The 8 Best Things About Camping

We run through the 8 best things we love about camping!


Camping can be very affordable. After you’ve invested in the camping gear, you can reuse it as much as you like, meaning endless holidays for a lot cheaper than a hotel.

Quality Time with Friends or Family

Camping is a perfect way to spend quality time with friends and family. Camping brings people together, and away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

If you book our Family Field you will have the whole field to yourselves, including a private WC block and a fire pit. Book your getaway today.

Reconnecting With Nature

One of the benefits of camping is being able to reconnect with mother nature.

Camping and being in the great outdoors gives you the chance to explore, breathe in the fresh air and go on lots of walks to destress.

You could even try your hand at foraging! Totally Wild UK come over to Sumners Ponds for their wonderful foraging courses, book yourself onto one of them here

Discovering New Places

Camping allows you to discover many new places on a budget. There is also nothing holding you back from visiting more than one place per holiday and having lots of amazing camping experiences.

Learning New Skills

If you ever joined scouts or brownies, or experienced DofE, you may remember learning a lot of new skills. 

This is no different! Each time you go camping, you’ll most likely learn something new. Whether that’s what to bring next time, or even how to fish. It’s a great way to learn new skills.

Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned fisherman, why not come fishing at Sumners Ponds? We have 5 different lakes, for more information or tickets visit our Fishing page.

Mental Health & Wellbeing

Getting away from the stressors of life is vital for mental health and wellbeing.

Camping is no different and is known for its many health benefits, including digital detox, more exercise, reduced stress, and a vitamin D boost.

Star Gazing

Pitching up a tent, having a full belly, and then spending a night under the stars is just what the doctor ordered!

There aren’t many opportunities to stargaze in your day-to-day life, and we probably forget how beautiful it can be. So why not get your chair ready and spend the night looking out for shooting stars, and constellations.

Creating Memories

Camping trips give you the chance to think outside the box and make up games and activities on the spot. This makes for amazing memories with your family and friends, ones that will last a lifetime!

Camping doesn’t have to be boring, it can be lots of fun, all you need is some great company and a bit of creative thinking, and voilà!

Sumners Ponds

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.

Book your getaway today!

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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.