Beautifully unique and welcoming safe spaces to learn how to skateboard.

A skateboarding haven for women and non binary people – The Skate Retreat are providing a safe space for the underrespresented – and its magic”.

The Face Magazine

Our Retreats

2 night retreats set in the heart of beautiful private woodland, a relaxing escape with a twist as two bespoke skate ramps await you under the the tree canopy, as does a beauty & physio treatment cabin – and of course, a bunch of new friends!

“I’m so much more confident since the retreat. It made such a difference learning in a space that felt safe for everyone, surrounded by really supportive and encouraging people. Honestly the most fun i’ve had all year!”

Want to find your feet on a skateboard before getting stuck into one of our 3 day residential retreats?

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Whilst we have designed our retreats to be the perfect place for learning, we understand some of you may prefer to get to know the ropes before jumping right in… Cue our lessons & workshops!

Our Workshops

From total beginners to competition level, we have a workshop for you! Choose from 4 different ability levels. We also run Parent & Kid workshops, Under 16s, Over 40’s workshops and Confidence Building workshops!




“The most peaceful and idyllic time in the woods. I left feeling refreshed, with new tricks learnt and new friends made! Can’t wait to go back!”


Our Lessons

1:1 and private group lessons in a safe, quiet, relaxed, informal and beautiful outdoor setting. You’ll be taught by one of the UK’s most experienced skateboard instructors – a professional female skateboarder whose spent over 12 years teaching and competing across Europe.



“Had the absolute best time, can’t wait to go again and feel so grateful to have been so guided and supported in skating so beautifully.”

For more general information on getting started with skateboarding, you can visit our blog, don’t forget to check out our big sisters’ website!

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The Skate Retreat

Founded in 2020 by Danielle Gallacher. A little sister company of Girl Skate UK

We are Europes first luxury skate retreat for women, trans, non binary skaters, and their allies and our aim is to uplift through skateboarding, knowledge sharing and nature connection.

We can’t wait to skate with you!


Do you have any questions about our skate retreat or the skate workshops we offer?

Feel free to get in touch! relax@theskateretreat.com