Class and year group camping trips

Pop Up campsites are ideal for school group camping trips.

Our group camping options are packed with thrilling and engaging youth experiences to seamlessly combine leisure and great memories.

As parents and from years of experience, we have developed an understanding for class and year group trips. It’s a great way to engage classmates and the perfect opportunity to enhance their social skills whilst they develop both emotionally and personally.

After everyone’s hard work during the academic year, a camping trip is a brilliant way to unwind, reflect on the previous year and celebrate achievements. We can cater for all year groups and are happy to help you plan your accommodation, catering and activities accordingly since Year 6 groups may for instance, prefer different activities and arrangements to Year 4.

school group trip

Activity centred escapes

Some of the many activities enjoyed by our class groups are climbing, running free, wood craft, watersports and wood fires. Everyone can move around safely throughout all of the pop up campsite destinations.

Private space for large groups

We have great outdoor settings for class bookings of school year groups. The perfect camping area with required facilities suitable for your group size will be allocated to accommodate you fully.

Fab Sussex campsites for getting back to nature

Being outdoors amongst Mother Nature is great fun, good for the brain and body, boosts your energy, immune system and creativity. Whilst, the natural scents of the countryside, such as grass, plants and trees, makes us feel more relaxed. Spending time outside lowers our heart rate and like meditating has a positive effect our body and brain.

Being in nature reduces stress and increases pleasant feelings

Exposure to nature makes you feel better emotionally and contributes to your physical wellbeing, reducing the production of stress hormones. Research also shows that being in nature restores our focus and encourages us to value the importance of community, sharing and relationships. People process environmental information through exploring and mapping. This type of physical activity reduces depression and anxiety and improves psychological well-being.

Group friendly meadow and woodland pitches

Taking the kids outside for a nature walk, letting them play and enjoy a cool field trip is a great way to mark the end of a academic year and all their hard work. Our campsite locations include access to a river, beautiful woodland and vast meadows.

Campers and Glampers

There are self pitching and pre-erected tented areas available and woodland tree tents or eco friendly luxurious glamping options.

Click here and contact us today with details of your year group and we will help you get your kids together for a weekend of camping.

Children’s space

During a recent Corporate Day this outdoor event included creating a Children’s space where people could make cardboard cars for the drive in movie tent that screened the movie ‘Herbie rides again’. The children definitely enjoyed being creative and had a sense of achievement from their finished creations. This outdoor activity on our Pop Up campsite is one of many. We also offer field attractions, family friendly activities and team building exercises for corporate events. One of our most popular things to do especially for families and all ages is learning Bushcraft with Steve of Axe and Paddle Bushcraft.

In addition to the Bushcraft experience there are extras available such as a Billy Can Breakfast and wood fired pizzas.

drive in movie tent

Pictured above is one of the many brilliant cardboard car creations made for fun in the outdoor children’s space and used as part of the drive in movie experience on site.

Directed by Robert Stevenson and made by Walt Disney Productions starring an anthropomorphic (and fairly autonomous) 1963 Volkswagen racing Beetle named Herbie ‘Herbie Rides Again’ is a ‘comedy film, based on the story by Gordon Buford, from the 1970’s and a sequel to The Love Bug. The movie stars Ken Berry, Helen Hayes, Stefanie Powers and Keenan Wynn reprising his villainous role as Alonzo Hawk (originated in the films Son of Flubber and The Absent-Minded Professor)

Two more theatrical sequels followed Herbie Rides Again namely Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo and Herbie Goes Bananas and a later in 2005, Herbie: Fully Loaded was released.

The trailer for the 1975 British comedy films Monty Python and the Holy Grail reference the title.

To find out more about our outdoor catering, facilities, activities and camping options contact us here

Body and Face painting

During one of our outdoor events the children attending enjoyed body and face painting with the artistic application of special water-based cosmetic “paints”.

For many years Body and Face painting has been a popular activity for entertainment at fairs, festivals, open-air markets and other locations that attract children and adolescents such as our Pop up Campsite when we also hold private parties and events. Many teenagers and adults enjoy being painted for events, such as sports events or charity fund raisers. On the Saturday before Halloween and as part of cosplay practice, face painting is also enjoyed by many people who dress up as zombies to dance as part of the worldwide “Thrill the World” event.

It is a reasonable assumption that humans have painted their faces and bodies since the very beginning and for many reasons including hunting and body adornment. Neanderthals had the tools and skills for face painting; although no longer considered a direct ancestor of homo sapiens, they lived alongside them in some areas. After the fall of the French aristocracy the practice died out in Western culture and re-entered popular culture during the hippie movement of the late nineteen sixties, when it was common for flowers or peace symbols at anti-war demonstrations to be painted on the women’s cheeks as decorations.

During your stay at Pop Up Campsite or as part of your outdoor event we can organise a person to paint designs on your guests faces.

There are many local attractions and activities suitable for all ages at our Pop Up by the River, Pop-up Brighton and Pop-up in the woods campsites including Bushcraft skills, hiring canoe, kayak and paddle boards, ambling along the bidal path and local pubs such as the Fountain Inn at Ashurst.

We also cater for special occasions such as weddings and can cater for all of your needs on the day through to the evening entertainment. We have plenty of beautiful outdoor space for all of your guests to enjoy a memorable experience.

Corporate Event

Our team building activities during outdoor corporate events are designed to incorporate problem solving and to improve communication skills as well as being exciting and fun for all of the participants involved and thus leading to excellent team performance for future achievements.

We recently held a Corporate Day which included challenging activities such as an inflatable its a knock out and creative spaces for young people to achieve goals and learn new things such as Bushcraft Skills in an enjoyable way.

There were refreshments and outside seating for everybody to enjoy after all of their efforts including ice cold cocktails and locally produced draft beers, ales and wines from Poosie Nancy Vintage horse box bar, bespoke pizzas served hot straight from the Camp and Deliver pizza trailer whilst the Boca Loca caterers who are in a class of their own having been finalists for the Sussex Food and Drink Awards provided a fabulous evening BBQ with locally sourced fresh food.

Corporate event

Wild Yoga

Wild Yoga sessions on Sussex camp site.

Forget everything with your feet in the grass and just feel whilst working for a more sustainable relationship between the planet that nourishes us all and ourselves and connecting with our ancestors, wild places and the simple miracle of life.

Down to earth, brilliant and fun filled Wild Yoga sessions with South east Yoga teacher Michelle of Ocean Bay Yoga focus on movement with the breath, movement with ease and movement without a goal and are a good way to get together with your fellow campers at the Pop Up by the River campsite. Michelle provides clear instructions, encouragement and guidance with positive energy whilst creating a friendly atmosphere during your outdoor Yoga session.

The enjoyable Yoga classes are bespoke to the group and involve challenging postures whilst uplifting your natural body and spiritual flow in the great outdoors.

Michelle also offers an excellent and amazing Yoga service for Hen Parties on Sussex campsites which will put a smile on everyone’s faces and bring your hen party together as a group during this healthy and physical activity.

To find out more you can email Michelle at or give her a call on 07952246270

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