Sussex Staycations are in!
Now that both Beech Estate and Wild Boar Wood Campsites are closed for the season it’s time for us to take a breather and look back on what has been a bit of a strange year for everyone. A year where staycations became extremely popular.
A late start to the camping season
As usual we were all prepped and ready to open our campsites on the 1st April but unfortunately Covid had other ideas. After a finger biting couple of months we were finally able to open up to our lovely campers on 4th July. What an opening it was!
The staycation was the only option for many this year and this showed in the huge number of enquiries we took once our campsite openings were announced. We could barely keep up with the bookings and enquiries that flew into the inbox and through the phones. But we couldn’t be happier with the support we’ve had from new and old campers alike. We certainly noticed a huge number of first time campers this year and the feedback from all has been great!
“Just wanted to thank you for a wonderful weekend at the faraway pitch on Beech Estate. It’s such a magical place to catch up with friends and see our kids play in the beautiful forest. It truly is a happy place for us. All the COVID measures (and the fresh air) made it feel completely safe and allowed us to enjoy a weekend of normalcy.
We can’t wait to be back there next year.”
Looking forward – camping staycations are here to stay
Bookings are already flying in for next year and not just for us. Campsite directory website Pitchup announced a 284% increase on 2021 bookings already and the media has picked up on this too. BBC News wrote about a camping gear sales boom, The Sunday Telegraph listed its top socially distant campsites and Cool Camping has announced that many campsites are already fully booked for next year.
“I’ve done camping in a big open field with lots of other tents close by, but this was so different. Not only did we love exploring the estate and the wider area, but we also got to see some shooting stars! – as we laid outside the tent in our own personal clearing. We also loved the locally grown vegetables that were for sale and of course the bucket showers – among the trees!I was hoping to get my partner into camping and now, this is likely to be a regular spot for us. Can’t wait to come back soon – this is what camping is supposed to be like.”
Chris and Rachael
Bookings for 2021
No-one knows what next year has in store for us but we are hopeful that camping will continue to be allowed. With acres of outdoor space, fresh air and secluded pitches and bell tents, it really is one of the safest and most magical places to be. So don’t get too hung up on missing out on your holiday abroad, embrace what Sussex campsites have to offer and get in touch soon to book your 2021 Camping Staycation. But you better get in quick!
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or drop us a call in the office on 01273 980218