Big Camp at Frog Firle Farm
Make the most of this rare opportunity to spend the night camping at Frog Firle with our pop-up camping event. Numbers are limited, so please book in advance so you don't miss out on the chance to enjoy this downland and riverside spot in a unique way.
With fantastic views of the Seven Sisters, Cuckmere Valley is a haven for wildlife, from over-wintering wildfowl to colourful wild flowers. Cradle Valley is a wonderful example of this species-rich chalk grassland, attracting rare and colourful butterflies and plants in summer. High and Over's dramatic river cliff has been carved out of the soft chalk by the river below. In 1836 a white horse was cut into the chalk on the steep scarp and it remains a popular natural attraction.
This year we've added some new activities to our Big Camp event so there will be something new and exciting for everyone including our repeat visitors. The plan for the event is as follows.
Day 1 Saturday 22 July
15:00 – Arrive
15:00-15:30 – Set up camp in paddock
15:30-16:30 – Pond dipping activity led by one of our Rangers
17:00-20:00– Time to relax, explore the site and eat dinner (either cook own food on camp stoves or head to the Plough & Harrow local pub just across the river). During this time there will also be activities happening with the Rangers including bread making using an old fashioned clay oven & archery
20:00 – Astronomical society will give a talk on the sky at night and will have telescpes available to hopefully do some skywatching.
21:00 – Bat talk & walk
21:30-23:00 – Hot chocolate, marshmallows & stories around the campfire
23:00 – Bed!
Day 2 Sunday 23 July
8:00-9:00 – Tea & toast with the Rangers
9:00 – Moth traps - time to see what wonderul nightime flying creatures we have caught in our traps
10:30 – Pack up but it's not over......
11:00 – You can pack up your kit into cars but the parking field will stay open until 4pm. So why not take the opportunity to wander along the river Cuckmere and visit the historic Clergy House in Alfriston, the first visit building bought by the National Trust in 1896 for £10. Entrance is free for National Trust members and for everyone attedning the Big Camp at Frog firle. There are plenty of pubs, restaurants and tea rooms in Alfriston so why not stay for a spot of lunch or simply while away a day?
Adults £15, children £7.50 each
What do I need to bring?
All the usual equipment you'd need for a night away camping. You'll need food for your evening meal and breakfast the following day, and something to cook them on (a camping stove or BBQ). Or you could visit one of the local pubs in Littlington or Alfriston for a yummy supper. There are toilets on site and fresh drinking water available.
To book please call the office on 01323 423197 or email us