A Sussex family glamping weekend

Visit Wild Boar Wood Campsite

Family glamping holidays are all about fresh air, toasting marshmallows and staying somewhere special. Choose Wild Boar Wood Campsite and you can enjoy all this and more – and you won’t even have to pitch a tent. Our Wild Boar Wood campsite has nine bell tents set up in a beautiful woodland in Sussex so you can arrive and start enjoying yourself straight away. Thanks to its woodland location, you can add tree climbing, den building and woodland wildlife spotting to your list of things to do. And did we mention that the steam trains of the Bluebell Railway run right past our site? All this makes Wild Boar Wood Campsite a perfect place for a family glamping holiday in Sussex.

To pitch your own tent, check out Beech Estate Campsite in East Sussex

Still not convinced? Take a look at our suggested weekend glamping itinerary and you soon will be…

Day One – Sussex Family Glamping

Wheelbarrows, campfires and canvas

A wheelbarrow loaded with camping kit at the Sussex family glamping site - The Secret Campsite Wild Boar Wood

Cars are parked away from the camping area at Wild Boar Wood. This means your children can roam around our private woodland without worrying about on-site traffic. It also means your adventure begins with a little walk in to the trees but don’t worry we’ll show you where to go and let you use our wheelbarrows too!

Family Glamping in Sussex, at Wild Boar Wood Campsite

Family Glamping in Sussex, at Wild Boar Wood Campsite

We always advise arriving during daylight if you can (anytime after 3pm is fine by us), leaving time for a little woodland exploration and maybe a spot of den building. As dusk approaches you’ll want to get your campfire going so you can cook your first campfire dinner. Take a look at our campfire cooking ideas for inspiration.

Check out our campfire cooking recipes

Find out how to build a den

Before bedding down for the evening – it’s time to indulge in the great family camping tradition of toasting marshmallows on the campfire!

Day Two – Sussex Family Glamping

Trees and trains

Children building a den in the woodland at our Sussex family glamping site The Secret Campsite Wild Boar Wood

You’re home-from-home on the campsite is all set up, so Day Two is a great time to get out and explore some of the attractions in the local area. But before all that, you might want to freshen up and wash away the smell of last night’s campfire. Our open-air bucket showers are just the place – it’s an adventure all on its own!

Find out about our bucket showers and other facilities

Another great thing about glamping within the woodland of Sussex is that your kids can be exploring while you’re getting breakfast ready so not a moment’s wasted. Perhaps they’ll be putting the finishing touches to the den they started yesterday or looking out for bugs under the leaves.

By now, you’ll have heard the steam trains on The Bluebell Railway chugging past our site. Your kids may well have joined in with the Wild Boar Wood tradition of shouting “Train!” as loud as they can and racing out to wave at them. What could be better, then, than taking a ride on the rails?

A steam train on The Bluebell Railway - a must on the itinerary for a Sussex family glamping weekend at Wild Boar Wood

More details and other attractions in the area

By the evening of Day Two, you’ll have the campfire and campfire cooking mastered. And you’ll probably be looking forward to getting back on site after your adventures.

Day Three – Sussex Family Glamping

A fond farewell to your family camping weekend

If you’ve only managed to squeeze in a weekend’s worth of camping, your second morning will be your final one on site. Thankfully, as you’ll have been staying in one of our pre-erected bell tents, the pack-down is one stage easier! You don’t need to take the tent down and can concentrate on enjoying your last campfire breakfast. Depending on the time of year, you might even be able to supplement it with a few foraged blackberries. You’ll need to pack up by 11am, but why not make the most of your time in the area? You could head off on a family walk. Or, perhaps visit another of the local attractions in the area before the journey home.

A lake surrounded by trees at the family-friendly attraction of Sheffield Park near The Secret Campsite Wild Boar Wood

Sheffield Park and Gardens

If your kids are up to the challenge, you could wander through the fields to The Sloop or The Green Man pub for lunch. If you’ve got younger children or fancy a look at a National Trust-managed garden, head for Sheffield Park and Gardens. It’s just 10 minutes’ drive away and a lovely place for a walk and picnic. If you’ve booked a three-night Sussex family glamping trip, you’ll be able to return to the campsite after your day out. You can carry on enjoying the space, nature and harmony which comes as standard at our campsites.

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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. ***