The Flea Retreat is a premium event for UK social media influencers.
It is organised by The Flea Network. We have worked with social media influencers for almost ten years, running popular influencer communities such as Tots100 and Foodies100.
We’ve also organised numerous blogging events including the MAD Blog Awards and BlogCamp.
Why Flea Retreat?
After years of working with influencers, we spotted a need for a different kind of influencer event.
An event that helps influencers to be inspired to capture and create better content. In a setting where they can collaborate with other influencers, while learning from experts in their field.
We think that holding an event from Friday to Sunday gives us plenty of time for relaxed conversation and downtime, as well as a quick spa visit or yoga class.
You could go to a regular influencer event and see a presentation about landscape photography. But how much more fun to be walking through gorgeous woodland and discovering a waterfall, with a professional photographer by your side?
Feedback from Influencers
It’s a unique event and feedback from influencers who attended the 2018 Flea Retreat was overwhelmingly positive:
“It was one of the best weekends I have had in such a long time and I think that was down to the mix of great people, fantastic sessions – actually learning things I know I can put into practice – and having down time to relax, chat and catch up too.” Donna, What the Redhead Said
“I was looking for a weekend of rejuvenation and that’s what I got as well as the opportunity to learn and make new friends. I’ve returned inspired, happier and more self-assured.” Jo, Seaside Belle
“I’ve been to blog conferences before and whilst their sessions have sometimes been useful, I’ve found that they focused more on the admin side of things rather than on the creative side. I’ve been blogging for years now so I know how to work Pinterest and Instagram so these types of sessions aren’t much use to me anymore. The Flea Retreat is about going back to the roots of our storytelling, refreshing our creative energy and brushing up on our content creation skills.” Ali, We Made This Life
“Where else can you go on a bloggers’ retreat and find yourself having a presenting workshop with actual TV presenters, creative writing the next moment, going on a beach photography walk and then paddle boarding out at sea? This weekend was about living in the now, enjoying every moment, creating memories and the sharing of stories?” Emma, Island Living 365
Who Attends Flea Retreat?
Flea Retreat tends to attract experienced bloggers who are passionate about creating high-quality, engaging content.
The event is exclusive, with just 30 tickets available. In 2018, our average attendee had been blogging for 6+ years, with more than 50,000 followers on social media.
Influencers attending the event included bloggers and YouTubers across all niches, including parenting, lifestyle, food and travel.
As you might expect, there are no stands, or sponsor presentations at Flea Retreat. The event is focused firmly on storytelling and creativity, not commercial partnerships.
However, we are always interested in working with brands who are aligned with our values of creativity, quality and storytelling.
We can partner with brands to incorporate your brand into workshops, to offer additional experiences to our guests, or to help our guests capture and share great content over the weekend.
- Do you represent a clothing or make-up brand that we could feature in one of our fashion photo shoots?
- Would you like guests at The Retreat to try your company’s photography or film-making accessories?
- Does your brand supply outdoor clothing or equipment we can incorporate into an outdoor activity?
- Do you work with a food brand that could supply props for our food photography workshops?
To find out more, simply complete the form below, and we be in touch with further information very soon.