Spring on the South Downs

As we meander into February, the days are getting noticeably longer and it feels like spring is just around the corner. The daffodils are starting to sprout, the dawn chorus can be heard, and everything just feels a little more alive.

We feel so incredibly lucky to live in such a beautiful area. Secluded yet accessible, we are surrounded by nature at its finest. Here is one of our stunning sunrises, that you could be waking up to when you stay at Sawmills Farm.

Our pitches all have fully serviced roadways and hard standings, so you don’t have to wait for the sun to be shining to come here. We are open all year round, and look forward to welcoming you.

If a wood burning fire is more appealing, we also have The Old Dairy; a luxurious 2 bedroomed cottage, complete with hot tub!

Upcoming Events

It’s not just Mother Nature that is emerging from her winter stupor, local attractions and events are all starting to come out to play too! Read on for some of our favourites.

Charles Dickens Birthday Anniversary

Monday 7th February

Celebrate the 210th Anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickens, at his birthplace in Portsmouth! A special event to commemorate the author and his life work, the Charles Dickens’ Birthplace Museum will be also be throwing open its doors for free entry all day.

They are also hosting private bookings, so you can have the opportunity to explore the iconic Museum at your leisure without the need to worry about space or social distancing. For more information on these events, please visit the Museum website.

Bird Watching on Solar Heritage

15th, 20th & 24th February

Visit Chichester Harbour on a solar powered boat for a wonderful bird watching tour. Explore this Area of Natural Beauty as never before, and see all that nature has to offer. Don’t forget your binoculars!

Please visit the Solar Heritage website for more information.

Art Flow Yoga

Sunday 20th February

Art Flow Yoga are hosting a 2 hour painting and yoga workshop at Aspex Portsmouth. Designed to balance the mind, body and soul, it includes one hour of gentle yoga and meditation, followed by a guided acrylic painting session.

All abilities and experience levels are are welcomed, and all materials are provided. Please see the Art Flow Yoga website for more information.

Portsmouth BookFest 2022

Monday 21st February – Sunday 13th March

A whole range of events dedicated to all things literary. Workshops, talks and author interviews – there’s something for everyone!

For the full programme, please see the BookFest website.

Private Peaceful at Chichester Festival Theatre

1st – 5th March

Watch a live action stage play based on Michael Morpurgo’s award winning Private Peaceful. An amazing performance set in WW1 about Private Tommo Peaceful and his story of courage and friendship.

For information and tickets please visit the Chichester Festival Theatre website.

Tim Peake at Portsmouth Guildhall

Wednesday 2nd March

Tim Peake visits Portsmouth Guildhall for a talk on his experiences and brings a fascinating firsthand insight into what it is like to be an astronaut. A local to the area having grown up just down the road in Chichester, he rose to fame as he became the first British astronaut to visit the International Space Station and conduct a space walk there while in orbit around the Earth.

For tickets and more information on what is sure to be an awe-inspiring talk, please visit the Portsmouth Guildhall website.

HMS Warrior – Night at the Musicals

Saturday 19th March

An evening of music onboard the iconic HMS Warrior, including a 2 course meal with drinks and canapes. An evening that won’t be forgotten!

See the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard website for more information.

Mother’s Day Canal Cruise

Sunday 27th March

A cruise down the Wey and Arun Canal with a cream tea included, specially for Mother’s Day. See the website here for booking information.

All of these excellent events, and more, are within driving distance of Sawmills Farm. Stay at our fully serviced campsite in your caravan or motorhome, now with all-weather pitches so we can be open in all seasons. Or why not book a stay in The Old Dairy, a luxurious 2 bedroomed cottage, complete with hot tub! Click here to see our latest availability and book now. We look forward to welcoming you soon!

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