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The Real Restival

9.6

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General

  • ‘Strictly canvas’ event site five minutes from South Downs
  • Off-grid camping; festival feel without festival hassle
  • Top spot for walkers, cyclists and explorers

Go au naturel at The Real Restival, an event site five minutes from the small town of Steyning in West Sussex, South East England. Don’t worry, you won’t have to be in the nip – you’ll just be in a tent made from canvas or another natural material (bring your own or hire one on site).

Unsurprisingly, given its focus on the natural, the Restival is a prime spot from which to explore this part of Sussex countryside. The site is less than five minutes’ drive from the edge of the South Downs National Park, and 10 minutes from picking up the South Downs Way – follow this scenic 100-mile long trail on foot, bike or in the saddle, stopping off at Roman villas and spectacular villages along the way.

You won’t find anything back on site to bring you crashing back to the real world. The ‘strictly canvas’ rule isn’t just a jokey guideline – cars are relegated to a parking area, so when it comes time to relax, you’ll be kicking back away from the noise of modern machines.

The Restival is also off-grid, so don’t expect to retreat to Netflix in the evenings. Instead, grill up something tasty on the barbecue – nab supplies at the shops in Steyning – then chill in the woodland glade or next to your campfire. If you fancy a break from cooking, venture back into the world and bag a table at one of the restaurants within 10 minutes.


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9.6

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Great little campsite. Going for the eco-friendly things so that …09/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomTom H.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (wild)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Great little campsite. Going for the eco-friendly things so that was different but cool. The host was very friendly and welcoming.

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A fantastic campsite with an amazing experience rolled into one !09/04/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomScott F.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (wild)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    From the moment we arrived Pete (the owner) made us feel extremely welcome.
    We intended to stay for just one night but were lucky enough to be able to spend 4 nights there.
    The Tipi set up is absolutely fantastic. The washing facilities are unlike anything we'd ever seen before - a Tipi containing a real piece of alternative luxury! One of the other Tipis has been set up as a kitchen which didn't fail to provide anything we needed.

    This host and campsite really is unique - a taste of the festival spirit, without all the hassle. Every night we spent around a communal campfire where we were able to (and encouraged) to cook whatever we wanted using one of the many campfire cooking tools that were made available.

    The site we attended was only 20mins from some beautiful beaches (pebbles with sandy patches). So the days were spent playing on the beach and the sea

    Every night was spent laughing and meeting new people whilst building great friendships with others who were lucky enough to stay for more than one night.

    I honestly can't recommend Pete and his Tipis enough.
    We can't wait to go again !!

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Beautiful surroundings with great host and amazing facilities including a …08/29/2019

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

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (wild)
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    Beautiful surroundings with great host and amazing facilities including a full bath and kitchen in separate teepees!

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Nice environment, huge meadow Good location, easy to find. We …08/28/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomYavor I.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (wild)
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    Nice environment, huge meadow
    Good location, easy to find.
    We were lucky that the weather was nice and the sky was full of stars.

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unique experience with most facilities in tipi's08/27/2019

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

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (wild)
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    atmosphere and location

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    single toilet

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Features

Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Playground

Recreation room/arcade

TV room

Takeout

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Dog park

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Camping 2.0

Tipis, yurts, or wigwams

Themes

Peaceful

Wild camping

Utilities

Charging facilities

Communal fridge

Dump station

Electric car charging point(s)

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Type

Farm

Small (11-25 sites)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Location

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  • Calcot Farmhouse, Farmhouse Drive, Horsham Road, Steyning, West Sussex, England, BN44 3AA
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.9165°N 0.3241°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Shoreham-by-Sea: High Street Coach Stop — 9.9 kilometres
Broadwater (Worthing): Coach Stop — 10.5 kilometres
Lancing: Brighton Rd Coach Stop — 10.6 kilometres
Train stations
Shoreham-by-Sea (Sussex) Rail Station — 9.8 kilometres
Lancing Rail Station — 9.9 kilometres
East Worthing Rail Station — 10.8 kilometres
Ferry ports
Newhaven Harbour Ferry Terminal — 30.1 kilometres
Bosham Hoe Ferry Landing — 39.8 kilometres
West Itchenor Ferry Landing — 40.1 kilometres
Airports
Shoreham Brighton City Airport — 9.6 kilometres
London Gatwick Airport South Terminal — 28.9 kilometres
London Gatwick Airport North Terminal — 29.0 kilometres

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Local attractions

Keep that natural vibe going with a jaunt into South Downs National Park, less than five minutes’ drive from The Real Restival. As you might expect, it’s a top spot for walking, biking and riding trails, but it’s also home to Goodwood racecourse and motor circuit, stunning stately homes at Petworth, Parham Park, Arundel Castle and Goodwood House, and the scenic valley of Devil’s Dyke, all handily within 40 minutes’ drive of the site.

There’s plenty to keep kids entertained within half an hour of the Restival: have a go at footgolf, get the adrenaline pumping at the Karting and Mini Moto circuit, watch an avian display at Huxleys Birds of Prey Centre, or spend an afternoon at Fishers Adventure Farm Park.

If you’re seeking more of an urban feel, Brighton is a little more than 30 minutes from the site – make the journey for the Royal Pavilion, the Palace Pier, the marina and tons of shops, restaurants, museums and galleries.

Must see

  • Parham House & Gardens (11.9 kilometres)
  • Hove Museum & Art Gallery (13.9 kilometres)
  • Preston Manor (14.7 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Nymans (17.2 kilometres)
  • Petworth House and Park (21.6 kilometres)

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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.

  • Does The Real Restival have a swimming pool? No View all features
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  • What attractions are near The Real Restival? Keep that natural vibe going with a jaunt into South Downs National Park, less than five minutes’ drive from The Real Restival. As you might expect, it’s a top spot for walking, … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of The Real Restival?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  11 a.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  noon
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  noon
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Terms and conditions

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Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 7 day(s) of arrival.

General
Bookings must not be for more than 28 consecutive nights.

Hired accommodation
Hired accommodation: £100.00 ($205.92) damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.

Vehicles
No cars/motorcycles at the site. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

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

General
Quiet hours must be respected between 11 p.m. and midnight.

Arrivals and departures
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Hired accommodation
Your unit must be left clean and tidy; a fine of £10.00 ($20.60) will be charged for unclean units upon departure.

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