Village 1 Family-Friendly 2024

Thursday 1 August 2024 to Wednesday 7 August 2024
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Led by: Mike, Vimalaraja, Ratnadeva & the village team
Location: Frog Mill, nr. Throwleigh in Devon
Experience level: Open to all
Age Group: Adults and children over the age of 7
Deposit: £60 adult, £15 child
Total suggested costs (including deposit): 
Adults & 17 year olds: £134 (donation tier)/ £140/ (high waged)/ £100 (low waged)/ £70 (no wage)
Child (13-16): £59 (high waged)/ £42 (low waged)/ £32 (no wage)
Child (7-12): £43 (high waged)/ £28 (low waged)/ £23(no wage)
(see our FAQ for an explanation of the deposit/ dana system) 
Car pass: £15
Live in vehicle – large (6m+): £30
Live in vehicle – small (6m & under): £30


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.


This is a catered event. Urns and tea-making facilities will be available all day. Please plan to bring your own mugs. We will provide other crockery and 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 ask everyone to stay on site the whole time during the retreat. We have support if you need essential items during this time. 


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 ups from Whiddon Down bus stop at The Post Inn for this retreat.



  • We have an extensive Retreat FAQ page here. Please read this thoroughly - especially the questions specific to Village -  and, if you have a question that isn’t answered, get in touch.
  • Further information -  including directions - will be sent out a couple of weeks before the retreat. Pick ups for this retreat are offered from The Post Inn bus stop in Whiddon Down.