2021 opening dates – During 2021, we are intending to be open from the 17th May until the end of October. This is in line with latest Government guidance, but obviously this will be subject to any updated restrictions.
Prices – Adults £20; Children (aged 3-15) £10; Infants under 3 are free, but please mention when booking.
Bell Tents – We charge a fixed rate of £125 per night, for a minimum stay of two nights (three nights on Bank Holiday weekends) so there is no charge per person. For more information, see our Bells in the Woods page.
The Campsite – see The Campsite for more information on the different camping areas we have to offer and a little about what to expect when you’re on site (that’s not covered below).
Online booking – Please enter your preferred dates into our online booking system to check availability and make bookings.
If the system will not let you book we are probably full for those dates so please try a different date. If you have a query after booking, please email in the first instance and quote your booking number:
Tent Sizes – All of our pitches are within the woods and some of them can only fit tents up to a certain size. Please email before booking if you have a large or a 6/8-man tent to check that we can allocate you an appropriate pitch – we may not be able to if the larger pitches are already gone.
Pitch allocation – Please note that pitches are generally allocated on a first come, first served basis, when booking online. If you are a group booking, please contact us directly to discuss first so that we can check availability of large pitches, otherwise you may not be able to pitch your tents together. Whilst we will do our best to accommodate individual pitch preferences, we reserve the right to move your pitch/area allocation, should Covid-19 restrictions necessitate.
Arriving – Please check-in at the following times:
Monday to Thursday, 2pm – 6pm
Friday & Saturday, 2pm – 7pm
Sunday, 2pm – 5pm
Please note that reception may be closed between 1pm and 2pm daily, except during extremely busy periods. Please do not arrive on site before 2pm as we will not be able to check you in.
Departing – On your day of departure we ask that you pack-up and vacate your pitch by 11am. You are welcome to stay on and enjoy the woods after you have packed up by arrangement with Karina. For large pitches and groups, please agree your departure time with Karina.
Family and large bookings – We are set up for nature lovers and their families who want to get out amongst it. Sadly we cannot accept bookings from groups where the average age is under 21 (except school bookings) to ensure the quiet enjoyment of the woods for everyone else..! Drunk and disorderly behaviour will not be tolerated and we reserve the right to ask you to leave should this occur…please book elsewhere if this is your intention.
Our policy is to charge by the person per night to keep it simple (with the exception of bell tents where the charge is just per night, with a minimum of 2 nights). In normal circumstances, we will do our best to accommodate big groups and your various configurations; Gazebo’s, VW Camper Vans and specific areas, etc. But at the end of the day we just charge by the person. So, if you are aged 3 or over, a charge will be incurred.
Amplified music & night-time noise – We do not allow amplified music, although you are very welcome to bring acoustic instruments or join in with some campfire songs..! Our wardens will do walk-arounds from 10pm onwards to check that all is quiet. If we have reports of your late-night behaviour disturbing neighbouring campers, you will be asked to leave the next morning without a refund for any remaining nights.
Fires – Campfires are all part of the true camping experience and every pitch has a firepit. We sell seasoned firewood on site – it is certified and grown in our woodlands.
During exceptionally dry or windy weather we may have to impose a campsite-wide fire ban for your safety and that of other campers. During a fire ban we cannot allow campfires, coal, charcoal, disposable bbq’s or any other solid fuel fired cookers. If you are found with any of these alight during a ban you will be asked to leave with no refund. You can of course bring gas bbq/camping stoves. During a fire ban, we will refund all pre-paid log purchases & grill hires on arrival. All other booking terms are as normal. Any fire restrictions will be posted on our homepage and you will be notified either on or before arrival.
Campervans – We only have space for 8 campervans, and these can only be small VW type vans. Please make sure you contact us to reserve a space.
On-Site Activity Bookings – See our What’s On page for details of our on-site activities. Please note that there is a minimum number of people required per session. If a session is under-booked, we reserve the right to change the timing or, if necessary, cancel your session, in which case we will, of course, refund it.
Cancellations & Refunds – We have to ask for full payment on bookings due to the online booking system. Bookings are 90% refundable for individual/family bookings cancelled at least 14 days before your arrival date and for group bookings at least 28 days before arrival. Or, if you give us sufficient notice, we can try to transfer your booking to later in the season if we still have space.
COVID 19 INFORMATION – If anyone in your party is displaying any symptoms or is in self-isolation (either through a positive test, a contact from NHS Track & Trace or having been “pinged” by the NHS Covid app), please DO NOT come to the site. Please inform us and we will move your booking to another available date later this season or next year, or alternatively we can hold your booking until you are able to confirm new dates with us.
If someone in your household has had a positive COVID test or you have been contacted by NHS Track & Trace (which means you have a legal obligation to isolate) and we are unable to move your booking to a suitable date, then a refund will be considered. However, satisfactory proof of the positive test result or contact from NHS Track & Trace will be required by us before we are able to issue a refund of 90% of your booking.
Whilst on site, please abide by social distancing guidelines and use disinfecting/hand-washing stations as directed on site.
Bank Holiday bookings – Due to demand, we have a minimum 2-night stay for weekends (Friday & Saturday) and a minimum 3-night stay for Bank Holidays (Fri/Sat/Sun). However please do call nearer the time for last minute spaces and cancellations as we might be able to accommodate single night stays.
On-site shop – You can bring cash for essentials or we do also have a card reader on site.
…and, lastly, there is a real chance of mud! – We are a woodland campsite and, as a result, it can get muddy! If the British weather has been throwing its best shot at us, please remember to bring your wellies!
Please note that if your group is foraging for deadwood, not being responsible with your fire or unreasonably disturbing other campers or our neighbours, you will be asked to leave without any refund whatsoever.