What to expect when glamping

Glamping has become more and more popular over the last few years, with Google’s Digital Garage, an online business research tool, showing a 118% year on year rise in online searches for the term “glamping”. The rise of staycations the last couple of years has a huge amount to do with this but even before the pandemic, glamping was becoming the go to holiday for many individuals and families. But if you’re new to glamping, it’s hard to know what to expect! Our website is full of tips and tricks for your glamping holiday so we can help you know what to expect when glamping with us.

Where will I stay

What to expect when glamping - the bell tent

Where and what you’ll be staying in plays a large part in your expectations when glamping. Our two Sussex campsites both have lovely glamping options. We provide our glampers with fantastic five metre bell tents to stay in. You’ll have plenty of space and your own firepit just outside, perfect for a rural glamping getaway.

Read more about our bell tents here

What do I need to bring

What to expect when glamping - what to bring

Photot credit: Elaine Stewart

No two campsites are the same, but a stay at a Pegs and Pitches Campsite means all you need to bring is your bedding and food/drink for the stay. We have everything else covered.

Click here for what’s included in your bell tent at Pegs and Pitches

What is there to do

What to expect when glamping - campfires

Photo credit: Rachael Brennan

It’s hard to know what to expect when glamping in terms of keeping busy. We don’t supply any particular entertainment at our campsites. There’s no bar, swimming pool or hot tub. But there is nature, wildlife, campfires and acres of beautiful woodland! Try a spot of den building, wildlife spotting, campfire cooking, stargazing and our all time favourite – FireTV. If you need further entertainment, we are lucky enough to be in one of the countries most wonderful counties for family attractions. There’s wildlife parks, adventure parks, vineyards, kayaking, castles, gardens and more!

Check out the things to do around the campsite

Can I bring my friends

What to expect when group glamping

We love family groups at our Sussex campsites. We have spots for you to all stay together and Wild Boar Wood even offers exclusive use for larger family groups (we have nine bell tents here).

Read more about group glamping options

What if I want to pitch my own tent

Camping in Sussex at Beech Estate

Photo credit: Christoper Peter Owens

Though Wild Boar Wood doesn’t allow you to pitch your own tents, our sister campsite Beech Estate has plenty of space for this! We even have spots for families wanting a mixture of glamping and camping.

Read more about Beech Estate Campsite

Still have more questions about what to expect when glamping? See if we’ve covered it in our camping tips section here or get in touch with any questions


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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. ***