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Star gazing and astronomy at the Secret Campsite Lewes

The Secret Campsite is fortunate to be located in a dark sky reserve in the South Downs, and has little light pollution. We encourage all our campers to use head torches and not festoon their tents with fairy lights. This makes the Secret Campsites star gazing opportunities much richer and more accessible for everyone on […]

Butterflies, glow worms and dragonflies at the Secret Campsite

Butterfly Counting We are huge supporters of nature here at the Secret Campsite. This year we are participating with the Big Butterfly Count at the Secret Campsite. Run by the Butterfly Conservation this national citizen science project enables us to see the health of our environment simply by counting the number and types of butterflies. […]

Corona virus management plan.

To reassure our customers that we are taking the current situation very seriously, we have devised the following hygiene management plan for The Secret Campsite. All campers over the age of 16 years are required by law to scan our QR code via the NHS app on arrival at The Secret Campsite. We advise that […]

The Okra at the Secret Campsite

Quirky and comfortable are the hallmarks of the Okra. It has a bold five-sided shape, with precision wooden cladding and a simple interior. The Okra accommodates up to 3 people, which includes a maximum of 2 adults. The Okra sits in the orchard area of the campsite and is the latest understated design by Jason […]

100 trees planted at The Secret Campsite

The spade is out, the plant order has arrived. It’s time for the next batch of trees to be planted at The Secret Campsite. If you have been phoning today and not yet spoken yet to Tim, it’s because he is out of earshot. Doing one of his favourite things. Planting trees and digging holes. […]

New 2021 Opening dates

Monday’s announcement has meant that we now have a firm date when we can fully open. This is the 17th May, and we are taking bookings from this date for the rest of the season. New restrictions until 21st June, mean that we can have a maximum of 6 people or 2 households for each […]

The Secret Campsite is featured in The Guardian 13 February 2021

Thankyou very much to The Guardian. We featured in their “30 UK campsites with availability for summer 2021” written by Rachel Dixon and Jane Dunford. They used a great photo, taken here by local photographer Nigel French What they wrote It was a great little piece describing our large, well screened pitches, 2 Secret Shelters […]

Fun activities with children near The Secret Campsite

The Secret Campsite is perfectly nestled between the small villages of Chailey and Barcombe. And within easy striking distance of the bigger towns including Lewes and Brighton. There’s lots of great activities and days-out for families of all ages. The activities suggested offer entertainment for all kinds of weather (yes it can sometimes rain at […]

The Secret Campsite welcomes the Okra

We have mentioned the Okra before. It’s got a bold 5 sided shape with precision cladding and a simple interior. It was built here last summer, by Jason Thawley, of Tree Tents who also designed both our Tree Tent and our Gridshell. The Okra will be available to book from May 17th. The Okra accommodates […]

Big garden birdwatch at the Secret Campsite

11.30 am. The cats were shut away, the dog moved to another room and we sat down with a stopwatch and notepad. The annual RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch was underway. The first arrivals First up the Great Tit, followed by 3 Blue Tits. They kept pecking at the feeder and then darting back off to […]

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