6 Amazing Campsites in Sussex

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If you’re looking for amazing campsites in Sussex to visit with kids (or perhaps even without) here are 6 that consistently seem to come up when I’m talking to people about their favourites.

Fox Wood Camping, near Lyndhurst, West Sussex

Campfires – Yes

Groups – Yes

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Reasons we think Fox Wood Camping makes the amazing campsites in Sussex list:

  1. Located within a 35 acre private woodland and each of the pitches have their own campfire area.
  2. Family focused camping to families with young children and couples. No adult only groups.
  3. Fox Wood Camping is a dog friendly campsite with 2 dog friendly pubs on their doorstep and within 10 minutes of dog friendly beaches.
  4. It has also been said that Fox Wood Camping has the best rope swing in West Sussex – but keep that a secret.

Wowo Campsite, Uckfield, Sussex

Campfires – Yes

Groups – Yes

They specialise in the things that we think are essential to great camping too:

1. Campfires – Theythink camping just isn’t the same without a crackling campfire to sit around when it grows dark, cook your dinner on and keep you warm. We totally agree!

2. They are a family campsite – children and dog friendly, accommodating families to camp together in groups.

3. They have a varied selection of Yurts and Shepherds Huts  for those campers looking for added luxury whilst retaining the rustic style of the outdoors.

4. They believe the great outdoors to be healing and educational.  

5. They also host a huge range of Workshops to nurture and support this belief, as well as making your stay extra fun for all ages.


You can find them on Instagram here:


Yamp Camp. -Alpaca Camp, Lewes, Sussex

Campfires – Yes

Groups – Yes

A very unique retreat with Apalcas for company. An intimate site ideal for couples, friends and family groups.

  • Lots of space to play games and have fun
  • a muddy wood with tree swings and dens
  • A farm wild-life safari (there really is a camel!)


You can find them on Instagram


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Woodfire Camping, Westerland and Firle, West Sussex

Campfires – Yes

Groups – Yes

It’s all about the food!

Fridays to Sundays, (and Thursdays when they’re open mid-week) they cook up delicious breakfasts and evening meals for their campers.* It’s always over woodfire or charcoal, either on the grill or in the pot. Breakfast tends to be a good old-fashioned bacon & egg sarnie or grilled ciabatta rubbed with garlicky tomato, tea and good coffee.  Dinner might be grilled meat or fish and salads or delicious stews with gremolata and home-made flatbreads – they always provide a vegetarian option.

They email you a week or so before your stay with the menu and ask for your orders in advance so they know how many they’re cooking for. Prices range between £8-£14 for adults and around £5-£7 for kids. They always try to do a bit more in case the delicious smells lure some late-comers, but once it’s gone, it’s gone!

Read what The GuardianThe TelegraphThe TimesBBC Good Food and Countless Other Campers have to say about their food!

You can find them on instagram here:


Blackberry Wood, Streat, South Downs

Campfires – Yes – all pitches have their own firepits

Groups – Up to 3 Tents Yes; Over 3 No

Blackberry Wood Camping, Glamping and Treehouses, is a small, family-run campsite situated in the small hamlet of Streat at the foot of the South Downs National Park. The site has considerable charm in a very pretty, rural setting and has the feel of “the land time forgot” with an overgrown country look. They are only 7 miles north of the seaside city of Brighton and only 1 hour from London Victoria.

The site is perfect for families and couples looking for that perfect little get-away but they do not accept large groups.

We haven’t camped there but we have stayed in one of their amazing treehouses

A Magical Treehouse Adventure  – Review


You can find them on instagram here:

blackberry Wood Piggledy treehouse

The Secret Campsite, Lewes, Sussex

Campfires – Yes

Groups – No more then 3 families

A peaceful site, free from cars, dogs, and music, with a focus on wildlife. Solar powered hot showers, electric car charging point, flushing toilets, washing area with lots of hot water, fridge and freezer, loads of wheelbarrows for transferring gear, firewood and more.

Just 15 hugely spacious pitches cut in to the long grass of this secluded meadow, interspersed with a scattering of recently planted saplings and all encircled with a backdrop of ancient oak and hornbeam trees.

You can find them on Instagram here:


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2 thoughts on “6 Amazing Campsites in Sussex”

  1. Think you forgot about us 🙁
    35 acres of beautiful Oak Forest with lots of family and multiple family pitches each with their own private firepit and indulgently spaced out under the canopy of the woodland so that everyone has lots of room to spread out and relax.
    It has also been said that Fox Wood has the best rope swing in West Sussex – but keep that a secret 🙂


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