Be Inspired by Nature with RSPB Creative Breaks

Discover exclusive artist retreats at the RSPB’s Pulborough Brooks, West Sussex, and get creative with expert tuition.

Featuring sessions with acclaimed landscape photographer, John Dominick, these creative breaks also offer rare chances to explore behind the scenes at the RSPB Pulborough Brooks nature reserve, situated in the stunning South Downs National Park.

The two sessions, which run from Friday 26 April to Sunday 28 April, and Friday 14 June to Sunday 16 June, offer a choice of creative workshops, including photography, drawing and printmaking. Guests will be encouraged to explore and take influence from a landscape that has been inspiring artists for centuries, including Virginia Woolf, Jane Austen and Eric Ravilious.

The RSPB Pulborough Brooks reserve is home to some of the UK’s rarest wildlife and habitats, and expert staff will providing guided walks to help you get closer to the wildlife they are working to protect. Both events also include an exclusive night-time safari of the site, which is located in one of only 12 Dark Skies reserves in the world, meaning on clear nights you may even be to spot the Milky Way with the naked eye.

With very limited places available, guests are encouraged to book early. Prices start from £200 per person, which includes homemade lunches using locally sourced and sustainable produce, as well as creative and wildlife experiences. For full details and to book your place, please visit

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