Spring glamping – reasons to come glamping in spring

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 it a go…

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

1. Bluebells

The Sussex countryside is carpeted with bluebells in the springtime and our woodland campsites at Wild Boar Wood and Beech Estate are some of the best places to enjoy them.

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

2. Wildlife

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 and in recent years we’ve seen nesting great spotted woodpeckers, a baby tawny owl, families of fledgling great tits, robins and more.

3. Bug-free camping

Lots of campers are worried about insects on summer evenings and, 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.

campfires allowed at Wild Boar Wood glamping site

4. Campfires

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.

Stay in a cosy bell tent on a spring glamping trip

5. Cosy tents

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 in a tent. Camp in spring and you’ll appreciate getting cosy under canvas.

Neighbouring bell tents - great for group camping

6. Campsites are less busy

You’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 good weather and school holidays mean there are inevitably more people around in the summer. Come in spring and beat the crowds.

7. Fresh air and April showers

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

8. Unpredictable British weather

Occasionally this can work in your favour! Book a spring 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 (sorry Eco Campers from August 2015).

A camper with a wheelbarrow walking through a field during a spring glamping trip with time to return

9. Time to return

Most of us don’t want our holidays to end and yet another great thing about a spring camping holiday is that there will be time to return later in the year and do it all over again!

What are you waiting for? Head to the booking page now and 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 delayed the opening of Beech Estate and Wild Boar Wood Campsites until July 4th, 2020. We hope to reopen on this date, assuming it's safe for our campers and staff, unless the Government guidance changes. *** Please note any new bookings made after April 27th 2020 until further notice, that are unable to commence due to Government guidance regarding COVID-19, will be offered credit notes for 18 months or full refunds. This applies to booking made directly on our website only. ***