Welcome to Podpads at Womad

Welcome to Podpads at Womad

It's finally that time of year again and we can't wait for Womad and are sure you can't either. Here is some important information to help you enjoy your Podpadding experience as much as possible.

Opening times

The Podpads will be situated in Womad Glamping (please see the map below). When you arrive park in the Red Car Park or there is car parking available on a firstcome basis through the "Live in Vehicle Entrance". If you arrive later on this may well be full, in that case just park where you can in the Red Car Park and make your way to Womad Glamping. The campsite opens at 8am Thursday 23th July 2015 for people with a Thursday ticket, or 8am Friday 24th July for those with a normal weekend camping ticket. Podpads check-out time is 10am Monday 27th July 2015 at the latest.

On-site Box Office Opening Times:

  • Thursday – 8am-10pm
  • Friday – 8am-10pm
  • Saturday – 9am-10pm
  • Sunday – 9am-5pm

Arena Opening Times:

  • Thursday – 2pm til late
  • Friday – 10am til late
  • Saturday – 10am til late
  • Sunday – 10am til late


Please click HERE for a map. Podpads will be situated in Womad Glamping which is shown on the bottom map. 


Womad takes place at Charlton Park, Malmesbury, Wiltshire SN16 9DG

Charlton Park is situated just off the A429 between Cirencester and Chippenham, close to Malmesbury. The site is 7 miles from Junction 17 off the M4, approximately 100 miles from London, 80 miles from Birmingham, and less than 30 miles away from Bath, Bristol and Swindon. Please follow the yellow AA signs for WOMAD.

Check In

Once onsite, make your way to the Podpads area and Reception Tent where you will find our friendly onsite team who will be waiting to show you to your chosen accommodation and provide keys where necessary. 

Please be sure to bring a copy of your confirmation email with you.

If you know you are going to be arriving after 10:00pm on Thursday/Friday or at any time on Saturday it is a good idea to ring ahead once the festival has started to:

Your onsite contact and reception manager - Alice on 07519 849178

Our complimentary tea and coffee will be available from the Podpads Reception and we will provide each guest with a camping mug to use the service. 

We look forward to meeting you, and hope you have a fantastic time at Womad 2015!

For useful information and advise to help you and those around you enjoy the Festival and your 'podpadding' experience click on your chosen pad for Womad:







Don't take our word for it, see what our guests say about Podpads

  • “Loved the shelf and thecoffee cups. Also the socket for phone charging. The bed was quite comfortable too.”

  • “No queue for Podpads on arrival was brilliant ( and would be a factor in me booking them over rivals)”

  • “Staff at arrival were excellent, brought us to our tent, helped with bags, you wouldn't get that service in a hotel Tea and coffee was great, the whole set up was perfect!!”

  • “The charging tent, the coffee and tea tent, showers - cleaned after every use, toilets regularly cleaned, the shelving units inside the pod were great, the whole experience was superb!”

  • “Travelling by train so didn't want to carry own tent and mattresses.”

  • “We didn't want to waste time with setting up a tent and having to take it back down again!”