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Camping at Into the Trees

There is something rather special, we think, about camping in early autumn. The days are often warm and sunny, the nights longer with a bit of chill, and the colours spectacular…

Again this year we are offering camping tickets for Into the Trees. A weekend camping ticket allows you entry to the stunning grounds of Pippingford Park, in the heart of the Ashdown Forest, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, for two nights of wild family camping.

Entry for weekend ticket holders is from 2pm on Friday 6th September. You will have full access to all the activities and demonstrations on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th September. Our food vendors and bar will remain open in the evenings after the day ticket holders have left, and at least one food vendor and, importantly, coffee stall will be open for breakfast each morning. In addition, we will be providing a large communal campfire with an evening performance on both Friday and Saturday nights, just for weekend ticket holders.

The focus though, is not on entertainment, but on getting some quality family camping time, in a stunning natural location, so pack some blankets and enjoy connecting with nature and the thrill of sleeping under the stars!…


There is just one main family camping field at Into the Trees with plenty of space for groups to camp together and kids to run around. The campsite opens at 2pm on Friday and last admissions will be strictly at 7.30pm however bear in mind it gets dark at around 7pm at that time of year. This is a family event so we kindly request that, especially in the evenings and through the night, noise is kept to a minimum in the campsites.

If you are arriving by car, you must leave it in the car park, but this is located just a few hundred metres from the campsite. Cars will not be allowed anywhere beyond the main car park.

Toilets and Showers

There is one main toilet block in the family camping field and additional toilets within the main event site. If you notice that toilets have run out of loo paper or are getting a bit dirty then please let a steward know.

There are also hot showers freely available. These are located alongside the toilet block in the family camping field. It’s worth noting that they can get very busy, especially in the mornings. If you hate queuing, we suggest a sneaky mid-afternoon wash…

There will also be hand wash stations and drinking water points in the campsite and at various locations around the site.

Cooking and Fires

You are welcome to to cook your own food on camp stoves or portable barbecues, but you must ensure they are raised off the grass. Please also make sure you’re well away from your tent and definitely not inside your tent or porch. Apart from the fire risk there is a real danger of carbon monoxide poisoning, so please be careful.

Unfortunately, open camp fires are not permitted anywhere in the campsite. Candles and paper or Chinese lanterns are also not allowed. Instead, we will be running a communal camp fire each evening where you can warm up, toast marshmallows and sing a few songs…

Accessible Camping

If you are registered disabled or have any special access requirements related to camping, please contact us before you arrive so that we can make arrangements to suit your needs. Please see our accessibility page for more information.

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