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Monday 16th to Thursday 19th September 2024


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Planned Activities

What was on and where in 2023

Workshops and timetable2023 Timetable

Please note, these may still change once on site so please do check each day at the marquee. IF ARRIVING EARLY please do not camp where the letters are as you will be asked to move for the event stands etc.

Please pay attention to health and safety guidelines and let your workshop leader know beforehand if you or any of your children have any special needs or health issues. If extra supervision is needed for any workshop, please be so kind as to help as a parent or carer.

Other useful and Important Information


The address is: Wapsbourne Manor Farm, Wowo Campsite, Sheffield Park, Uckfield TN22 3QT. Here is a link to their directions page: https://www.wowo.co.uk/about-us/directions.html

If you are driving north the site is on your left and marked with a sign called Wapsbourne manor Farm. If you miss it turn around at the Bluebell Railway. If you miss it travelling South proceed to a mini roundabout about two or so minute’s drive away and turn around safely there.

Arrival and Check In – 3 steps

Check in on Monday 18th September 2023 is from 11am please.

1. Please park your car initially in the car parking area upon arrival and make your way to our reception and registration area in the marquee within Lower Moat field in order to find out where you can camp and to pick up your wrist bands which you will then need to wear at all times. Please do not go to Wowo’s reception indoors.

2. Collect your wrist bands. To get your wrist bands, please show your order details which will either be on an email or on a screen print generated at the time of booking, If you do not have an email, please bring some photo ID so we can look you up on our system instead. A few people did not get an email due to a technical glitch. Please accept our apologies if that was you

If you are a workshop provider, Leas will have sent you special instructions to get your wristband.

3. Please then collect your car, set up camp and then re-park your car in the car park as they are not allowed to remain in the camping fields. This provides for a safer and more enjoyable environment for everybody to enjoy. The speed limit is 5pm. Please drive very carefully.

Where and How to Set Up Camp


DO NOT CAMP IN LOWER MOAT even if you are arriving a day or so before the festival begins, unless you have been given specific direction by Leas and the team who will have already contacted you personally. This is because Lower Moat is where most of the workshops, performance and catering areas will be set up, as well as the circus area too. You will be asked to move and probably very quickly if in the wrong place.

Note: New planning rules have also slightly changed where and how groups can set up. There are plenty of fire pits but please be aware of the following:

Cars and Vehicles

To help keep everybody safe and to maximise the areas in which children and families can play and socialise in, could you please do the following:

Booking Workshops

We will have a central reception and bookings area in Lower Moat field, on the the left-hand side of the marquee as you approach it. Here you will find details of the workshops planned for the entire event.

Sign-up sheets will be put out twice daily for the following 24 hours’ workshops. We have lots of activities to choose from and have done our best to make sure there are as many places on each as possible, with most running on several occasions throughout the day and/or duration of the gathering. We will do our very best to keep enough spaces available for our day visitors, so please don’t worry if that is you. Our team will be on hand to help if things look booked up. Workshop descriptions will also be posted in the marquee.

Catering and supplies

The event is predominantly self-catering with plenty of fire pits dotted around the site for your use.

There will be a caterer on site for those of you who would like breakfast, lunch or dinner or a few snacks without having to make them yourselves.

The campsite shop also has a lovey range of organic supplies and snacks, plus various other essentials.

Five minutes down the road, as you turn right from the camp site exit, there is a garage that also has a mini supermarket too.

Further afield at about 20 minutes away in Lewes or Haywards Heath are the usual super stores.

There are fridges for use by campers in the barn behind Wowo’s reception.


Firewood and kindling can be purchased directly from Wowo reception. Wowo reception closes at 5pm.

Wi-Fi and charging electronic devices

The site has invested in Wi-Fi for those campers that need it. Access at reasonable rates can be bought from Wowo reception directly.

Wowo also have a secure facility to charge some phones. Enquire about this with them.

Electric Hook-Ups

There are no electric hook-ups.


Dogs are allowed but they must be taken to Wowo reception to pass the “tummy tickle” test. They should also be kept on a lead at all times and any and all mess directly cleaned up and disposed of.

Other campsite rules

The campsite should be quiet by 10pm and there should be no amplified music, including car stereos or drums. This is due to planning rules and out of courtesy to the camp-site’s neighbours.

Safeguarding, health and safety

Please read and adhere to our site and bushcraft risk assessments and policies on safeguarding and conduct at the bottom of this website.

We ask that parents and carers keep an eye on their children and help out wherever possible to ensure great behaviour. Whilst we have a wonderful site, it is large, is accessible by members of the public, has areas of water, woodland, steep banks, trip hazards and is accessed by vehicles. As such please ensure youngsters are suitably aware and supervised.

If there are any medical, SEN or behavioural issues that we need to know about, please let your instructor or workshop provider know beforehand and do offer whatever help you can as a parent or carer in that regard.


If there is a very real reason for a member of your party not to be photographed, please email info@reallywildgroup.com before the event. We may then issue a different colour wrist band to that individual to help us spot them. It will greatly help us if we are OK to use media on our websites and social media for promotional and educational purposes as we don’t often have the opportunity to do so. Thank you.


Check this page for any updates during your visit.

Thank you again. Safe travels and see you soon!

The Really Wild Bushcraft Team

Connecting kids with nature and each other