Pop-up’s little secret campsite

Camping close to Rye after ‘lockdown’

Escape to the great outdoors and plenty of fresh air after your period of ‘lockdown’. Pop Ups Hastings campsite hopes to reopen in June and for the whole of July and August 2021. There is a vast amount of space for everyone and secret areas for tree tents, bell tents, shepherds huts and self pitching.

We are also in a unique position to, fortunately, be able to divide the campsites up and offer larger pitches and compartmentalise the group areas to be more self-sufficient with facilities. We have started making more mobile showers and handwashing stations and will endeavour to give more toilets per people on site.

East Sussex countryside

Pop-up’s little secret campsite is in the heart of the East Sussex countryside. With a babbling brook, rolling meadowland and cathedral Esq woodland all set within twenty acres kids can run free whilst their parents unwind. Nestling near Camber Sands and Rye at the Hop and Hare farm this idyllic campsite is perfect for enjoying nearby beaches, nature reserves, walks, water sports and the wildlife of #Camber Sands #Pett Level #The Stade #Pelham #Covehurst Bay #Bexhill #Hastings #Winchelsea and #Rye

Rye in East Sussex

Rye in East Sussex is a charming and beautiful hilltop town with a picturesque jumble of historic buildings and cobbled streets. Voted one of the most picturesque streets in Britain, Mermaid Street overflows with charming half-timbered buildings. The Mermaid is a marvellous 15th-century inn full of character and the odd ghost. Once being a major port in the 16th century this town is steep in historical interest. Close to our Pop Up Hastings campsite, Rye has great views, historic pubs like the Standard Inn (a restored 15th-century building) unique shops and local restaurants. There is an abundance of quirky antique and gift shops such as those along the Strand, places for vintage glassware, stained glass, jewellery fossils and Rye Pottery for handmade ceramics.

Rye Harbour Nature Reserve

Rye Harbour Nature Reserve is a conservation area that includes the ruined Camber Castle and is a few miles out of town. Teeming with rare wildlife, thousands of species including various birds it is made up of hectares of coastline, wetlands, marshes and many pathways making this is a perfect location for avid walkers and bird watchers.

Now the home of the Rye Castle Museum, the Ypres Tower, with exhibits about the tower and town’s history, is an interesting place to explore. Thought to possibly be part of the town’s 13th-century defensive walls, it has been a mortuary, prison over the years.

From the rooftop terrace you can view the old harbour and there’s a recreated medieval herb garden.

Are you a lover of beers, ciders and wine?

Chapel Down vineyard runs guided tours, has a restaurant looking over the vines and is just north of Rye. As one of the best-known English wine producers, you won’t be disappointed to try some of their wine in their tasting room. Their own beers and ciders are also now available. To find out more about the things you can do whilst enjoying your stay at our woodland and meadow campsites click here

Brighton & Hove Pride weekend

Brighton & Hove Pride weekend 5th – 7th August 2016. 

Organised by not for profit community interest company Brighton Pride CIC, Brighton & Hove Pride weekend’s ticket revenue goes directly to the Pride Festival, Pride Community Parade, Pride Village Party production costs and their community fundraising for the Social Impact Fund and Rainbow Fund.

If you are looking for a local campsite during Pride, The Pop-Up Brighton Campsite is gay-friendly and just a 5 minute taxi ride from all of the Pride festivities whilst catering for self pitching as well as Bell tent and Teepee hire so that you can go glamping in extreme style.

Pride entertainment this year includes Brut, Fierce Angel presenting Shine On at Ohso,Pride Unplugged with Heather Peace and Lucy Spraggan, Koochy featuring the Fuel Girls, Pam Ann,Queer Nation and Handsome ,Ruby Rose as well as English Disco Lovers, Sink the Pink and Line Dancing at the all new Pride Pleasure Gardens.

Alesha Dixon, Anne-Marie, DJ Fresh, Jordan Grey and Seann Miley Moore are just some of the great artists performing at Pride this year.

To find out about Pride events, news and tickets visit http://www.brighton-pride.org/

 

Brighton Pride 30th July – 2nd August 2015

Brighton Pride Festival time is here and what better way to visit Brighton for the event than to stay at the Pop up Pride Campsite, which is in an excellent location 5 minutes taxi ride away and on a main bus route into Brighton. There are tents to suit all price ranges from empty bell tents to kitted bell tents, which include beds, bedding, carpet, lighting, bedside tables and bunting. The sites include the essential toilets, showers, mains power and a pampering area…so you will be ready to party at Brighton Pride 2015!

To find out more about the Pride terrace parties, Pride festival, Pride diversity games, Pride village party, Pride dog show, Pride parade, the Rainbow colour run and to sign up for the Pride newsletter click here

Knockhatch Adventure Park situated close to Pop-up Campsites

Knockhatch is set in eighty acres of lush countryside and offers a fantastic choice of East Sussex Adventure Park Experiences for families including a boating lake where you can a row boats and have a picnic whilst enjoying the various water loving animals, picnic areas throughout the park, go karts, mini quads, paddling pool, a Falconry Centre with a variety of amazing Birds of Prey, a petting farm including the Wallaby Walkthrough, Farm Animal Keeper Experiences, a large indoor play centre, outdoor adventure playgrounds, the fantastic Wave Runner waterslide, Quadapillar ride and Tommy Tractor Play Barn.

Knockhatch Adventure Park is situated close to our Pop-up Campsites off the A22, about 9 miles north of Eastbourne and to the west of Hailsham, East Sussex and there are always special events taking place such as the Knockhatch Easter Eggstravaganza with Easter Egg Hunts and Fun over the Easter weekend 3rd – 6th April 2015 and Father’s Day celebrations in June.

Additionally, the Knockhatch Ski and Snowboard Centre is located very close to Knockhatch Adventure Park and offers skiing and snowboarding fun and action for all abilities, Ringo Run, lessons, open practice, toboggan parties and more. They have an impressive 110m dry ski slope covered with the renowned artificial surface with a cushioned backing called “Powderpac”.

To find out more visit knockhatch.com

Wild Life Festival June 6th and 7th 2015

Disclosure and Rudimental are extremely proud to present Wild Life Festival at Brighton City Airport this June with a superb line up throughout the weekend including music from Wu Tang Clan, Soul II Soul, Adam Beyer, Mark Ronson, Annie Mac, Andy C, MJ Cole and Cashmere Cat.

On both Saturday and Sunday the main stage ends at 11pm whilst the other stages continue until 1am on Saturday and until midnight on Sunday 7th. The promoters are running a shuttle bus service back to Worthing and Brighton locations as there is no public transport after the end of Wild Life.

Pop-up campsites have a choice of two campsites close to Shoreham-by-Sea for Wild Life Festival goers to ensure that your weekend is hassle free and comfortable. Our river site is just a twenty minute drive away from the festival site and our Brighton campsite that is nestled in the heart of the downs, is a five minute taxi journey from the town centre and then a train ride away from your festival destination.

Both Pop-up campsites are ideal for self-pitching or groups of campers and we have various packages and extra camping options available such as Teepee and Bell Tent hire along with The Big Green Dining Tent that is ideal for large groups eating together. Alternatively, individuals can pitch your own tent and campers can treat themselves to a farm cooked breakfast at a very reasonable price.

Rugby World Cup 2015

Rugby World Cup comes to the Amex

If you are one of the lucky people to have tickets for these games we at Pop-up campsites are happy to offer a gorgeous location to camp and  tranquil walk across the south downs way to the Amex stadium, roughly lasting 30 minutes.

The campsite will have have all the usual amenities toilets and showers, self pitching slots closest to the stadium but also ready prepped Boutique Bell tents, so all you have to do is turn up and light a match on the fire pit relax and unwind, after a hard day watching the rugby. We have our very own farm house catering department ready to serve pre cooked dinners and snacks for your return to camp, or if you fancy a much into town we have plenty of restaurants the staff can recommend.

About the Rugby World Cup 2015 in Brighton

Brighton & Hove is one of the 11 host cities of the Rugby World Cup 2015.

Two matches will take place at the Brighton Community Stadium on the weekend of 19 & 20 September 2015:

  • 19 September 2015 (8pm kick off) – South Africa vs. Japan
  • 20 September 2015 (12 noon kick off) – Samoa vs. USA

South Downs events for campers

From recitals at the local church to annual arts, music and literary festivals, ad hoc town and village community gatherings and regular farmers markets there are a many events that take place throughout the South Downs including the following exhibition and cycle ride.

The ‘Land & Sea’ Art Exhibition at the National Trust Countryside Centre, Burling Gap, East Dean embraces the stunning diversity of the South Downs and features paintings in various media from two local artists Janet Mc Gowan and Louise Chatfield. With free entry and easy parking, this exhibition runs from 6th January – 1st March 2015 with National Trust shop and café facilities available.

Wiggle Southern Rough Ride Cycle event will start from Amberley Working Museum at 8am on Saturday 28th February. With three ride lengths to cater for everyone’s capabilities, this classic South Downs mountain bike route has a number of exciting descents and leg warming hills.  This ride is the opening MTB event for the 2015 Wiggle Super series and is a great way to enjoy the stunning countryside of Amberley, Arundel and Steyning.

To find out about more local activities and events click and visit nationaltrail