The site

Fruit orchards disappear into fields that meet the sky…. We think we’ve found a stunner here, a perfect campsite, secluded but not far away from a local pub, shop, butchers and bakery in Eastry. And only 2 miles from the beautiful inlet town of Sandwich and Sandwich Bay…

We have 55 bring your own tent pitches, 10 bell tents with everything already set up for your arrival and Beryl our beautiful vintage caravan. Book Now

About the farm

Selson Farm sits in a gentle valley on the eastern edge of the North Downs in Kent. You’re surrounded by apple, pear and cherry orchards, there’s also asparagus fields a plenty. The camping field itself is a good 4 acres, completely flat, and lined with trees for shelter.

David (an ex-army Major) runs the farm which was bought by his Grandfather in the 1920’s who became a renowned English fruit grower. With a spread of crops there is something being harvested most of the summer. In May you can pick fresh asparagus, and there’s early apples in August. All of the produce is sold locally, either at the farm gate or in farm shops and greengrocers, pears and apples also end up in the big supermarkets.

On the Campsite

We are a family focused campsite with lots to keep the kids busy so we have happy parents, but we welcome couples and groups too. Our retreat tent has lots of board games, colouring in and we will be holding kids percussion workshops and yoga several times a week.

We have a shop selling lots of camping basics, fresh local meat, bread and other produce. We have a food van that will sell a variety of food in the evenings and breakfasts on the weekends, see our what’s on page for more information.

We love a campfire, theres nothing better than sitting around toasting marshmallows and watching the sun down while tending the fire! We have firepits for hire at £5 a night and sell logs and kindling on site. We advise you to prebook a firepit when booking your pitch.

Getting out and about

If you fancy heading off the farm, just a short walk from the campsite gate & through farm land leads you to public footpaths that disappear across the fields in the direction of Ash or Woodnesborough. You don’t need to travel much further afield to take in the best of what the local area has to offer:

Deal; 7 miles away, about 15 mins in a car – a great spot for brunch or a drink. Head to Jasin’s Restaurant on architecturally renowned Deal Pier with views of the open waters towards France, or sample one of the many micro breweries.

Dover Castle; 10 miles away, about 15 mins in a car –  for both big and little kids. Be taken back in time to the 11th century as you explore the most iconic of all English fortresses.

Sandwich Bay; 6 miles away, about 15 mins in a car – breathe in the sea air. Five miles of unspoiled sand flats, salt marshes and sand dunes for you to explore.

Sandwich; 2 miles away, about 10 mins in a car – a perfect place to mooch. A beautiful medieval town on the river Stour that yes, made ‘the sandwich’ popular.

Margate; 12 miles away, about 30 mins in a car – Seaside town fun. The old town has great boutique style shops and independant eateries, a great sandy beach with amusements for kids and Dreamland for both big and little kids!

Local places to eat; the Five Bells at Eastry will offer you a warm welcome with traditional pub grub, there’s also a fish and chip shop and a Chinese restaurant. Head to Sandwich where you will be spoilt for choice; The George and Dragon has a great reputation, there also The Hop and Huffkin, and the French ‘No Name Deli’.  If you fancy a good pizza there’s Luigis on the quay.  In Worth 1 mile away there’s The Blue Pigeons, a lovely pub with outside play area for children. Again close to the campsite just over a mile away is the Black Pig in Staple serving good food.

For kids; there’s a great dinosaur themed crazy golf course at Manston and there’s also Wingham Wildlife and Howletts Zoo nearby. The East Kent light railway is a 4 mile round trip that takes you on a scenic journey between the pretty villages of Shepherdswell and Eythornehas. For trips and further afield there’s Romney Hythe and Dymchurch railways or Dreamland and The Turner Contemporary in Margate.

Beaches; for the best sandy beaches head to nearby Broadstairs , Ramsgate or Margate. Sandwich Bay, although the actual beach is pebbly it’s a winner as you can have bbqs and dogs are welcome.

How to find us

Selson Farm, Drainless Road, Eastry, Kent, CT13 0EA

Your satnav will take you to Pettet’s Nursery on Drainless Road, we are about 500m further down the road on the left, go through the gate signposted Selson Farm and the campsite is on the left

If you follow the sat nav it may take you past the campsite entrance towards Eastry so keep a look out for our signs!

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