Really Wild Home Ed Gathering

We had a fabulous time with everyone and will be posting up some pictures soon. Watch this space for 2020… and keep in touch on our facebook page.

Monday 17th June to Thursday 20th June 2019

ARRIVE FROM 10am and head to Lower Moat to set up your tents

Bring Your Acoustic Instruments to Join in the Festivities!


Children of all ages must be accompanied by responsible adult(s).

You can find directions and useful information at the bottom of this page.

What’s On For All The Family…..


  • Mid-summer party and solstice celebrations – candles, stories, dancing, music and fun
  • Home education support
  • Confidence building for your children
  • Organic and locally sourced food vendor
  • Singing
  • Massage and relaxation area
  • Yoga classes
  • Salsa lessons
  • Family talent show
  • Camp fires
  • Cooking work shops – wild, vegan, vegetarian
  • Jiving lessons
  • Arts and crafts
  • Night walks, star gazing and animal watches at dusk
  • Bush craft and survival skills
  • Fire craft – from basic fire craft skills through to fire by friction lessons and signal fire challenges (let’s see who can bring in a helicopter)
  • Foraging, wild foods and medicines
  • Knife craft – introductory classes, intermediate and more advanced carving skills
  • Nature trails
  • Woodland games
  • Singing and ukulele lessons
  • Cordage and bracelet making
  • Sports and Really Wild Olympics
  • Bread making
  • Story telling
  • Shelter and camp craft lessons
  • Animal tracking and stalking lessons


Have your say on what activities you would like to see this year by completing the quiz.
If you’d like to run workshops, talks or activities or help to promote the event please send in your suggestions here or give us a call to chat about it.

Just a reminder that the Really Wild Gathering is ‘self-catering’ so please make sure that you have all your meals planned out. There is a small farm shop on site and other shops a short drive away. In addition, there will be a vegan and vegetarian food vendor onsite too.

Please book your tickets above and invite others along if you haven’t already – your “friends of wild” codes will be valid again this year.
We are offering all Friends a reward of 10% of tickets they sell to new customers for WILD 2019. After the event, money will be credited to you.

Useful and Important Information

The gathering will host an exciting range of activities and events for all the family with most sessions running several times over to give everyone the chance to enjoy as many things as they can.


If you fancy exploring further afield as well, we are very close to the Bluebell Steam Railway and Sheffield Park. There is a wonderful woodland walk leading directly from the gathering to a lovely pub that serves great food and refreshing drinks. It has a child friendly pub garden as well. Lewes Castle is 20 minutes from site and just 30 minutes away is Brighton where you can enjoy the beach, shopping in the Lanes, a host of wonderful restaurants, cafes and street entertainment. It is also just a short distance from the South Downs National Park, the amazing cliffs of Beachy Head and the stunning riverside walk to the beach at Cuckmere Haven, just a short drive away. The gathering is going to be incredible on its own, but if you want to do even more, the choices are simply fantastic!

Remember to bring/show your email ticket

Please Note: Tickets allow you to camp and take part in our exciting range of activities and events. Please review the risk assessments for the campsite and the activities to ensure that you and your children are happy to take part and follow the safety instructions. Once you have ordered, you will receive an electronic order confirmation by email. YOUR ORDER CONFIRMATION IS YOUR TICKET WHICH MUST BE BROUGHT WITH YOU TO GAIN ENTRY! On arrival, it will be exchanged for wrist bands to allow you to participate in the events.

Camping or glamping?!

Open fires are allowed in the fire pit areas provided. Many of these are communal fire pits to serve several families so it may be worth organising yourselves into groups to take advantage of this.

Tents and campervans are allowed on site but caravans are not. Cars may need to be parked in the car park if heavy rain is forecast.

Once you have bought your tickets for the gathering some of you may then want to book a yurt, mini-yurt or shepherd hut. You can do this by going to Glamping at Wowo or by emailing The team at wowo have kindly removed these from sale to the general public until the 31st March and put them by for attendees of the gathering. To book please call 01825 721912 after the 20th November: you will need to pay for these upfront so do have a card ready to pay over the phone. There are only few available so be sure to grab yours before the 31st March.

Directions for travel to the site are here.

General rules for the gathering:

  1. Wrist bands to be worn for the duration of the gathering please.
  2. Parents are responsible for their children at all times.
  3. We ask that you “leave no trace” and keep the campsite and woodland tidy at all times.
  4. Please do bring your acoustic instruments with you. Acoustic music only is allowed so the more the merrier. (no drums though please)
  5. Quiet after 11.30pm.
  6. 5 mph max on site – drive dead slow.
  7. Follow the campsite rules.

If you have any queries, would like to volunteer to run any activities or to help in general, please email Thank you so much for your interest. We can’t wait to meet you and join you in having a truly wonderful and memorable time!

Kind regards,

Steve, Mat and the Really Wild Team.