Family day out near me – Sumners Ponds

Family day out near me | Family sitting next to their tent

If you’re looking for a fun ‘family day out near me’ with lots to do for the whole family this Spring and Summer, look no further than Sumners Ponds Campsite and Fishery!

This blog will explore some of the different things you can do in and around Sumners Ponds this year.

Important dates:

Here are the school holiday days:

Half Term: Monday 29th May to Friday 2nd June

Summer Holiday: 24th July to 31st August

Family day out near me – Camping and Glamping

We have many different types of camping and glamping options. From camping near the fishing lakes to glamping in our lodges, we really do have something for everyone!

Whether you’re a family of 3 or a family of 6 with your four-legged friend, we can accommodate you. 

Did you know? Our family field is perfect for larger groups, so grab your family friends and pack your bags! We also have a great deal happening right now: Up to £65 off the family field when booking midweek on our current deal! No code is required, automatically applied on checkout.  

Book your getaway today here.

Our Bluebell Park also has a great ​​play area for young children! 

Family day out near me | children playing

Family day out near me – Fishing

Do you have fishing fanatics in the family? Or maybe someone who wants to try their hand at catching some great fish?

Our 5 fishing lakes are all slightly different to accommodate different abilities. We have Betty’s Lake and Sumner’s Lake, which is perfect for the more experienced angler, and Farm Pond, which is ideal for juniors and the less experienced angler looking to get into the sport.

For more information on prices and times, click here.

Family day out near me | family fishing

Family day out near me – Dog Walk

In need of a change of scenery, and want to take your dog with you? Not only do we have our Dog Wood and The Dog Meadow, but we also have walkways meandering through the campsite and woodland areas, which also go straight onto the Downs Link!

Read our blog on cycling and walks in West Sussex here.

Our campsite is dog friendly, however, make sure to keep them on a lead within the campsite.

From our about us section: ‘We have created some picturesque walks through the woods on the farm, particularly through the bluebell season. These trails span out to miles of footpath, bridleway, and farmland. Whilst we hope that you enjoy all the footpaths on the farm, we do advise that if you have dogs or young children, you look for alternative routes to cross any fields where cattle are grazing.’

Family day out near me – Working Farm

Sumners Ponds was once a dairy farm and now, not only are we a campsite and fishery, but we are also still a working farm! We have a beef herd of around 100 cattle, and in the summer, you will be able to see them grazing out in the fields. We also have a large brood of chickens, a small flock of sheep, and 3 shetland ponies!

Watch our video on our farm here.

Family day out near me | our cows

Family day out near me – Around Sumners Ponds

Barns Green is a pretty village that is well known for its close-knit community and its many different events within the village. The Queens Head is our local pub offering traditional pub food, real ale, a beer garden, and a small function area. 

3 miles away, Southwater’s main attraction is its Country Park which offers a variety of recreational activities including, an adventure-style play area, an orienteering course, and tuition in canoeing, sailing, and windsurfing.

For more information, click here.

Sumners Ponds Fishery and Campsite

Sumners Ponds Fishery and Campsite in West Sussex is a unique and beautiful spot set in the tranquil countryside amongst 100 acres of lakes, woodland, and pasture.

Perfect for a family holiday, a couple’s retreat, or a short break to recoup. Sumners Ponds has many different types of accommodation, from camping and caravan sites to pods, from lodges with fishing to shepherd’s huts, from safari tents to family fields!

The campsite itself boasts high-quality facilities, acres of woodland, a working farm, and fishing lakes. All this in a beautiful and secluded setting which is perfect for just relaxing, or for the more active, exploring the many footpaths and safe cycleways within and around the site.

Our campsite and all accommodations are dog-friendly, which means you can have your four-legged friend right beside you!

We also have The Cafe by the Lake, which is our restaurant and bar that is open to both those staying on-site and the general public. We aim to provide the highest standard of food and service.

Book your stay today: 

Tel: 01403 732539 



Quick Enquiry

Disabled Friendly

Sumners Ponds is a accessible fishery for those with a disability. The best lakes to fish are either Farm Pond or Betty’s Lake.

Farm Pond has a purpose built accessible platform with a ramp from the ajoining car park. This spaceous decked area has three large swims which are all disabled priority. The car park for this lake is directly next to the closest fishing swims so there is not far to travel with your equipment.

Betty’s Lake has two disabled parking areas which are very close to the nearest wood-chipped swims.