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Society Events

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Next Society Meeting
The Retreat 2014

 Friday 9th – Monday 12th May 2014

Do you need to get away from it all?  Do you want a weekend free of TV, phones, work, and want to detox both mind and body?  Then our Relaxing Retreat weekend is for you.


The Encephalitis Society is again organising a special weekend away (Friday to Monday), in the magnificent location of Buckland Hall nestled in the mountains of the Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales.

The weekend is for anyone[1] affected by Encephalitis (directly or indirectly) and will include workshops, presentations, and therapies, treating yourself and having some fun too!  All the workshops are optional.  If you just want to come and wander the magnificent 60 acres of gardens, parkland and lakes then that’s fine too.

We will also have an on-site masseur (included in the cost) during the day with whom you can make an appointment.

Your relaxing weekend will be supplemented with a seductive menu of vegetarian food to help cleanse your system.  The food is a gastronomic delight using local and organic produce.

After a refreshing sleep in the comfortable en-suite bedrooms you can rise for an early morning walk along the river or mountain paths, or have a long lie in.  Later in the day you can join us for the workshops and fantastic food if you wish.  Breaks can be spent wandering around the gardens, the renowned arboretum and the ornamental lake.  Later as the sun sets behind the Brecon Beacons, it bathes the veranda with a warm glow.  Inside the log fires blaze, whilst you sit with a drink and the chat continues for some into the wee small hours.

To find out more you can watch our 2012 Retreat video in our Media Centre

EARLY BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL. Places are limited & are issued on a first come, first served basis.

Download the booking form here - 2014 Booking Form

 [1] The weekend is for those aged 16 or over and unfortunately we are unable to offer any care or personal support.