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 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' SPECIFICATION

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.

Superluxpad

Sleeps 2

Each ‘Superluxpad’ is kitted out with the following:

Double bed or twin beds
Memory foam mattress
Fitted sheets, duvets, and pillows
Bed throw and scatter cushions
Towels
Rug
Bedside table
Bedside light
Two foldaway chairs and foldaway table
Lantern

First choose your festival.

The 'Superluxpad' will be available to book at at Isle of Wight, Latitude, Rewind North, Rewind South, Electric Picnic and Download

New for 2016, the ‘Superluxpad’ raises the Podpads experience to new heights.

Hand made solid pine beds are topped with memory foam mattresses, and fresh linen including duvets, pillows, scatter cushions and a bed throw are provided as standard to add to the comfort.

Dreamcatcher Cabin

Sleeps 2

Doubleor twin beds
Memory foam mattress
Fitted sheets, duvets and pillows
Bed throw and scatter cushions
Towels
Rug
Bedside table
Bedside light
Mains electricity with two 3pin plug sockets
Two foldaway chairs and foldaway table
Lantern

First choose your festival.

The Dreamcatcher Cabin will be available to book at at Isle of Wight, Latitude, Rewind North, Rewind South, Electric Picnic and Download

New for 2016

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

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 person

Sleeps 2

BELLEPAD SPECIFICATION

3m bellepad to accommodate up to 2 people

Canvas bell tent

Coloured stripey canvas

Groundsheet and carpet

Zip up door

Windbreak porch.

Choice of furnished (campbeds, light, coat hooks) or unfurnished 

WHAT IS A BELLEPAD?

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

Supplied furnished with campbeds for comfort, helping you to keep your living space tidy with underbed storage space.

Or unfurnished for the budget version. 

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

Bellepad 2-4 person

Sleeps 4

BELLEPAD SPECIFICATION

4m bellepad to accommodate up to 4 people

Canvas bell tent

Coloured stripey canvas

Groundsheet and carpet

Zip up door

Windbreak porch.

Choice of furnished (campbeds, light, coat hooks) or unfurnished 

WHAT IS A BELLEPAD?

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

Supplied furnished with campbeds for comfort, helping you to keep your living space tidy with underbed storage space.

Or unfurnished for the budget version. 

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

Bellepad 4-6 person

Sleeps 6

BELLEPAD SPECIFICATION

5m bellepad to accommodate up to 6 people

Canvas bell tent

Coloured stripey canvas

Groundsheet and carpet

Zip up door

Windbreak porch.

Choice of furnished (campbeds, light, coat hooks) or unfurnished 

WHAT IS A BELLEPAD?

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

Supplied furnished with campbeds for comfort, helping you to keep your living space tidy with underbed storage space.

Or unfurnished for the budget version. 

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

XL Bellepad

Sleeps 4

Each ‘XLbellepad' is kitted out with the following:

Double beds or single beds
Foam mattresses
Fitted sheets, duvets, and pillows
Bed throws and scatter cushions
Towels
Rug
Bedside table
Bedside lights
Foldaway chairs and foldaway tables
Lantern

First choose your festival.

The 'XLbellepad' will be available to book at at Isle of Wight, Latitude, Rewind North, Rewind South and Electric Picnic festivals

New for 2016, the ‘superluxpad’ raises the Podpads experience to new heights.

Hand made wooden beds are topped with foam mattresses, and fresh linen including duvets, pillows, scatter cushions and a bed throw are provided as standard to add to the comfort.

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.

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. 

Click HERE to book

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS:

Podpad - sleeps 2
Luxpad - sleeps 2
Bunkpad - sleeps 4
Bellepad - sleeps 2, 4 or 6
Octopad - sleeps 4

WOMAD 2016

28 - 31 Jul 2016

WOMAD is a spectacular escape from the ordinary for three glorious days, with over 80 artists from all around the world featured across seven indoor and outdoor stages; hundreds of participatory workshops for adults and children in music, dance & visual arts; a traditional funfair and a huge Global Village offering food, drink and merchandise from across the globe. 

Click HERE to book

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

Rewind North 2016

05 - 07 Aug 2016

Click HERE to book

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS:

Podpad - sleeps 2
Luxpad - sleeps 2
Bunkpad - sleeps 4
Bellepad - sleeps 2, 4 or 6
Octopad - sleeps 4 (or 6 on request)
Superluxpad - sleeps 2
Dreamcatcher - sleeps 2
XL bellepad - sleeps 4 (or 6 on request)

Lakefest 2016

11 - 14 Aug 2016

An awesome weekend filled with world-class music, more activities than you can shake a stick at and a bar to help with the dancing… whatever the weather. Oh, and few extra special surprises along the way.

Click HERE to book!

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS:


Podpad - sleeps 2
Luxpad - sleeps 2
Bunkpad - sleeps 4
Bellepad - sleeps 2, 4 or 6
Octopad - sleeps 4, possibly 6 on request

Rewind South 2016

19 - 21 Aug 2016

After another sell-out weekend of fantastic 80s music and festival fun, Rewind Festival will be back for its eighth massive year at the beautiful riverside setting of Temple Island Meadows in 2016

Click HERE to book

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS:

Podpad - sleeps 2
Luxpad - sleeps 2
Bunkpad - sleeps 4
Bellepad - sleeps 2, 4 or 6
Octopad - sleeps 4 (or 6 on request)
Superluxpad - sleeps 2
Dreamcatcher - sleeps 2
XL Bellepad -sleeps 4 (or 6 on request)

Leeds Festival 2016

26 - 28 Aug 2016

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
Bellepad - sleeps 2, 4 or 6
Octopad - sleeps 4, possibly 6 on request

Reading Festival 2016

26 - 28 Aug 2016

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

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS:


Podpad - sleeps 2
Luxpad - sleeps 2
Bunkpad - sleeps 4
Bellepad - sleeps 2, 4 or 6
Octopad - sleeps 4

Electric Picnic 2016

02 - 04 Sep 2016

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

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS:

Podpad - sleeps 2
Luxpad - sleeps 2
Bunkpad - sleeps 4
Bellepad - sleeps 2, 4 or 6
Octopad - sleeps 4 (possibly 6, on request)
Superluxpad - sleeps 2
Dreamcatcher - sleeps 2


Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials 2017

03 - 07 May 2017

The World's Premier 3 Day Event

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Inclusive adult, car passes and camping pitch fee ticket to be purchased through Podpads

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS:


Podpad - sleeps 2
Luxpad - sleeps 2
Bunkpad - sleeps 4
Bellepad - sleeps 2, 4 or 6
Octopad - sleeps 4 (or 6 on request)



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

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

    VB

  • "It certainly beats staying in a tent (if we weren't in a podpad we would have been soaked through during Saturday night/Sunday morning and as it happened we had a Good night's sleep). I would certainly book again."

    CF

  • "The main reason for choosing Podpads was ease, not having to carry, put up and take down our own tent in the rain and knowing our belonings would be safe and dry. I will definitely be booking again!"

    TC

  • "I'd definitely look at booking again"

    GR

  • "i stayed before its just so easy not having to bring your own tent"

    E

  • "I prefer the security and cleanliness of the whole camping area and if I go to Glastonbury again next year I shall be booking with yourselves."

    FP