Park Farm

The forty two acres of Woodcraft Park Farm, near the picturesque village of Lurgashall in west Sussex, offers:

Tremendous scope for both small and larger group camps. Lurgashall is situated in the South Downs National Park, surrounded by miles of beautiful countryside to enjoy. The site has been sensitively developed for traditional camping while offering amenities such as toilets and hot showers and includes a range of facilities.

Depending on the number of volunteers and the weather these can include archery, camp fires, bushcraft workshops, swimming , mountain bikes for groups up to 15 numerous craft activities, hiking as well as smaller walks and enjoying our lovely local horses.

How do we do it?

Our Farm committee meets bimonthly on Zoom with a very enthusiastic group including two younger members. We also have a dedicated team of volunteers who can be seen most Fridays working about the Farm, with additional help from new recruits from the village providing additional skills to improve our offer to members and the community. The site boasts three trampolines as well as the fitness trail, a new orchard, a three bedroom warden office and three standing kitchens fully equipped for up to 50 campers each from May till October for your use. Our commitment to our themes of Bushcraft, Sustainability and development of the site are discussed each meeting and our response to last years pandemic enabled over 30 bubble groups to have a wonderful camping experience judging by their comments and have led us to realise the additional potential of broadening our scope whilst maintaining our priority to offer low cost camping to children from across the woodcraft folk and others in need in the coming years ahead.

We have been able to provide all this by seeking out funds and valuing the tremendous effort that volunteers offer and as a result we want this year when the time comes to be able to offer more woodcraft groups from further afield the chance to enjoy these benefits. Our three old minibuses are still available to help with transporting campers from the station and our camping fee remains the same this year at £3 per night. This includes use of all our equipment so all you need is to get yourself there.

The site

We are also looking to have an elfin camp in the summer for 4 days at a cost of between £30 and £60 depending on circumstances, for those smaller groups and those with little experience of camping . We will take the stress out of the organisation, just get yourself there with your group and take part in a co-operative fashion and enjoy the facilities and educational experience on offer.

A show of interest can be registered with Linda Osborn our bookings officer:-

tel. 0203 620 1205

Because of COVID-19 the volunteers are carrying out additional cleaning measures in all our communal areas and placing hand sanitiser stations around the farm. We have increased the frequency of cleaning of our toilets and showers.