What is a Camping Pod?

Camping pods have recently become very popular with those looking to spend some time in the great outdoors.

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A camping pod is designed for those who love camping but want something with a little more comfort than the average tent. Although very much like a tent in regards to still needing your entire camping gear, they require a lot less hassle!

For those who are still a little confused about what to expect from a camping pod and why they can be a brilliant alternative to staying in a caravan or tent, we’ve come armed with plenty of information to help you out!

Here at Holgates, our camping pods give you all the benefits of camping without any of the negatives. This means that you don’t have to worry about high winds rocking your tent or cold weather freezing you in your sleeping bag. Our pods include a small heater and come with a sofa bed, so you just need to bring your blankets and pillows to enjoy a comfortable and cosy night’s sleep! It also means you can enjoy them any time of the year – come rain or shine!

Camping in a tent can be exciting (we love traditional camping too!) but actually getting the tent up can be a nightmare – especially when the wind is particularly strong. With a pod, it’s already set up when you arrive! You can drop off your stuff and go out and explore everything the Lake District has to offer!

Now don’t get us wrong, we don’t want to actually put these two in competition with each other. We love caravans! In fact, we actually offer luxury caravan holiday home hire in three of our holiday parks.


The difference between a camping pod and caravan truly depends on the type of holiday that you’re looking for. Our caravan homes come equipped with everything you could ever need on holiday; oven, microwave, TV, bedding, toilets, showers and fires.

Whilst this is brilliant for some, it’s not right for those who are looking for more of a traditional “camping” holiday.

Our pods are basically for those who want to have the full experience of camping but without having to stay in a tent. They’re brilliant for those who normally love the experience of camping but are looking for something different for a change!

We promise you; once you stay in our camping pods, you won’t want to do camping any other way.

We have camping pods available in three of our holiday parks near the Lake District. Each of our pods comfortably sleeps two children and two adults and comes equipped with a double sofa bed, lighting and heating.

To find out more about our pods, please don’t hesitate to contact us. You can give us a call on 01524 701508 and we will be happy to provide more information.