These rules and regulations govern all persons visiting and staying on the campsite at Blacklands Farm Caravan & Camping. All references to "we", "our," and "us" forthwith in these rules and regulations refer to Blacklands Farm Caravan & Camping, references to "you" and "your" refer to our camping and day visiting guests, and references to "the grounds" refer to the wider area within the boundaries of Blacklands Farm, Wheatsheaf Road, Henfield, BN5 9AT.
We do not exclude or limit our liability to you where that would prove unlawful. This includes liability for death or personal injury caused by negligence on the part of ourselves, or of our employees, agents or subcontractors; or for breach of your legal rights in relation to the services we have agreed to provide to you.
We will not be held responsible nor will pay you any compensation for any loss, damage to property or vehicles, or injury you may incur if it results from: the acts and/or omissions of the person affected; the acts and/or omissions of a third party unconnected with the provision of the services we have agreed to provide to you; any other event beyond our control.
On the grounds and in the surrounding countryside it is possible to encounter uneven ground; while after dark, the available lighting may be insufficient to permit a person to navigate safely without the use of a torch. Our grounds also contain a number of fishing ponds and lakes which may represent a hazard to children and adults at any time of day. All guests must therefore take adequate care to avoid accidents - and to ensure children are constantly supervised accordingly. It will not represent negligence on our part where any accident, or damage, or loss of property occurs due to reasons including: poor ground conditions; flooding; inadequate lighting; accidents in the playground or in association with the rope swings; children riding bicycles, skateboards, or similar means of propulsion; the proximity of the lake, ponds, and ditches to pitch locations; the presence of guide ropes, cordons, and their associated ground stakes; insect or animal stings/bites.
All children on the grounds must be kept under constant supervision by a responsible adult. Children using the playground, and engaging in play activities elsewhere on the grounds, remain the responsibility of their parent(s) or guardian(s) at all times, and must be supervised accordingly. Every child on the grounds must have a parent, guardian, or designated supervising adult that knows where that child is at all times.
Blacklands Farm Caravan & Camping is private property. Admission to the grounds remains always at our sole discretion. All camping and day visiting arrivals must be in possession of a valid booking, which can be placed via our online booking service only. We reserve the right to refuse entry to the campsite to any party (including when the party has a booking), or to require any party to remove themselves and their possessions from the grounds with immediate effect, without obligation on our part to provide prior notice or reason.
Any persons engaging in behaviour deemed as unsuitable or inappropriate by us will be required to remove themselves and their possessions from the grounds. This includes, but is not limited to, behaviour such as: any that is inappropriate for the presence of young children; swearing anywhere on the grounds where audible to a person not within your own immediate party; being abusive in any way to any person; acting in any way that is deemed to be generally disrespectful or offensive; engaging in actions that might wilfully lead to damage to our property, or to a third party's property; breach of these rules and regulations. No refund or credit will be forthcoming in this eventuality.
You must comply with all speed limits, parking, and other indicated traffic regulations on the grounds at all times.
All vehicles, caravans, trailer tents, bicycles, and trailers parked, stored or moved on and around the site are done so entirely at the owner's risk.
We ask all campers to respect at all times the rights and privacy of other campers, and of residents with properties bordering the grounds and lying along local footpaths. Please treat with the utmost respect all landowner’s property and equipment, and be sure to leave all local flora, fauna, and crops just as you found them.
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:
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.
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.
It is the responsibility of parents/guardians to supervise children using the playground at all times. We will not be liable for any injury sustained by a child or adult using the playground, nor for any damage to or loss of personal property.
The playground closes at 9.30 pm. Supervising adults must very strictly ensure that the children under their charge do not return to the playground after that time.
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.
Sign written vans are permitted, but once any camping gear is unloaded on arrival, the van needs to be moved to the designated area, as directed by a warden.
The maximum permissible length of caravans or motorhomes is 8 metres.
Note that we do not currently have a facility to charge electric vehicles. It is not permitted to charge an electric vehicle's batteries via our in field electric hook up points.
Lost property will be retained at the campsite reception for no less than one calendar month. To enquire about lost property, please call or ask at reception directly.