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The Fishbourne Centre

7.9
The Fishbourne Centre: Bar outdoor seating (photo added by manager on 26/03/2023)

General

  • Well-equipped site close to the station and pubs in Fishbourne
  • Chichester and Goodwood Estate 10 minutes' drive; beaches 15 mins away
  • Play park, tennis courts, BMX track and bar on site with live music

When it comes to a handy location for a West Sussex break, this place is surely up there with the best of them. The Fishbourne Centre is housed in a splendidly convenient spot in Fishbourne, within 10 minutes’ walk of the village’s train station, supermarket and pubs as well as the famed Fishbourne Roman Palace.

As well as all the handy facilities within walking distance, it’s only a little way further to all sorts of ways to fill your days out, including the Goodwood Estate, Chichester city centre and the open spaces of the Chichester Harbour Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. South coast beaches like West Wittering and Bracklesham Bay are within 15 minutes’ drive as well, so you’ll have plenty of choice for things to do…

And that’s before you’ve even taken a look at the facilities right there on site – without even needing to stray beyond the gates you’ll have access to a play park, tennis courts and a BMX track (for under-12s) to keep everyone nicely active for a while on site.

When it’s time to bring the day’s activities to a close you may well be pleased to hear that the centre’s bar is open from 5pm daily for drinks indoors or out on the deck; it’s also got pool tables, or you can settle down to enjoy one of the regular live music events or watch some sport on TV.

Along with all this, the spacious grass pitches have access to toilets, showers, a washing-up area and a wifi service. You’ll be allowed to set up a barbecue for your dinner, and dogs are permitted on site too.

Please note

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro) and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Bookings must not be for more than 11 consecutive nights.

No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.

At least one of the party members must be aged 25 or over.

Minimum spacing of 2 metres between pitches.

Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.

If reception is closed on arrival: please contact the number provided on your booking confirmation.

Fires, barbecues and/or firepits will not be permitted in dry, windy and/or hot weather conditions.


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Reviews

7.9

Overall rating based on 17 reviews

 

82% would recommend this site to a friend.

71% would stay here again.

 

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Anonymous user

Great place to stay . Excellent hosts.16/09/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Fabulous site with extremely friendly and helpful staff . We were greeted by the manager on arrival having arrived a little early. We were then given permission to pop the tent up early allowing us to make full use of the day. Thank you . A brilliant stay . Good facilities , good bar , great location. 👍

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It's ok30/08/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Friendly staff.

    Disliked: 

    Small field, crammed in.
    Next to a road, noisy throughout the night.
    One toilet per sex, all have to share.
    The facilities they say they have such as tennis, bowls etc you can't use unless a member.
    Park is fine.

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Great location but below average facilities29/08/2023

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

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Location for travel on the buses and trains. Friendly staff.

    Disliked: 

    Toilet facilities were not great. Reminded us of being back at school and the changing rooms. Only 1 Toilet per sex in the main block. Not really good sinks to wash at.

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Perfect for young families, short distance from everything01/09/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAmy T.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Don't get me wrong, when we turned up and my heart sank as its a very small site... HOWEVER, turns out it was perfect.

    Could see the children at all times from.our tent at one of the two parks.

    Short walk to train station and pub

    Basket ball court and football field

    Onsite little bar

    Coffee van turned up on Sunday

    Deliveroo delivered (as did dominoes)

    Hot shower amd nice flushing loo

    Plugs in the changing area

    Disliked: 

    Changing area at the showers could do with a little revamp but really, it's a small site so I'm reaching for something to put here.

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Annual family outing for young lads and dads. Good space, …27/08/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLawrence F.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Annual family outing for young lads and dads. Good space, decent pitches, excellent location for Chichester and beaches not too far. Friendly team on site.

    Disliked: 

    Showers are warm but not much room to move!

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Very nice stay, really easy to book, check in etc.25/08/2023

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomalan w.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Lovely site, clean, very friendly site, nice park and outdoor gym as well as other facilities.

    The staff offered to mop out tents after a bad rainstorm, very nice of them.

    Disliked: 

    The bar could serve food, but not really a major issue.

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Anonymous user

The park, exercise equipment, football pitch and on-site bar. Also …25/08/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    The park, exercise equipment, football pitch and on-site bar. Also that the pub was only a short walk away.

    Disliked: 

    As I’m a light sleeper the railway line right on the doorstep woke me up at 4:45 when the trains started going past.

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Liked being able to pitch up in our own choice …27/08/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSarah P.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Liked being able to pitch up in our own choice of pitch. Small quiet site with friendly bar. We tried both local pubs for food and drink, enjoyed our meals in both.
    Close to Chichester, the harbour and wittering beaches.

    Disliked: 

    Not keen on the communal nature of the shower rooms or push button showers but not really a huge problem.

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We loved this place! Such a nice friendly welcome from …20/08/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSophie P.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    We loved this place! Such a nice friendly welcome from Barbara and Kevin. The toilets/shower are kept really clean. If you are bringing a dog there is a field just the other side of the pitches which is very useful. It was our first time using our new tent and we’re so pleased we chose here! Will book as soon as we can for 2024.

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Family friendly, clean and simple21/08/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRUTH P.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Staff were so kind and helpful. Facilities were clean. Pitches were in good condition, it rained a lot and didn't get water logged at all. Great play facilities.

    Disliked: 

    Would have liked a slightly sheltered washing up area. Option to recharge freezer blocks would be really helpful too. I would have appreciated a bigger barrier between the field and the road so I could relax a little more about my toddler playing.

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Features

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

Portable toilet

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Pop-up campsite

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Golf nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Location

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  • Fishbourne Play Field Association Camping, Blackboy Lane, Fishbourne, Chichester, West Sussex, England, PO18 8BE
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 50.8387°N 0.8197°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Bus Station — 1.8 miles
High Street — 7.5 miles
High Street — 7.5 miles
Train stations
Fishbourne Rail Station — 0.2 miles
Bosham Rail Station — 1.2 miles
Chichester Rail Station — 1.7 miles
Ferry ports
Bosham Hoe Ferry Landing — 2.7 miles
West Itchenor Ferry Landing — 3.0 miles
Hayling Island Ferry Landing — 9.5 miles
Airports
Shoreham Brighton City Airport — 23.2 miles
Southampton Airport — 24.8 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

If you only visit one local attraction, surely it has to be Fishbourne Roman Palace – it’s only 10 minutes’ walk away, and it’s got gorgeous gardens as well as the country’s largest collection of mosaics. For a bit more history, head into the centre of Chichester (10 minutes’ drive/public transport) to see the cathedral, or explore the Weald & Downland Living Museum (15 minutes’ drive).

There’s often a slightly different vintage vibe at the Goodwood Estate (10 minutes) – this is a handy place to stay if you’re heading to events like the Festival of Speed or Goodwood Revival.

If you prefer to keep things a bit more natural, perhaps you’d like to head out into the Chichester Harbour Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty for walks and watersports, wander through West Dean Gardens (15 minutes) or learn all about how the grapes grow at Tinwood Estate (15 minutes), which has vineyard tours, tastings and afternoon teas.

Must see

  • Fishbourne Roman Palace (0.5 miles)
  • Chichester Cathedral (1.7 miles)
  • Goodwood House (4.1 miles)

National Trust

  • Uppark House and Garden (8.5 miles)
  • Petworth House and Park (13.7 miles)

Cycle routes

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:  3 p.m. –  6 p.m.
Depart by:  12 p.m.

The Fishbourne Centre cancellation policy

No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.

Bookings cannot be amended within 7 day(s) of arrival.

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. The Fishbourne Centre will debit the balance from your card 1 week before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 1 week 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 The Fishbourne Centre have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is The Fishbourne Centre dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near The Fishbourne Centre? If you only visit one local attraction, surely it has to be Fishbourne Roman Palace – it’s only 10 minutes’ walk away, and it’s got gorgeous gardens as well as the country’s … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of The Fishbourne Centre?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  6 p.m.
    Depart by:  12 p.m.
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