Winter Safari Tent Holidays UK

Safari Tent Holidays UK

Winter Safari Tent Holidays UK offers a unique charm that beckons adventure enthusiasts to explore the great outdoors.

For those seeking a memorable escape, Sumners Ponds stands out as the perfect destination for winter safari tent holidays UK.

This blog shows the enchanting world of Sumners Ponds and the magic it weaves for visitors!

Sumners Ponds: A Winter Safari Tent Paradise

Nestled in the heart of Sussex, Sumners Ponds is a hidden gem that transforms winter camping into a magical experience. 

The serene landscapes and carefully designed camping facilities make it an ideal choice for those who crave tranquillity amid nature’s beauty.

Safari Tent Accommodations

At Sumners Ponds, you can experience our safari tents — cosy havens that blend modern comfort and rustic charm. 

Willow’s Hide – Sleeps 4+2

Safari Tent Holidays UK | Inside Willow's Hide

Perfect for couples or families, this tent accommodates up to 4 adults and 2 children, ensuring an unforgettable experience.


Spectacular Lake Views: Perched on the bank of Sumners Lake, Willow’s Hide offers unparalleled views and a unique atmosphere.

All-Season Comfort: Bi-fold doors open onto a decking area, providing stunning lake views throughout the year. Central heating ensures warmth even in winter.

Spacious Interior: Two double bedrooms, a cosy “Nest” bedroom for kids, an open-plan kitchen, a dining area, a smart TV-equipped living area, and a modern shower room.

Fully Equipped Kitchen: Enjoy the convenience of a fully equipped kitchen with a fridge, cooking equipment, glassware, crockery, and cutlery.

Outdoor Amenities: Large decking, tackle and bait shed, private fishing platform, BBQ, and outdoor seating.

Inclusive Utilities: Electric and gas usage is included, and bed linen and towels are provided.

Fishing Inclusions: Fishing on Sumners Lake is included; day tickets are needed for nearby lakes.

Note: Accommodation is located in a bay for margin fishing only.

Swallow’s Hide – Sleeps 4

Safari Tent Holidays UK | Swallow's Hide Log Burner

Ideal for families or couples, this tent sleeps four and offers breathtaking views through fully opening bi-fold doors.


Panoramic Views: Enjoy superb views through fully opening bi-fold doors overlooking Sumners Lake.

Comfortable Living: Furnished living area with a sofa, tub chair, fold-up dining table, benches, and a large log burner. “Smart” satellite TV with catch-up services and free Wi-Fi.

Well-Equipped Kitchen: A fully equipped kitchen with an oven, hob, fridge, sink, microwave, and ample storage space.

Spacious Bathroom: Surprisingly spacious bathroom with a shower, flushing toilet, towel rail, sink, and light-up mirror.

Outdoor Retreat: BBQ, picnic bench, bait and tackle storage shed with a bait fridge, and two lounge chairs on a private veranda overlooking Sumners Lake.

Inclusive Utilities: Electric and gas usage is included, and bed linen and towels are provided.

Fishing Inclusions: Fishing on Sumners Lake is included; day tickets are required for nearby lakes.

Note: Guests should bring their own washing up liquid, bin bags, etc.

Glamping Sites at Sumners Ponds

Sumners Ponds offers a diverse array of glamping sites, from lakeside lodges, to B&B Shepherd’s Huts, catering to the varied tastes of visitors.

Whether you prefer a lakeside view, a secluded experience, or a combination of both, there’s a glamping option tailored to suit every adventurer’s fancy. 

Safari Tent Holidays UK | Swallow's Hide living room

Connecting with the Great Outdoors

Sumners Ponds encourages guests to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of daily life and connect with the great outdoors.

The natural surroundings, including lakes, woods, and open spaces, enhance the overall experience, allowing visitors to unwind and appreciate the beauty that surrounds them.

Sumners Ponds: Beyond the Tents

Sumners Ponds goes beyond safari tents. The destination boasts additional facilities, including 5 fishing lakes, our Cafe by the Lake and many walks in and around the campsite

Whether you’re an angler seeking the tranquillity of the lakes or a food enthusiast looking to savour local cuisine, Sumners Ponds has something special for you.

FAQs – ​​Winter Safari Tent Holidays UK

What makes winter safari tent holidays unique at Sumners Ponds?

The unique blend of luxury and natural beauty sets Sumners Ponds apart, creating a memorable winter safari tent experience.

Are the safari tents suitable for families with children?

Absolutely! The safari tents at Sumners Ponds are designed to accommodate families, providing a safe and enjoyable environment for children.

How can I book a winter safari tent at Sumners Ponds?

Booking is easy and can be done via our booking website. Choose your preferred dates and accommodation type for a seamless reservation process.

Are pets allowed at the camping and glamping sites?

Yes, Sumners Ponds is pet-friendly. Guests are welcome to bring their furry friends along for the adventure. We require a security deposit of £200/£250 (dogs) paid by card. And please keep dogs on leads at all times around the campsite. 

Please do book our Dog Meadow or Dog Wood for a secure and private run around whilst you stay!

What safety measures are in place for winter camping?

Sumners Ponds prioritises guest safety. Adequate heating, well-maintained pathways, and clear communication of safety guidelines ensure a secure winter camping experience.

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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.