Spring retreat for parents

Mar 03 2018 09:30 - 17:00

HeartWorks , HQ, SG10 6DQ Much Hadham

"The HeartWorks evening retreat was the perfect combination of relaxation and guided reflection. I was unsure what I wanted from the retreat, but after the “what’s next for me” exercise, I not only found a new goal, I was given the tools and drive to make a start. If you’re looking for a way to re-energise and get back you drive, I can’t recommend her retreat enough!" Amber. Sustainability consultant on maternity leave. Tottenham

Inviting parents of young children looking to reconnect with their creativity and purpose to #retreatyourself this spring.

HeartWorks is putting on a day of rest and recharge just for parents at a beautiful country house 35 mins from central London.

We’ve been speaking with creative and purpose driven Mums and Dads around the UK about the realities of parenting and work in 2018. We’ve been hearing about the challenge of competing roles and changing identities, balancing life and work, fitting in self care, and how to find those elusive fulfilling and flexible jobs that fit around small people...

If any of these things ring true for you, HeartWorks is offering an instagram free opportunity for you to carve out some time for yourself and make some gentle plans for what comes next.

At this Spring retreat, you can expect to head home having:

  • Stepped out of routine and into a supportive getaway space
  • Met some like-minded people
  • Gently stretched your body and explored the natural surroundings
  • Had enriching coaching conversations in small groups, exploring and creating some new plans
  • Consumed delicious (and nutritious) food and drink
  • Enjoy a relaxing arm and hand massage and had the chance to learn yourself
  • Created your own aromatherapy blend as a reminder of the day
  • Had at least one belly laugh
  • The energy, encouragement and headspace to make some manageable changes for you and your family


We are hosting this day retreat in a country house in the pretty rural village of Much Hadham, Hertfordshire. We hope you'll enjoy the scenic walks, garden and woodlands, large vaulted workshop space, and big heart of a kitchen and make yourself right at home. We’ll provide the exact location once you have made your booking, but here is a sneak peak!


Saturday 3rd March.


We know that time is precious so we are running this as a day retreat from 9.30am- 5.00pm

Arrive for: 9.30am

Start at: 10.00am

Leave at: 5.00pm


Tim’s Kitchen will be keeping us happy and well fed with tasty, seasonal and nutritious cuisine.

A light breakfast buffet will be available on arrival at 9.30

A delicious veggie lunch spread at 1.00

  • All of the tea, coffee and healthy snacks that your heart could desire throughout the day


Travel is not included in the cost for this retreat. If you are travelling by train you can travel to:

Bishops Stortford station (6 miles)

Harlow Town station (8 miles)

And get a short taxi. We can put you in touch with others travelling by train on your request.


There are three ticket price options

Company sponsored ticket/medium to high wage - £165

Freelancer/low wage- £135

Early Bird- £95


Through our conversations with parents about this retreat, we decided to keep this a grown ups only event. Do let us know if you’d be interested in bringing your child with you to a retreat like this in the future.


We will have two private ensuite rooms available for pumping, snoozing or quiet time.

The retreat is all on the ground floor

All bathroom facilities are gender neutral

This is an LGBTQ friendly event

Couples and groups of parents are welcome

There is a friendly cafe, garden centre and pub 5 minutes walk from the house for partners and children who want to spend time nearby


“Heart work is hard work”

HeartWorks offers creative retreats, away days and training for people who care and create. Inspired by wellbeing and design approaches. Hosted by women who listen.

Our retreats are made up of the following ingredients, in different measures:

Storytelling: We will look at how you can rewrite the stories you hear and tell about yourself to reflect how brilliant you really are.

Listening: We will help you to listen to yourself and to each other, so that you can connect and reflect on what really matters to you.

Care: We will take care of you and give you what you need to take care of yourself.

Community: We will bring kind, like-minded people together who will support one other and share the experience together.

Find out more about our past retreats here. Find us on Instagram here.


We are Fan and Rebecca, two independent Social Designers who care about the wellbeing and work of people who care and create. We have more than a decade of experience working as designers and coaches for individuals and organisations with a social purpose. We love working with parents and families as part of our work with organisations like National Children’s Bureau, Barnados, Mind and UK local authorities. We are light hearted introverts, nature nerds, proud aunties and reliably have a cup of tea in hand, ready to listen.

Fan is currently on maternity leave so Rebecca will be joined by Samantha Richards- Illustrator, Beauty therapist, Service Designer and all round excellent human.

Please don't hesitate to be in touch with any questions.

We really look forward to hearing from you.

Rebecca, Fan, Tim and Samantha.



Company sponsored ticket/high wage

Not Available

Freelancer/medium to low wage

Not Available