Spring glamping – reasons to come glamping in spring

With holidays on hold for much if the last couple of years, we’re all in need of some Spring glamping! The staycation is a top choice for this year and you don’t have to go far for an adventure. Wild Boar Wood Campsite in Sussex is perfectly place for campers from London, Kent, Surrey and the south coast. There’s no need to hold out until summer for your next night under canvas. Spring glamping offers a magical getaway that you don’t have to wait for. The weather may be a little less predictable but with birds, blossom and bluebells everywhere, glamping in springtime has plenty to recommend it. Still not convinced? We’ve put together a few reasons why you should give spring glamping a go…

Bookings are already open for Spring 2022, just click book now at the top of the page to get your trip confirmed


A bell tent among the bluebells at Wild Boar Wood on a spring glamping trip

The Sussex countryside is carpeted with bluebells in the springtime. Our woodland campsites at Wild Boar Wood and Beech Estate are some of the best places to enjoy them. Unzipping your bell tent and being greeted with a carpet of these beautiful flowers is a wonderful thing to experience on a Spring glamping or camping trip. Check our the Woodland Trust for more info on bluebells and the best time to see them.

Wildlife in Spring

A young robin spotted at The Secret Campsite Wild Boar Wood on a spring glamping trip

Spring lambs, fledgling birds, rabbits, hares and more… springtime is the best time to see wildlife. Wild Boar Wood Campsite is a particular hotspot for birdlife. In recent years we’ve seen nesting great spotted woodpeckers, a baby tawny owl, families of fledgling great tits, robins and more. You’ll awaken to the wondrous birdsong each morning, a fantastic way to refresh and switch off.

Bug-free camping

Lots of campers are worried about insects on summer evenings. Although we don’t tend to have a problem at any time of the year, spring is noticeably quieter on the insect front, so you can leave the insect repellent at home.


Campfire on a spring camping trip

The sun goes down a little earlier and the evenings are a little cooler in spring. So a campfire on a spring glamping or camping trip seems even better! You can stay cosy with our recipe ideas for campfire hot drinks too. Warming your toes by the heat of the fire whilst sharing stories is a magical experience to share with loved ones.

Cosy tents

Stay in a cosy bell tent on a spring glamping trip

The bell tents at our woodland campsites have windows and even the option to roll up the sides to let the breeze in when it’s too hot in the summer. But if your own tent isn’t a top scorer when it comes to ventilation – sticky summer nights can get uncomfortable. A spring glamping or camping stay will make you appreciate getting cosy under canvas. There’s nothing like getting snuggled up in a sleeping bag after a warm cup of hot chocolate/hot toddy, sleepless nights be gone!

Spring glamping means campsites are less busy

Glamping in spring at Sussex Campsite, Wild Boar WoodYou’ll never feel crowded at any of our campsites and our Wild Boar Wood is particularly peaceful with just nine bell tents sharing the woods. Each pitch has its own space but school holidays mean there are inevitably more people around in the summer. Come in spring and beat the crowds. It’s the perfect spot for a peaceful getaway with friends, family and loved ones in Spring.

Fresh air and April showers

Cooler breezes make for fresher air and even April showers can be welcome. It brings out the glorious smell of the earth that you just don’t get when the sun’s been beating down for days.

Check out our ideas for rainy day activities and be prepared!

Unpredictable British weather

Occasionally this can work in your favour! Book a spring glamping or camping holiday to enjoy all of the above. Come prepared for rain and then if the weather turns out sunny (as it often does in spring) it’ll be like the cherry on the cake! On the other hand you can feel like you’ve been cheated if you’ve planned an August break and it pours with rain.

Time to return

Most of us don’t want our holidays to end but that’s the best thing about a spring glamping holiday. There will be time to return later in the year and do it all over again!Arriving at the campsite in Sussex


What are you waiting for? Click book now at the top of the page to secure your spot at Wild Boar Wood Campsite for this spring. Or for spring camping in your own tent take a look at Beech Estate Campsite.


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Coronavirus Update

Based on Government guidance we have opened both Beech Estate and Wild Boar Wood Campsites on July 4th, 2020. *** Please note any new bookings made after July 6th, 2020 until further notice, that are unable to commence due to Government guidance regarding COVID-19, will be offered credit notes for 18 months. This applies to booking made directly on our website only. ***