Flat pitch suitable for a tent, small campervan or trailer tent.
About Fallow Fields Camping
Tents, small campervans, dogs (camping), families, couples – yes. Caravans, motorhomes, dogs in the bell tents – no. Groups – by prior arrangement.
Walk through the campsite gate and along public footpaths that disappear across the fields in the direction of Woodnesborough or Ash. You don’t need to travel much further afield to take in the best of what the local area has to offer. 11th century Dover Castle (01304 211067) – for both big and little kids – is one of the most iconic of all English fortresses and Sandwich is a perfect place to mooch; A beautiful medieval town on the River Stour it really did make ‘the sandwich’ popular and also boasts a fantastic bay – five miles of unspoiled sand flats, salt marshes and sand dunes for you to explore.
A short drive away are some of the best beaches in the South East, including Botany and Joss bay, or if you want some serious entertainment for the kids, Margate's Dreamland is a 25-minute drive away.
Food & Drink
There's a shop onsite selling camping basics and local food, including meat and bread cooked daily (from the local bakery), farm produce and fresh coffee. On Friday nights Fallow Fields serve stone-baked pizza and Saturday nights pulled pork and roast chicken with a variety of sides and veggie options, as well as breakfast on Saturday and Sunday mornings.
Locally, try The Five Bells (01304 611188) at Eastry, offering a warm welcome and traditional pub grub, or there's a few more worth checking out a short drive (or cycle) away – the famous Griffin’s Head (01304 840325) at Chillenden (10 mins) or The Black Pig (01304 813723) at Staple (5 mins or a 25 min walk).
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Rated ★★★★★ over 12 reviews
Great camping, good amenities
Stayed for 3 nights in our VW camper. Booked food from the camp kitchen, pulled pork baps and chips were delicious. Relaxed camping vibe with fire pits for hire. Generally peaceful, we were a couple but seemed very good for kids. Our spot was in the smaller area behind the main field which suited us. Main field is very open with bell tents for hire all around the outside edge. Showers were great and toilets clean and modern.
Great break away to Kent with friends
Great location in terms of locality to beaches etc. & its very pretty. Would regard myself as a seasoned camper & have camped for sometime now, Nice campsite, good hot showers and enough for the amount of people at present. Would agree with previous comment re layout but only that the sinks are not in the best location and it’s a squeeze if there are others there. Washing up area gr8 very convivial to chatting with fellow campers! Lots of great stuff if you have younger kids, I have older and they didn’t use them personally but good ideas and would be helpful if you have younger children. Feedback when on camp that the shower block needed more regular checks and cleaning, it was sorted and stepped up so clearly they want to make this work ..... no point slatting a good site for a minor hiccup. Shop needs more stock in terms of bakery and they ran out of a few bits but again this was after a busy bank holiday weekend so... Overall I would recommend and the whole process and conversations with those who work there were great.
A really thoughtful campsite
We had a smashing weekend at this campsite, the facilities are modern and clean, the choice of having food cooked for you when you're setting up or pulling down your tent is ingenious, The staff we met were all lovely , the" well-stocked" shop is well stocked with their stock, but I'm not sure I would class it as a well-stocked shop. I didn't see any bakery goods whilst I was there, but maybe it disappears the moment it comes in. Kids movie whilst the adults are preparing their tea - again is a wonderful idea, enormous space to run around, delightful orchard, swing ball, scheduled activities as advertised (book early-they sell out) , volleyball net. It's fab. The buts, not already mentioned, are there was no hot water on our first day, but there was plenty on our second, so I'm guessing it was just a horrible glitch. The toilet/shower block is badly designed for the amount of people at the campsite so the floor gets filthy and soaking very quickly, sinks are way too small and not enough of them, not enough surface to put down your stuff, particularly in the show cubicles. Loads to do though in a pretty area. Great site.
Loved our stay at Fallow fields, camping at its best. Stunning, relaxing location. Staff were super friendly and helpful. Facilities were clean and all in working order. We are newbies to camping and Fallow fields is exactly how I imagined proper camping to be like, just perfect for chilling out with friends and family, we will definitely be back.
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Great for groups with slightly older children
I think Fallow Fields would be a great choice for larger groups with children, especially kids who are 6+. The older kids seemed to be having a ball riding their bikes around the large, flat main field, playing games, flying kites, etc. The added extras like Saturday kids' movies, being able to buy breakfast/supper etc, came in handy. The staff were very nice. The apple trees in the orchard were charming. All that said, we found that it wasn't for us. We are a family of four, with two young children, and it was way too busy for us. We enjoy camping for the back-to-basics experience - being able to sit around the campfire at night, look at the stars and hear nothing but the natural world around you. This is a busy and popular site, so it was certainly not quiet at night, although most of the other campers tried to be respectful of everyone else. A few weren't so thoughtful, and didn't see the need to follow the ban on amplified music. It might be helpful if the staff could walk around the site a bit more and be more pro-active about asking campers not to play radios. It would also be great if they could look at installing a family loo area, as we found it tricky fitting our two kids into the small loo stalls with us. The Fields Kitchen and other added extras were great, but the flip side is that they made it feel a bit more commercial. That isn't a criticism - obviously it's a business, and a successful one - but it just isn't quite up our street in terms of the atmosphere we hope for when we go camping. Do consider it as a very good option though if you're a larger group with slightly older kids.
Fallow Fields Camping is located at Fallow Fields Camping, Selson Farm, Drainless Road, Eastry CT13 0EA
From the north A2 (Canterbury) take the exit for Womenswold and at the roundabout take the 1st exit onto the B2046. Take the 1st right after 0.5 miles onto Holt St, follow the road until the next roundabout where you take the 3rd exit. After 4 miles you’ll reach a cross-road, turn right here onto Drainless Rd and the campsite entrance is 500m on the right. If you follow a SatNav it will take you past the campsite entrance towards Eastry so be careful!
The nearest train station is Aylesham (0845 748 4950), 6 miles away. It is on the mainline to London, taking 1 hour 40 minutes.