CLASS AND YEAR GROUP CAMPING TRIPS
Camping in wild unspoilt meadows
This beautiful campsite is made up of 3 separate meadows with woodland attached, all sprawling over 20 acres. The campsite has been designed to give parents peace of mind that kids can go wild exploring and roaming across the site in safety.
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.
When you arrive, your parking and pitching are pre-allocated and wheel barrows are readily available in the car park. The campsite is car-free giving you assurance that your kids are safe to roll out of the car and into freedom. All groups are allocated their own booking reference making sure you are all pitched together regardless of self-pitching or Glamping. Group structures to shelter under, group kitchen trailers, private toilets and showers are also available as add-ons to your experience.
All fields have tyre swings, hammocks and den making space. The woodland has a stream with fallen trees to scramble over, cargo nets to climb and countless swings. If you have booked your time slot for on-site wood fired pizza then simply wander up to the top of the campsite and sit down to enjoy your meal whilst watching the ducks and chickens working in our no-dig vegetable beds, weeding out slugs and grubs.
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 campsite.
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.
Perfect 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 on 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 an academic year and all their hard work. Our campsite location includes 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, so whether you’re experienced campers or it’s your first camping experience
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.
Open weekends from May to mid-July and then 7 days a week through July and August. From £15 per night for adults and £10 for kids, whatever your budget whatever your style be it self-pitching, camper van, tree tents, or bell tents we can cater for you.
£15 per night for adults – £10 per night for kids – 3yrs and under go free
Our Meadow fields and woods have a bountiful supply of secret spaces for families, groups and individuals looking for a place to enjoy natural and off-grid camping. Walk through trackways to pitches cut through the meadow grass from just £15 per person per night in an unforgettable location. Each pitch comes with washing up bucket and recycling bags and don’t forget to take advantage of our ‘Bell-Hop’ service to take all the hard work out of moving your belongings.
Bell Tents ready for your arrival
Empty bell tent £50 per night ready for you to pop your own gear in. Kitted bell tents from £75 per night.
Our bell tents are set fresh each week, allowing friends to pitch together. Once you have selected the dates on the booking system, simply select your self-pitching people and then add your bell tent in the extras section. More info about booking a bell tent
“My hammock campout in the woods in winter was amazingly comfy and warm”
Hammock kits, that include DD hammock, thermal under blanket and DD over camp tarp for £50 per night.
Our private hammock ground is situated away from the main camping ground, giving a slightly more wild edge to the experience. You can bring your own and just pay the £15 per person per night fee, or hire the Hammock kits.
How do we book?
If you are a large group we recommend contacting the office at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can talk you through the options of campsites and available structures and then areas. We then create a booking link just for your group, this holds the space and pitches for 28 days allowing you to send out the booking details, and your families simply click and book. The peace of mind is knowing you will all be camping together with what you need conveniently next to your pitch.
The Hut has a wonderful tranquil view from its picture window, overlooking wild meadows and woodland, with the other windows enjoying far-reaching views of East Sussex’s countryside. If you are part of a larger group you will never be far away, we have pitching in the shepherd’s hut field or in our adjacent field.
Take all the hassle from camping and maximise on your stay in comfort and warmth.
What’s in the hut? Super comfy double bed, warm bedding, linen, Shower with a view, Toilet and Natural toiletries.
Ice box, Kitchenware, crockery, salt + pepper, local coffee, west country tea.
Games and books, corner sofa (which converts to 2 x single beds), log burner, outside kitchen,
Fire pit and grill and outside seating.
Find your perfect pitch
With 20 acres of land there are plenty of places to find peace and quiet. Request our Babble pitch that can house 3-6 tent pitches or camper vans and is situated right next to our stream and dipping pool. Or long summer evening pitches with views, shady places for shelter from the summer sun.
Sounds great, but what about the toilets?
We designed our infrastructure to fit around you and your needs, with a mixture of composting and traditional toilets you will never be very far away from a convenience.
Tell me more about your ethos and camp facilities!
We run off-grid so that you can enjoy a genuine back-to-nature experience; real down to earth camping doesn’t have to be hard work and we have provided you with everything you need for your comfort.
Unlike other campsites, we have designed our facilities to be mobile and versatile to meet the changing needs and spaces on our site.
We pride ourselves in using up-cycled materials wherever possible – look out for our eco-toilets in vintage horse box trailers!
We have both compost and traditional toilets across the site and wonderful piping hot showers. For your ease we have washing-up stations dotted all over the site next to drinking water points and if you are looking at hiring shelters for communal spaces we can offer these too so just get in touch. We care for our stream habitat so we provide paraben free washing up liquid and shower soap for our campers to use.
Fires And Wood
Camping isn’t camping without setting fire to something, however, they do need to be treated with respect and common sense. We have fire pits available for every pitch to prevent the tree roots being damaged, and handy buckets to help you extinguish them in the evening.
We have permission for campers to forage for small fallen timber to act as kindling, but nothing bigger campers as the forestry team turn coppice wood into money for the winter. Our neighbouring estate has produced our bags of wood so please ask the warden and they will be happy to sell you some!
Family field tug of war
Explore the river and the hidden beaches
We have some amazing rivers close to the campsite, the river Rother is 20 minute drive, with easy parking and access on to the river. The campsite has Paddleboards for hire starting from £25, drop off and pick up service, maps on the best spots to stop or best pubs to refuel. Contact us for further details. Paddle board hire is in the extras section of booking.
Bell Hop transport service to your pitch
We are also operating a Bell hop service on weekends (Friday and Sunday only) that will ferry all kit across the site for £10 a load from the car park in field 1.
This is an add-on service is found in the extras section of your booking page.
What is the Bell Hop Service?
What is it?
The Bell Hop operates with Quad bikes and 4×4 vehicles picking up campers equipment from the car park and dropping it directly onto their pitch.
Why offer this service?
This year we have taken the decision to no longer allow cars onto the main camping fields or woodland (except camper vans), we have invested in trailers, quads and 4×4’s, and subsidised the service so for a small fee we transport your camping gear directly to your pitch.
Why can’t I drive to my pitch?
The land started to struggle with the amount of cars driving across the field, as did the wildlife, and it was became increasingly difficult to get campers driving safely in wet conditions or being mindful of others so we decide to change things.
How do I book this service
You can book the service through the booking system in EXTRAS but we will only be taking cash on arrival for the service.
What if I don’t want this service
No problem! If you would rather transport your kit across the site, we have provided BIG wheel barrows that are in the car park, all we ask is that you return them after you have finished using them.
why do i have to pay?
This is an extra service, we provide wheel barrows for free, but we also understand the average family comes with a lot of gear. It costs a considerable amount of money to buy and maintain quad bikes/4×4 with trailers, then add insurance, training and staff hourly rate for arrival and check out, so we hope you’ll see why we have set the fee at £10.
Welcoming you to the site
We warden the campsites on weekends at check-in, show you to your pitch and assist with anything you need during your stay. Wardens are not always available during the week and we check in remotely so do look out for your allocation email on the week of your stay to help orientate you to your pitch.
Wood Fired Pizza on a friday night
Why not book in for our Friday night pizzas. This year we are sending out menus and time slots 5 days before your arrival. To avoid disappointment please book in for the pizzas when booking your pitching as we do not carry enough for every camper on-site. We will not charge you for anything until arrival.
It is the pain of every campsite and camper to deal with rubbish.
Being a Pop-up short stay camping ground moving about, we have always had problems sourcing rubbish accounts as they offer 12 month contracts.
Luckily this year we have found a company who will take all of our recycling on an as-and-when basis. So recycling will operate like this…
We give netty bags on each number pitch, one bag is for glass that must be empty and separated. The second bag is for all empty plastic and cans. Then on the Sunday we open the bins situated by reception and on your way out you deposit your recycled waste. Hoorah!
We welcome dogs, please keep them controlled for neighbours, livestock, wildlife and other campers.