The Big Camp in London and the South East

Happy campers at Big Camp with the National Trust

Make the most of the summer by taking part in the Big Camp 2017, for an experience you’ll remember forever at some of the National Trust's most special places.

This year, from Saturday 17 June, we're offering the opportunity to enjoy pop-up camping somewhere truly unique. The long days of summer are the perfect time to experience one of our 18 pop-up camping locations with many offering food, live music and marshmallow toasting around a campfire.    

From campfires, moth trapping and ‘wild fun’ in the South Downs to nature walks and marshmallow toasting at Stowe’s Temple of Friendship. From night-time stargazing and cooking on a campfire at Sheffield Park and Garden to bat walks and boat trips on the River Wey. With each special location putting on its own events there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Book online:

West Sussex
Black Down (17 & 18 June)

East Sussex
Sheffield Park and Garden (8 July)
Bateman's (15 & 16 July)
South Downs, Frog Firle Farm (22 & 23 July)

Kent
Sissinghurst Castle Garden (15 & 16 July) SOLD OUT
Scotney Castle (22 July) SOLD OUT

Surrey
Polesden Lacey (15 & 16 July) SOLD OUT
Surrey Hills, Witley Common (15 & 16 July)
Dapdune Wharf (15 & 16 July)
Winkworth Arboretum (15 & 16 July)

London    
Osterley Park and House (21 & 22 July)
Morden Hall Park (22 July)

Hampshire    
Hinton Ampner (29 & 30 July) SOLD OUT

Isle of Wight
Newtown National Nature Reserve (22 & 23 July)

Buckinghamshire
Cliveden (7, 8, 14, 15, 21 & 22 July)
Waddesdon (21 & 22 July)
Stowe (8 - 10 August)

Hertfordshire
Ashridge Estate (22 & 23 July) & (12 & 13 August)

Oxfordshire
The Buscot and Coleshill Estates (15 & 16 July)

If you're in need of new camping gear or some expert advice on where to start, our official outdoor partner, Cotswold Outdoor, is here to help. Combining their excellent brand knowledge with real world experience, in store, their friendly staff can offer you first-hand advice about how their products perform - not just what's on the label. Plus, as a National Trust member, you receive a 15% discount*. Show your National Trust membership card in store to use your discount.

To find your nearest store visit: cotswoldoutdoor.com/stores
*Full T&C's apply. Offer expires 31.12.17

Here's a taste of what happens at a Big Camp:

Camping on Brownsea Island, Dorset

Cotswold Outdoor's top tips for camping 

Make the most of your camping trips this summer with practical tips and advice from our official outdoor partner, Cotswold Outdoor