3rd - 5th August 2018


Tolhurst Organic Hardwick Estate, RG8 7RA Reading, England


£185 - Early Bird ticket
£199 - Standard ticket

ABOUT HARDWICK HOOP GATHERING 2018 / what's going on

Presenting the UK’s only boutique hoop mini-festival!


August 3rd – 5th 2018

  • Hoop workshops from amazing UK and International artists
  • Dance, aerial/acro and alternative workshops too
  • Organic locally-sourced, delicious food all weekend
  • A beautiful countryside retreat location on the banks of the river Thames, conveniently situated just outside Reading.
  • A riverside, wood-fired outdoor hot tub to relax in
  • Swimming and boating on the Thames!
  • Choice of camping or bell tent accommodation (extra fee applies). Local BnBs available too.
  • Riverside bonfires, a spectacular show, LED and fire hooping AND MORE!




UKHG’s Gems Goddard and Rose Tolhurst are proud to invite you to our 3rd Hoop Gathering at Hardwick event from August 3rd – 5th in 2018!

Our retreats offer you conscious, community celebrations of all things hoop and movement related, surrounded by the best of beautiful, British summertime nature. 

Seekers of hoop tricks, techniques, new hoop grooves and more hoop buddies won’t be disappointed as our well-known and experienced hoop teachers share their knowledge with you during the events. 

Lovers of movement and flow will be able to dance wildly in our 5 Rhythms class, and have some fun with choreography in energetic dance classes. Get bendy and chill-out in our morning yoga classes or take it to the next level and hang upside down in the trees with Gems in aerial yoga or acro-yoga classes. 

Water-babies can get their fix down by the river side – for swimming, splashing at the ‘muddy-beach’, boating and of course warming up in our wood-fired riverside hot-tub beside our giant fire-pit! 

Foodies can munch to their hearts’ delights on locally- sourced, organic vegetarian food over the weekend – including tasty salads and warm, filling dinners.

Enjoy parties, LED hoop jams and a spectacular evening show in our walled gardens!


Tolhurst Organic Produce,
Hardwick Estate,
South Oxfordshire RG8 7RA

The nearest train station is Pangbourne, about 3 miles from the site, which is on the main train line from London Paddington to Oxford.

Trains run frequently, taking around 1 hour from London to Pangbourne. Then take a taxi from Pangbourne to the site.

TOP TIP! Perhaps take the London to Reading train and then the Reading to Pangbourne train which could be quicker!

Pangbourne is also the nearest village/your last stop for shops, cash points etc. before you reach the site.

The nearest motorway is M4 junction 12, about 8 miles away. The site is also close to the A4074 running between Reading and Oxford.

There is also access from the Thames river. A number of moorings are available close to the site.

Parking for cars/live-in vehicles is available on site.

£185 – 10 Early Bird tickets (available until Dec 1st 2017)

£199 – Standard ticket thereafter 

To book your tickets please visit: 

All tickets include camping pitch, all food/refreshments throughout the weekend, all entertainments and workshops.

Tickets do not include travel or alcohol.

Glamping bell tents available at an extra cost and include air beds, blankets, lights and yummy surprises!

Pay a non-refundable £50 deposit now and pay for the rest later!

We accept direct bank transfer and international payment.

PayPal available on request.


Flexible payment plans for installments on your terms are also available on request

(small admin charge applies)

Hardwick Hoop Gathering 2018

PRICES from £185 (early bird) / All tickets include camping pitch, all food/refreshments throughout the weekend, all entertainments and workshops. Tickets do not include travel or alcohol. Pay a non-refundable £50 deposit now and pay for the rest later!

Event FAQS / find your answers

We have a small shop on-site for your needs during the holiday and we take orders for anything you need from our shopping runs. If you want to go to the nearest town of Banyoles you can also easily take a 10 minute taxi.
It is at the top of a beautiful hill near the town of Banyoles in Catalonia. It is about 30 minutes from Girona and 90 minutes from Barcelona.
The holiday is 7 nights long from Sat 16th June to Sat 23rd June

Contact Us / Please let us know if you have any questions