Orchard Farm

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Next West Sussex Camping Rally is ;-

Thursday 12th to Tuesday 17th May

Orchard Farm. Drift Lane, Chidham. PO18 8PP

The Steward is Val
Site opens Thursday Lunchtime
Fees are £10 per unit night.

A very popular little site in a beautiful area of the County. Lovely coastal walks. Very close to a pub for a meal and the bus route is at the end of the lane.
Hopefully i will meet some of you there to support the Meet and support our Stewards.
At end of Chichester Bypass, take A259 (old A27) SP Fishbourne. at Chidham, along side Bosham Inn PH, turn north into Drift Lane, site approx 100m on right.
M/R 197/974056


Easter Meet, AGM & Dinner Disco

Clapham And Patching Village Hall.    Long Furlong.  BN13 3UT

The first meet of the 2016 season.                                                                          Opens 9am Good Friday 25th March to 3pm Monday 28th March

limited Hard Standing available for Motor Homes                                       (please book with pat@westsussexda.com)                                                          The Village Hall has been hired for each evening socials.

West Sussex DA  AGM meeting Saturday @ 3pm in the Hall                   all members are welcome to attend and if any one is interested in joining  The Committee to help run your DA, then there will be the opportunity at this meeting. Also an opportunity to voice any ideas,suggestions or requests for the year ahead.

Saturday evening We are organising an Italian Theme 3 course Supper followed by a Disco/Dance ,complimentary to all Members camping at this Meet.  Decorate your tables in the Italian theme & bring along your Vino !!     (Please contact pat@westsussexda.com to give us an idea on numbers for the meal.)

among other items on the programme for the weekend will include, Good Friday afternoon Hot x Buns & tea, an organised walk, Sunday Quiz Night , Easter eggs for the children.

Just a reminder that our Rallies are all self sufficient with just a Drinking Water supply and a toilet emptying point available. ( no shower block & no electric supply !!)


West Sussex D.A Annual New Year Dinner 2016

A return visit to The Gardener's Arms, (6 West Street,Sompting.BN15 0AS) Has been booked for the 16th January 2016 @ 7pm for our annual New Year get together for anyone that can make it. A chance to catch up with friends and to mix with newer members prior to the new camping season. A 3x course meal @ £18.95 per head. Booking is essential as numbers are limited. Deadline date for booking is 18/12/2015 Facebook/Message/or mob 07813107655 Pat Carpenter to book full payment required along with your menu choices. Cheques payable to West Sussex D.A. See menu.

2016 dinner menu

Charity Event at Lancing College THS 2015

This year’s Great Bake Off Charity Afternoon at our Holiday Site raised £465.00 and was donated to The Chestnut Tree House Hospice.
Well done everyone that participated and donated to such a well deserving cause.

Chris & Cliff have just been over to their Headquarters in Arundel to hand over the cheque from West Sussex District Association of the Camping & Caravanning Club on our behalf,
to Caroline Roberts-Quigley, the Community Fundraiser at Chestnut Tree House.

Once again well done to all involved in making the afternoon another success for the second year running and if anyone has any suggestions for a deserving cause to receive a donation to be considered for next year’s event, please let us know.


Final West Sussex D.A meet of the year

The final West Sussex D.A Camping Meet of 2015.
Butcher land Farm, Ebernoe. GU28 9JX

Opens 9am Friday 18th September to Sunday 20th

Stewards are Nick & Kirsty Darby.
£7.50 per unit night.
Fishing available.

Butcherlands Farm. Ebernoe. MR197/985274.
From Billingshurst turn right at junction with A283 at Petworth, in 0.25 miles turn right into u/c road (signposted Balls Cross). In 2.5 miles at Balls Cross turn left signposted Ebernoe). Site entrance on left in 1 mile.

August Bank Holiday

Camping for this weekend is at
Dyke Farm, West Chiltington Road, Pulborough.
RH20 2EE.
Opens 10am Thursday 27th until Tuesday 1st September
Stewards are Ian & Gillian

Another very special little site of ours, with an onsite Farm Shop selling fresh Fish & Fresh Produce.

Also within the site there is fishing available on the Lake. Excellent fishing As was proved on our last visit.

However, since the owner Ken passed away, it has been increasingly difficult for Sandra to maintain and upkeep the lake to the standards it always used to be!!
So we are looking for volunteers to help with some conservation work doing a little weeding and clearing of the lake during the weekend as a thank you for allowing us the continued use.
Has anybody got any Waders that we might be able to use please.

It is our Feast of Lanterns Meet where we encourage everyone to light up their units with led lights etc, and for the more adventurous there is also a theme to follow which this year which is, ‘Famous Landmarks’.
The categories for your exhibit can be in the Window, in the Awning, or as a Youth entry.
Hot dogs & soup will be served for the FOL.
There will also be a Walk, Quiz’s, Boules, Fishing.

The Nutbourne Vineyards are within walking distance along with the Pulborough Brooks Birds Sanctuary which may be of interest.

Charity Day supporting Chestnut Tree House Children’s Hospice.


This Saturday at Lancing THS we are having a Charity Day supporting Chestnut Tree House Children’s Hospice.
During the morning we have the Great Lancing Bake Off Competition, baking cakes within your units ready for judging after lunch.
During the afternoon the cakes will be sliced up and sold with a cup of tea. Along with a Raffle & Auction all proceeds collected will go to the Charity!
The evening entertainment for the second week running will have live music. This week a fantastically talented live Band.

So I hope some of you will be there to support us.
And don’t forget if you are a West Sussex Member camping for the first time with us we will treat you to your second night for Free!!

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