Things To Do

Something For Everyone

We are fortunate to be surrounded by a varied range of venues offering exiting activities for you to get involved in during your stay, to name a few;

Water Sports

We have Ardingly Reservoir & Activity Centre 10 minutes down the road, offering fun water sports for all the family. For Sailing, Kayaking, Windsurfing and Raft Building.

River Rowing and Pub

Further afield (35 minute drive) is an amazing spot perfect for a summers day, The Anchor Inn Pub is located on the side of the River Ouse surrounded by unspoilt river scenery, why not take a day out and spend it Rowing down the river followed by a heart Lunch in the Pub itself.

Walking and Picnicking Ashdown Forest

Ashdown Forest is now one of the largest free public access space in the South East. It is a great place for walking and enjoying spectacular views over the Sussex countryside and is known the world over as the ‘home’ of Winnie-the-Pooh.

We recommend a walk and picnic. It is just 12 minutes drive from the campsite.

Horse Riding

Why not give horse riding a go, there are two venues just 20 minutes drive from the campsite both located in Ashdown Forest, find more details at Ashdown Forest Riding Centre and East View Riding Centre.

Bluebell Steam Railway

Relive the heritage past of Sussex steam engines, The Bluebell Railway offers preserved steam trains running through the heart of Sussex. Why not take a train through the Sussex Countryside, trains depart from Horsted Keynes just 10 minutes from the Campsite.

Outdoor Activities

Blackland Farm in our neighbouring village Sharpthorne offer a range of activities including; Abseiling, Archery, Bungee Trampoline, Canoeing, Zip wire and many more.

Wakehurst Place Gardens

Situated in neighbouring Ardingly are the beautiful house and gardens of Wakehurst Place.

Open throughout the year, Wakehurst is the country estate of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. The varied landscape is of international significance for its beautiful botanic gardens and tree collections, as well as for its science-based plant conservation and research. A feast for the senses, Wakehurst features natural woodland and lakes, formal gardens, an Elizabethan house and the 21st-century architecture of Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank.


For those who enjoy fishing, both Weirwood Reservoir and Ardingly Reservoir also offer coarse fishing day tickets.

Sheffield Park and Garden

Sheffield Park and Garden is a wonderful Grade I National Trust garden with lakes. A must to go and visit, especially in late spring!

These are just some of the fun and beautiful places we have to offer in the local area. If you want to do anything else, then please just ask!

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