The Camping Field is situated next to the Car Park and Visitor Centre and is a large meadow adjoining the village recreation ground, surrounded by mature hedgerows and with footpath access to the village with its post office, pubs and cafés. Campers with tents and small caravans/camper vans are all welcome. Please park next to your tent in the field, unless otherwise directed.
Dogs are welcome provided you keep them on the lead and clear up any poo! Please note, dogs are not admitted to the Nature Reserve.
Rubbish There are recycling bins provided. Please take all other rubbish home with you.
Music We ask you not to play music or light fireworks, as people come here for the peace and quiet. Wildlife needs to be peaceful too!
Fires and BBQs are permitted if you can make sure you do not burn the grass. There are one or two designated camp fire areas at the edge of the field. Logs can be purchased at the Visitor Centre or from Michael’s grandson direct at www.grasshoppers-uk.com. (Young Mike also offers local gardening services from this website.)
Access to the Nature Reserve is during Reserve opening times only. Camping fees do not include entrance to the Reserve, though there is a special discount for campers. Tickets can be bought at the Ticket Office.
PARTIES AND PRIVATE FUNCTIONS The facilities at the Visitor Centre – kitchen, function room and garden – are all available for hire by the hour for private parties/meetings/classes etc. They make a beautiful and tranquil setting for a family gathering, or friends’ reunion. Or if you are considering something more ambitious, why not hire our field and put up your own marquee?
Bookings If you would like to make a reservation, please telephone our ticket office during opening hours (Fri-Mon 10am – 5pm during school term time and every day 10am – 5pm during school holidays March to October inclusive). You can also book through www.grasshoppers-uk.com or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Camping is available all year round.
Group Bookings are welcome, but please telephone to make your reservation in advance.
Telephone: 01273 843498
Cost Camping costs £6.00 per person per night.
Babies under 1 year old are free.
How to find us Our entrance is situated a quarter mile off the B2116 on the east side of Ditchling. Look for the Brown Signs on the approach to Spatham Lane. For sat-nav users, our postcode is BN6 8XH.