Fred's Yurts at Hay Festival 2023

25th May - 4th of June 2023

Many thanks to everyone who came to stay with us in 2022 - your continued support has been so heart warming and its been lovely to be back in a field with you all!

We will be returning for Hay 2023 - and we already have the field booked and so are planning to go on sale asap

Please ensure that you are on our HAY MAILING LIST as we will be getting in touch very soon with 2023 info and options.


Hay Literature and Arts Festival is one of the biggest and best literary festivals in the world. With hundreds of speakers and events, with a range of award-winning authors, Nobel prize winners, comedians, musicians and poets, this really is a very magical place to be.

As keen Hay Festival veterans we’re looking forward to returning to Hay-on-Wye for our 12th year. Our canvas village is set in a beautiful secure field only 2 fields away from the festival site. With a range of cosy yurts and spacious bell tents, we have plenty of options to make your stay extra special.

Please note: If you've been before you'll know the orchard we usually set up camp in, we're now located directly over the road from this field. 

Guest facilities include:

  • Posh Wash Hot Showers
  • Staffed reception tent - open 3pm - 8pm daily
  • Event flushing toilets and compost toilets
  • Pamper Yurt with hair dryers, mirrors and power points for charging phones
  • Hot water in the evenings for hot water bottles (7.30-9pm only - although sometimes later if very cold)
  • Breakfast, teas and barista coffees served each morning
  • Evening residents bar (except Tuesday)
  • Food - TBC - currently looking to have pies and pizza in the evenings over the weekends only
  • Parking adjacent to the camping field for £4 per day
  • Space for kids to run around
  • Evening camp fire with covered seating
  • Festoon lights until midnight
  • Please note - we will not be offering hot tubs in 2023 and parking is chargeable and payable in cash on arrival - car park open 8am - 10pm daily - late arrivals pay in the morning


Check in and out

Check is in from 3pm to 8pm daily. Late arrival is fine by prior arrangment via email or phone call. 


Luxury Bell Tents

2 sizes - Sleeps 2 or 3 people

From £94 per night

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Small 10ft Yurts

Sleeps 2 (Double or twin)

From £115 per night

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Medium 12ft Yurts

Sleeps 2 

From £131 per night

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Medium 14ft Yurts

Sleeps 2 (Full height double)

From £162 per night

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Large 16ft Yurts

Sleeps up to 4

From £225 per night

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Large 18ft Yurts

Sleeps up to 6

From £278 per night

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Part of the pleasure in coming to the Hay site is the staff - nothing is too much trouble, the team work so well together and the guests benefit from that. The showers are great, food in the restaurant is lovely, even the loos are ok - really liked the addition of the posh loos next to the big tent. Can't think of anything you could do better!

Hay guest from Bristol 2019

The whole place was brilliant. Everyone was very friendly and accommodating. The service was brilliant and very helpful if anything needed doing. The restaurant in the evening was perfect and catered for all at an affordable rate. The showers were fantastic, always hot and powerful. The yurts themselves were beautifully decorated and the main yurt for the bar was beautiful. Breakfast with bacon and egg buttie was a wonderful start to the day. Well done on the hot water bottle initiative too. Everything had been thought out to a very high standard.

Hay guest from London 2019

Lovely location. Friendly and helpful people. Yurt as comfortable as a hotel room. Good showers and appreciated the proper loos this year.

Hay guest from Cambridge 2019