Secret Garden Party

 The Secret Garden Party is hosted in Abbots Ripton, in Cambridgeshire. As an annual event it brings in more than 34,000 people.

 The festival is an independent arts and music festival lasting four days. The festival is set in a 220 acre landscaped garden that borders a river and a lake. The festival has the feel of an oversized crazy garden party, however it still welcomes everybody. As well as music there is activities and games for children at the festival, giving it more of a party feel. 

The stages are separated into two sections. One half is a heavier dance music vibe; the other is an acoustic, more chilled set; giving people the choice and keeping everybody happy.  Each year there is a set theme that is put in place. To keep this up it is reliant on audience participation.

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Now in its 11th year, the Secret Garden Party is famously a 'party like no other'. Situated in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire; the festival is known for its participative environment as much as its staggering programme of entertainment.

Gardeners are encouraged to become as much a part of the show as they are observers of it. The festival site is designed to transform the landscape into a garden of magical delights, with installation art and spontaneous performances woven into its very fabric.

The Secret Garden Party is produced by award winning event curators from Secret Productions. It is gathering that exists for only four days - away from cities and schedules, brands and boundaries – founded on participation and with the potential to change your life. In their words: "It is a festival of the arts... where everyone is the artist."

  • Blue Bell Tents provide a comfortable and calm accommodation sanctuary in a quieter area of the festival site called Boutique Camping, with exclusive access only. On arrival the friendly Boutique reception team will welcome you and the bellboys will help you get settled in to your tent.
    Boutique customers have just a moment’s stroll from their accommodation and straight into the heart of the festival.

  • All our bell tents are five meters in diameter, and come with one or two double queen sized beds. The beds are comfy camp beds (not air beds) and all Blue Bells come as standard with cosy bedding and fresh bed linen. Custom fitted carpets underfoot, battery powered lights and a vanity mirror completes the features of a double Blue Bell.
    Tents will be available to use with a small padlock. 

  • To speak to someone about booking please get in touch with Secret Garden Party organisers directly at (0)20 3137 6380 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

    To find out more about Blue Bell Tents please get in touch with us at our HQ, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call on 07500 899 369

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What is a Blue Bell Tent?
Blue Bell Tents are traditional canvas 5m bell tents, originating from 19th century military camps and reimagined today as versatile tent hotel rooms. The entrance doorway is over 5ft, and the tallest part of the tent is almost 7ft high.
Is there power?
There is no electricity supplied to the tents themselves, and all lighting is either battery or solar powered. When we are operating a reception tent (at most festivals we attend) there will be facilities to charge your phone and hairdryers supplied with mirrors.
What comes included in the tents?
The tents are all 5m in diameter and come fully furnished with the queen size double or single Blue Bell wooden camp bed with a real mattress, 200 thread count pure cotton bed linen, winter tog duvets and fluffy pillows, sea-grass custom made flooring, brass vanity mirror, atmospheric lighting and lockable doors.
What should I bring with me?
You are welcome to bring whatever it is that will make your stay even more comfortable. This might be some deckchairs and a camp table, a picnic rug or cooking stove (please check with the festival you are attending on the specific rules). You will also need to bring a towel and toiletries and soap, AND don’t forget your wellingtons or boots! Blue Bell Tents come with bedding and bed linen. We have blankets available to buy and take home with you if you feel the nights are chillier than normal, otherwise you are welcome to bring your own.
Is there a deposit system?
Payment for booking is required in advance, and we do not take any additional payment as a security deposit.