THE WINTER HOUSE EXPERIENCE
It's relaxing and cosy, and a perfect way for newcomers to get a taste of our community. It's about intimacy, making new friends, discovering more about yourself and others... and it's also a lot of fun, culminating in our Saturday night party with cabaret, singsongs and playroom. As a residential event all guests will be able to take a bed in the house (at a range of levels from dorm-style to luxury double rooms). Transport from the local station plus breakfast, lunch and dinner is included with tickets; all workshops, talks and activities are indoors.
The Winter House experience starts with our hosts welcoming you and showing you to your room. On the Friday night we have a welcome drinks gathering followed by dinner, meetup sessions, film screenings and workshops. Saturday starts with yoga, breakfast, introductions to the facilitators and the experiences to come, followed by our "pods" which are your chance to meet other guests and share anything that's on your mind. The day continues with workshops, talks, craft and interactive games, swimming in the heated indoor pool, plus a delicious lunch. On Saturday evening there's another chance to get together with other guests to discuss the evening ahead or to get dressed up with our craft den or fancy dress rail. Then dinner followed by a cabaret show, disco, songs round the piano and a play party. Sunday is all about brunch, afternoon tea and some relaxing workshops to help you down to earth.
Visit our "What's on" page for examples of previous years' activities.
This year's venue has a heated indoor swimming pool.
Your ticket price includes dining with other guests all weekend - see last year's menu. We offer dinner on Friday night, breakfast on Saturday morning, a light snack lunch in the middle of Saturday, a big dinner on Saturday night, brunch late on Sunday morning and an afternoon tea as guests filter out on Sunday afternoon. The food is simple and healthy yet plentiful. It's vegan with an optional add-on for those who wish to eat meat. Guests dine together in groups and long tables; wine / drinks are extra.
This is a residential event so we strongly recommend you stay on site. There is plentiful accommodation within the house ranging from group dorms to private double rooms. You're welcome to bring a campervan though we can't offer hookup.
Tickets include all food, workshops, entertainment and transport from the local station (at set times.) Accommodation is available to all ticketholders as an add-on. Book your ticket(s) here.
LOCATION AND TRANSPORT
The house is in the Midlands, 1.5 hours from London by high speed rail, with advance return tickets from £23. There are also a variety of other routes from London ranging from 1 hour 45 mins to 2 hours. We will offer a minibus service from the station at set times, the price of which is included in your ticket. We will provide the location a couple of weeks before the event but contact us if you need to know the nearest stations.