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climbing up the stairs into the tree tent

The Tree Tent


Our Tree Tent is similar to a Dormouse nest, and it was the first one to go up in England. The Tree Tent featured in George Clarkes Amazing Spaces and has been lovingly created by Brighton based designer Jason Thawley.

bluebells by the tree tent at the secret campsite sussex
The Tree Tent

Access to the Tree Tent is via wooden stairs, and the tent is suspended between 3 sturdy oak trees on the edge of the ancient woodland that surrounds the camping meadow. From one of the two windows in the Tree Tent there are fantastic views across the campsite and on to the South Downs National Park. The other looks across the camping meadow. Inside you will find three single beds with mattresses. Once inside you can relax and take in the canopy view, whilst gently moving with the sway of the trees. The Tree Tent has its own grass pitch where you can enjoy a campfire at your exclusive fire pit.

fun in the trees at the secret campsite tree tent
Up in the branches in The Tree Tent

How many people can stay in the Tree Tent

The Tree Tent is designed to sleep 3 people maximum, (2 adults and 1 child). You can also pitch your own tent on the space beneath the tree tent, but you must not exceed our maximum pitch numbers of 5 people in total. (a maximum of 4 of which can be adults). This includes those sleeping in the Tree tent.

beds or benches in the tree tent at the secret campsite
Relax up in the trees

What is provided

We provide 3 single beds with mattresses. We also provide basic cooking equipment including a camping stove, a kettle, mugs, saucepan, frying pan, plates and cutlery for your trip. There are free hot showers and flushing toilets at the campsite. There are simple perimeter lights inside the Tree Tent

Why not read our Escapees Handbook before you arrive for some ideas on how to switch off

The view from inside the tree tent
Your view from inside

What you need to bring with you

Required: Duvet or Sleeping Bags, Pillows and Pillow Cases, Bed Sheets, Towels, Tea Towels, Food, Drink, Rubbish Bags, Torches and Lanterns, Warm/Dry/Suitable Clothing. Wellies if the weather hasn’t been kind.

Recommended: A torch, marshmallows, ingredients for cooking and a sense of adventure….

Please note that you can’t cook inside the Tree Tent, so you should bring along any cooking shelter that you require such as a small tent or a gazebo.

looking out the tree tent window
Looking through the Tree Tent window

Don’t forget

We don’t allow any cars or pets in our camping areas. Nor do we have large groups of campers, or any music on the site. The Secret Campsite is focused on providing a great habitat for wildlife and we strive to minimise our impact upon it. In turn this creates an amazing space for families and small groups of friends.

wheelbarrows and trollies at the secret campsite
Your transport to the Tree Tent

In order to accommodate these worthwhile idiosyncracies, we have a small fleet of  wheelbarrows and trollies. You are very welcome to make use of them to transport your belongings to the pitch

fire pit and grassy Tree Tent pitch
Tree Tent large grassy pitch with fire pit and chairs (re-arranged for sunbathing!)

The price

£130 per night  for 2 people and a minimum of 2 nights. Extra guests pay our normal camping rates. Please note, the Tree Tent can sleep a maximum of 2 adults and 1 child inside. Click on the Check Dates button below.

fun in the tree tent at the secret campsite
Door into the Tree Tent

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