Region: South East

Disabled Facilities: Yes

Category: Accommodation & Residential Trips

Address: Grinstead Lane, East Grinstead, West Sussex RH19 4HP

Contact: 01342 810 493



Blackland Farm is an activity centre in the Sussex countryside offering a range of accommodation including self-catering buildings, campsites and tented village.

There is a wide range of adventurous activities on offer with additional resources where relevant to create an exciting programme all in one place for your day visit or residential.

Our reception/office is situated near the main gate and a member of staff is contactable 24 hours a day in case of emergencies.

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What size groups do they cater for?

We cater for groups from 20 to over 2500 dependent upon the type of residential required.

Our four self-catered buildings and 39 campsites can accommodate a range of group sizes and can be booked together for larger groups.  Our Tented Village can accommodate 30 and is accessible for those with restricted mobility.  We can accommodate a total number of 2500 for large scale full-site events.


Please provide location information?

Situated near East Grinstead, Blackland Farm is well located for travel by road, rail and air.

East Grinstead station is 4 miles away with regular, direct trains to London and Gatwick airport – we can help you to arrange transfers if required.

National Express coaches operate to East Grinstead which is a short taxi ride away.

Blackland Farm has parking for coaches and minibus for those driving to the site.

why you are great for educational visits?

Blackland Farm offers a range of on-site adventurous activities and can create a package suitable for a wide range of requirements covering the curriculum, relationship building, confidence building and much more.

Situated within easy reach of London and in the glorious Sussex countryside we can help you to make the best of your stay including off-site trips to nearby attractions including The Bluebell Railway.

Is there anything you offer specifically for educational visits?

Our on-site activities cater and align to key stage objectives and curriculum topics.  We are able to offer specific tailor made residential or day visits  to suit the needs of the group.

Can you provide information regarding room sizes and room facilities?

A range of accommodation options exist from our 39 campsites to self-catering in one of our four buildings.

Weavers accommodates 38 with up to 32 in dormitory rooms and 6 in teacher’s rooms.  Weavers has a common room and fitted kitchen along with gas central heating.  (Gas and electric included)  There is a private grassed area along with a spacious veranda.  Weavers is accessible for those with a disability.

Restrop sleeps 25 with 22 in dormitory style accommodation and 3 teacher’s rooms.  The accommodation includes a common room and kitchen and electric heating.

Wagtail Lodge accommodates 30 with one large dormitory room and 4 in a teacher’s room.  A common room and kitchen are available with electric heating.  Wagtail has a  private grassed area and is accessible for those with a disability.

Herons is available between October and March and can sleep 20.  The accommodation has a common room and kitchen with electric heating.  (Gas and electric included.)  Herons has a private grassed area and is accessible for those with a disability.

The Tented Village accommodates 30 people across five “tents” with nearby toilet, shower and outdoor cooking facilities.

There are 39 campsites catering for a range of groups, including restricted mobility access sites.  You can choose from sites with toilet, shower blocks and cooking facilities or go back to basics on one of our sites with just a water tap. Camping equipment can be provided where required.

Are visitors allowed to take photos, video or audio, if appropriate?

There are no copyright restrictions but refrain from taking images of other groups.

What is your process for booking pre arranged risk assessments?

Risk assessments available for guests to view on our website We are happy for guests to pre arrange site visits in advance of their booking in order for them to carry out their own risk assessments for their visit.
What are the contact details for their education officer?

Our staff are able to work with you to deliver a programme which suits your requirements.


What is the cost of the accommodation?

Prices for camping start at £4.50 per person, per night with indoor accommodation from £8.10 per person per night plus VAT.  

Packages are available and are arranged to suit the groups needs and budget.

Please list facilities available?

The site has a number of visitor services and facilities including;

Small souvenir and tuck shop

Vending machines

Picnic areas including sheltered picnic sites.


Each building has a communal room for the exclusive use of the group.

Local delivery food services will also deliver to the site if required.

Do you have first aid on site or will the group need to bring a qualified first aider?

First aiders are on-site for all activities. Groups are required to cover their own first aid requirements at times other than at activities.  There are qualified first aiders available if support is required or in the event of an emergency.


Are there disabled facilities?

Three of our self-catering buildings are accessible for the disabled as well as our tented village and a number of our campsites.

We are more than happy for groups to visit the site to check the suitability of the accommodation for their specific needs.

Do you have any testimonials from previous customers who have visited your

 'It was a fantastic weekend. We didn't stop the whole time - so much to do, great instructors, a beautiful site and a great location.'

'To me, Blacklands means full on fun. The outside world ceases to exist when you go through the gates and the only things that matter, are the next activity and when the shop opens for ice cream!'

Age of Children / Pupils: 5 – 7 years 8 – 10 years 11 – 13 years 14 – 16 years College

Type of Visit: Residential School Trips

Curriculum Topics Covered: Science

Months Open: All Year Round January February March April May June July August September October November December

Accommodation Type: Farmhouses Outdoor Residential Centres

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