Big Camp at Sissinghurst Castle Garden

Sissinghurst's Big Camp site

Big Camp is back for another year, taking place between 16-17 July. Packed full of family fun and a great chance to see Sissinghurst in a different light, so grab your tents and get in the camping spirit this July.

Big Camp activities 


Our annual camping weekend is back this July 16/17, taking place in our estate orchard with a weekend  packed full of ‘50 things before you’re 11 ¾ ’ activities, it’s a great chance to fill up your sticker book and learn about the work our ranger and gardening teams do. 

There’ll be games and sports in the evening as well as a lantern walk around the lakes. Then it’s back to the camp for roasted marshmallows by the fire.  For those early risers on Sunday morning you can take part in our moth identification with our ranger, all the while taking in the view of the sunrise across the estate.                    

Please bring your own food and refreshments for Saturday, an inclusive hot breakfast will be available from the restaurant on Sunday morning.  


Useful information 


  • You’ll be able to access the camping area on Saturday 16 July from 11am - 2pm to set up your pitch. We ask that all tents are packed up and that the camping area is vacated by 11am on Sunday 17 July

  • The top bay in the car park will be roped off for all our Big Campers, this is where you'll meet the team who can direct you to your pitch. 

  • Well behaved dogs are welcome and must be kept under control and on leads.

  • Children must be accompanied by adults at all times on site.

  • Port-a-loo toilets will be provided in the camping area.

  • A cooked breakfast and cold option will be provided

  • Small camping stoves are allowed but please no barbeques. 

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