A magical long weekend for the whole family to run wild

WHEN: Bank Holiday Fri 23rd August (from 2pm) - Mon 26th August (2pm) 2019

WHERE: Dartmoor National Park (2 hour 30 minute train ride from London)

The kids tasted freedom like they’ve never known before. No wonder they weren’t in a rush to come back to civilization afterwards!
— Chris, Family Time 2018

we invite you and your family into the wild woods

Leave your smartphone, homework and to-do list back home, sleep under the stars and feel closer to the natural world. We will explore and adventure among ancient beech trees during the day, and share stories and inspiration around a crackling fire at night. There will be fire making, shelter building, wild cooking, games, snoozing and much more. You will leave feeling refreshed, reinvigorated and more deeply rooted, with children who have tasted true freedom, made new friends, and are full of awe and wonder at the enchantment of life. If your family are looking for some respite and adventure that is on your doorstep this summer, this is a place where you can truly slow down and discover once again.

the best kept secret in devon

Our Wild Family Time camp provides families with a rare escape from busy, high-tech living - with phones locked away and no 4G, electricity or running water on site. Our light comes from the fire and a smattering of solar lights, and our water for cooking and washing is fetched from the stream. The site is both expansive and contained, allowing both children and adults to roam safely without the risk of road traffic. It is one of the only places we've found in the south of England that is untouched by light or sound pollution from roads or nearby towns.  

There was a perfect balance of activities and space to spend time alone or with others. The children were free to independently explore, to experiment and experience the landscape in a way that is often impractical in towns and cities.
— John, Family Time 2018
It was such a magical time. The kids were in tears when we had to leave!
— Laura, Family Time 2018


  • Exclusive use of a remote and ancient woodland in Dartmoor National Park

  • 9 freshly prepared, healthy and delicious meals, all cooked over the fire

  • A very special woodland banquet with stories under the stars

  • Guided mindfulness and Qi Gong movement sessions (for adults) to bring you back into balance

  • A variety of multi-sensory exercises to reawaken the senses and deepen your connection with the natural world

  • Opportunities to practice and be mentored on wild camping and bushcraft skills

  • Forest school activities for children including fire making, shelter building and crafts

  • 4 day digital detox – phones locked safely away

  • Space to connect with other families and make meaningful friendships in a short space of time

  • Comprehensive insurance and peace of mind from having outdoor first aiders on site

  • An abundance of nature


You’d thought of everything. I feel very lucky that we could join and be a part of it - definitely one to always remember.
— Laura, Family Time 2018


23 - 26 August (3 nights)
from 300.00

bursary places

We are usually able to offer a few bursary places. Get in touch to find out more.


This retreat has been filled with magic. I fully appreciate what you created for us.
— Annabel, JULY 2017
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