The Ultimate Guide to Detox Weekend Retreats UK [2024]

Posted on 16th Jan 2024. In , , , ,

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We’ve hand-plucked a cornucopia of health retreats for you from the thousands of UK health and detox weekend retreats online, chosen because we think they’ve definitely got the muscle to get us all feeling physically, mentally and spiritually marvellous.

From surf and yoga retreats in Devon to a magical glamping spa in Scotland, there’s plenty to choose from. So pack your wholemeal flip-flops, snap your chat to ‘laters’ and go nurture yourself – we’ll meet you by the yoga barn.


 

 

YOGA RETREATS UK

1. Yoga and Paddleboarding Weekends | Cornwall, Somerset & New Forest

COST: £485PP | VARIOUS DATES

Wild swimming in the New Forest, wilderness walks in Cornwall, SUP yoga in Somerset and mountain hikes in the Lake District – all balanced with daily yoga and meditation. Yes, The Wild Times is the place to go for if you want to restore and rewild yourself amongst all the elements.

The Wild Times yoga and paddleboarding retreats run over long weekends in the UK all year round, led by their brilliant adventurer and founder, Jenny, and her specially-selected Wild Times’ partners. Every retreat combines yoga, mediation and SUP boarding with a number of other activities, such as wild swimming or forest bathing – and even surprise guests!

You stay in carefully chosen accommodation and enjoy nutritious, plant-based meals throughout your stay. If you’d like to head further afield, The Wild Times also runs yoga and paddleboarding retreats in Morocco and The Alps.

Includes: The Wild Times detox weekends include a range of restorative activities including daily meditation, breathwork and yoga practice. You can also try your hand at paddleboarding and cold water swimming, and many of the retreats also include hiking in beautiful locations.


 

2. Summer Yoga Retreat, Suffolk

COST: £295PP | VARIOUS DATES

Tucked into nature (with cornfields, reed beds and marshes at the end of the road), Toad Hall Lodges is a quiet, intimate Suffolk glamping site where you can blow away the 9 – 5. And thanks to the on-site yoga studio and fitness space, retreating to detox your soul is entirely possible.

This year, Toad Hall Lodges are running a mix of fabulous retreats, from Run Wild Weekends to Hot Cold Therapy Weekends.

Included: Most retreats include all meals, drinks and accommodation.

What to pack: 

Padded yoga mat – Get one here

Yoga socks – Get them here

Discover more: Toad Hall Lodges

3. Forest Yoga and Wellness Retreat, Cornwall

COST: £675PP | VARIOUS DATES

Magical is one word to describe Cabilla Retreats in Cornwall. Enchanting is another. Because this wellness retreat is set in a special place amongst privately-owned ancient woodland and beautiful wild spaces, close to Bodmin Moor in Cornwall.

Throughout the year, Cabilla run a variety of health retreats from their peaceful Cornwall base – including an Autumn Equinox and Summer Equinox retreats. Guests stay in one of the gorgeous Koyts, set in a peaceful glade near the wellness barns, and sleep soundly underneath one of the UK’s only dark sky environments. The facilities on site are contemporary and immaculate; a lot of thought and expense has gone into making your time here unforgettable.

Included: a range of restorative activities including daily meditation and yoga practice. Wild bathing in woodland pools. Forest bathing and sound healing. Wildlife walks through the owner’s temperate rainforest. And plant-based meals and homemade refreshments.

What to pack: 

Stretchy yoga pants – Get them here

Yoga bra – Get one here

Discover more: Cabilla

 

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SPA RETREATS UK

4. Spa & Stay Short Break, Scotland

CURRENT OFFER: Relaxation Short Break for 2 (midweek 2 night stay with 2 x 30min hot stone massage and preheated hot tub, £295). Date Night Short Break (midweek 2 night stay with a preheated hot tub and bottle of bubbly for £159)

If a short break in a tranquil Scottish Glen sounds like your kind of detox weekend, then Pathgreen Glamping in Perthshire has you covered. Helped by the majestic Ochil Hills that surround this special glamping site, the waterfall and natural plunge pool nearby and the on-site boutique ‘Meadowsweet Spa’, you will feel instantly untangled.

Your home for the weekend is in one of the two luxury Scottish larch glamping pods at Pathgreen. Dens of comfort and cosiness, both glamping pods come with stunning floor-to-ceiling glass fronts which are, in our opinion, as striking as stain glass windows.

Only a few steps away you’ll find the boutique spa – Meadowsweet Spa. It’s here, in this softly-lit space, that you can enjoy a whole range of excellent treatments: from indulgent facials and massages to reiki, manicures and reflexology. The treatment menu is extensive for whatever type of detox break you want.


 

5. Couples’ Luxury Spa Weekend, Devon

COST: From £650 | 2 night minimum stay

Wildwood Spa in Devon takes luxury spa retreat to a whole new drool-fest level. This incredible spa-stay hybrid for two adults looks like something you’d find in Bali. But actually sits on the North Devon Coast, near some of the UK’s best beaches.

This stylish and sustainable stay is unique and comprised of two cuboid timber spaces, inspired by Nordic minimalism and Japanese Shou-Sugi-Ban cladding design.

In one cube there’s a well-equipped kitchen and living area. In the other, there’s a bedroom and bathroom. And, sandwiched in-between, your personal spa space, complete with all the 5-star trimmings you want for a detox break: infinity pool with hydrotherapy pool loungers, a hot outdoor shower, a cedar sauna, an open fireplace.

It’s no wonder Wildwood Spa is so popular – and gets booked out months in advance. There is a waiting list, however, that’s worth joining so you can snap up any cancellations. Yes, it’ll blow the budget – but it is worth every penny.

What to bring:  

Weekend holdall – Get one here

Bikini set – Get yours here

Discover more: Wildwood Spa

6. Historical Spa Weekend, Bath

COST: From £209PP | 2 nights

Bath is one of the world’s greatest known spa cities and was voted as the world’s favourite British spa destination by TripAdvisor. So a detox retreat in Bath for a weekend is a must.

The Bath Thermae is a day Spa mixing beautiful new architecture with historic buildings. It is also the original and only natural thermal spa in Britain.

The Royal Hotel in Bath offers a couple of weekend wellness retreat packages in partnership with Bath Thermae, but the Classic spa retreat package is the most affordable in my view.

Includes two-hour spa session, 2 night’s accommodation in a standard double or twin room, breakfast both mornings with a wide choice of healthy options, Champagne afternoon tea – scones, jam and clotted cream, tea with a refreshing glass of champagne after your visit to the Spa and a 3-course dinner selected from the full à la carte menu on one evening of your choice (no supplements).

Don’t miss: When in the city, add a fabulous food tour of Bath with Savouring Bath to your must-do list

What to bring:  

Cosy slippers – Get some here

Sarong – Get one here

Discover more: The Royal Hotel

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7. Boutique Spa Weekend, Cornwall

COST: From £175PP | 12 Unique Rooms | Various spa treatments on offer

Boscundle Manor Hotel is a beautiful boutique Cornish 18th-century country house with 255 years of love soaked into its bricks and mortar, which you can feel the moment you drive into the immaculate grounds.

Your hosts here, Louise and Jason, go above and beyond to create joyful experiences for their guests. From their exquisite Afternoon Tea with a twist to the hotel’s mini spa, your time here really fills you up with feel-good.

There’s a lovely bijou heated indoor pool as well as a cocooning treatment room offering everything from a luxury facial to a full body polish. Day spa guests are welcome; for hotel guests use of the spa pool is complimentary.

What to bring:  

Waterproof Pool Bag – Get one here

Fit Flops – Get some here

Discover more: Boscundle Manor Hotel

8. Mini Spa Weekend, Dorset

COST: From £60PP | 26 Rooms | Various spa packages on offer

In the heart of Thomas Hardy’s Dorset stands a handsome award-winning dog-friendly Sherborne hotel with all the poise, charm and good-looks of a period-drama romantic hero. The Eastbury Hotel is a small luxury hotel that’s big on good service and character.

There are 26 guests rooms in the hotel and 5 luxury Victorian Garden Potting Shed Suites in the hotel’s lovely walled garden. The latter are purposefully designed to resemble a traditional Victorian garden potting shed; they even have eco-friendly moss and sedum roofs, speckled with wildflowers.

It’s in the hotel’s Walled Garden and you’ll find The Eastbury Spa: a small, perfectly-formed space boasting an hydrotherapy tub, sauna, steam cabin, mini gym and outdoor secluded hot tub. The Eastbury Spa offers a range of pampering thanks to a brilliant GAIA Treatment Menu, including facials, massages and beauty and wellness therapies.

What to bring:  

Spa Headband – Get one here

Coconut Ultra-Rich Body Lotion – Get some here

Discover more: The Eastbury Hotel & Spa

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Fitness Retreats

9. Run, Glamp & Tour Weekend, Cornwall

COST: Bespoke Hire from £600 | 5 or 7 day retreats available

Get set to go on a unique and bespoke fitness adventure with the brilliant Scarangar in Cornwall. Grab a bunch of your closest running buddies and hop aboard a vintage double decker bus. This uber-cool converted bus is your mobile home for a 5 or 7 day wellness break – of your choosing.

Yes, this unique, low-impact retreat comes with a totally bespoke itinerary, that you work out with the company before you set off. So if you want to run a particular part of Cornwall’s coast or wilderness, you can. All your meals are provided and you get a host/drive to look after your group on your trip as well as comfy beds to rest your head.

You can add on all sorts of activities, provided by carefully-chosen local partners, such as surfing, hiking, wild swimming or yoga.

Includes: 5 or 7 nights’ glamping aboard the bus accommodation, parked at local campsites with use of the facilities; 3 meals per day, Water, tea and coffee, local driver and host, campsite fees, bedding & towels, longstay car parking for the duration of the trip.

What to pack: Running socks – Get yours here | Wild running book – Get it here

10. Wild Swimming Weekend, Wales

COST: £588 (Twin room, shared) | Frid – Sun

Get set to make a big splash into healthy living with this incredible UK fitness retreat with The Zest Life Retreats. Your base? Plas Cadnant, a stylish, secluded country house on the Isle of Anglesey.

From here, you’ll head out to some of North Wales’ most beautiful wild swimming locations where you’ll dive into the crisp, clear waters under the expert supervision of experienced wild swimmers. All levels of ability are welcome and all equipment is provided.

Afterwards, warm up with a herbal tea and wholesome cake, whilst listening to waves lapping against the shore before heading back to the 21-acres of private parkland that you can call home for the weekend.

Alongside the swimming, there are a variety of yoga sessions, ranging from more challenging sessions in the morning to more relaxing, meditative sessions in the evening. And, of course, every day is filled with healthy, detoxing, delicious meals.

Includes: 2 nights’ luxury accommodation with shared bathroom; twice daily yoga and meditation instruction; 2 guided wild swims; wholesome breakfast, nutritious lunch and vegetarian dinner. Unlimited fruit, tea, coffee, and fruit water.

What to pack: Swimming cap – Get yours here | Wild swimming book – Get it here


 

Healthy Retreats UK

11. Sugar Detox Retreat, Somerset

COST: From £2850 (Twin Room PP) | Frid – Frid

If you’re ready to say ‘goodbye’ to the white stuff forever, then this 5-day women-only UK detox retreat will hit your sweet spot. Your detox is held in Somerset in a beautiful wooden house, surrounded by 3 acres of farmland.

Each day comes with a carefully-structured programme of activities, including group behaviour, NLP workshops, hypnotherapy and cookery. There’s also a complimentary body treatment and plenty of time for R&R or swimming in the on-site pool.

Includes:  pre- and post-detox support; between 4- 6 hours activities per day, group behaviour, hypnotherapy and cookery workshop, 1 complimentary body treatment; ensuite accommodation with power shower or bath, luxury bedding, bath robes and towels, all meals and snacks and drinks prepared to your dietary requirements.

What to pack:

Case Against Sugar Book – Get it here

Comfy Slipper Socks – Get them here

Discover more: The Body Retreat

12. Juice Fast Detox, Sussex

COST: Contact Platinum Healing for more details 

This detox retreat pivots around the idea of rebooting your health and vitality with a juice programme.

Run Platinum Healing, the retreat is said by the organisers to “awaken the body’s powerful cleansing and healing abilities, helping to cure and prevent disease, restore health, balance emotions and prolong life.”

As well as the juice programme, you can add additional therapies to your detox, including  2-4 yoga classes daily, meditation sessions, NLP, medicinal herbalism and acupuncture.

What to pack: 

Workout leggings – Get yours here

Book of Juices – Get it here

Discover more: Platinum Healing

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Natural Wellness UK

Sometimes you don’t need an organised, hosted retreat to boost your wellbeing. Simply getting away from the daily grind and sinking into nature in a beautiful location in a beautiful space is all it takes. Here are a couple of our favourite places to immerse in nature.

13. Slow Living Tipis, Devon

COST: £140pn | 2 nights min stay

Sitting Bull, Dancing Deer, Crazy Bear and Moon Dance – 4 beautiful canvas tipis (sleeping 2 adults) that hold court amongst 46 acres of grasses and wildflowers, just a short drive from the North Devon coast and minutes from Exmoor.

This slice of paradise is Harta Retreat, where the the pace of life slows right down and you can rediscover who you are beyond the chores and to-do lists.

Each tipi offers a serene, towering space with all the luxuries you need to rest and relax, including log burners, king-sized beds, outdoor kitchens and showers (for feeling the elements on your skin), as well as books and magazines to make up for no WIFI.

Both Dancing Deer and Sitting Bull come with ensuite bathrooms, with a freestanding rolltop bath, flushing wc, basin with reliably hot water, super-soft Pima cotton towels. Bliss.

Come here and forget the world you know: who needs yoga classes when there is a babbling stream nearby and whirling red kites overhead? Let nature be your teacher.

What to pack: 

Living Naturally Shampoo Bar – Get one here

Eco-friendly toiletry bag – Get it here

Discover more: Harta Retreat

14. Castaway Cabin Weekend, Brecon Beacons

COST: From £110 (2 people) | 2 nights min stay

Recharge, rejuvenate, restore – for that, there’s this: Llanthony Castaway. It’s an über-romantic Welsh escape where your home is a beautifully converted railway carriage (sleeping 2 adults) and your neighbours are the sounds, smells and earthly pleasures of a sea of fields within the Brecon Beacons National Park near Abergavenny.

It’s blissfully rural here: you can forget Wifi or 4G – but you don’t need them here. Llanthony Court Castaway connects you to something modern living strips away: enough peace and quiet for you to hear the sound of your own heartbeat.

There’s a king-sized bed with feathered duvet, pillows and crisp linen. There’s a log-burner for warmth even in the coldest months. There’s a full kitchen with a two-ring electric hob, an oven, a grill and a fridge. And, in carriage number two which adjoins your main living space, there’s a lovely bathroom with a heated rail, drench shower, proper flushing loo and local shampoo and soaps.

It’s perfect seclusion for reading, painting, writing or drawing. Or, if you like hiking, historical Offas Dyke Path is not far away.

What to pack: 

Joules Wellies – Get them here

Base layers – Get some here

Discover more: Llanthony Castaway

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Surf Retreats UK

14. Surf & Food Weekend, Devon

COST: Contact Swell Yoga for more information

In the beautiful North Devon countryside, you’ll find the wonderful Swell Yoga – run by Elly, a yoga and meditation teacher, and Nikita, a chef who specialises in gluten free, plant-based, gut healing foods. Together, Nikita and Elly run a range of spring, summer and winter surf, food and yoga retreats over 2 or 3 days.

All weekends include delicious vegan food, and energising yoga and surf – all you need to bring is your sense of adventure. The accommodation options change depending on the retreats and the time of year, but all options are comfortable and cosy. During the summer, Swell Yoga run glamping weekend retreats where guests stay in bell tents. In the winter, Swell Yoga heads indoors to a special retreat centre in North Devon, based in a beautiful farmhouse surrounded by five acres of North Devon farmland.

Includes: daily yoga classes, surf lessons, guided coastal walks, healthy vegan food, accommodation.


 

15. Surf & Yoga Retreat Weekend, Cornwall

COST: £424 (shared twin/double room) | 2 nights

The Surf Sistas run women-only surf holidays in the UK and abroad; and their fun surf and yoga weekends  mix yoga and surf with spa treatments as optional extras. Learn to surf or progress your surfing in a safe and friendly environment. Then, when you are not in the waves, you can explore the stunning beaches on your doorstep, walk the coastal path, relax in the spa, or explore the surfy shopping and cafes vibes of Newquay, with your fellow Surf Sistas.

You stay on Newquay’s stunning Pentire headland, in a beautiful 4 star hotel overlooking the waves and every day you’ll enjoy 3 surf lessons tailored to your ability level along with a yoga for surfers class.

Includes: healthy wholesome breakfasts; 2 nights accommodation (choose shared twin/double room or single occupancy double room); use of hotel pool, hot tub & sauna; yoga classes; surf lessons (wetsuits provided); photographs of you surfing in an online gallery to download; a lovely Surf Sistas goody bag to take home.

What to pack: Dry bag and waterproof phone case – Get it here |  Wet suit boots – Get some here

Discover more: Surf Sistas


 

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Comments
Bizarre, I repeatable ticked FASTING weekends and still haven't found any! One even came up with serving tea and cake on arrival...
Diana Beamish on 2019-07-30 15:18:41
These ALL sound so appealing! I think the tree house in Wales gets my vote. Its sounds so peaceful , just from your description.
Louise Jones on 2020-03-03 21:17:09

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