessex Downs.

Wine

France's Finest wines

Thursday 21st March, 7pm

When we think of fine wine, there’s always one country that jumps to mind first – France. Join our Head of Wine Freddie, and Steffan Griffiths from our wine partners Lay & Wheeler, for this very special wine tasting.

Get Creative

Candle Making Workshop

Wednesday 27th MArch, 10am - 12pm

Come along for a relaxing bit of 'you' time learning the art of candle making, and take home three gorgeous candles - perfect for brightening up your home over the Easter weekend or to give as gifts.

Easter

Easter Egg Hunt

Sunday 31st March from 10am

Bring the little ones to hunt around our fabulous grounds for Easter Eggs!

Easter

Easter Artisan Market

Monday 1st April, 10am-3pm

Pop in on Easter Monday for our fabulous Easter Monday Market, with over 30 stalls to browse...

Kids

Circus Skills Workshop

Tuesday 2nd April, 3-5pm

Roll Up, Roll Up! Bring the little ones to enjoy all the thrills and spills of the Circus! They will get to try their hand at spinning plates, juggling, diabolo, hula hoop, the low tightwire and much more at our Easter holidays circus workshop.

Kids

Children's Tennis

Thursday 4th April

Join the Retreat’s tennis coach, Lorna, for some fun on court this Easter Holiday

Kids

Junior Boot Camp

Wednesday 10th April, 9:30-10:20am

A fun fitness session for children aged 5 - 11, with personal trainer Natt Summers.

Kids

Children's Crafts

Friday 12th April, 3-5pm

Laura will be here for more crafty fun with the little ones - a perfect opportunity for you to have some time to yourself.

Dining Experiences

A Taste of India

Tuesday 16th April

The first in a new series of "Chef's Table" dining experiences,  "A Taste of India" promises to be a great night out, with live cooking, exotic flavours and great company.

Nights Out

Pot Luck Quiz NIght

Tuesday 23rd April, 7-9:30pm

Get some friends together for a lively, innovative quiz night, where all you need is luck on your side, for the chance to win a fabulous prize...

Mother's Day

Sunday 10th March

The Retreat has everything you need to treat the mums in your family, gifts, dining and exclusive accommodation packages.

Why not get the family together for a celebratory Sunday lunch in our timeless 1772 Brasserie? Details >>

Looking for a unique gift? A Retreat voucher could be the answer - choose from spa days, treatments, dining experiences, Afternoon Tea and more. Details >>

For the ultimate gift, we have created two very special Mothers Day accommodation packages including lots of special treats. Details >>

Welly Wednesdays

An indulgent treat

Named after Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, this luxurious dish is available every Wednesday, when you can share this indulgent treat for just £70.

Book a table here >>

When booking your table, please use the comments box to request Beef Wellington.

And the great value gets better  - stay the night on our Welly Wednesday package for just £150 - with Beef Wellington included. Details >>

Boot Camps

Sunday 25th February, 9:30-11am

Join fitness trainer Natt Summers for our monthly Boot Camps, held in our stunning grounds, and in the gym and studio. 

The Boot Camps are challenging workouts incorporating functional training kit from battle ropes, sleds, medicine balls, kettlebells and so much more. 

The aim: To work all the muscles through exercises that work the whole body helping you to be stronger and fitter  for every day life. 

As part of the Boot Camp you will have the opportunity to pop in an ice bath, enjoy a Himalayan salt sauna and be introduced to red light therapy. 

Our Boot Camps are fully inclusive for all levels of fitness. 

Last Sunday of every month.

9:30-11am

£35 | £25 for our members

Please book for any forthcoming date using the button below, and pay on arrival at The Retreat, at Spa Reception.

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Wedding Showcase

Sunday 3rd March

It’s one of the most important days of your life and you want it to be perfect – unforgettable for you and your guests! Pop in on Sunday 3rd March to start planning your dream wedding -  have a tour, meet the team and meet some of our partner suppliers - florists, photographers, cake maker and a Humanist celebrant.

11am - 3pm

More details to follow...

More about weddings >>

Children's Crafts

Friday 8th March, 3-5pm

Our resident craft teacher Laura is back again, this time the little ones will be making some fabulous gifts for Mother's Day.

£20 per child | £15 for members

This is a drop in event, so you are free to drop the children off any time between 3 and 4pm. We recommend that you check on them after an hour.

To book, please call 01635 800 520 or email reservations@retreatelcotpark.com

Book or Enquire >>

Spring Painting Weekend

15th - 17th March

In this painting retreat we will be celebrating Spring, just in time for Easter. Create your own beautiful artworks to keep for yourself or present to a loved one as an Easter gift.  

Taking inspiration from spring flowers, foliage and natural finds, Nicola Watters will guide you step by step through the process of watercolour painting, demonstrating colour mixing, layering and other artistic techniques along the way.

It really doesn’t matter if you are a beginner or more experienced, all materials will be provided and the weekend will be relaxed, productive and most importantly enjoyable!

The weekend starts on Friday 15th March with a welcome supper hosted by Nicola.  The painting workshop is 10am - 3pm on Saturday 16th and resumes on Sunday 17th, 10am-1pm.

£220 per person (includes all tuition, materials, supper on the Friday and lunch on the Saturday).

Optional accommodation is available, with a 20% discount.

To book, please click on the button below, or call us on 01635 800 520

Book or Enquire >>

France's Finest wines

Thursday 21st March, 7pm

The world of wine has never been more diverse, with brilliant examples coming from all over the globe, even from our own green & pleasant land.

However, when we think of fine wine, there’s always one country that jumps to mind first – France. And with good reason – France has long been a treasure trove of dozens of different wine styles and grapes, including some of the most renowned regions in the world. 

At this special wine tasting event, Steffan Griffiths from our wine partner Lay & Wheeler will entertain and inform us, and you will get to try seven fine wines - a Champagne, three reds and three whites, accompanied by some delicious nibbles created by our culinary wizards.

£60 | £50 for our members 

This event will finish at around 8:15pm - why not book a table for dinner?

Candle Making Workshop

Wednesday 27th MArch, 10am - 12pm

In the 2 hour relaxing workshop we will cover making a fragranced container candle and the importance of using the correct items from fragrance to wax and wicks and the science behind making your candle burn and smell amazing.

Whilst our candles set we will then create a beautifully decorated pillar candle. We will also get a bit creative and learn how to hand paint a pair of dinner candles

£60 | £55 for our members

Includes Tea & Coffee

To book please call 01635 800520 or email reservations@retreatelcotpark.com 

Testimonials

My Mum and I had such a wonderful time with Kathy, educational and enjoyable learning about candles, pouring them, learning about scents, painting candles and putting designs onto candles. Definitely worth it!

Kathy was amazing. Very knowledgeable and fully qualified. My girls really enjoyed the course and learnt a good lot of valuable information. Thanks Kathy for a great experience

I searched for a while for a candle making course and I am so pleased that I went with Kathy. She is so lovely and makes you feel right at home. She shared so much knowledge with me and I made extras. I had such a lovely evening with Kathy and would love to do it again some time. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone.

Kathy is an expert in making candles. She made sure that the material we were using was safe. We came all the way from Hong Kong to join Kathy's course. We enjoyed it very much and my children were so happy. We made two kinds of candles with different techniques that Kathy taught us. Thank you for Kathy giving us a very enjoyable day.

Book or Enquire >>

Easter Egg Hunt

Sunday 31st March from 10am

Bring the little ones to hunt around our fabulous grounds for Easter Eggs!

No booking required, free entry.

Kids Eat Free!

As always during school holidays, kids eat free - one children's meal for each adult main course ordered, before 7pm in the 1772 Brasserie.  Why not book a table for Sunday lunch - a perfect Easter treat?

Book a Table >>

Easter Artisan Market

Monday 1st April, 10am-3pm

Pop in on Easter Monday for our fabulous Easter Monday Market, with over 30 stalls to browse...

Artisan foods including cakes, chutneys, oils, breads, sauces cheese, meats and much more

Homewares, gifts, art, jewellery, clothing, crafts

Local authors signing their books

Face painting and t-shirt printing for the little ones

Photo booth, tarot readings, live music...

Free entry

Why not book a table for lunch too? 

A selection of our stallholders...

Highclere Kitchen Garden

Savernake Game

Beavers Pots

KatieB Cakesmith

Brown Paper Loves

Ethel's Pies

Sophie Asherson Potography

OldBikeResto

KDK Creations

Isla Boo

Tartes in a Box

Glastonbury Cheese

Watership Down Crafts

Les Fleurs de Frank

Berkshire Print

Oarsum

 

 

Menus & Booking >>

Circus Skills Workshop

Tuesday 2nd April, 3-5pm

Roll Up, Roll Up! Bring the little ones to enjoy all the thrills and spills of the Circus! They will get to try their hand at spinning plates, juggling, diabolo, hula hoop, the low tightwire and much more at our Easter holidays circus workshop.

Leave the children with us while you enjoy a spa treatment or relax with a drink in the Atlas Room, or on the Orangery terrace from where you will be able to watch all the fun.

£25 per child | £20 for members

Kids Eat Free!

As always during school holidays, kids eat free - one children's meal for each adult main course ordered, before 7pm in the 1772 Brasserie.  Why not book a table for a family treat?

To book this event please call us on 01635 800520 or email reservations@retreatelcotpark.com 

Please note that this event is for a maximum of 25 children, so book now to guarantee a place!

 

Children's Tennis

Thursday 4th April

Join the Retreat’s tennis coach, Lorna, for some fun on court this Easter Holiday...

We have two sessions planned for different age groups:

10:30-12:30pm:  Mini "Red Ball" tennis for children aged 5 - 8 years old (max 12 children)

1:30 - 3:30pm "Orange and Green Ball" tennis for children aged 9 - 11 years old (max 8 children)

Each session will include two hours of ball skills, tennis skills, fun and games!

£25 per child | £20 for members (children should bring their own tennis rackets if possible)

Please email reservations@retreatelcotpark.com to book and include the following information:

Name of child

Child DOB

Name of parent/guardian

Contact for parent/guardian

Any medical conditions

Previous tennis experience

Kids Eat Free!

As always during school holidays, kids eat free - one children's meal for each adult main course ordered, before 7pm in the 1772 Brasserie.  Why not book a table for a family treat?

Book or Enquire >>

Junior Boot Camp

Wednesday 10th April, 9:30-10:20am

Accomplish Fitness is pleased to partner with The Retreat to develop and deliver fitness sessions designed for children, launching this Half Term.

Our kids Programs use a mix of dynamic primal and movement flows to help develop better range of movement (flexibility/mobility), bodyweight strength and body awareness/control to enhance our children’s natural movements to build a strong body and mind.

These sessions will be taught and delivered with positive mindset at its core with our instructors setting intentions to maintain a focus on mental wellbeing as well as physical.

The classes will introduce children and early teens to physical and mental wellness in a fun, friendly and inclusive environment to build and reinforce a positive relationship with a healthy lifestyle.

Session Aims:

The programme is designed to help children:
Move better
React quicker
Be fitter and stronger
Become more flexible
Be mentally energised
Improve self confidence
Build self-esteem
Be more resilient

Multiple studies have shown the vast benefits of physical activity on children's academic, social and personal development. Children perform significantly better in a variety of cognitive challenges after participating in a session of physical activity.

What to Wear

These sessions will run in all weathers outdoors. Please dress appropriately to the forecast and dress in activewear. We are stringing believers in the quote “There is no such thing as. Bad weather, just bad clothing.

£20 per child | £15 for our members

Suitable for children aged 5-11

To book, please call us on 01635 800520 or email reservations@retreatelcotpark.com 

Book or Enquire >>

Children's Crafts

Friday 12th April, 3-5pm

Laura will be here for more crafty fun with the little ones - a perfect opportunity for you to have some time to yourself.

£20 per child | £15 for members

This is a drop in event, so you are free to drop the children off any time between 3 and 4pm. We recommend that you check on them after an hour.

To book, please call 01635 800 520 or email reservations@retreatelcotpark.com

Kids Eat Free!

As always during school holidays, kids eat free - one children's meal for each adult main course ordered, before 7pm in the 1772 Brasserie.  Why not book a table for a family treat?

A Taste of India

Tuesday 16th April

The first in a new series of "Chef's Table" dining experiences,  "A Taste of India" promises to be a great night out, with live cooking, exotic flavours and great company.

Menu

Pani Puri

Potato, chickpea, golgappa

Amritsari Prawns

Dill & ginger raita

Vegetable Samosa

Tamarind & mint chutney

Lamb Chop

Mooli mustard

Butter Chicken

Pilau rice, chilli & garlic naan

Pistachio Kulfi

 

£50 | £45 for our members

To book, please call us on 01635 800520 or email reservations@retreatelcotpark.com 

Book or Enquire >>

Pot Luck Quiz NIght

Tuesday 23rd April, 7-9:30pm

Get some friends together for a lively, innovative quiz night, where all you need is luck on your side...

Every round will be based on luck... no skill or knowledge required (well, perhaps a little.)

Free to enter with a first prize of a £75 Retreat voucher.

Please note:

Booking is essential.

Maximum 6 per team.

Our full menu will be available.

The quiz starts at 7pm - you are welcome to eat before or during the quiz, and we ask that you turn up in good time so we can start promptly. Yout table will be available from 5:30pm.

The quiz will finish around 9:30pm

To book, please call us on 01635 800520 or email reservations@retreatelcotpark.com 

Book or Enquire >>