Family-friendly camping

Family-friendly camping in Sussex. Have a wonderful holiday surrounded by stunning locations. Our truly family-friendly camping options have plenty of space for that sense of freedom. Kids have the chance to run free whilst parents can unwind. The on and off-site activities accommodate adults and children of all ages.

Discover a new place to play and create your own “wilderness vibe”

We have private sections with direct river access or whole pieces of woodland. Our campsites are designed for parental peace of mind. The open plan aspects are broken up by plenty of trees, tyre swings and woodland play areas.

Perfect for your family’s adventures

Our campsites are peaceful, relaxing and surrounded by nature. Family camping is great for relationship building and letting you get the chance to talk without distraction. The Pop Up child-friendly campsites have on and off-site activities including seasonal treasure hunts.

Our campsites are perfect for wildlife lovers and to encourage outdoor play

Nestling close to Camber Sands and Rye at the Hop and Hare Farm, this outdoor space encompasses a brook, meadowland and woodland. Camber Sands is one of the region’s stand-out sandy beaches which features the purest and longest dune systems on the South Coast.

Outdoor activities and experiences bring families together and forge memories

Some of the family-friendly activities can be found in the close-by picturesque village of Herstmonceux in Hailsham. Its Observatory Science Centre and Castle are all located close to our Secret Campsite at Hop and Hare Farm ( approx half hour by car) The annual Medieval Festival takes place here during the August bank holiday weekend. The Science Centre is set in the beautiful countryside with a cafe and picnic area great for relaxing and refuelling after your excursions.

Outdoor activities lead to a greater connection with nature and encourage children to be more engaged

As adults, we frequently recall the joy of playing outdoors as our own happiest memories of childhood.  Play is central to children’s enjoyment and teaches critical life skills such as creativity, teamwork, problem-solving and resilience. Also, fresh air and exercise improves our health and well being. The river campsite offers water-based activities such as canoeing, paddleboards and kayaks for hire.

Our outdoor spaces are ideal for families and large groups.

Book your group gathering in one of our separate spaces across our campsites.

Hire tree tents, bell tents, shepherds huts or self pitch.

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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.

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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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