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?

Bellepad 2-4 person

Sleeps 4

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:

4m diameter - for up to 4 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”.

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

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.

Electric Picnic

04 - 06 Sep 2015

Electric Picnic is one of the biggest music and arts festivals in Ireland. The home of ‘The Picnic’ since its inaugural festival in 2004 has been at Stradbally in Co. Laois. It has variously been described as “The Glastonbury of Ireland”, renowned for the laid back atmosphere and focus on quality food and eco-friendly policies.

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)


Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials 2016

04 - 09 May 2016

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.

Coming Soon

 

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


Lets Rock Bristol 2016

04 - 06 Jun 2016

Let’s Rock Bristol is an 80’s festival set on the beautiful Ashton Court Estate in the West of England, Bristol.



coming soon!

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 2016

23 - 27 Jun 2016

Available Soon

Latitude 2016

15 - 18 Jul 2016

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.

Booking Coming Soon.

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

Ramblin Man Fair 2016

22 - 24 Jul 2016

Ramblin Man Fair is a celebration of classic rock, prog, country and blues.

Click here to register for 2016.

Rewind Scotland 2016

22 - 24 Jul 2016

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

Camp Bestival 2016

28 - 31 Jul 2016

A family festival featuring music, arts, shows, food, activities, camping & more. The family friendly Camp Bestival offers a wealth of entertainment alongside the music in the picturesque setting of Lulworth Castle, set against the backdrop of England's dramatic Jurassic coastline in Dorset. There are showers and toilets of a good standard and 24/7 security in the Podpad area. 

Coming Soon

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

Kendal Calling 2016

28 - 31 Jul 2016

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. 

Coming Soon

Podpads

Luxpads

Bunkpads

Octopads

Bellepads for 2, 4 or 6

Beaupads


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

  • "We are not seasoned campers so this looked like (and was) a great option We would definitely book again at another festival."

    AP

  • "We chose pod pads because they looked friendy and fun, would love to stay again :)"

    KJ

  • "Used you last year and really loved it. We would definitely use podpads again."

    EL

  • "Did not want the hassle of our own tent. Wanted to share washing facilities with hundreds, not thousands"

    JB

  • "Yes we will book again at our next festival. Podpads were chosen to give us more of a enjoyable experience without the hassle of tents etc, plus the fact toilets and showers were seperate to the majority of other festival goers. More comfortable in

    PA

  • "It looked like the best option from Bestival 2012 boutique camping (and in our opinion, definitely turned out to be the best option)! We'll book again - Octopad next time!!"

    MF