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Booking Information

It might seem like a lot but please do read this page as it contains
both important and useful information for your visit to the Findhorn Foundation.
Please also see our Terms and Conditions page.

You can book online using our secure server by following the links provided on each workshop page. These take you to an online booking form.

You can also print out a booking form and post or fax it to us.

Before you book your workshop or event

  • Please read the Booking Form carefully and ensure you have included all necessary information.

  • Book well in advance to ensure a place in the workshop of your choice.

  • When you book with a credit/debit card via the online booking form, it may look as though we have immediately taken your payment. However, we do not debit payments from your card until your bursary (if you are applying for one) and/or your booking has been confirmed. In the meantime, your bank or credit card company may take the money out of your account and hold it in reserve for up to 30 days. If the money is not collected by us, it is then returned to your account.

  • Unless specifically indicated on the programme page, a £95 deposit per person per workshop is required. This deposit is not refunded unless your workshop is cancelled by us.

  • The balance of your payment is due four weeks before the start date of your programme. We will take this from your credit/debit card automatically, or you can send us a cheque or bank transfer.

  • When booking a programme that starts in four weeks or less, full payment is required at the time of booking.

  • We suggest you arrange holiday insurance as, if you cancel after this point, we can refund only 50% of the balance (the deposit is non-refundable). If you cancel within one week of the programme, there is no refund. On any refund made to a credit/debit card there is a fee of £5. (See Terms and Conditions.)

  • Please wait for confirmation before making travel arrangements as we cannot guarantee bookings for any given week. Allow 1–2 weeks for confirmation although we will endeavour to get back to you well before that.

  • To make a Short-Term Guest booking please email us at [email protected] or see the Short Term Guest page.

  • For Erraid workshops please use the information on the relevant workshop page to contact Erraid directly.

Booking Experience Week

Many of our workshops and programmes require prior participation in Experience Week. Conferences, Special Events, Findhorn Foundation College programmes, and some workshops do not have this requirement. Please refer to page containing the workshop information.

When you book your Experience Week please write a letter telling us about yourself, your spiritual background, if any, and why you want to visit. This introductory letter is your first step into the spirit of the week and helps the Experience Week facilitators get to know you and to prepare the programme. If you are a couple, or a family making a booking together, please will each one of you write a separate letter. Please write between one and two pages (500 – 1000 words). Here are a few guidelines to help you when writing your letter:

  • Please don’t make it a CV or a literary exercise! Mistakes in language do not matter, it is more important that you write a letter from the heart.

  • Include your age and, in your own words, an outline of your present life (this could cover your present circumstances, your life choices, those people who are important to you, what inspires you, your joys and challenges, and so on).

  • Describe your reasons for wanting to participate in an Experience Week.

  • If you have – or have had – any emotional or health difficulties, we would like to know if and how these are affecting your life now.

  • Finally, please write or type the letter yourself. We will treat it as confidential (and suggest you do the same, if this helps you when you are writing and posting it).

  • Please enclose your letter with your deposit and booking form.

Please apply well in advance for your Experience Week, if possible, and wait for confirmation of your booking before making travel plans.

Send your booking

  • You can book online by following the links on each workshop page.

  • You can print out and send a booking form by post to:
    Bookings
    Findhorn Foundation
    The Park
    Findhorn, Forres
    Moray IV36 3TZ
    Scotland, UK

  • Or fax it to: +44 (0)1309 691663

  • If you need to contact us about a booking, you can call our Booking Office on +44 (0)1309 691653 or email them at [email protected]
    The Booking Office hours are 10:00am–12:30pm and 2:00pm–4:30pm (British Standard Time) Monday to Friday, however we are closed on Thursday afternoons. If you can only phone outside these times please leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

  • For general enquiries please contact our Visitors Centre team at [email protected] or telephone +44 (0)1309 690311.

Payment

We prefer payment by card or cheque. We accept most credit or debit cards but not American Express. Please do not send cash in the mail. Payment should be in pounds sterling (GBP – £). In most countries it is possible to buy a cheque in GBP from your bank. Please note that we cannot accept Eurocheques.

It is also possible to pay using a bank transfer – please contact the Bookings office for bank details if you wish to use this method of payment.

When you book with a credit/debit card via the online booking form, it may look as though we have immediately taken your payment. However, we do not debit payments from your card until your bursary (if you are applying for one) and/or your booking has been confirmed. In the meantime, your bank or credit card company may take the money out of your account and hold it in reserve for up to 30 days. If the money is not collected by us, it is then returned to your account.

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Financial Support – Bursaries

We do not wish to exclude people with a low income, young people, people who are unwaged, or people from developing countries. Limited bursary funds are available towards the cost of participating in our programmes and we encourage those who need help with payment to apply.

Please apply for financial support well in advance of the start date of your chosen workshop(s), certainly no later than 2 weeks before. Please tick the box on the booking form, so Bookings can send you our Bursary application form. Please fill in all fields on this form, which includes your financial situation, resources, income, expenditures, savings and stating the amount that you are able to pay. It is possible to combine a bursary with a pay agreement to spread payments over a maximum of three months. All bursaries must be arranged in advance of arrival.

When you book with a credit/debit card via the online booking form, it may look as though we have immediately taken your payment. However, we do not debit payments from your card until your bursary and your booking has been confirmed. In the meantime, your bank or credit card company may take the money out of your account and hold it in reserve for up to 30 days. If the money is not collected by us, it is then returned to your account.

We welcome contributions to our bursary fund and encourage those who can to contribute, so that those who cannot pay the full amount may still come here. A space is provided for this kind of contribution on the booking form.

Mobility Impairment

If you use a wheelchair or have any other mobility impairment please let us know in advance. Cluny Hill, where most of our programmes are held, is a multi-storey building with limited access to the upper levels via staircase only. We do have accessible facilities in The Park – accommodation and meeting rooms – but these are not always available. If you have specific requirements please contact [email protected] before booking your programme to ensure we can meet your needs and send us details together with your Booking Form.

Practical information

Arriving

Unless stated otherwise on the programme page, all our programmes start after lunch on Saturday afternoon. Registration is between 11:00am and 12:15pm on that same day at either Cluny Hill or The Park. This will be confirmed, or you will be told if these details are different, in your Letter of Confirmation sent to you by our Bookings office when they process your booking. It is important for you to be present for the start of the first session of your workshop or event so please do try to make your arrangements accordingly. You will find helpful travel information here and accommodation information here.

We are unable to accept your pets in our accommodation.

Leaving

Accommodation for week-long programmes is provided until 9:00am Saturday morning (includes Friday night). Programmes end on Friday evening with a celebration dinner. Month-long programmes likewise complete on the Friday evening with a celebration dinner, with accommodation until 9:00am Saturday morning. Accommodation for three-day, four-day and five-day programmes is provided until 9:00am the morning after the final day, e.g. a three-day programme starting on Saturday will include accommodation until Tuesday morning.

What to bring

We suggest you bring suitable clothing and footwear for indoor and outdoor activities, including participation in one of our service departments and being in nature. The weather varies a lot here, so include warm and waterproof clothing – in all seasons! You may want to bring an umbrella, socks for shoe-free spaces, and a hair dryer. You do not need to bring towels or bed linen, as we provide these.

Arriving early or staying on

For those guests who have been here before on a Findhorn Foundation programme, we offer the opportunity to arrive on the Friday immediately prior to the start of your programme and for you to stay overnight at either Cluny Hill or The Park, depending on the location of your programme. The cost is £45 and you are welcome to have dinner with us if you arrive by 6:00pm. Please note that we cannot guarantee spaces will be available, particularly during the summer, and are dependent on the popularity of other events at the time. Please contact our Bookings office during the week before your programme begins to confirm availability. We are unable to extend this offer to first time visitors or new guests joining Experience Week.

However, all guests are welcome to request to stay on for a few days after your workshop or event has finished. The cost is £45 per day for bed and full board and can be booked during the week of your programme. Again, we cannot guarantee spaces will be available, particularly during the summer, and are dependent on the popularity of other events at the time. You can also stay at Findhorn Bay Holiday Park, or choose a place to stay from the list of local Bed and Breakfast guest houses. Most local B&Bs are not equipped to take credit cards as payment.