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 (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.
The applicable policies are also reproduced in full at the foot of booking confirmation emails.
Some essential policies are universal to all bookings however:
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 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, and enter in the email address used on the booking in question where it says Access My Booking.
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 maximum permitted group sizes, 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 does not permit, and is definitely not the venue for groups of singles, young couples, stag or hen dos, weddings or adult birthday parties.
Although we do permit small number of tents and vans to gather together in group camps (please click through to the group booking info below for details of the maximum gathering size), the social side of this in the evening must stay sensible, with everything winding down fully by 11pm.
It should be noted in particular that the maximum gathering size governs any one social event forming on the fields also. For example, members of a camp of four tents joining members of another camp of four tents sited in the paddocks for the evening would expressly not be permissible (with the maximum gathering size in the paddocks being six tents/vans).
In the countryside, noise travels incredibly far and wide. So with most campers coming along with babies and children, any noise much after 11pm will result in complaints from others - and justifiably so, given that all-quiet by 11pm is prominently stated in booking confirmation emails.
Therefore, we would stress in the strongest degree that prospective campers in any doubt whatsoever as to whether our regulations are suited to their plans should please not go ahead with any bookings.
The ever popular Olly's fish shack is once again serving at Blacklands this 2022 season.
Confirmed dates are Friday the 15th & 29th of April (the Easter and Early May BH weekends), and then every Friday commencing with the Platinum Jubilee on Friday June 3rd, through to Friday August 26th (the Summer BH weekend).
For more information, and with any questions, please visit Olly's Fish Shack Facebook Page
No tents for hire we are afraid. 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 anywhere on the grounds 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 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.
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.