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Deer Park Campsite

9.7

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General

  • 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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9.7

Overall rating based on 29 reviews

 

100% would recommend this site to a friend.

93% would stay here again.

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Would absolutely come again, I loved it there.05/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKath R.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Great Robbins Shaw non-electric grass tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Welcoming owners, clean facilities, lovely cafe and shop on site, easy to park and unpack, lovely big pitches, calm and peaceful atmosphere, and I saw lots of deer roaming about!

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Very nice place30/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Great Robbins Shaw non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Very nice place

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Lovely site13/07/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJane S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Great Robbins Shaw non-electric grass tent pitch
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    The peaceful surroundings and the deer. Staff friendly and the onsite cafe a treat! Butterflies everywhere. Loved the mown pathways and long grass.

    Disliked: 

    The secludedness of toilets and sinks

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Big pitches, quiet and a nice cafe!08/07/2022

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  • Great Robbins Shaw non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Big pitches, quiet and a nice cafe!

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Big pitches with plenty of space between, well marked out …19/06/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Great Robbins Shaw non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Big pitches with plenty of space between, well marked out and mowed. Water point close to each pitch. Serene surroundings. Onsite shop with necessary items. Onsite restaurant with great food including cakes! Clean toilet and shower facilties. Friendly and helpful staff.

    Disliked: 

    Only one toilet and shower per sex (plus disabled) on such a large site meant that earlgt morning there were queues. More units would alleviate this cross-legged frustration!

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.

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Good, friendly site.11/06/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSouab K.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Great Robbins Shaw non-electric grass tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Lovely setting
    Roomy pitches
    Friendly team
    Great cafe

    Disliked: 

    So few toilets, around 80 people with a number of children meant queuing for the three toilets on occasion. They were also showers so the mornings got busy. When a 5 year old needs to go she needs to go.

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.

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Excellent facilities. Delicious cafe. Quiet. Beautiful walks straight from campsite.05/06/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAndrea C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Great Robbins Shaw non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Excellent facilities. Delicious cafe. Quiet. Beautiful walks straight from campsite.

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We had a fantastic time. Early in season so very …30/05/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJames W.Confirmed

  • Great Robbins Shaw non-electric grass tent pitch
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    We had a fantastic time. Early in season so very quiet and peaceful. This site is incredibly family friendly. The owners were very helpful.

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had a wonderful time, like a mini festival. Can’t wait to book again31/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKaty L.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • The Meadow non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Beautiful location in woodland and the meadow where we pitched, super friendly team running the site, brilliant cafe, great little shop, quality live music around a campfire on the Saturday night. The kids loved playing in the woods and in the meadow.

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    Nothing

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Very friendly staff. Good atmosphere. Musical entertainment. Rural location.30/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • The Meadow non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Very friendly staff. Good atmosphere. Musical entertainment. Rural location.

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    Pitch location (49): Inclined. In westerly facing early morning shadow of trees so ground damp in morning.

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Features

Coronavirus

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

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

No dogs allowed

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

Location

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  • Sham Farm Road, Eridge, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England, TN3 9JB
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 51.0838°N 0.2252°E

Nearest transport

Coach stations
War Memorial — 3.8 miles
Royal Victoria Place — 3.9 miles
Victoria Hall — 5.2 miles
Train stations
Eridge Rail Station — 1.1 miles
Crowborough Rail Station — 3.1 miles
Frant Rail Station — 3.3 miles
Ferry ports
Newhaven Harbour Ferry Terminal — 21.6 miles
Gravesend Pier — 25.8 miles
Tilbury Ferry Terminal — 26.1 miles
Airports
London Gatwick Airport — 17.6 miles
London Gatwick Airport South Terminal — 17.7 miles
London Gatwick Airport North Terminal — 18.4 miles

Directions


Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

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.

Must see

  • Groombridge Place and The Enchanted Forest (2.8 miles)
  • Penshurst Place and Gardens (6.5 miles)
  • Scotney Castle (8.0 miles)

National Trust

  • Scotney Castle (7.9 miles)
  • Sprivers Garden (9.0 miles)

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Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

Policies

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.

Payment

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 park

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Terms and conditions

Site 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.
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