The Festival site is in clear view from Wye Meadow Camping  
What you can expect to find on site when camping
for the Hay Festival 2015

What you get when camping at Wye Meadow

First time visitors to Wye Meadow are usually immediately struck by two things

View from the campsite So near to Festival Grounds

1) The site's beauty and tranquility

2) How close it is to the Festival

Both the above pictures were taken from the campsite. The top image shows its beautiful setting in the Hay countryside. The bottom picture shows its proximity to the Festival site. The white marquee is one of the Festival Pavilion just across the main Brecon-Hay road from the site. You can park your car alongside your tent for the duration of the Festival and take the short walk across the road to all the events.

Wye Meadow is a greenfield site that is agricultural land for fifty weeks of the year. When the Hay Festival comes round the Wye Meadow crew transform it in to a site for Hay Festival enthusiasts who have come prepared for camping. As we are only open for two weeks every year we can only provide the basics that you'll need. There's a fresh water supply, outdoor wash up sinks, central toilet and shower blocks that are kept clean throughout the Festival, emptying facility for campers with their own toilets and a number of portoloos scattered round the site. Please note there are no electric hook ups, no hard standing for caravans, no laundry and certainly not an outdoor swimming pool or sauna.


Shower & Toilet Blocks Fresh Water supply
Shower & Toilet Blocks. If you want to shower at peak times you may also find yourself making new Festival friends in the queue.
There's a fresh supply of Welsh Water straight off the mains
Free parking for Campers campoffice
Book any standard pitch and you have parking alongside your tent for the duration of your visit. The temporary office is by the entrance for you to check in on your arrival and to ask our friendly camp crew any questions you have during your stay.
outdoor washing up facilities here to help
If you haven't made a new friend in the queue for the shower or the coffee may be you will at the wash up.
Our friendly crew are prepared to get on their bike any time to help customers out

The Wye Meadow Centre offers a few little extra comforts for Festival campers


Based in and around a marquee close to the site office, the Wye Meadow Centre provides campers with a little shelter come rain or come shine, whilst they order their favourite coffee, buy their newspaper or enjoy a hot breakfast. The independent partners of Wye Meadow based at the Centre for 2015 are listed below.


littlecoffeevan table
Time to smell the coffee
The baristas on Wye Meadow have established a high reputation
and campers always find the coffee well worth queuing for

The little coffee van - Is this the best coffee in Wales during Festival week?

Good news for all Wye Meadow Campers who enjoyed a record consumption of coffee from the Wye Meadow Centre last year.  The Little Coffee van will be back in the marquee.  Paul and Tammy, will be on site for breakfast time (07:30 to 11:00) and may be longer throughout the day.  You will be able to buy the most delicious fair-trade organic coffee at a reasonable price everyday of the Festival.

Ideal for waking Wye Meadow Campers in need of a special brew.  The Little Coffee Van  always make it the way you like it, leaving happy campers wanting more.

Paul will be applying his barista skills to serve up the most delicious coffee, organic teas and infusions, as well as children’s drinks including fair-trade hot chocolate. Don’t be surprised if Tammy hasn’t once again been busy baking homemade special treats for Wye Meadow Campers to go with their coffees, including special Hay Festival/camping themed iced biscuits.

Here's the little coffee van's 2015 Wye Meadow menu to download share with your fellow campers

Sneak an advance look at The Barista Lista on the Little Coffee Van’s website before it goes up on the board at the campsite .

Little Coffee Van ready to goLittle Coffee Van is there to serve you the finest coffee


providing Good Welsh Food for Wye Meadow Campers

The Vintage Tea Room & Restaurant provides campers with a great taste of Wales throughout the day

New to Wye Meadow for the 2015 Hay Festival season is the 'Vintage Tea Room & Restaurant', situated in the Wye Meadow Centre, and provided by The Travelling Tea Room.  Wye Meadow campers will enjoy the true taste of good Welsh food at reasonable prices.  To enjoy the best of Welsh food & drink whilst avoiding inflated Hay prices during the Festival, plan a regular visit to your on-site Vintage Tea Room & Restaurant.  As it’s just a short walk from the hustle and bustle of the Hay Festival Site, you’ll be able to enjoy your “Vintage” meal in the calm of Wye Meadow and make it over to your Festival events with time to spare.

"Big Farmer" or "Little Farmer"?
Campers can choose from fine teas, traditional Welsh farmhouse cakes, breakfasts, lunches and evening meals 'Vintage Tea Room & Restaurant' throughout the week.

Breakfasts will be served from 7.30am, including both the 'Big Farmer's Breakfast' for adults and the 'Little Farmer's Breakfast for little ones. Teas and home-made cakes will be available throughout the day, with lunches from midday, and evening meals until 7.30pm in the evening.

Check out the Vintage Tea Room & Restaurant menu available on Wye Meadow by clicking here.

You will be able to get healthy options or something a little more indulgent, with easy and convenient meal options for children. Enjoy a home-made Welsh Lamb Burger and Mint Sauce, or Welsh Sausage Hot Dog and Fried Onions, or opt for a more wholesome salad box.

The Vintage Tea Room counter in the Wye meadow centre is also where campers can obtain a supply of milk on site (subject to availability).

The Travelling Tea Room use traditionally Welsh, natural and locally-sourced ingredients throughout their product range. To find out more about visit the Travelling Tea Rooms website

Vintage Cream Teas on Wye Meadow


Pre-Pitched Camping and Glamping from Pillow Adventure Travel

If you are a Festival goer who'd rather some else provided the tent and put it up, we are delighted to welcome back Rick and his efficient and cheerful team from Pillow Adventure Travel. Pillow will again be providing pre-pitched camping on the site. You can only book this service directly through Pillow. For more information, please visit the Pillow website pages for the Hay Festival.

Ready to make your Wye Meadow Camping reservation?

Go to the Contact & Booking Page (NB Advanced Bookings close Thursday, 14th May) There you'll see how you can make your reservation. If you have any lingering questions, please first check the Frequently Asked Questions page . If you are not sure about what you will have to pay please download the Wye Meadow Camping 2015 Fees schedule . May be you want to review the type of plots again? Go back to the first Camping page

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