Back to basics camping at Coney Acres

Our campsite is nestled at the bottom Butser Hill. This peaceful patch is the perfect place to pitch your tent while walking the South Downs Way, or could make a stunning location for an event.

Within Queen Elizabeth Country Park itself, there’s an assault course, a children’s play area and miles of woody walks and mountain bike trails, making it an amazing spot for an adventure holiday. The onsite café and seasonal kiosks also offer tasty treats and refreshments for all.

If you're a nature lover then you can explore the slopes of Butser Hill to discover an interesting array of butterflies and moths including the Duke of Burgundy, chalk hill blue and silver-spotted skipper. During the summer months you can listen to the skylarks sing as they display or catch a glimpse of the resident red kites.

As Coney Acres is part of the South Downs Dark Skies Reserve you’ll have the chance to enjoy immense views of the night sky from the comfort of your tent.

Open from 29 March to 3 November 2024

Two young men enjoying the camping experience at QECP
People playing a game while camping

Nearby places of interest

  • Learn about ancient farming techniques and buildings at Butser Ancient Farm, just 10 minutes away by car
  • The Sustainability Centre offers a hub for environmental education and sustainable practices, roughly 15 minutes away by car
  • The ancient market town of Petersfield is around a 15 minute drive away
  • Portsmouth is approximately 40 minutes by car, offering various attractions, maritime history and beaches
  • Stansted Park offers a grand mansion, gardens and guided tours, around 30 minutes away by car
  • Enjoy a family day out at Staunton Country Park and Farm, just 15 minutes by car
Staunton Country Park

Charges per night

  • £15 per pitch
  • £5 per additional person
  • Whole field hire - for event booking
    Contact: [email protected].

Arriving and departing

  • Arrivals 12.30pm to 4.30pm
  • Departures by 12pm.


The visitor centre toilets are open from 8am and close at 4pm (GMT) or 5pm (BST).

Beechwood Café is open from 10am on weekdays and 9am on weekends. The café closes at 4pm (BST) and 5pm (GMT).

Terms and conditions

  • Tents only
  • Bookings can only be made by individuals over the age of 18
  • No personal toilets - we have no way of disposing of the waste
  • Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a lead and under control
  • Please clean up after your dog and use the bin provided
  • No campfires, firepits or disposable BBQs are permitted on site
  • BBQs and other cooking appliances must be raised well off the ground to avoid damage
  • No amplified music
  • No noise after 11pm
  • Collect the key for the gate from visitor centre
  • Take your litter home as no bins available on site
  • Coney Acres BBQ is for campers use only
  • Inflatables are not allowed onsite
  • Cancellations and refunds as per policy