Activities & Days Out
We are sited on Quarry Farm in the tiny village of Bodiam. I think our 'Pinterest' board is the best way to see what is going on around us.
Things to do on site
The River Rother
The River Rother runs through the bottom of our 200 acre family farm. It meanders quietly through the valley flanked on either side by open farmland. The unpolluted waters, which guests are free to fish, offers a perfect habitat for all sorts of flora, fauna and wildlife. An ideal place to take a relaxing stroll. Here is a link to one of our local walks: www.highweald.org/downloads/publications/exploring-the-high-weald/11-miles-and-above-walks/905-bodiam-castle-walk/file.html
New contractor!! Join us for kayaking, paddle boarding, bushcraft, wild swimming triathlon training and more all available on site here at the Original Hut Company,
Contact Hazel Fulker for more information and booking
Mobile 07980 905 296
Sussex Falconry are a falconry team specialising in flying displays and falconry experiences for a professional bird of prey service to suit your needs. Are able to travel to the site and offer a bespoke service and a level of experience, where you can hands-on flying high-performance display birds, under the supervision of our knowledgeable falconers who will share the stories of the myths, legends and History that surround birds. So treat yourself or a friend to one of our exciting experiences!
Contact Steven or Emily
Steven: 07899 022117
Emily: or 07759 111874
Wild feast Foraging
Sarah Watson owner of Wild Feast, is an experienced foraging tutor and wild food and drink specialist with first-class plant identification credentials, and huge enthusiasm for cooking with exciting wild ingredients and using them to flavour cocktails and drinks! She runs foraging, wild food and wild cocktail courses, events, demonstrations, walks and talks on site.
Contact Sarah Watson
Mobile: 07909 508156 (I can't always answer immediately, leave a message and I'll get back to you asap).
Landline: 01424 539974
Events, Workshops and Activities
Loads of events, workshops and activities available on site from Aromatherapy to Yoga, plus anything and everything in between. Visit our website for the Hub, the on-site café and activities centre, to see
what’s going on during your stay or the events section of our Facebook page.
Things to do in the village
Just a short walk from our campsite and you can visit the impressive Bodiam Castle. Set in the heart of an historic landscape, with spiral staircases, battlements and a portcullis,
14th century Bodiam Castle is one of Britain's most picturesque and romantic ancient monuments. Visit the link below to find out full details, opening times etc.
A small ferry, 'The Dannie Lee', runs down the river from the castle to the nearby village of Newenden, where you can dine in the village pub or hire a rowing boat and splash about on the river yourself!
The Kent and East Sussex Railway
Whether you are interested in heritage, shopping, nature, food and drink, or recreation, there is always something to enjoy when visiting the Kent & East Sussex Railway.
The Kent & East Sussex Railway is the country's finest example of a rural light railway. The line gently wends its way from magnificent National Trust castle at Bodiam for 10 ½ miles through the unspoilt
countryside of the Rother Valley to Tenterden - "The Jewel of The Weald". Its fine High Street must rank amongst the most attractive in the Country with historic houses, shops, restaurants and pubs.
At weekends an evening train runs a fantastic supper service starting from, and returning to, Tenterden.
Lighthouse Bakery School
Fancy learning a new skill while enjoying your weekend away? Overlooking Bodiam Castle, in the beautiful East Sussex countryside the Lighthouse Bakery School offers a diverse range of exciting one-day courses that will get you started making fabulous breads at home!
The Castle Inn
Enjoy short stroll across the fields and you reach our nearest local pub "The Castle Inn" serving Kentish Ales and great home-made food. Directly opposite Bodiam Castle you can take lunch in the beer garden and enjoy the beautiful scenery of Bodiam.
In addition to all this there are a further two country pubs within walking distance, 'The White Dog Inn' in Ewhurst Green and 'The Salehurst Halt' in Salehurst.
Things to do further afield
With a variety of activities suitable for all the family, Bedgebury Pinetum is an enjoyable day out. From horse riding to walking, archery to cycle trails there is something for everyone here. Also on site is Go Ape. Take a look & book at goape.co.uk
With a 13 mile perimeter, Bewl offers beautiful waterside walks all year round. The track is open to cycles and horses from Spring 2015. The lake is also home to great sporting facilities including sailing, rowing, canoeing and one of the country's top trout fisheries.
Hawkhurst Fish Farm
This uniquely quiet and tranquil venue on the boarders of Kent and Sussex , with four main angling lakes it is the perfect location for the big fish hunter, match angler and the pleasure angler alike. They also have three junior course ponds suitable for both children and adults of all abilities, with tackle available to hire. The scenic complex is based around a large café that overlooks the main lake and within the landscaped grounds there are an abundance of picturesque features, planted gardens and waterfalls.
Rare Breeds Centre
Set on a beautiful 100 acre farm in Woodchurch near Ashford, the Rare Breeds Centre is a perfect day out for the kids. Meet all the animals, enjoy pig racing, falconry displays and much more.
Just a short drive from the campsite, the beach at Camber must be one of the best sandy beaches in South East England. Five miles of uninterrupted golden sand, beautiful grass fringed dunes and enormous skies makes it an ideal day out for all the family.
Rye and Battle
Within half an hour's drive you also have the ancient towns of Rye and Battle.
For more information about these please see www.visit1066country.com. They also have a free app - search 1066 country in the App store.
For a memorable family day out in Sussex explore Battle Abbey and Battlefield, the site of the 1066 Battle of Hastings. Discover more about the most famous date in English history while walking in the steps of King Harold and William the Conqueror.
The Chapel Down Winery, Tenterden
Take the train down to Tenterden and visit The Chapel Down Winery. This is home to England's largest wine producer. They have a large wine and fine food store selling local and seasonal produce,
which includes a large range of award-winning still and sparkling wines, plus a fantastic cheese counter, handmade chocolates, cakes, ice-cream, smoked meat and fish and much more.
Brede High Woods
This stunning mosaic of ancient and secondary woodland, open heathland and acid grassland is located on the north-east shore of Powdermill Reservoir in East Sussex, in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It has a rich history and a diverse range of wildlife.
Great Dixter is an historic house, a garden, a centre of education, and a place of pilgrimage for horticulturists from across the world.
Bateman's is a 17th-century house located in Burwash, East Sussex, England. Author Rudyard Kipling lived in Bateman's from 1902 to his death in 1936.
Scotney Castle is an English country house with formal gardens south-east of Lamberhurst in the valley of the River Bewl in Kent, England. It belongs to the National Trust.
Sheffield Park and Garden
Sheffield Park Garden is an informal landscape garden five miles east of Haywards Heath, in East Sussex, England.
Sissinghurst Castle Garden
The garden at Sissinghurst Castle in the Weald of Kent, in England at Sissinghurst village, is owned and maintained by the National Trust. It is among the most famous gardens in England.