About the Hay Festival

Hay Festival is one of the world’s biggest and best literary festivals. Attracting 100,000 plus visitors, it is held for 11 days during the May Half Term holidays, and it’s right on our doorstep!

The Hay Festival hosts around 800 events and allows you to engage with the world’s great writers, poets, philosophers, historians, scientists, comedians and musicians.

The line-up is so diverse, there’s always something that appeals to every possible interest and age-group.

Stay at Glamping Wales

“Excellent site with comfortable bell tents. Having futons and bedding provided was a real plus point.
Breakfast was also very good as was having tea and coffee available all day. Our second stay and we’ll be back next year. A very warm welcome from Diane and Tracey who, along with the other staff, work hard to make sure everyone’s visit is a great part of being at the Festival. Above all, the staff were brilliant.
— Peter 2018

Located just a 3-5 min walk from the Festival gates, Glamping Wales takes over a cosy corner in an existing campsite. We have a small set up of just 18-20 Bell tents. Which allows us to provide a more personal service. Hay is currently the only festival we pitch at, which means we can put all our efforts into getting this one just right

Using our experience of running Wye Glamping, we have tried to make the Bell tents as inviting and comfortable as possible, so despite being a ‘pop up’ site, there are no airbeds and no sleeping bags. In our spacious, and breathable tents you’ll find futon beds with snuggly duvets, crisp 100% cotton bedlinen and towels, and carpeted floors. Bunting and fairy lights complete the cosy atmosphere. Each of these can sleep up to 4 making them perfect for families or groups of friends but equally couples who like a bit of space.

We recently took over slightly more of the field which means our tents are nicely spaced out, allowing some privacy from neighbours, and plenty of space to sit outside on one of our many deckchairs to enjoy the Welsh countryside.

We also provide a continental breakfast included in the price of your stay, along with access to tea and coffee facilities 24 hrs a day, all hosted in our warm and welcoming marquee. This doubles as a café/bar during the day, with sofas, board games and newspapers, making it the perfect place to retreat to with a beer and a good book during or after a busy day at the festival.

Our site is very family friendly and parking is included.

What’s included

Our Stylish bell tents can sleep 2 – 4 people and include:

• Futon beds with mattresses

• Full bed linen, including quality duvets and pillows and 100% cotton bedding

• Towels

• Fitted Flooring & rugs

• Mirror

• Fairy lights, bunting and lanterns

• Cool boxes available on request

• Hot Showers and quality toilets (please note these are shared with the rest of the campsite)

• Phone charging points

• Continental Breakfast

• Complimentary tea and coffee 24hrs a day

• Bar onsite serving drinks and snacks

• Car parking included (1 car per tent)

Please note these bell tents do not include a wood burner.

To book for our campsite in Velindre, please go to our main Prices & Booking page

For more information on our Hay Festival site contact Glamping Wales here

I would like to thank you all for making us feel so welcome, this was my first experience of glamping, and I would definitely do it again. I felt that nothing was too much problem and if you could help you would. The facilities were great as well, how nice to have breakfast and even have tea and coffee 24/7, you don’t even get that in a hotel. The showers and toilets were always clean and the bell tents were wonderful with a very comfortable bed. A VERY BIG THANK YOU.
— Berenice 2018
Fantastic location for the festival, bell tents always very clean, good breakfast, decent toilet and showering facilities.
— Cadwgan 2018 (5th visit!)
Easy walking distance to the festival . We had children with us ranging from 8 to 12 and they loved the accessibility of everything.
— Andrew 2017
Diane and Tracy are absolutely wonderful; friendly, helpful and accommodating. This is the second time we’ve stayed, and we’ll definitely be coming back. The tents are lovely, extremely comfortable beds - we definitely felt looked after. Top class service yet again. Thanks so much guys!
— Sam