Top things to do in Sussex when camping

You may have read our recent blog on a Family Glamping Weekend. We highlighted a selection of the things to do whilst staying with us at Wild Boar Wood Campsite. It was a difficult one to write, as we are absolutely blessed in Sussex with attractions and places to visit that it’s very hard to pick just one or two. So, we thought we’d write another blog on some of our favourite places to visit, best attractions to see and things to do in Sussex.

A Family Glamping Weekend Itinerary

Our top ten things to do in Sussex, near Wild Boar Wood Campsite

The Bluebell Railway

Our nearest and dearest top thing to do in Sussex has to be The Bluebell Railway. If you didn’t already know, this railway runs right past Wild Boar Wood Campsite. It’s an absolute treat to get to see one of these old-fashioned trains chug past the campsite during your stay. The preserved railway runs eleven miles from East Grinstead to Sheffield Park with beautiful views of the High Weald on your journey.

Bluebell Railway Special Events

Sheffield Park and Gardens

Just a ten minute drive from Wild Boar Wood Campsite is this beautiful National Trust venue. With landscaped gardens set around four lakes, it makes for a lovely day out in Sussex. There are acres of parkland and gardens to explore with great walking tracks and family activity ideas available from reception. As one of the closest attractions to the campsite, it’s a great choice.

Things to do in West Sussex

Seven Sisters Country Park

A little further afield, but still just an hours drive from Wild Boar Wood Campsite. This is a fantastic spot with views of the iconic white cliffs of the Seven Sisters. The Country Park itself is a beautiful mixture of 280 acres of chalk downland, meandering river valleys and chalk cliffs dropping into the English channel.

Seven Sisters, near the Sussex campsite

Bluebell Vineyard

Who doesn’t love a vineyard tour? Just a short drive from Wild Boar Wood is the family run, award winning vineyard and winery. At the edge of The Ashdown Forest, set amidst bluebell strewn woods, it’s the perfect spot for a tipple.

The Ashdown Forest

The home of Winnie the Pooh and famous Pooh Bridge. Take a stroll, play Pooh Sticks, have a picnic and just take in the fantastic views at the heart of the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Things to do in West Sussex

The Ashdown Forest Tourism Association

The City of Brighton

We’re slightly biased (our admin office is in Brighton) but we think this is a great city to stop in at if you have the time and inclination. With so much to see and do and an eclectic bohemian vibe it’s an interesting visit. Make sure to wander through the lanes and take in all the weird and wonderful people and shops.

glamping near Brighton

More things to do in Brighton

The Llama Park

A lovely family friendly attraction in Sussex just five miles from Wild Boar Wood Campsite. With the opportunity to feed Llamas and other animals, it’s a fun day out in Sussex for the little ones.

Souths Downs National Park

The South Downs has more walking routes than any other English National Park. With typical English Countryside views, stunning villages and some wonderful country pubs, it is well worth a little jaunt up to Ditchling Beacon or Devils Dyke.

Things to do in Sussex - the south downs

Michelham Priory

This beautiful Priory house stands amidst 800 years of monastic history. Exploring the beautiful gardens and watermill provides a great day out in Sussex, finishing with a well-earned cup of tea in the cafe situated in the courtyard.

Historical sites near the campsite in Sussex

Countrybike Bike Hire

What could be better than picking up a bike with the ease of a mobile app. At specific locations around Sussex, Countrybike are a fantastic way of getting out into the countryside from the campsite and making the most of the beautiful scenery.

Bike hire at the Sussex campsite

So there it is, our top things to do in Sussex. We’re incredibly lucky to have two campsites in the county, so come and stay with us if you want to experience some of these amazing attractions, days out, nature walks and city visits.

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