The campsite and camping barn is ONLY open for pre-arranged educational groups and events. The facilities are not open for general public use.
If your organisation or charity is interested in making a group booking, please contact the Countryside Management team either by email: email@example.com or call the East Sussex County Council Contact Centre on: 0345 60 80 193.
Foxhole Campsite and Camping Barn are essentially backpackers' accommodation offering space for 20 small tents and sleeping up to 35 people in a traditional Sussex barn. This is the only place on the Country Park where camping is permitted.
It is open from 1 April–31 October. All groups must pre-book and age restrictions apply. Booking in advance is essential - the site does fill up and if you do not have a confirmed advance booking you will unfortunately be turned away.
Prices are: £5.00 adults/ £4.00 under 18s for the campsite, and £6.00 adults/ £5.00 under 18s for the camping barn. It is a quiet informal site with basic facilities that can only be accessed on foot or bike along the valley floor.
Parking fees for visitors using the campsite
Cars can be left overnight in the car park (this is done at the owner's risk). Payment must be made for every day or part thereof that the car is left in the car park - daily rates are £3.50. An overnight fee of £5 is also applicable for each overnight stay - for this please purchase a £5 'coach ticket' and display this next to the daily tickets. The overnight fee applies until 9am the following morning. If your car will be in the car park after 9am you will also be required to buy a daily ticket at £2.50 for up to 2 hours or £3.50 for over 2 hours.
Local Pubs/ Places to Eat
There are several pubs and restaurants in the local area. For evening meals the Golden Galleon is within walking distance of the campsite along the river bank - bring a torch! Other nearby local pubs which can be easily reached during the day (either walking or using public transport) include the Tiger Inn (East Dean), the Plough & Harrow (Litlington), the Eight Bells (Jevington) and the Sussex Ox (Milton Street, Wilmington). There are also a number of places to eat in nearby Alfriston including pubs, coffee shops and tea rooms.
Frequently Asked Questions
- How do I make a booking?
- Can we have a fire or barbecue?
- What facilities are there?
- How do I get to the campsite?
- Can I drive to the campsite?
- Can I pay by credit or debit card?
- Are there any age restrictions?
- How far from the beach is the campsite?
- Can I make a booking for a large group?
- Can we book the whole campsite?
- Is the site suitable for parties?
- Who needs to use the booking form?
- Are there any cooking facilities?
- What size tent can I bring?
- Can I bring my dog with me?
- What time can I arrive and what time do I have to leave?
- What is the Camping Barn?
Alternative local campsites can be found at:
Pleasant Farm, Alfriston - no telephone, email only: firstname.lastname@example.org
Buckle Caravan Site, Seaford 01323 897801, email: email@example.com