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It’s been a week of dramatic developments in the world of Formula One, with spectators left dumbstruck as they witnessed the unexpected win of 18-year-old Max Verstappen in the Spanish Grand Prix, after Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg of Mercedes spectacularly knocked themselves out of the race in just the first lap, making him the youngest F1 winner in history and indicating him as a future world-champion!

As excitement continues to build for the F1 season – with the notorious Monaco Grand Prix taking place in just two weeks – we’ve been checking out all that Silverstone Woodlands, the official campsite of the Silverstone track at heart of the UK’s F1 scene, has to offer. Just 150 metres away from the world famous Stowe Corner, and with track and shuttle buses running throughout the day from 7am to 7pm to the outer peripheries of the site, Silverstone Woodlands will be going all out to ensure F1 fans and their families have a wonderful experience in a relaxing environment, complete with first-class facilities and extraordinary entertainment for all the family.

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Year after year, Woodlands campers are spoilt for choice when it comes to post-match entertainment. Guests can choose to chill out with a crisp pint watching F1 highlights in front of one of the many big screens set up for guests’ viewing pleasure, take the little ones for a spin the Dodgems in the fully functioning funfair, or enjoy one of the many live music shows on offer. From acoustic guitarists in on-site pub the Petrol Head to lively DJ sets in the Big Top, there really is something for everyone. And if comedy is more your bag, Silverstone Woodlands are building on the rip-roaring success of the comedy acts of previous years by scheduling two nights with a stellar line up on Wednesday and Thursday evenings.

Beer enthusiasts will be able to pay a visit to the onsite craft beer village which will be showcasing the work of world famous breweries such as Brooklyn Lager and Erdinger, all just a stones’ throw away from all the mouth-watering munch, including incredible artisan street food options, as well as traditional pies and perfectly cooked burgers, and more.


F1 aficionados staying with us at Hotel Bell Tent will be able to make the very most of their weekend as we will be providing top-tier services, with a beautiful indoor bar and hospitality area, cosy night time fire pit circles, premium quality showers and toilets, a movie den, deluxe pampering areas complete with Hollywood mirrors and more. We will once again be teaming up with chef Eamon Fullalove, former head chef at Jamie Oliver’s restaurant Thirteen. As well as a truly delicious buffet breakfast, encompassing cooked and continental options, guests will also be able to enjoy snacks throughout the day and then indulge their inner gastronome with a relaxed feast each evening, as diners explore a different regional cuisine each evening.

When it comes to accommodation, it’s important to make sure your choice will be comfortable and, most importantly, hassle free. From En Suite Huts and Airstream Trailers complete with private bathrooms, to lovely yurts and bell tents to suit every budget, Hotel Bell Tent has an option that works for every group, whether you’re arriving with a group of friends, the family, or looking for something special for you and your other half.


To explore how Hotel Bell Tent at Silverstone Woodlands can help make your weekend of Formula 1 even more unforgettable, take a closer look at all that is on offer on the booking page.


Hotel Bell Tent Accommodation

From a humble 30 tent site in 2008, it is with great pride that we enter our eighth year with almost triple the amount of tents at the world’s favourite festival; an event very close to our hearts…

This will be one of the concluding launches for our line-up of fantastic events we’ll be at this year; and what a launch it's been! A manic week of converting deposits into bookings for our lucky Hospitality ticket holders and ploughing through a flurry of new requests.

This week also marks the beginning of a new stage for us in the Hotel Bell Tent offices. With this year's production team filling desk spaces by the day and the imminent arrival of our amazing Project Managers (and the sun shining a bit more consistently!), excitement about the 2016 season has definitely gone up a few gears.

If you would like to book into our one of our fabulous bell tents in the Glastonbury Hospitality area, please note that you must be in possession of a Hospitality camping ticket. Check out all packages and availability by visiting the booking page.


This July, health enthusiasts from across the globe will flock to the idyllic grounds of Stanford Hall to immerse themselves in a weekend of yoga classes from a bevy of internationally acclaimed teachers, yoga-related entertainment and music, and all things rejuvenating! Hotel Bell Tent will be making its’ first array into the world of wellness as Yoga Connects enters its’ second year and we’re very happy to be involved!


We caught up with Founder Daniela to find out more…

1) How did Yoga Connects come about?

Daniela Olds and Sally Griffyn met in 2014.

Dani had wanted to organise a day festival in London with the top teachers, uniting the passion for yoga, music and fashion for a while. Through mutual friend, yogi Marc Laws, she met Sally who had the same vision. The rest as they say is history...

Daniela is currently teaching in several yoga studios in London. Her background is in fashion design, HR and office management. Daniela's strength is her passion for connection, friendship and happiness, whilst she brings strong organisational skills, attention to detail, focus, drive, people skills, and not to forget a love for fun and live music to the table.

Sally`s background is in Photography and Property development, whilst also being a very respected yoga teacher with a fantastic global contact base. Sally`s skillset is overviewing the organisation and bringing together innovative and inspiring concepts and people. Sally is determined to succeed, focused, visionary, with passion for spirituality and Shamanism.

The dynamic duo are now into their second year of organising Yoga Connects festival 2016, with a strong team building and growing around them. They not only share the love of yoga, but also passion for people, creating new experiences, collaborating with musicians, spirituality, astrology, authenticity and travelling, creating dreams and visions for the future, and having fun whilst at it.


2) What were the highlights of Yoga Connects 2015?

The highlights of Yoga Connects 2015 - way too many to name, from seeing the most amazing line-up of top quality teachers, from Dylan Werner, Patrick Beach, Yogabeyond and Meghan Currie, to welcoming many friends through the door, being lucky with amazing weather and the most glorious location to connecting with the team, having silly moments of panic and laughter via walkie-talkies, sitting in a hot tub after the festival… But there is one special moment that stood out for me: it was the fusion of Live music and the yoga-rave on Saturday night. We did not think it through and made a mistake with scheduling. The Live music was clashing with the Yoga rave in the tent next-door, so as it rolled out, most people went to the rave and that is when the magic happened - one of the drummers from “ the Antarma and the family tree” (with our permission) decided to storm into the Yoga Rave tent: The two merged together to create an amazing cocktail of Connection of funky beats and Live musicians drumming with people dancing, jumping and having the time of their life. This was the most spectacular experience - completely mind blowing.


Do the different days differ in terms of what is going to be on offer in terms of yoga styles? If so, how?

There is selection of all kinds of Yoga, we pride ourselves in offering a huge variety to choose from; on all day everyday, from Ashtanga, Jivamukti, Rocket, Yin, Paddle board, Beginners and Pranayama, Meditation plus many more. This year we also welcome Kundalini yoga and the Yoga Supper club (yoga with a stylish banquet dinner)

The detailed timetable will be created with the team at a later stage, once we have all the teachers confirmed but it includes something for everyone, we believe in variety being the spice of life.


Do you have any recommendations on things to check out at Yoga Connects 2016?

Check out as much as possible, the music this year is going up a notch, so get excited to see the full line up- to it’ll be revealed soon! There are some exciting musicians joining us this year.

There will also be an interactive talk which will touch upon the authenticity of modern day yoga; we will invite Yogis from all corners of the business, teachers, and studio owners to discuss the topic. This one has a potential to be quite spicy, as there are so many opinions out there across media, social media, network studios etc. We want to create opportunity to create open conversation and share the power of the free speech.

Hotel Bell Tent will be on hand providing the magic of camping outdoors with luxurious exclusive touches, comparable to staying in Boutique Hotel. With Standard, Luxury and Classic Emperor Bell tents on offer, you can find out more by visiting the booking page.