Please note that all bookings must be placed via the online service - we do not take bookings over the phone or via details supplied by email.
Please click through to our lodges page below, and then click through to the Airbnb listings to check availability, prices, and place bookings.
The payment and cancellation policies in effect do vary seasonally, and between the different field options that we offer. So to see the relevant policies for a given set of requirements, it is necessary to advance through the initial stages of the booking process (where dates and a field option are selected) to the point that the panel of itemised prices is shown - from where it's possible to open up the applicable policies.
At the payment stage of the online service also, the option to review the policies is presented more prominently - with it being necessary to confirm at that point that you have read and agree to the policies.
The applicable policies are also reproduced in full at the foot of booking confirmation emails.
Fishing tickets are currently obtained and paid for on arrival only, not when placing a booking for camping. In the off-peak season it may be necessary to arrange fishing in advance - please see this page for more information and the means to get in touch with the fishing warden.
Bookings are easily updated or cancelled via the booking update service. Just click the booking update service button in your booking confirmation email.
If you have misplaced your booking confirmation email, then click through to the booking service below, and enter in the email address used on the booking in question where it says Access My Booking.
Reception opens for new arrivals from 10am. Please do not arrive on site before this time.
The latest arrival time (without explicit confirmation for a later arrival) is 8.30pm. If you are in the situation where you need to arrive later than this, you will need to contact us via this form, anticipating that a response may not always be immediate.
All campers must have vacated their pitch locations by 11am on the day of departure.
No vehicle movement is permitted between the hours of 10.30pm and 6am.
We regret that we strictly do not cater to unaccompanied youths, groups of singles or young couples, stag or hen dos, weddings, or adult birthday parties.
To see the current thresholds for prior arrangement, where to add the group name, 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. More off-season, should reception not be manned, you can set up where you like (in the field you have booked).
Blacklands caters to family based group camping - but is definitely not the venue for groups of singles, young couples, stag or hen dos, weddings or adult birthday parties.
A big part of the experience of (family-based) group camping with us is for parents and children to gather around a fire pit or two in the evening for a nice social event.
That is welcomed to the fullest extent (besides the stipulation for no music), but what must be stressed is that these social events must wind down fully by 11pm.
In the rural ambience, noise travels far and wide with great ease. So with most campers coming along with babies and children, any noise (including just normal chatting) after 11pm will see the majority of other campers becoming unhappy - justifiably so, given their correct expectation for the advertised all-quiet after 11pm.
Therefore, we do strongly request that prospective campers in any doubt whatsoever as to whether these regulations are truly suited to their plans please do not go ahead with any bookings.
Else, it will ultimately only end in discord between your party and our staff (who are under strict orders to enforce the regulations), and unfortunate disappointment all round that could have better been avoided.
On Friday evenings from May 21st, and through to the Friday of the August bank holiday weekend, Olly's Fish Shack will be serving hot food on site (including kid's meals) between 4.30 and 8.30pm.
Fridays in September are to be confirmed at a later date.
For more information, please visit Olly's Fish Shack Facebook Page
No, we don't have any hire accommodation besides luxury lodges. For all camping and touring, it is necessary to bring (and erect) your own tent, trailer tent, caravan, camper van, or motorhome.
Yes, we have multiple disabled access showers and toilets across our facilities blocks.
Yes, just 400 metres from Blacklands is The Wheatsheaf Pub, which serves excellent food, and offers takeaway also.
At just under a couple of miles by car is the Bull Inn just North of Henfield. The Bull is known for excellent pizza and a range of other good dishes.
At exactly two miles by car (and slightly less across country on foot), The Royal Oak at Wineham is a very popular local traditional pub serving good food.
For walking routes from the campsite to all of these destinations, please see below:
Information to be published shortly.
Yes, we provide communal freezers for the purpose of freezing ice 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.
To preserve a back-to-nature ambience, STRICTLY NO MUSIC, TV, RADIO, VIDEO GAMES or similar should be audible within the boundaries of the park at any time.
If you are aware of any persons breaking this rule, please be sure to contact a member of staff as soon as you can.
Dogs are permitted - but we do ask not to bring along dogs that are prone to barking.
Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times without exception.
To encourage those camping with us with dogs to take up a perhaps more suitable location in the paddocks, the charge for dogs in the playground field (in warmer months) is increased over the paddocks.
But we do permit (and hire out) fire pits - which prove perfect to build a very nice (and safely sized) mini-campfire.
Smokeless fuels only! If you plan on bringing your own logs, please see the details under fire regulations below.
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.
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.