Have you ever wondered where ashdown came up with the idea of the camping pods used at our picket pods campsite?  Since its first appearance in 2008 the Pod has become a well established and much enjoyed alternative to the tent and the holiday home that is now a widely available feature on sites throughout… Continue Reading

Local Pubs…

Duke of Wellington (4.2 miles) 48 High St Cowbridge 01446 773592 Vale Of Glamorgan Inn (4.2 miles) 51 High St Town Centre, Cowbridge 01446 772252 The Old Swan Inn (4.5 miles) Church St Llantwit Major 01446 792230 The Cross Inn (3.1 miles) Church Rd Cowbridge 01446 772995 The Blacksmiths Arms (4.6 miles) Llanmaes Llantwit Major… Continue Reading

Picket Pods Reviews!

Recent PitchUp Reviews  Brilliant! Wonderfully warm & dry pod – a real pleasure to stay in. 15th Apr 2014 PaulRn (Family with older children, 1 review) Date stayed: Apr 2014 Recommend to friends   Visit again Liked: Nicely designed Pods. Good looking & practical. Easy to convert from day space to sleep space. Very warm & cosy on the cool spring… Continue Reading

Local Beaches…

Blue Flag Beaches 41 beaches and marinas in Wales met criteria to fly the coveted international Blue Flag. 2 of these are local to Picket Pods Campsite. These are Penarth Marina and Whitmore Bay, Barry Island (Number 10 below). Beaches were judged against 30 criteria, including: highest water quality litter management easy to read information dog control sustainable environmental ethics Marinas met… Continue Reading

Camping Hacks

1. Use foam floor tiles for a softer, more comfortable tent floor. 2. Point a head lamp into a jug of water for an instant lantern. 3. Also: Mountain Dew + baking soda + peroxide = lantern. 4. Make tin-can sandwich bread as a portable food option. 5. Familiarize yourself with what the poisonous plants look like. 6. Bring a tick… Continue Reading

Local activities!

(Distance from Picket Pods) Once Upon A Playtime (8.4 miles) Bridgend Play Centre with an educational focus with large 3 tiered play structure and sports area for big kids plus an area dedicated to babies and tots that offers a smaller play frame, ball pool and car track. Bridgend Recreation Centre (8.4 miles) Bridgend Bridgend Recreation… Continue Reading

Whats happening locally…

Porthcawl Jazz on the Sands – 11 April, 2014 Friday 11th – Sunday 13th April Porthcawl’s annual festival once more delivers a feast of A-List jazz ranging from traditional New Orleans to state of the art Fusion. Headlining this year is Chris Barber, this year celebrating 60 years at the top with the Big Chris Barber Band.… Continue Reading