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Autumn at The Secret Campsite

The sheep arrive This season went by in a flash and now we are deep into November. A particular highlight is the new sheep coming to graze off the camping meadow. They arrive and tread warily out of the trailer. Then hesitate but upon hearing the rattle of a bucket, will charge straight into their […]

The Secret Campsite wins a Silver award!

We won a Silver Gong! Not quite at The Oscars but at the well regarded Awards hosted by the CPRE, the countryside charity, formerly known as the Campaign to Protect Rural England. The CPRE shares our own interests in nature and landscapes, climate change and energy, sustainable transport, farming and better places to live. We […]

Where to get food during your stay at The Secret Campsite?

The Secret Campsite is rather well placed for pubs, restaurants, cafes, farm shops, farmers markets and takeaways too. Sussex seems to cater for foodies! Farm shops Holmansbridge Farm Shop is 2 minutes walk from the Secret Campsite. It sells a wonderful selection of meat, deli products, fruit and veg plus shop made foods too. The […]

Young Spotters Snaps

Our Young Spotters Snaps competition is a bit of a punt. Will anyone enter! We meet many enthusiastic young people who enthuse about their wildlife spots during their camping trip. I sometimes get to see their photos and on occasion, I feature them on our Instagram or our Facebook page. Local photography talent! James Pearson […]

Butterflies at The Secret Campsite

We are positively teeming with butterflies here at the Secret Campsite. Sussex attracts them in swathes or flights as they are collectively known. Other collective terms include a shimmer, a swarm or best of all, a rabble! Young wildlife photographer James Pearson, a young lad from Lewes with a passion for photographing wildlife has been […]

Cool Camping Instagram “Takeover”

We were thrilled to be invited to “takeover” Cool Camping’s Instagram earlier this week. It represented a great opportunity for The Secret Campsite to tell our story, with a real “day at the campsite experience” theme. It was also a leap of faith for Cool Camping too. We have worked with them since we started, […]

The Times guide to “50 Great Staycations”

Well that is a great start to the 2020 camping season! We featured in “50 Great Staycations” in this weekends edition of The Times. UK best places The article outlined the pick of the best places for escaping the hordes within the UK. It featured beautiful sleepy Cornish towns, pine plantations in Northumberland, and lovely […]

Things to do, eat, and see near to The Secret Campsite

Sussex is a wonderful place to visit and there’s plenty to do, eat and see whilst you are here. Here’s a list of places that our campers seem to enjoy. Please check the company website for current times and all opening details. Sussex visitor official websites Sussex Top Attractions Brighton Lewes Family Attractions Branching Out […]

Glow worms at The Secret Campsite

Glow worms are rather magical. Their arrival at The Secret Campsite is always treated with excitement. Plus a raft of picture taking which is normally fruitless as they tend to be rather camera shy. Or perhaps we are just inept! Glow worms aren’t actually worms, instead they are actually small beetles, of about 1.5- 2 […]

Food news for summer 2020!

Meat and produce We are now stocking locally produced meat boxes from Carole and Kevin at Townings Farm, which is¬†located 5 miles away on Chailey Common. Priced at ¬£22.50 each box contains 4 burgers, 6 sausages, 4 Lamb koftas (flavoured with rosemary and garlic) and 8 Rashers of bacon. These boxes can be booked via […]

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