Bell Tents for Hen Parties
We love the great outdoors! We want to share our camping knowledge and experience with you to provide a bespoke camping hen experience that the bride to be will never forget.
We mix the glitz and glamour of boutique hotels with the wide open spaces and breathtaking views of the english countryside.
If you have an area in mind, then we will deliver your beautiful tents to the door and our fantastic crew will set them up and furnish them depending on which packages you choose.
The Mac’s Farm, Ditchling
If you are struggling to find the right spot, we have exclusive use of a magical area within Macs Farm a lovely organic egg farm in Ditching tucked away along a bramble path beside a pond. The pitch will fit up to 5 of our bell tents perfectly, sleeping 20 guests, and for the Bride to Be-why not hire our very own ‘Gurt the Yurt’ which is furnished with a heavy wrought iron bed with beautiful hotel quality linen and a super comfy feather duvet cover and log burning stove. There is plenty of space outside the yurt or the exclusive camping area for setting up your fire pit, gathering your log stools together and sitting amongst the stars.
There is a regularly cleaned compost toilet between the exclusive camping area and the Yurt (we even check for spiders-but we can’t always get them all).
The main campsite at Macs Farm has amazing shower and washing facilities so you can get ready and head straight over to the ‘Mac shack’ which serves afternoon tea and cakes, local beers, wines and delicious cocktails, so you can sit back and watch the sun set in the evenings!
Site facilities include
- Logs for sale
- Fresh, local farm produce for sale
- Clean accessible W/C toilets
- Washing up area
- Full Breakfast can be arranged and either served on the long banquet table or in the warm Farmhouse kitchen
- Hot showers
- Free activities for the children most weekends
The Surrounding area
The beautiful South Downs village of Ditchling, near Brighton, is just a short, delightfully scenic walk away from the Macs Farm. It has two lovely pubs, The Bull and The White Horse Inn, and a really great tea room and coffee shop. The Larder can cater for all your needs with fresh bread, cakes and essentials including some really good wine and beer. Ditchling Museum is well worth a visit, give them a shout to see what they have going on the weekend you visit.
If you are a more energetic hen, we are only half a mile from Ditching Beacon so bring your bikes, or walking shoes, and go and explore the South Downs National Park and South Downs Way, the view from the top of the Beacon on a clear day is spectacular. Brighton is only 10 minutes on the train from Hassocks or a quick car ride away.
The Morning after
Once all the walking has been done, pubs frequented and exploring over there is no need to worry about getting out the camping stove and filling the pan with pond water. Head over to the ‘Mac Shack’ for your fresh morning coffee, and-as long as it is ordered in advance, a full cooked breakfast by Susie Mac to be taken on her outdoor banquet table or inside the warm farmhouse for only £10 per person. I can guarantee you will never eat a fresher egg! In fact, you may even be able to see the chicken who made it from the banquet table.
Our furnished tents all come with double and/or single camp beds with self inflating air mattress toppers, large colourful Fairtrade Indian rugs, hand painted Indian Bajot tables, battery operated LED lights (inc. batteries), silk sari bunting and a heart shaped wooden name plate.
Furnished 5m Bell Tent including beds –from £200 (2 nights)
Furnished 6m Emperor Tent can be used as a communal space or for up to 12 people sharing – from £300 (2 nights)
Gurt the Yurt can sleep 2 adults and up to 2 children – from £240 (2 nights)
Please contact us for further information
Every Hen is Unique
If you have dreams of an even more bespoke gathering, how about you’re very own beauty therapist? An on site chef? a cocktail shack? If you want it, we will strive to provide it! We can also set up our fabulous 6m Emperor tent as a beauty room, or communal chill out area. The Emperor will also sleep 12 people if you wanted a communal sleeping area (Midnight feast not included, but could be arranged)!.
N.B As this is a working farm, there is a curfew for any music or loud noise at 10pm sharp. It is definitely not a site for the more raucous hen. We want to keep this beautiful camping area a place for everyone to enjoy and we would not wish to upset any of the neighbours.
Please contact us for further details.