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- Basic family-friendly working farm site in mid-Sussex
- Half an hour's drive from Brighton; 15 minutes from Lewes
- Resident alpacas, llamas, wallabies and camel
Fancy joining all the fun of the fur? Pack up your kit and head off to join the woolly residents at Alpaca Camp – no, not in some remote corner of the High Andes but a rather more convenient corner of mid-Sussex. This rural working farm between Uckfield and Lewes is within easy reach of both London and the south coast, with beach days in Brighton a half-hour drive away.
Alpacas aren’t the only animals that call this place home: other residents you’re likely to meet include wallabies, a camel and quite a few wild birds flitting about too. If you’re bringing a camera to snap pics of animal antics, it’s worth turning your gaze towards the surrounds too, as the backdrop is one of scenic woodland and lakes.
An ideal scene for a campfire cookout, you may surmise – a view that gets the thumbs-up from the folk on site, who’ve kitted out each pitch with its own firepit area and have firewood for sale. For tiptop grub to grill, there are a couple of farm shops within a few minutes’ drive; other supplies can be sourced at the supermarkets 15 minutes away (posh ones and cheapies to cater for every budget). Want someone else to do the work? Take a 10-minute trot to the local pub for drinks and dinner.
In order to avoid any jealousy from the animals, human facilities here have been kept to the basics: toilets, a covered washing-up area and a simple hot water shower.
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Everything was perfect
Highly recommend camp site. Hard to find better.
Excellent site, basic but clean facilities, great place to star-gazing
Lots of space, quiet campsite, good location, fire-pit
Excellent camp site with good facilities, and good sheltered pitches
All round great experience 😊
excellent site to get close to nature and enjoy time together
Nice if you like 'back to basics' camping
Hand sanitising stations
More frequent emptying of bins
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Car parking by pitch/unit
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Lake and/or mountain
Gas cylinders available
No drinkable water point
No hot water
No running water
Public transport nearby
Medium (26-50 pitches)
Cycle hire nearby
Horse riding nearby
Leisure/theme park nearby
Mountain biking nearby
- Coach stations
Uckfield Bus Terminal
— 4.4 miles
4.4 miles Nutley (E Sussex): High Street Coach Stop — 5.9 miles
5.9 miles Hickstead: A23 Slip Rd Coach Stop — 8.4 miles
- Train stations
Plumpton Rail Station
— 3.1 miles
3.1 miles Cooksbridge Rail Station — 3.6 miles
3.6 miles Uckfield Rail Station — 4.5 miles
- Ferry ports
Newhaven Harbour Ferry Terminal
— 11.7 miles
Shoreham Brighton City Airport
— 15.1 miles
15.1 miles London Gatwick Airport South Terminal — 15.5 miles
15.5 miles London Gatwick Airport — 15.5 miles
Alpaca Camp is niftily located between the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the South Downs National Park and Ashdown Forest, which means that there are hundreds of miles of hiking, biking and horse riding trails within easy reach. A riding stables is 10 minutes away for lessons or countryside hacks.
Half an hour away is the famed Bluebell Railway heritage line – travel 11 miles from East Grinstead to Horsted Keynes, Kingscote and National Trust-owned Sheffield Park Gardens. Stations along the line have been restored to showcase different periods of the railway's life, taking you on a steam-powered journey back in time from the 1960s at East Grinstead to the 1920s at Sheffield Park.
Like to shop? The market town of Lewes is 15 minutes away by car, and the fab independent shops of Brighton’s North Laine area are about half an hour away. Seaside paddles, watersports and an aquarium are on hand for folk whose interest in shopping is dwindling.
- Sheffield Park Garden (3.0 miles)
- Bluebell Railway (3.2 miles)
- Wakehurst Place (8.6 miles)
- Sheffield Park Garden (3.0 miles)
- Monk's House (8.2 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||3 p.m. –||9:30 p.m.|
|Depart by:||12 p.m.|
Alpaca Camp cancellation policy
No refunds within 4 weeks of arrival date.
Modifications are subject to a £25.00 fee.
Bookings cannot be amended within 28 day(s) of arrival.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.
Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.
Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Alpaca Camp will debit the balance from your card 65 days before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 65 days then the balance will be taken immediately.Deposit transferable during COVID-19. During COVID-19 you can transfer your deposit to a future stay booked within 3 months of your arrival date. Read more.
You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.
Payment methods accepted on the parkCash
Terms and conditionsSite booking terms and conditions
- Does Alpaca Camp have a swimming pool? No View all features
- Is Alpaca Camp dog friendly? Yes View all features
- What attractions are near Alpaca Camp? Alpaca Camp is niftily located between the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the South Downs National Park and Ashdown Forest, which means that there are hundreds of miles of hiking, … Read more
When can I check in and check out of Alpaca Camp?
Camping and touring Arrive: 3 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Depart by: 12 p.m.