COVID-19 CAMPING UPDATE
Hello lovely people
A quick update from us to say that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we will not be opening for camping in May and June. We are working so hard to open up our beautiful farm from July onward and we already can’t wait to see you all out enjoying yourselves.
As well as opening at weekends, we are so excited to be able to offer 3 night mid week stays. All camping is available to book online via the tabs at the top of our homepage or by using the buttons below.
This time has been such a worry for us, as it has been for so many other smaller run family businesses. Camping and events now make up around 65-7-% of our income and we were working so hard to give our farm the bright future that it deserves. We are so determined to keep on going and we really hope that you will join us on our journey by booking a stay here with us.
We can’t thank you enough for your understanding and your ongoing support towards our family and farm
Love The Macs x
Macs Farm Camping
Stay on the Farm
Nestled in the South Downs National Park, our peaceful, family campsite is located on our working Organic egg farm.
As a family, we are so passionate about what we do and love being able to open up our farm and share it with you. We live in such a busy world and it has never been so important to be able to switch off and just simply enjoy being outside and spending quality time together. We have three beautiful fields for you to choose from that are perfect if you are wanting to escape and lose yourself in the Sussex countryside.
We are only open on select weekends so be quick to book your spot!
As you may know, farm, food and environmental education is at the heart of what we do, and we love being able to share that with you during your stay with a range of activities and experiences. Check out what your stay with us would look like below!
Choose Your Ideal Field
The more relaxed field
Little Owl Field consists of 35 pitches and is located near the bottom of our farm. It is a beautiful space surrounded by grass and trees. It is perfect for anyone who is looking for a more relaxed feel but ideal for groups of families and friends who want to get away together.
Great for families
Barn Owl Field consists of 30 pitches and is located at the top of our farm. It is a perfect space for families and couples who want to get away and spend some quality time together. We let the grass and wildflowers grow long and only mow in pitches and interconnecting pathways. This gives you plenty of space and privacy, as well as keeping our beloved wildlife safe.
Great for groups
Tawny Owl Field consists of 4 group pitches and is located at the top of our farm. With 1 large area (48 people max) and 3 medium sized areas (24 people max on each), the field is perfect for those who want to come away with groups of friends or families. The communal spaces are surrounded by long grass and wild flowers. This gives your group space and privacy, as well as keeping our beloved wildlife safe.
This year, we are so excited to be teaming up with the wonderful Bumble Bell Tents.
Imagine being able to enjoy everything you love about camping without having to set up your own tent. We have the most beautiful bell tents available to hire over your weekend here with us on the farm. From our empty ‘The Chick’ bell tent, to our fully furnished ‘Mother Hen’, we have packages to suit everybody.
This is the perfect way to fully relax and rest easy in the knowledge that your tent is ready and waiting for you. Bell tents will be available to hire at the time of booking your pitch with us.
Having a campfire is such a memorable thing to do and it is something that we encourage! No matter whether you use it to cook your eggs in the morning, toast your marshmallows after dinner, keep warm as the sun goes down or even share stories around it into the evening, it makes your camping trip extra special.
We have put together our very own wood boxes for you to purchase either at the time of booking or on site when you arrive. It has everything you need to use your fire pit.
Car Free Camping
All of our camping fields are completely car free!
We love this as it keeps our farm looking beautiful, it takes care of our beloved wildlife and makes sure that our campers are completely safe. We provide wheelbarrows for you to use on your arrival to take all of your bits and bobs over to your pitch.
Things To Do
THE SOUL OF THE CAMPSITE
The Mac Shack
Located in Barn Owl field, The Mac Shack is where we celebrate local producers! We have local sparkling wine, beer and cider as well as proper coffee, tea, hot chocolate and soft drinks. We also have the most amazing, homemade cakes and savouries available- all made with our very own organic free range eggs.
The Mac Shack will be open during certain times throughout your stay with us and has quickly become the soul of our campsite!
Fresh Local and Tasty
On the Friday night of your stay, Andy from Pizza Amore will rock up in his classic Citroen van and make the most delicious, authentic wood fired pizzas for you to tuck in to. He is so passionate about good quality food and thrives in sharing his love of real pizza with our campers. Until you have tasted one of his creations you will have no idea how good they are- we can’t stop eating them!
He will be around from 5-9pm on Friday night, so just rock up when you are hungry!
Please note that Andy will not be joining us on Friday 26th July but there will be another form of delicious food available for you to enjoy!
Reptile Rescue Centre
Deano's Snake Shack
Every weekend, Deano Mac opens up The Snake Shack for our campers! You will get a chance to learn about, meet, handle and feed rescued reptiles, amphibians and creepy crawlies from all over the world in a wonderful and interactive setting.
There will be a sign up sheet for Snake Shack sessions when you arrive on site. Tickets are £2.00 per person.
Great for Kids
The Outdoors Project
The Outdoors Project is an award winning outdoors adventure club for kids and we are so lucky that their base camp is right here on the farm! Every Saturday throughout the camping season they will take your over 6’s off to explore, learn and take part in outdoor adventures.
Tickets for these sessions are £7.50 per child. Payment will be taken online at the time of booking your camping weekend with us. Please note that this is for children over the age of 6 only.
We are so excited that The Outdoors Project will also run additional sessions across the Saturday of your stay, each one focusing on a different outdoor activity. These additional sessions will be available to book nearer the time of your arrival.
Great for Kids
Meet the Chickens and Pick Your Own Eggs.
Every camping weekend, you are able to wander our foot paths and spend time with our girls. We have put together a farm trail that will take you around the farm with signs to direct you.
We will hold a meet the farmer session which will give you the chance to see how your food is produced and we will answer any questions that you may have. You can also have a go at picking your own fresh organic eggs to take home with you, direct from one of our chicken sheds.
Picking and purchasing your eggs is optional. Further details will be given nearer the time of your stay.