2016 Sussex Wildlife Trust Festival at The Secret Campsite

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After short and not very arduous negotiations we have finalised the plans for this years Wildlife Festival run by Sussex Wildlife Trust and the enigmatic Michael Blencowe who runs the Lewes  Community wildlife project. The event takes place on the 1st-3rd July here at The Secret Campsite 4.5 miles from Lewes in East Sussex. This is the fourth year we have hosted the festival at The Secret Campsite and as before we will have a packed agenda of events and talks to cram into the 2 days.

It promises to be a feast of entertainment for all ages, so read on and see some of last years action where you raised….

£1,790 for Sussex Wildlife Trust

Sussex Wildlife Festival at The Secret Campsite in Sussex

Last year it rained on the Sunday morning, but undeterred we still found moths and mammals. Here is the report from last years festival. This years festival will be running along very similar lines with moth trapping, bat and bird walks, lots of bug catching in the camping meadow, forest craft skills and some mammal traps that are always great fun.

White admiral at The Secret campsite


The campsite has some fantastic wildlife to enjoy including the glow worms which are great to look for as night falls over the camping meadow and a variety of different bats which we can listen to, using the bat detection monitors that Sussex Wildlife Trust kindly bring along to the event.

Night lights at the campsite

The final agenda will be published nearer to the date once Michael has finalised talks etc but you can book tickets now using the link.

In 2013 we found the very rare Scarce Forest Tubic so make sure you bring sunglasses, your magnifying glass and some calming salts.

Forest tubic moth

Forest tubic moth


Prices are £72 for adults and £36 for children aged 5-16. Under 5’s should make a donation of £6 to Sussex Wildlife Trust at some point over the weekend.

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Have a look at some of the photos from last year, the wildlife festival is brilliant.

breakfast at the secret wildlife festival at the secret campsite in sussex

any one for breakfast

Forest skills at the sussex wildlife festival

Forest school creating

Hike at the sussex wildlife festival

Woodland hike

Mammals at the secret campsite wildlife festival

points competition

Pond dipping the sussex wildlife festival

Pond dipping at the secret campsite

White admral spotting at the secrt campsite wildlife festival

spot the butterfly

making tinctures at the wildlife festival 2015

Making a verbena tincture with Therri the herbalist

secret wildlife festival 2015

More forest skills

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We look forward to meeting you

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15 responses to “2016 Sussex Wildlife Trust Festival at The Secret Campsite”

  1. Gail Eastwood says:

    Please could you tell me how I book for The Wildlife Trust Festival.
    Thank you
    Gail Eastwood

  2. Tim Bullen says:

    You can make a booking using the Book Now button at the top of the screen and choosing the 1st July for 2 nights.
    I look forward to meeting you

  3. Susannah Riley says:

    Hi, I’ve only just found out about your Wildlife Festival and I’m gutted that I’m too late to get tickets. Please can you put us on your waiting list in the vain hope you may get some cancellations.

    Many thanks

  4. Tim Bullen says:

    Hi Susannah,
    Thanks for your message, I will add you to the list in case we get any cancellations. Sorry to have disappointed you and you will hear if anything comes up

  5. Lauren Downes says:

    Hi Tim,
    I see that you are all booked up, my daughter came last year with some friends and she had a fantastic time. If you do have a few more cancellations please could you contact us, we really really would love the chance to experience the weekend.
    Many Thanks
    Lauren Downes

  6. Tim Bullen says:

    Afternoon Lauren,
    Thanks for your message and apologies for my very slow reply.
    I will add you to the list of people in case we get any cancellations and sorry that it seems to have sold out so speedily this year.
    May see you later in the summer
    all the best

  7. Lucy says:

    Hi, Would love to join the wildlife event so please let me know if you have any cancellations. Many thanks

  8. Tim Bullen says:

    Morning Lucy,
    Thanks for your message. We’ll add you to the list of people hoping for a cancellation. We may see you in July all the best

  9. Asti weedon says:

    Oh no…we missed it again. Ah well never mind, if you have some space can you please let us know Tim, thank you and see you at the end of June.


  10. Laura says:

    Hi, we would love to know if any spaces become available (2adults, 1 3yo, 1 1yo) many Thanks

  11. Tim Bullen says:

    Hi Laura, Thanks for your message, i’ll add you to the list which is very full at present so very unlikely that a spare space will pop up but please sign upnfor our mailing list as they are the first people to hear when we post the event in January. sorry we can’t help more than that and perhaps we’ll see you on another occassion as all the wildlife is here full time.
    thanks again all the best

  12. Sara-Leigh Browne says:

    Hello Tim.
    Could you please let me know if any spaces become available.



  13. Tim Bullen says:

    Morning Sara,
    Thanks for your message. I’ll add you to the list, but being realistic we are unlikely to get any cancellations and I already have quite a few names on standby.
    If you sign up to our list you will be informed as soon as tickets come on sale for next years event.
    Enjoy the summer and thanks for your interest.

  14. Sabrina says:

    Hi Tim,

    I was wondering if it’s already possible to book for the Wildlife Festival for this year?

    Many thanks,

  15. Tim Bullen says:

    Hi Sabrina,
    Thanks for getting in touch. Unfortunately the Secret Wildlife Festival has b=now sold out but i can add you to a waiting list in case we have any cancellations.
    Let me know if you would like me to do this and thanks for your interest in the secret campsite

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