Curious Creatives Retreats

After a very successful 2022 Craft Retreat at Kingham Hill School, we're now busy working on the 2023 version!

Details are in the making as you're reading this... BUT, what we can tell you right now is that the Craft Retreat will take place at Kingham Hill School again from

17th to 21st July 2023


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More about the Venue...


Kingham Hill School is an independent day and boarding school located near the village of Kingham in Oxfordshire.  It was founded by local landowner Charles Young in 1886, with buildings designed by the Architect William Howard Seth-Smith.  Check out the photo gallery at the bottom of this page

The school has a leisure centre with a swimming pool and other leisure facilities.  The school's 100 acres of grounds include parkland, 30 acres of woodland and 8 acres of pasture housing the school's horses, sheep, alpacas, pine martins and goats.

Investments in 2015 saw the construction of the £4 million maths and science building and this is where many of the retreat courses are held.

With 7 boarding houses accommodation is plentiful.  There are limited single and double rooms with shared facilities.  Each house has a lounge, common room and full kitchen/diner - though residents on the retreat will benefit from dining together and enjoying the delicious food prepared daily by the excellent catering team.


Catering at Kingham Hill School is provided by the leading caterer for independent schools - Holroyd Howe. The team has been led by Catering Manager, Anna Thatcher for nearly four years. The catering crew consists of 14 people who share a passion for providing fantastic, freshly made, locally sourced, and nutritionally balanced meals for pupils, staff and visitors alike.


Favourites include freshly made bread and soups available daily, fantastic main courses and tempting hot and cold desserts all made using free range eggs, Red Tractor Assured locally sourced meat and local fruit and vegetables where seasonality allows. The chefs can often be found in the small but abundant pupil kitchen garden picking herbs, berries, rhubarb and beans for use in our meals.

Anna has established excellent working relationships with local suppliers of flour (milled less than five miles away), cheese, fresh produce and a local dairy to ensure food miles are kept to a minimum.

The caterers are confident and efficient in dealing with special dietary requirements, allergies and intolerances and work closely with the parents of affected pupils to ensure suitable, nutritious and safe meals are provided.  It is highly recommended that all dietary requests are submitted at the time of booking a place on the craft retreat.


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Drone View of Kingham Hill School & Grounds
Drone View of Kingham Hill School & Grounds

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Drone View of Kingham Hill School & Grounds
Drone View of Kingham Hill School & Grounds

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2022 Tutor - Fiona Potter.  Mixed Media Artist

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2022 Tutor - Vivien Hussey.  Beaded Jewellery

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2022 Tutor - Caroline Casswell.  Polymer Clay

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2022 Tutor - Wendy Murphy.  Silversmith Jeweller

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2022 Tutor - Liz Musselwhite.  Patchwork & Quilting

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