Village 1 Family Friendly 2022

Friday 29 July 2022 to Thursday 4 August 2022
This event is no longer open for bookings

Come and build a village! This is a working retreat that establishes the layout of structures and the beating heart of communal living on Frog Mill ahead of the Village 2 Family Friendly Retreat. 

We will gather daily to meditate and have simple dharmic input. Over the retreat, we build connections with each other in small groups and the land through physical work. We explore how to relax and stay open in the midst of activity and have time to simply unfold into the land.

Food will be cooked communally for this event - all food for doing this will be supplied. The urns and tea stuff will be available all day. Please plan to bring your own crockery, cutlery and mugs. We will provide plenty of hot soapy water for washing up. 
Retreat Conditions
The retreat will be closed therefore we ask that you come for the whole time and plan not to move your vehicle after arrival until the departure day.

We must look after our precious land and soil structure when it comes to vehicle capacity and movement. Therefore please note the following: 

  • If you are bringing a vehicle to a retreat and it is staying onsite, you need to buy the relevant vehicle pass. This helps us to manage the number of vehicles. Please do not bring a vehicle if the relevant pass is sold out. 
  • Please plan to arrive before dark so you can be parked correctly and consciously. We will be closing the gate at dark on arrival and will not allow further access until the next day. 
  • Please liftshare where possible or use public transport. We offer pick up from Whiddon Down bus stop for this retreat.

We have an extensive Retreat FAQ page here. Please read this thoroughly and, if you have a question that isn’t answered, get in touch.

Led by: Village 1 Heart Team
Location: Frog Mill, nr. Throwleigh in Devon
Experience level: Open to all
Age Group: Adults and children over the age of 7
Deposit: £45
Total suggested costs (including deposit): 
Adults & 17 year olds: £134 (donation tier)/ £101(high waged)/ £70 (low waged)/ £50 (no wage)
Child (13-16): £49 (high waged)/ £32 (low waged)/ £22 (no wage)
Child (7-12): £33 (high waged)/ £18 (low waged)/ £13(no wage)
(see our FAQ for an explanation of the deposit/ dana system) 
Car pass: £10
Live in vehicle – large (6m+): £20
Live in vehicle – small (6m & under): £20