Reception opens for new arrivals from:
It is essential to please not arrive on site before these times.
The latest arrival time is 8.30pm. All arrivals later than this are strictly by permission only, which must be obtained in advance by email (best by reply to your booking confirmation email).
No vehicle movement is permitted on the campsite between the hours of 10.30pm and 6am. Outside of this period, no vehicle is to progress beyond the car park in the main farm courtyard on any late arrival or return.
We operate a strict policy of all-quiet after 11pm. After 11pm, all social events must have completely wound down, and movement around the grounds should be kept to an absolute minimum.
All campers must have vacated their pitch area by 11am on the day of departure.
The payment and cancellation related policies in effect may vary seasonally, and between the different field options that we offer. So, to see the exact policies for your requirements and dates, it is necessary to advance through the initial stages of the booking process to the point that the panel of itemised prices is shown - from where it's possible to open up the applicable policies.
The applicable policies are also reproduced in full at the foot of booking confirmation emails.
Some essential policies are universal to all bookings however:
Prior arrangement is not required (or is in fact available) for campers looking to fish—so you don't need to mention that you will be fishing when you book.
All that is required is to purchase fishing day tickets at campsite reception at some point after your arrival, and (strictly) before looking to set up on any particular swim.
Day tickets are not available from the fishing warden directly—so never set up on a swim with the expectation that the warden will subsequently sell you a ticket, you must first purchase tickets at reception.
For all further information about fishing, please click through to our fishery's own website at the link below. If you do need to contact us with fishing related enquiries, please best use the contact page found on the fishing website to get in touch with the fishing warden directly.
Bookings are easily updated or cancelled online via the booking update service. Just click the booking update service button in your booking confirmation email (no password is required).
If you have misplaced your booking confirmation email, then click through to the booking service below, find where it says Access My Booking, and submit the email address used when placing the booking.
Note that we do not cater to groups of predominantly under 40s that are not family based (i.e. without accompanying children).
We regret that we also do not cater to any number of unaccompanied under 21 year olds - or any group with a majority of under 21s, with or without adult accompaniment. The only exception to this is with DofE expeditions prearranged with us by an official school body.
Besides that, it is easy to ensure you are guaranteed space to pitch together with your accompanying friends or family. All that is necessary is to make sure each party adds the exact same common group name to their bookings (the group name box is found at the contact details stage of the booking process). Apart from that, no additional information (or confirmation from us) is required.
Pitches are allocated on arrival only, according to the dispersal of pitches at that point. You can mention to the warden then that you are joining friends if you like. However, availability is carefully controlled so that there is ample space for all multiple tent/van parties (up to the permitted maximum number) to set up together.
To see the current maximum permitted group sizes, and for other advice on booking for more than one tent or van, please click below:
We appreciate that many campers (and groups) might have a preferred pitch location they would like to request in advance (in their chosen field).
However, given the flux of arrivals and departures in warmer months, the only way to effectively promise anyone that a specific pitch or area would be available for them on their arrival, would be to divide the field up into demarcated numbered pitches and have the booking system manage allocation.
If you have camped with us before, you will understand how very considerably that would alter the current more informal dynamic - where everyone always manages to comfortably fit in around everyone else, with almost invariably, everyone content with their location.
Because it doesn't seem correct to offer to any one person what must ultimately be denied to another, pitch locations are therefore allocated on arrival only in all cases.
In warmer months, a warden will meet you on arrival and will try to accommodate your first choices as far as their other considerations permit.
With hardstanding pitches in the off-peak season (October to May), all pitches are numbered — but, our system does not allocate a particular numbered pitch to any guest in advance. Instead, arrivals are free to occupy any vacant numbered pitch according to the instructions (and map) linked to in their booking confirmation email.
Although we do permit small number of tents and vans to gather together in group camps, any social event in the evening must stay sensible - with everything winding down fully by the 11pm all-quiet.
Note that we do not permit groups of singles or young couples, stag or hen dos, weddings, or adult birthday parties.
The playground is expected to remain open across the winter period this year
However, in the off-peak period, we do reserve the right to close the playground at short notice, which will happen in the event of significant rain/snow fall.
We will, of course, be sure to advertise any closure here as soon as that is evident.
Note that in the event of unexpected closure of the playground (for any reason), this will have no bearing on the rates payable on bookings or the applicable terms and conditions (including cancellation and credit award stipulations).
We have multiple disabled access showers and toilets across our facilities blocks.
Henfield is served by the Brighton-Horsham Bus Route 17. Taxi services local to Henfield are mostly single operators - so we recommend finding one online in advance, to make sure you have a taxi arranged before setting out.
You can walk from Henfield (about two miles from Blacklands) across country, but only if you are prepared to carry everything on your back of course. The public footpaths are not always clear as actual paths - in places, it's necessary to cross or skirt open fields instinctively before the path becomes obvious again. Follow the purple route HERE - and please bear the very distinct possibility of getting lost in mind.
We do not have tents for hire we are afraid. For all camping and touring, it is necessary to bring (and erect) your own tent, trailer tent, caravan, or motor van.
We regret that we do not cater to any number of unaccompanied under 21 year olds - or any group with a majority of under 21s, with or without adult accompaniment. The only exception to this is with DofE expeditions prearranged with us by an official school body.
Please bear in mind that this is a rural setting where we wish to maintain a back-to-nature ambience.
So all radio/tv/music must be kept to the lowest of volumes only - so as not to be audible or disturbing to your neighbours in any way.
Commercial and sign written vehicles can be brought on site, but once any camping gear has been unloaded, they must then be parked up in a designated area for commercial vehicles.
The vehicle will be free to leave the campsite (to then return to the designated area) during your stay—but it must not progress from the designated area onto the campsite again until it comes time to load up on departure. Note that the designated area will likely not be close to your actual pitching area.
Dogs are permitted, but must be kept on a lead at all times.
Do not bring dogs that are prone to barking, and of course, please clean up dog mess immediately afterwards, both on the grounds, and from the surrounding area.
But we do permit (and hire out) fire pits - which prove perfect to build a very nice (and safely sized) mini-campfire.
Don't forget to add fire pit hire to your booking if you wish to make use of one during your stay.
Logs and kindling are available to buy onsite (in the warmer months when reception is open).
Note that it is absolutely forbidden to collect ground (or fresh!) wood anywhere on site or in the local area. Such wood burns with a very great amount of smoke.
The lake is dedicated to fishing, so unfortunately for those who might like to take a dip, or go for a paddle, there is in strictly no swimming or boating on the lake of any kind.
In the playground field cars are parked up around the edges of the field, so cars will be close to pitch locations, but in most cases, not directly besides.
In the paddocks cars can be parked directly next to pitch locations.
No seasonal pitch arrangements. .
All camping and touring is charged at the standard nightly rates, regardless of the length or season of stay, with no long stay discounts in place.
Please note also that there is no provision for caravan or motor van storage.