Starry Meadow, the festival-inspired pop-up glamping site is delighted to welcome you back for its third year at Raquety Farm this August! After two roaringly successful first years in 2020 and 2021 – this magical event is returning to Hay-on-Wye to host an even more refined and enchanting family glamping experience. Set in the foothills of the Brecon Beacons – expect luxury bell tents, fluttering flags and bunting, even more deli-cious street-food, more activities for kids, teens and adults – and of course the twinkling star-lit evenings accompanied by storytelling and acoustic music round the campfire. All this while the kids can run wild and free in idyllic safe surroundings.
“For the feel of a festival without the ticket prices, try Starry Meadow. Think fluttering flags and music around the campfire!”
With its unique festival vibe and super-friendly family atmosphere, this spacious site offers laid-back afford-able luxury with boutique bell tents which sleep up to 4 (plus 2 children). All are kitted out with super com-fortable beds and furnishings are carefully distanced from each other to provide a private relaxed but inti-mate retreat. The site boasts hot showers, a ‘Star Bar’ to enjoy local craft beer, a nightly cinema tent and plenty of free activities on site such as crafts, games room fun, live music and DJs. The haybale mountain will be even bigger this year following its huge popularity last year. On offer are an exciting array of local activities to enjoy, which will include archery, canoeing, cathartic willow crafting (courtesy of the creative Heather Dickens from Hay), pony riding (again a huge hit!), bushcraft and guest artist workshops. There will also be a specially designed new teenage hangout and high-octane outdoor laser tag games for the older kids (and adults!)
“Sleep under the stars, splash in the river, climb the mountain, toast marshmallows and let your children run free”
Food wise, expect Cosmos Mexicana burritos served from their gorgeous 1950s vintage caravan, Neapolitan woodfired pizza made in converted horseboxes turned pizza ovens, Tandoori G flavours and the best onion bhajis from Wiltshire, Cat Soup Kitchen Japanese fusion vegan fayre from Brecon, MacMan’s ultimate com-fort food made from closely guarded family recipes, Hay-on-Wye’s famous Shepherds Parlour ice cream and El Cerdo Verde’s ‘set you up for the day’ delicious breakfasts and hot and cold beverages to go throughout the day.
All this, in a delightful spot in the Brecon Beacons National Park, with its stunning mountain scenery and dark skies status. Starry Meadow is a short walk from Hay on Wye, stuffed full of bookstores, vintage shops, and fabulous food. And it’s just a mile from the pretty river beaches, perfect for wild swimming and canoeing on hot summer days.
Glamping Wales began in 2014 to help meet the demand for accommodation at the nearby Hay Literature Festival. The aim was to provide as close an experience to the one they provide at Wye Glamping as possi-ble, but on a pop-up site. They offer a warm welcome, cosy beds, breakfast and above all a great location for access to the festival.
Founders Diane and Al are event professionals who have been running a successful Glamping site in Wales for the last 9 years. They have four children between them aged 7-18, who they’ve been taking to festivals and campsites since they were babies, this experience has allowed them to really understand what it is that parents need, to be able to relax, whilst giving their children a fun adventure that they’ll never forget. They combine this knowledge, with their experience of staging events and hosting glampers to produce a unique family friendly campsite’.
Al is a sound engineer/designer and Diane’s background is in Stage Management and Technical Theatre. They’ve both worked at many festivals and events.
Prices now start at £595 for a 3 night weekend and £645 for a 4 night midweek break for a family of 4k
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