Call it what you like

Boutique/Alternative/Posh/Fancy Camping or simply Glamping? Call it what you like – but, staying with Podpads will give you that unforgettable smug, snug experience of camping contentment.

Canvas? We can do.
Beige? We won’t do.

In a singular effort to bring Festival colour back the Festival fields this year, all our canvas Bellepads and Beaupads will be bright, cheery and colourful.

Staying with old friends, making new friends

Podpadding is the civilised chilled alternative to Festival campsites.


Camping with style

I guess Camping will always be ‘camping’ and, Style will always be ‘style’. Who ever thought they would come together and ‘camping with style’ would one day be a real option?

Welcome to the world of podpadding

The quirky boutique camping alternative to the traditional nylon tent. We have 7 different styles of accommodation to suit your personal requirements, catering for different size parties, budgets and expectations. All our pads are pre-pitched in a bespoke area, which will have 24 hour security, decent toilets & showers (festival dependent).

Podpad

Sleeps 2

PODPAD SPEC:

Solid wood all round

Solid floor with carpet

Lockable door

12v electrics including light

Solar power

Windows with curtains

Off the floor bedbases

Air mattresses

Twin or double beds

Storage shelf

Coat hooks

WHAT IS A PODPAD?

Originally just a crazy idea over a pre Glastonbury Festival beer, back in 2004, saw six hand built units backstage behind the Bandstand. One year later, the six 'podpads' became thirty - backstage behind the Pyramid Stage in 2005. That summer a couple of outings overseas to The Emerald Isle and Isle of Wight and.... ‘Boutique Camping’ at Festivals was born. 

Luxpad

Sleeps 2

LUXPAD SPEC:

Solid wood all round

Solid floor with carpet

Lockable door

240v electrics with 3 pin sockets + light

Opening windows and curtains

Handbuilt beds

Slatted bedbase

Foam mattresses

Twin or double beds

Storage shelves & coat hooks

Waste bin

WHAT IS A LUXPAD?

Introduced in 2010, as a scaled up podpad, giving 66% more floorspace and increased headroom.The luxpad was an instant hit with podpads’ guests.

The addition of handmade beds, foam mattresses and 240volts power took the podpadding experience to new levels of luxury.

Bunkpad

Sleeps 4

BUNKPAD SPEC:

Solid wood all round

Solid floor with carpet

Lockable door

240v electrics and 3 pin sockets + light

Opening windows and curtains

Handbuilt bunkbeds

Slatted bedbase

Foam mattresses

Storage shelves

Coat hooks

Waste bin

WHAT IS A BUNKPAD?

Introduced in 2010, as a scaled up podpad, giving 66% more floorspace and increased headroom.

Allowing 4 adults to share their own secure space, the bunkpad was an instant hit with podpads’ guests.

The addition of handmade beds, foam mattresses and 240volts power took the podpadding group/family experience to new levels.

Octopad

Sleeps 4

OCTOPAD SPEC:

Wooden walls

Solid floor with carpet

Lockable door

240v electrics

3 pin sockets + light

4 x handbuilt beds

Slatted bedbase

Foam mattresses

Storage shelves

Coat Hooks

Waste bin

Acres of space

BOOK NOW:

First choose your festival

Should you require an additional 2 airbeds (increasing your capacity to 6 guests), please be sure to email us with your booking reference, once you have your confirmation details.

WHAT IS AN OCTOPAD?

Introduced in 2011 the ‘octopad’ quickly became the jewel in the crown of the Podpads range. Combining the security of wooden floor, walls and door with the light airiness of canvas, the ‘octopad’ was a majestic living space for 4 (or even 6) people sharing space with lots of space.

This is quirky luxury camping at its best?

Dreamcatcher Cabin

Sleeps 2

Full size solid pine double bed
Memory foam mattress
100% Egyptian cotton sheet
Floor standing mirror
Floor standing lamp with brass shade
Bed side table
Bed side ambience lighting
Dreamcatcher
Valance drape curtains
Chindi cotton floor rug
Mains electricity with two 3pin plug sockets

First choose your festival.

The Dreamcatcher Cabin is available at Bestival, Camp Bestival and Womad. 

New for 2015

The Dreamcatcher Cabin has been introduced for the most discerning festival goer. 

Own Your Own

Own your own ‘pad’

Podpads Plus

Bedding Packages

Specification

Sleepeasy package

Lux-sleepeasy package

Siteasy kit

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To book add to the order on the booking page.

History

New for 2014


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Podpadding Guide

The podpad first appeared at Glastonbury Festival in 2004. Since then the range has developed every year and today, there is something for everybody. Find your preference to suit your party size, budget and level of expectation. CLICK HERE for more details.

This year Podpads will be at over 50 festivals across the UK and Europe

From the music worlds of Dance to Jazz, from Rock to Folk, sporting events from Kite Surfing to Horse Riding and countries covering the UK and Europe from Ireland to Norway to Croatia. Selection below.

Latitude

16 - 19 Jul 2015

Latitude sits at the heart of the summer, with its innovative programming and stunning site design creating a spectacular weekend. This year Podpads will be set up our own field next to the Pink Moon Camping area. We will be close to all the  toilets, showers and a pamper parlour (set up with hair dryers and straighteners). There will be 24/7 security on the gate.

Click HERE to book for 2015!

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS:
Podpad - sleeps 2
Luxpad - sleeps 2
Bunkpad - sleeps 4
Beaupad - sleeps 4
Bellepad - sleeps 2, 4 or 6
Octopad - sleeps 4, possibly 6 on request

The Secret Garden Party

23 - 26 Jul 2015

Undoubtedly one of the most beautiful and magical festivals in all the land, the Secret Garden Party overflows with creativity, colour and mystery. Set in a 10 acre landscaped garden, bordering a river and a lake, the Secret Garden Party is a true escape from normality, with surprises and new experiences around every corner. 

On sale directly through the festival organisers.  Click HERE to book for 2015!

Octopad - sleeps up to six people

Rewind Scotland

24 - 26 Jul 2015

Back for a fourth massive year at the beautiful riverside setting of Scone Palace Parkland, Perth, Rewind Scotland 2015 promises to be bigger than ever after a sell-out 2014!

Click HERE to book now...

All glamping guests must hold festival tickets to include camping

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS:
Podpad - sleeps 2
Luxpad - sleeps 2
Bunkpad - sleeps 4
Beaupad - sleeps 4
Bellepad - sleeps 2, 4 or 6
Octopad - sleeps 4

Ramblin Man Fair

24 - 26 Jul 2015

Ramblin Man Fair is a celebration of classic rock, prog, country and blues, on 25 and 26 July 2015. The headliners of the Classic Rock stage are Scorpions and Gregg Allman and the headliners of the Prog Stage are Camel and Marillion.

Ramblin’ Man Fair takes place in the stunning Mote Park in Maidstone, which has more than 450 acres of mature parkland and a 30-acre lake and is the ideal backdrop to the Fair.

Click HERE to book for 2015.

Kendal Calling

31 - 02 Aug 2015

Podpads are delighted to be attending Kendal Calling for the second time in 2015. All the accommodation will be situated in the Deer Lodge and will be sold by the festival organisers. 

To book your accomodation at Kendal Calling - click HERE 

Podpads

Luxpads

Bunkpads

Octopads

Bellepads for 2, 4 or 6

Beaupads

Rewind North

07 - 09 Aug 2015

A new 80's festival situated in Capesthorne Hall in Cheshire.

Click HERE to book now..

All glamping guests must hold festival tickets to include camping

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS:
Podpad - sleeps 2
Luxpad - sleeps 2
Bunkpad - sleeps 4
Beaupad - sleeps 4
Bellepad - sleeps 2, 4 or 6
Octopad - sleeps 4

Rewind South

21 - 23 Aug 2015

After another sell-out weekend of fantastic 80s music and festival fun, Rewind Festival will be back for its sixth massive year at the beautiful riverside setting of Temple Island Meadows in 2014.

Click HERE to book now..

All glamping guests must hold festival tickets to include camping

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS:
Podpad - sleeps 2
Luxpad - sleeps 2
Bunkpad - sleeps 4
Beaupad - sleeps 4
Bellepad - sleeps 2, 4 or 6
Octopad - sleeps 4

Leeds Festival

28 - 30 Aug 2015

From punk and metal, through rock, alternative and indie to dance and nu rave, Leeds offers 80,000 music fans a chance to see hot new acts, and local bands beside big established ones, plus the odd exclusive performance. 

Click HERE to book your accomodation in the Podpads village!

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS:
Podpad - sleeps 2
Luxpad - sleeps 2
Bunkpad - sleeps 4
Beaupad - sleeps 4
Bellepad - sleeps 2, 4 or 6
Octopad - sleeps 4, possibly 6 on request

Reading Festival

28 - 30 Aug 2015

The UK's biggest three-day rock festival, The Carling Weekend: Reading Festival commands a heavyweight reputation for putting on the biggest and best contemporary rock acts each year. In the Podpads area you`ll find serviced and cleaned toilets, hot private showers, pot washing and a pamper parlour. There is 24 hour Security on this site.

Click HERE to book your accomodation in the Podpads village!

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS:
Podpad - sleeps 2
Luxpad - sleeps 2
Bunkpad - sleeps 4
Beaupad - sleeps 4
Bellepad - sleeps 2, 4 or 6
Octopad - sleeps 4


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Don’t take our word for it, see what our guests say about podpads

  • "Did not want to pitch tent and wanted quieter location. and we are looking to do the same next year"

    VK

  • "hate camping, like the extra security and close to the arena."

    VH

  • "I chose to stay to enjoy additional comfort at the festival."

    VB

  • "just makes for a Good experience and you dont have carry tents and bedding"

    CK

  • "More comfortable and safer than a tent. Yes I would stay again."

    KL

  • "Ease of arriving and having a tent already set up. Being away from main camp."

    C