Retreats: creative, arts, craft, writing & music
retreats & holidays



Artisa Academic & Art Retreat

based: Peloponnese, Greece
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An interdisciplinary retreat for scientists and artists. Retreats include writing weeks for PhD students offering help finishing a thesis, group and individual retreats for scientists, grant writing weeks and an artists retreat program.

| retreats | Greece |


uk flagCreative Retreats

based: Devon, UK
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Short creative retreats and breaks for all ages and abilities, offering courses in creative writing, decorative painting techniques and life-change workshops. Retreats take place in various locations in Devon and the South West.

| retreats | England |


Creative Retreats in Venice

based: Venice, Italy
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Creative workshops and retreats in Venice for artistic people. Retreats created with talented, qualified artists and established cultural venues – particularly short retreats with a Venetian theme. Retreats cover a range of interests including writing, film-making, animation, business studies, health and wellbeing.

| retreats | Italy |


uk flagNational Holidays five star Featured Site

based: UK

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National Holidays logoUK Handmade Fair and Craft Show breaks. Crafters can visit shows packed with demonstrations, talks, stalls and shopping, hands on workshops and opportunities to try new craft skills. Packages include coach travel, show admission and hotel accommodation.

| country crafts | UK |


uk flagSlipper Camps

based: Kent, UK
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Inspirational mini-breaks for women of all ages, including creative workshops, country walks, historic house and garden visits, social activities and opportunities to make new friends, whilst staying in a boutique hotel in Tenterden in Kent, full-board, with everything arranged for you. Ideal for women on their own or with a family member/friend.

| women | retreats | gardening | painting/drawing | walk/trek/hike | murder mystery | sightseeing | self development | singles | seniors/silver surfers | for people with a disability | England |


Creative Crafting Retreats

based: Ontario, Canada

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Weekend crafting retreats at various venues in Ontario. Weekends include: ensuite accommodation, meals, snacks, and non-alcoholic beverages, personal workspace, workshops and shopping.

| retreats | Canada |


Paradigm Center (The) – HillHouse Writer's Retreat

based: Tennessee, USA

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An educational foundation at the famous HillHouse Writer's Retreat, HillHouse Farms. A bed and breakfast retreat in Pulaski, Tennessee, for artists and writers.

| retreats | writing | USA |


Ty Newydd

based: Gwynedd, Wales, UK

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The National Writers' Centre for Wales offering residential courses in writing, poetry and drama as well as writers retreats and Welsh language courses.

| retreats | writing | poetry | storytelling | Wales |





Travel-quest's Artistic and Creative Retreats category lists retreat weekends, short breaks and residential multi-day courses and holidays centered around artistic and creative interests such as: writing, poetry, painting and drawing, ceramics, craft skills, music, filmmaking and photography.


Retreats may take place in dedicated retreat centres or other tranquil locations offering suitable facilities. They may simply offer suitable work and studio space to enable guests to continue their own work and study – or they may also offer instruction, workshops, classes and courses.


The creative retreat companies in listed this section specifically identify themselves as 'retreats', but we suggest also looking at our related Arts & Crafts pages» too. If you're looking for a health retreat see our dedicated Health & Wellbeing 'holiday' section here»