Ok, lets get the negatives over with the toilets and showers in the central reception area are in portacabins and up quite steep steps. A bit tatty and not very many of them. There are also composting toilets and portaloos dotted around, usually in a reasonable state. It took us a little while to discover these different toilets as there where none in our field. But that aside, lets move on to the good stuff! Lovely woods, a stream, ropeswings galore, plenty of space and of course, great fire pits often with benches. There are lots of great places for kids to explore, stepping stones, tree trunk bridges, loads of great stuff to discover. It is quite a big site but as it is separated into several different fields, fringed by copses of wood and streams, so it still feels quite intimate but with lots of space to explore.
They also have a rather a unique music venue. I wish I had taken a photo as it’s hard to descibe, but basically there are large covered areas around a central large fire pit. The covered areas are constructed from great big logs and canvas, all very aesthetic and big enough to provide cover for quite a lot of people. As I understand it there are evenings of music and campfire entertainment. Its a bit like a mini festival. However, if you don’t fancy being sociable don’t be put off, the music area is in its own field, you could happily spend the evening oblivious of the nearby jollities.
Next door to the campsite, maybe a ten minute walk away, is Sheffield Park Station, home of the Bluebell railway. Not cheap, but if there are any rail enthusiasts in the family it is a must visit. Also nearby is the fabulous Ashdown Forest. Loads of lovely walks, check out this site for some inspiration www.ashdownforest.org. But be assured you can stop in any of the forest carparks and have a lovely wander on the forest (mostly not forest but heathlands!). The Ashdown Forest is the original setting for Winnie the Pooh so see if you can find the original bridge where the game of pooh sticks was invented.
Wo Wo is a great site, it gets booked up though so make your reservations.