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.

Beaupad

Sleeps 4

BEAUPAD SPEC:

Accommodates up to four guests

Canvas bell tent

4m diameter

Heavy duty groundsheet & carpet

4 x thick flock airbeds

Improved black-out quality

Budget option for up to 4

A big space for couples.

WHAT IS A BEAUPAD?

Introduced the bell tent in 2007 as the budget option for 4 sharing

Now, you can easily find your tent in the Boutique Camping field and, not get lost in a sea of beige canvas bell tents.

Bring back the festival colour as Podpads say NO to beige canvas.

Bellepad

Sleeps 2 - 6

BELLEPAD SPEC:

Accommodates up to 6

Across 3 different sizes

3m bellepad for 2 sharing

4m bellepad for up to 4 sharing

5m bellepad for up to 6 sharing

Canvas bell tent

Coloured stripey canvas

Groundsheet + carpet

Aluminium campbeds

Underbed storage space

Zip up door

Windbreak porch.

BOOK NOW:

First choose your festival

Be sure to order your preferred tent size to suit your party:

3m diameter - for 2 sharing.

4m diameter - for up to 4 sharing.

5m diameter - for up to 6 sharing.

WHAT IS A BELLEPAD?

Introduced in 2013 to offer more choice to different group sizes.

Supplied with 2,4 or 6 aluminium campbeds for comfort, helping you to keep your living space tidy with underbed storage space.

With your unique stripey design, you can now easily find your tent in the Boutique Camping field.

Podpads say “Bring back the festival colour and NO to beige canvas”.

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?

Beaupad Worthy View

Sleeps 4

Bellepad Worthy View

Sleeps 6

Latitude - Guest Car Park and Guest Area

Sleeps 1

Sales

Own your own ‘pad’

Podpads Plus

Bedding Packages

Specification

Sleepeasy package

Lux-sleepeasy package

Siteasy kit

Book Now

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.

Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials 2015

06 - 10 May 2015

All accommodation will come with an appropriate number of event tickets plus one season car park pass.
'podpad' and 'luxpad' includes two admissions and one car park season pass.
'bunkpad' and 'octopad' includes four admissions and one car park season pass.

BOOK NOW

tbc

 

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS:
podpad - sleeps 2
luxpad - sleeps 2
bunkpad - sleeps 4
octopad - sleeps 4 

Isle of Wight 2015

11 - 14 Jun 2015

Isle of Wight - traditionally one of the best line-ups of the Festival season.This year the 'podpads' have moved back to the Lakeside setting which is nearest to Strawberry Fields & the main arena. We will of course have 24/7 stewards and toilets and showers in our field. We will be bringing our full range of Podpads accommodation with something to suit every budget and group size.

BOOK NOW

tbc

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS:
podpad - sleeps 2
luxpad - sleeps 2
bunkpad - sleeps 4
beaupad - sleeps 4
bellepad - sleeps 2, 4 or 6
octopad - sleeps 4



Glastonbury Worthy View 2015

24 - 28 Jun 2015

Sportfest 2015

01 - 02 Aug 2015

The most treasured gift you can give your family is unforgettable, shared memories. SportFest will be one of those moments.

To be confirmed

Boomtown Fair 2015

06 - 09 Aug 2015

BoomTown Fair is a music, circus, experimental and arts festival that celebrates ska, reggae, dub, swing, and punk. Podpad guests will have access to luxury showers, nice toilets, sauna, hot tubs, beauty station, cafe, cocktail bar, chill out area. The area is secure with 24x7 security and stewards.

BOOK NOW:
To reserve your accommodation at Boomtown - CLICK HERE.
Choose your accommodation type.
Be sure to specify twin or double beds where appropriate.

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS:
podpad - sleeps 2
luxpad - sleeps 2
bunkpad - sleeps 4

Leeds Festival 2015

21 - 23 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. 

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS:
podpad - sleeps 2
luxpad - sleeps 2
bunkpad - sleeps 4
beaupad - sleeps 4
bellepad - sleeps 2, 4 or 6
octopad - sleeps 4

Rewind North 2015

28 - 30 Aug 2015

Brand new for 2014, a new 80's festival situated in Capesthorne Hall in Cheshire.

BOOK NOW - To book your accomodation at Rewind North

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 past guests say about podpadding

  • "A more convenient and secure way to camp. Will book again depending on Leeds line up!"

    JB

  • "Getting too old for camping at festivals! Yes next year-Latitude and Glastonbury"

    MC

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

    CK

  • "We choose to stay with podpads for both a more comfortable camping experience and for greater security. I would defo use podpads in the future"

    GK

  • "For comfort during the festival. Yes, we would stay again."

    CW

  • "Couldn't hack a tent at my age. Would book again"

    JS