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- Peaceful, family-friendly site in the woods of an ancient deer park
- A 10-minute drive to Royal Tunbridge Wells; 20 minutes to Hever Castle
- Café and food shop on site; fishing and clay pigeon shooting close by
Walk this way and you’ll be following in the footsteps of many before you… Deer Park Campsite is surrounded by the woodlands of Eridge Park, the family estate of the Marquess of Abergavenny. Reputedly it’s the oldest enclosed deer park in all of England, and earned itself a mention in the Domesday Book.
Fast-forward several centuries from that time and you’ll see that this family-friendly Kent site is now all set up for 21st-century life, with facilities including a reception area with shop and a café, plus separate male and female showers and toilets and accessible facilities. It’s a peaceful tents-only setup in the grass pitching areas, and it’s all kept nice and safe by having ample parking away from the pitches (but close enough to mean you don’t have to trot far with your kit).
As you’d expect from a site within the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, there are some gorgeous views from here to form a spectacular backdrop to your stay in an ancient deer park. It all makes an excellent setting for days of rural walks and outdoor pursuits like trout fishing and clay pigeon shooting or attending events at Eridge Park (festivals, sports events and country fairs among them).
Elsewhere nearby there are some great circular walks from Royal Tunbridge Wells and Mayfield, watersports at Bewl Water and heritage galore at places like Hever Castle and Penshurst Place. Need a drink after all that activity? There are some great pubs in the local villages Eridge and Frant (both less than 10 minutes’ drive).
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Would absolutely come again, I loved it there.
From the manager...
Thank you so much for your comment and feedback. We have added two extra toilets to prevent there from being a wait. Thank you for your custom.
Good, friendly site.
From the manager...
Thank you so much Souab for your comment and feedback. Following your comments, we have added two extra toilets to prevent a wait from happening. Thank you for your custom.
Excellent facilities. Delicious cafe. Quiet. Beautiful walks straight from campsite.
We had a fantastic time. Early in season so very …
had a wonderful time, like a mini festival. Can’t wait to book again
Check-in: self check-in (unattended)
Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided
Extra spacing in seated areas
More frequent emptying of bins
No cash accepted on site
Shared spaces: daily deep cleaning
Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning
We're Good To Go (VisitBritain accreditation)
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
No dogs allowed
Electric car charging point(s)
Gas cylinders available
Dog walk nearby
Large (51-200 pitches)
- Coach stations
— 3.8 miles
3.8 miles Royal Victoria Place — 3.9 miles
3.9 miles Victoria Hall — 5.2 miles
- Train stations
Eridge Rail Station
— 1.1 miles
1.1 miles Crowborough Rail Station — 3.1 miles
3.1 miles Frant Rail Station — 3.3 miles
- Ferry ports
Newhaven Harbour Ferry Terminal
— 21.6 miles
21.6 miles Gravesend Pier — 25.8 miles
25.8 miles Tilbury Ferry Terminal — 26.1 miles
London Gatwick Airport
— 17.6 miles
17.6 miles London Gatwick Airport South Terminal — 17.7 miles
17.7 miles London Gatwick Airport North Terminal — 18.4 miles
The place where you’ll be staying isn’t the only historic estate around, of course, so it’s a fine plan to set out and see a few more while you’re here. The ruins of Scotney Castle (20 minutes’ drive) and the rather more lavish Hever Castle (25 minutes) are both certainly worth a trip – the water maze at the latter is a particularly fun feature at the latter (don’t forget to pack a towel though…)
Elsewhere, you could also take a wander around the 14th-century mansion and formal gardens at Penshurst Place (20 minutes) or take a stroll through the historic streets of Royal Tunbridge Wells (10 minutes).
If you’d rather keep your focus on outdoor activities, head to Chalybeate Trout Fishery (five minutes’ walk), Meadowhead Sporting Clay Shooting School (15 minutes’ walk) or Bewl Water (20 minutes’ drive for watersports days. Mayfield (10 minutes) is a good place to set out for circular walks, and there are some fabulous trails at Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest (25 minutes), which also has a Go Ape course for daredevils who’d like to get up into the treetops.
- Groombridge Place and The Enchanted Forest (2.8 miles)
- Penshurst Place and Gardens (6.5 miles)
- Scotney Castle (8.0 miles)
- Scotney Castle (7.9 miles)
- Sprivers Garden (9.0 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||2 p.m. –||7 p.m.|
|Depart by:||12 p.m.|
Deer Park Campsite cancellation policy
No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.
28 days - 8 days before arrival : 50% of the balance will be retained.
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.
A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Deer Park Campsite will debit the balance from your card 12 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 12 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.
You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking, or at any point before the due date.
Payment methods accepted on the parkMaestro
Terms and conditionsSite booking terms and conditions
- Does Deer Park Campsite have a swimming pool? No View all features
- Is Deer Park Campsite dog friendly? No View all features
- What attractions are near Deer Park Campsite? The place where you’ll be staying isn’t the only historic estate around, of course, so it’s a fine plan to set out and see a few more while you’re here. The ruins … Read more
- When can I check in and check out of Deer Park Campsite?
Camping and touring Arrive: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m. Depart by: 12 p.m.