FAQs about camping in Lewes

Some of the weird and wonderful things people ask us

General Camping

Arrival and Departure

  • What time is check-in?

    Check-in time is from 3pm until 6:30pm and 7pm on Fridays but if you are running late please contact us during these hours to let us know. We can then arrange a different plan for your arrival.

  • What time is check-out?

    Your pitch needs to be cleared by 11am on the day of departure. Please make sure you have settled up any outstanding tab by 11.


  • How are the pitches different?

    We have 13 pitches in the main camping meadow over the bridge, 3 pitches in the disorganised orchard and 3 pitches on The Bank which is near to the buildings. The Tree Tent is in the Camping meadow, and The Gridshell is in the disorganised Orchard. If these structures are unsold a couple of days before the rental date, they become available to rent as normal camping pitches. We also have an emergency pitch for surprises.

  • How many people can a pitch accommodate?

    We restrict the number of people on a pitch to 7 with no more than 4 adults and at least one adult. The aim is to keep the site peaceful and to avoid large groups.

  • What restrictions are there on our tent size?

    None. The more ostentatious the better, and our large pitches can accommodate most sized tents.

  • Can we book a group?

    For the peace of other campers, we avoid groups of more than 3 families.

    We limit all bookings to a maximum of 2 pitches with a maximum of 4 adults and 7 people aged 3 and over per pitch.

    We do not accept multiple bookings by friends for the same dates as this would disrupt our small peaceful campsite

  • Can we book the whole site?

    Despite numerous requests we don’t book out the whole site. This allows us to focus on creating a fantastic habitat for wildlife which our campers can enjoy.

  • Can we bring a caravan or motor home?

    Unfortunately, not. To keep the meadow quiet and safe for both families and the local wildlife, we keep all of our pitches and camping areas free from any vehicles.

  • Can I park my car next to my tent?

    To preserve the relaxed and natural feel of the setting, we do not allow cars into any of the camping areas. This also makes it safer for children to roam.

    To transport your kit from your car, we offer various sized trolleys and wheelbarrows.


  • Are there showers and toilets?

    Yes! We have traditional toilets, showers and a washing up area, as well as thunder box compost toilets located in the meadow for enthusiasts and night-time emergencies.

    You will need to bring your own toiletries. See our facilities here.


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