Easter 2022 at Sumners Ponds

Before we run through all the exciting things you can do at Sumners Ponds this Easter, here are some important dates to remember:

West Sussex School Term Times

Easter School Holiday: 

Friday 8 April to Sunday 24th April

UK Bank Holidays

Good Friday:

15th April

Easter Monday:

18th April

Sumners Ponds Opening Days and Times

We are open all year round, apart from when the reception is closed on Christmas and Boxing day.

Here are our opening times:


Monday – Sunday: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Cafe by the Lake: 

Monday – Sunday 9:00am – 4:00pm

Food Service: 9:00am – 3:00pm

What You Can Do at Sumners Ponds This Easter

Book a getaway:

Why not spend a few nights with us in one of our glamping accommodations, or why not dust your tent off and set up camp on one of our 5 camping pitches!

For camping, Bluebell Park is particularly suitable for families, especially those with young children. There is a play area in the middle of the camping area, and it is adjacent to the Bluebell Woods. There is a mixture of hardstanding gravel and grass pitches so all unit types can be accommodated.

  • All pitches have electric hook-up.
  • Toilet and Shower block within this area, with two male and two female shower cubicles.
  • Digital television connections on all pitches except 37 and 38.
  • Play area for young children.

Book here today.

Visit us for a lovely walk:

We have many different walking routes that are perfect for families and dog walkers.

Take in the scenes of our lovely ponds, walk through our woods, and explore the different campsites.

We also have a secure dog exercise paddock called the Dog Meadow. It’s the perfect place to let your dog run free in a safe and secure environment. Specially designed, six-foot fencing with smaller mesh at lower levels should ensure peace of mind for any dog owner.

Click here to view our map of Sumners Ponds.

Say hi to the calves:

It’s calving season here at Sumners Ponds!

Calving season happens in Springtime, and so we have a bunch of very cute and fluffy calves running around.

Come on over and say hi. They love the fuss and attention!

Bite to eat and something to drink:

Our Cafe by the Lake is not only a perfect stop-off for those who are starting, midway, or finishing their walk, but also for those who want to catch up with friends or family.

We offer homemade cakes and sandwiches, and also delicious burgers with fries!

You can quench your thirst too here with a range of soft, sparkling, and alcoholic drinks.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

‘Eye Spy’ at Sumners Ponds:

We have created a fun little family activity for you to do when you visit us.

All you have to do is ask for the ‘eye spy’ family activity at reception, and find the things on the sheet!

Let us know how you get on by tagging us on social media; Instagram | Facebook

Sumners Ponds Contact Details

Reception and General Enquiries: 

Tel: 01403 732539 

Email: bookings@sumnersponds.co.uk

Monday – Sunday: 9am – 5pm

Cafe by the Lake: 

Tel: 01403 732734

Email: cafe@sumnersponds.co.uk

Monday – Sunday 9:00am – 4:00pm

Food Service: 9:00am – 3:00pm

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.