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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get to The Elements Retreat?

ADDRESS: Candleston Wood Campsite, Merthyr Mawr, Rd, Bridgend, South Wales, CF32 0LS.

Follow the signs to the Elements Retreat, Candlestone Woods. Go through Merthyr Mawr village, keep going until you see signs for General Car Park (Gate A). This is on your right hand side. We have car park attendants to meet you upon arrival who will signpost you to where to park. There are wheelbarrows for use in transporting your camping gear. 

Do I need to print my ticket?


We use an E-ticketing system and you will NOT receive a paper ticket. A confirmation purchase email will be sent to you when you purchase your tickets. When you arrive, show us your e-ticket and we will give you your weekend wristband.

Will I be sent my ticket, or do I need to print it?


We use an E-ticketing system and you will NOT receive a paper ticket. A confirmation purchase email will be sent to you when you purchase your tickets. When you arrive, show us your e-ticket and we will give you your weekend wristband.

What time can I arrive, and what time do we need to leave?

The retreat site does not open to the public until 13:00 Friday 28 June 2024

We have created staggered arrival times to make arrival and check-in easier and to ensure a hassle free arrival for you. We will communicate these times to you two weeks before the retreat. Please aim to arrive by the suggested times as this really supports us in making the start of your retreat as smooth as possible - thank you!

DEPARTURE Time:
Everyone MUST  vacate the site by midday on Monday 1 July.

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