UK England South East England West Sussex Petworth Woodfire Camping

  • Sleeps 8 (max 8 adults, 7 children)
A solid family canvas tent with two rooms, sewn-in groundsheets, large windows and a porch - can comfortably sleep up to 5, with additional space for up to 8 at a push. Prices include parking for one vehicle only (there is a free car park a short drive away), beds, hot water bottles and blankets, cosy bedroom lighting and table and benches.

The Owner Says

We were so chuffed to find these amazing tents from New Zealand that are expressly designed to stay up all summer and withstand a similar (though more full-on) climate. Large and solid, they have plenty of space and headroom and lots of light, but are also nice and dark when the window shades are up so your little ones sleep longer in the mornings. The big bedrooms and living area can easily accommodate a family of up to 5 (although a maximum of 8 can fit at a stretch) and the porch provides shade and shelter. In fact we like them so much, we’re living in one all summer ourselves. Duvets and pillows can become a bit damp over a whole season - we think you'll get a much better night's sleep if we provide hot water bottles and blankets,  and you bundle your own pillows and duvets into the car to snuggle up in at bedtime.

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Book with complete confidence at Woodfire Camping with the Cool Camping Coronavirus Booking Guarantee. We guarantee the following clear policy for your booking:

  • A low deposit of 30% to secure your booking
  • Balance due 30 days before your holiday
  • Complete flexibility to move bookings up to the end of 2021 in the event of Coronavirus restrictions
  • Due to the flexibility provided we are unable to offer refunds
  • This guarantee supersedes any other policies

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About Woodfire Camping

Suitable For

Tent campers only. Campervans or caravans – no. 


The South Downs National Park is eminently explorable from the campsite. England’s newest national park is filled with miles of dog-friendly rights-of-way to walk, including the Kingley Vale Trail. Or you could take it on two-wheels by cycling the South Downs Way. The Goodwood Estate is just under half an hour away. Home to the famous racecourse, Goodwood Festival of Speed and the Goodwood Revival, it’s a mecca for petrolheads and fans of the gee-gees alike. The estate grounds also hosts the Cass Sculpture Foundation (01243 538449) which features over 50 extraordinary works of art amongst stunning gardens and bluebell-strewn woodland. There are several stately properties to explore including Petworth House (01798 343929), Uppark House and Garden (01730 825415) – both National Trust-run – and the gorgeous West Dean Gardens (01243 818210) and Parham House and Gardens (01903 742021). Chichester Harbour AONB is a little over 30 mins away, so too are the beautiful beaches of Climping, Bracklesham Bay and West Wittering. The Weald & Downland Living Museum (01243 811348) at Singleton also offers a fascinating glimpse into the region's heritage.

Food & Drink

The onsite Camp Kitchen does delicious breakfasts and evening meals most days and every weekend, usually cooked over a woodfire or charcoal, either on the grill or in the pot. Breakfast might be huevos rancheros, bacon sandwiches, or just good old porridge to set you up for the day. Dinner might be grilled meat or fish and salads or stews with gremolata and flatbreads (kids options are also available). You'll get an email a week or so before your stay with all the booking details. Pub-wise, there's plenty of traditional Sussex watering holes to seek out after a day's walking on the Downs. Pubs like The Three Moles (01798 861303), a short drive away, or The Cricketers (01798 342473) in Duncton, near Petworth. The latter, 16th century coaching inn, ticks all the boxes with a large Inglenook fireplace, beautiful beer gardens, a range of real ales and hearty pub fayre on offer. The White Horse Graffham (01798 867331) is one of the more upmarket gastropub options serving a refined menu of English classics. Another worthy dining option is The Unicorn Inn (01730 813486) at Heyshott, boasting locally sourced dishes and stunning views from its beer garden. There's a well-stocked village shop in Graffham too for any essentials you may need.

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Rated ★★★★★ over 80 reviews


Idyllic setting and delicious food

Just had a lovely stay with friends at Woodfire, a really idyllic setting, brilliant facilities and delicious food. Griff and Stella are amazingly helpful and serve great food. Excellent pubs within walking distance. Definitely a family-friendly campsite.
Sep 14, 2020 by Linus G

Amazing site, location and hosts

Woodfire is an amazing example of back to basics, eco friendly pure camping fun! A wonderful site with panoramic views of the South Downs by day and a billion stars at night. The facilities are great! Hot showers and washing basins, compost toilets that are clean and a good size. Pallets on wheels to help you move your gear if you’ve come with plenty. Fantastic hosts who are super helpful, knowledgeable and friendly, not to mention brilliant cooks if you choose to have a breakfast or dinner on site. The coffee isn’t bad either! From the campsite you have instant access to great hiking or cycling. The landscape is outstandingly beautiful and diverse. I cannot sing the praises of this campsite highly enough..I’m already planning my return trip!
Sep 14, 2020 by Michelle

A great campsite in a lovely location

We had a lovely five night stay at Woodfire Camping, despite the storm! The campsite itself is in a beautiful location with views over rolling hills. There’s lots to do right on the doorstep as well as great day trips. We loved the relaxed and friendly atmosphere and enjoyed campfires in the evenings. Stella and Griff were very helpful and friendly. Their breakfast was delicious! And the kids loved playing with Tess the puppy. We would definitely recommend and hope to come back. Thanks for a great stay.
Aug 29, 2020 by Bess

Lovely, eco camping with great food from the campfire kitchen

Despite being a little beaten by the British weather during our visit, we will definitely be returning to this super campsite. Lovely, eco toilet and shower facilities, lots of friendly families and the added bonus of great coffee and delicious food from the campsite kitchen.
Aug 22, 2020 by Rebecca Beveridge

Great spot in the South Downs

This was our second visit. We love Woodfire for its gorgeous location, easy access to walking trails right from the camping field, and the truly delicious food (including a delicious vegetarian option). It’s a family-oriented campsite and as we were two adults and a little dog tired from walking in the Downs, we appreciated the quiet evenings. Stella and Griff are great hosts and everyone on the campsite was friendly and happy. There is plenty of space for managing distance. The toilets and showers are large, spacious, and well ventilated and there was always hand sanitiser and soap. We enjoyed it so much, we booked again for next month.
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Woodfire Camping is located at Graffham, West Sussex, GU28 0QJ

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Getting There

From London: Follow the A3 (Junction 10) on M25 south towards Guildford. About 3 miles past Guildford, at the Milford turning, take the A283 towards Petworth. Having driven through Petworth, take the A285 towards Chichester. Pass the Badgers Pub on your left, then Ted‘s Heath farm shop on your right and take the next right turn towards Graffham. Westerlands Stud is a 1 mile furhter on the left. Go up the main drive and you’ll see the sign for Woodfire Camping.
There is a regular direct service from London Victoria to Pulborough about (1 hr 20 minutes), or another from Waterloo to Haslemere. Pulborough is a 15 minute drive from the campsite and Haslemere around 20 minutes – both have several taxi firms.