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Open Air Business February 2018

The UK's outdoor hospitality business magazine for function venues, glamping, festivals and outdoor events


FUNCTION VENUES OAB LOVES… POPUP ACCOMMODATION WE LOVE… The portable Shower Shack from the English Shepherds Hut Company WHY? Imagine if your guests could have a hot shower, no matter where you decide to put your pop up glamping accommodation? The Shower Shack provides just that, even if the site is miles away from running water! The units can be assembled and taken down quickly by one person and are easy to transport. They are available to hire or buy, making them ideal for outdoor weddings, parties and festivals as well as sporting events. FROM The English Shepherds Hut Company 01603 397777 WE LOVE... Powerpack 300+ from Portable Power Technology WHY? Compact, lightweight and quiet, this all in one powerpack delivers AC and DC power to the remotest of pop up glampsites. Charge it from the mains or up to 350W of solar (solar panel kits sold separately). There are USB ports for mobile charging and powering devices and an integral super bright 2W LED lamp. Examples of appliances that can be powered from the 300+ include TVs, music systems, CCTV cameras, games consoles, small fridges, fans, lights, phones and tablets. FROM Portable Power Technology 01474 761051 WE LOVE… The Kora mini safari Tent from Boldscan’s Albion Canvas range WHY? For pop up ‘hotels’ and festivals, we love this easy build mini version of the classic safari tent. The Kora sleeps two and comes in a choice of muted colours, ranging from light sand to olive. The tent is manufactured in Boldscan’s Somerset factory from heavy duty 415gsm polycotton canvas, which is fire retardant and water and mildew resistant. The price includes a 650gsm PVC walled ground sheet and sectioned timber poles. FROM Boldscan 01823 665849 GETTY IMAGES 26 WWW.OPENAIRBUSINESS.COM

WE LOVE… Pop-up canvas accommodation from Portobello Tents WHY? This pop-up glamping provider offers 5m bell tents at three tiers of luxury, and an exclusive Lotus Belle tent package complete with windows, LED chandelier, flowers and more. New to its luxury accommodation line up is the incredible Lotus Mahal. Offering 60m2 of floor space – that’s larger than the average London flat – it can be sub divided into rooms or left open. Not only does it come fully-furnished but it has been styled by interior designer @maudiecollections whose furnishings create a truly unique aesthetic. Exclusive to Portobello Tents, you won’t find this structure with any other pop-up glamping provider. So, whether it’s a wedding, corporate event, private party or festival, give Portobello a call and plan your luxury open air accommodation! FROM Portobello Tents 020 7993 8018 S2T GRASS REINFORCEMENT PERFO interlocking tiles - effective protection for soft ground Ideal for the reinforcement of parking areas, access tracks, pitches etc. at: - camping & glamping sites - open air event venues - country & leisure parks Tel. 01992 522797 WWW.OPENAIRBUSINESS.COM 27