Day Retreats

The focus on these days will be a relaxing day knitting one of Whistlebare’s patterns, as well as of course, visiting the animals on the farm, lashings of cake, and lots of yarn!  We hope you will leave feeling refreshed, inspired, looked after and having done some lovely knitting.

A Whistlebare Retreat includes a Whistlebare pattern of your choice and the first skein of yarn

Several of our patterns are single skein and therefore your complementary skein will be enough to finish your project.   If the pattern  you choose requires more than one skein then the rest may be purchased on the day with a 10% discount.

We will have a tutor to help you start your project and support you throughout the day, and by the end of the retreat we hope you will be confident that you can finish at home.


We have had a number of enquiries about getting to Whistlebare and it is true we are in a very rural area.  We are however, close to the main East Coast Line. Our local station is Berwick-Upon-Tweed which is 40 minutes from both Newcastle and Edinburgh stations and we are going to provide a bus service from and to Berwick station. Please let us know if you are interested in travelling by Whistlebare Bus!

For information about what to do and where to stay in Northumberland read our blog post on visiting Northumberland

For more pictures and information about the day see our Retreat blog post.

If you prefer a day with a celebrity guest tutor to teach you a new skill please see our ‘Grand Days Out


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  • Whistlebare Pattern and skein of Whistlebare Yarn.
  • Tutor on hand to help with pattern.
  • Morning coffee/tea and cake.
  • Home cooked lunch of soup, bread and local cheese.
  • Afternoon coffee/tea with yes, more cake!
  • Meeting the livestock and easy farm walk.
  • 10% discount on any purchase made on the day.

We are very proud of our livestock husbandry and the environmental care we take of our land and we know that our customers care about this too.  So we are offering to show you all around Whistlebare and introduce you to our goats, sheep, pigs and chickens.

Lunch will be made from local produce, all diets can be catered for but please let us know in advance.


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