Pod Stays for Military Families

Our camping pod village is ideal for those that want to add a touch of luxury to their camping trip.

The pods have been built to be sustainable and environmentally friendly and are each lit by a low powered solar panel battery system.

The ‘village’ can accommodate up to 80 people across the 20 pods, each of which can accommodate up to four people (two on the double bed, two on camp beds). If you have a larger family you may need to book more than one to accommodate everyone.

In the centre of the ‘village’ is a large roundhouse for communal cooking and eating. The pods aren’t heated but are considerably warmer than a tent so they’re a comfortable option for trips in colder months.

Our Camping Pods are available to book during weekends and school holidays. School holiday dates are based on Hampshire school holidays only.

The Poppy Pod military scheme

The Enda Ryan Poppy Pod Village is our legacy to Armed Service personnel. These pods are here in perpetuity to recognise and remember the sacrifices made and faced by the Armed Forces Community.

The pods provide residential holiday/respite facilities for service personnel, veterans and their families at a discounted rate and have been designed with accessibility in mind.

This project has been made possible with the help of the Armed Forces Community Covenant, the Royal British Legion Brockenhurst Branch and Hampshire County Council.

How to book

To see availability at a discounted rate, you must register to the Poppy Pod Military scheme. The Scheme is only open to current serving members of the UK Armed Forces, reservists or military veterans who served in a full-time capacity.

Register here

Once registered, you’ll need to sign into your account to see all the availability at the discounted rate.

Bookings cannot be processed by phone or email and you must be booked through the website. Remember to bring your military documentation each time you visit.

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Pod facilities

  • A fixed double bed/seating area
  • Two folding camp beds
  • USB phone charging socket
  • Led lighting

Please note, we do not supply bedding. Your group will need to bring pillows and sleeping bags or duvets, fitted sheets and duvet covers for your stay.


Amenities and utilities on site

  • Disabled facilities
  • Drying room
  • Free WiFi
  • Parent and baby washroom
  • Toilet block
  • Hot showers
  • Washing-up area
  • Car park
  • Souvenir shop and vending machine
  • Electric car charging point
  • Secure charging lockers for mobiles/laptops/tablets
  • Communal fridge

Accessibility information


Rules

  • Barbecues allowed (bring your own or hire from us)
  • Campfires allowed (bring your own or hire from us)
  • No dogs allowed (except assistance dogs)

See our site rules


Parking for pods

There’s a gravel roadway leading to the Poppy Pods where you can unload and load your vehicle. The parking bays at the Pods are for blue badge holders only. We therefore ask once you have finished unloading/loading your vehicle all vehicles are parked in our main car park.

The kitchen at Tile Barn Outdoor Centre