3 of the best UK camping holidays reviewed

1. Barefoot Campsite, Oxfordshire
Campers can start the day with a wild swim at three small riverside sites near Oxford which are next to a safe stretch of the Thames. Those who don’t fancy a dip can hire canoes, and fishing permits are available. The sites offer back-to-basics camping, with no electricity, just gas-fired showers and composting toilets. Campfires and barbecues are encouraged. Visitors can take their own tents and small campervans, or book a bell tent or log pod.…

Visiting

The general public is welcome to walk in the wood during cafe opening hours – Wednesday to Sunday, bank holidays and every day in the Norfolk and Sussex school holidays – 9am-5pm.  The cafe serves delicious coffees, home-made cakes and lunches.

We ask you to ‘Pay As You Feel’ for each visit to the wider woodland to contribute to the costs of keeping the woods open to the public – path maintenance, fencing, signage, wind-blow clearance, play equipment and …

Events

For 2018

Wilderness Wood is open every day of the year and there are many special events as shown below.  

For most events, booking is essential. The details of each event tell you if you need to book.  For events where there is no need to book, just come to the wood during the advertised time.

If you would like to come to a bookable event, please first call to check availability as places are strictly limited.

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Christmas Trees

Come and choose a real Christmas tree supplied by local growers.

During December our yard is filled with top-quality trees, which keep their needles because they are really fresh.

We will be open for Christmas trees from December 2 2006 until Christmas Eve, from 9am to 6pm throughout the Christmas tree period.

Choose in the yard from hundreds of freshly cut, dug or potted trees.

Numbers of cut/dig your own are limited to 600, so we recommend you reserve

Garden Furniture

We no longer make all our furniture and most of the wood products in our small workshop here at Wilderness Wood.

Most of our goods are made from sweet chestnut, a very durable wood grown in our own coppices and from local Sussex oak.     We also use some softwood from our wood or other forests managed for a sustainable yield. We do not use any tropical hardwoods.

 

We can design and make goods to order, and deliver

School Visits

  • We are well geared to school visits, with teaching materials and knowledgeable and experienced staff who will create a tailor-made visit for your class.
  • Topic packages to plan your day around specific topics commonly studied at Wilderness Wood.
  • The wood is a marvellous resource for all age-groups, from Reception to A-Level.
  • Teachers’ packs for KS1, KS2, Secondary levels, including subject webs for all National Curriculum subjects at KS1 and KS2, maps, background information, activities and worksheets.
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