Join the RSPB’s annual Big Wild Sleepout this summer and spend an exclusive a night under the stars on an RSPB nature reserve!

Offering truly unique camping environments, these events are about much more than just pitching up. Packed with fun-filled family activities, our Big Wild Sleepout events are designed to entertain and educate families about nature.

 At RSPB Pulborough Brooks in West Sussex, you can uncover moths, bats and enjoy unrivalled night skies at this stunning South Downs location. The reserve is within one of only 11 Dark Skies Reserves in the world, offering campers the chance to enjoy exceptionally clear skies at night and enjoy activities in beautiful surroundings during the day. Particularly great for little ones, we’ve recently invested in fantastic wild play equipment at this reserve. Event runs Saturday 3rd to Sunday 4th August.. Visit to book your place.

Right on the edge of London, our RSPB Rainham Marshes reserve is a city break with a difference! Replace the noise of city life with the plop of a water vole searching for food and the calming call of lapwing as they look after fluffy chicks. You might even spot a ‘ghost’…the pale, silent form of a barn owl hunting over the marshes!  Event runs Saturday 3rd to Sunday 4th August. Visit to book your place.

Head to RSPB Farnham Heath, Surrey to explore bug traps, wildlife walks and search for a toasting stick before tucking into marshmallows cooked on the campfire. The reserve is part of the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and campers can explore the stunning heathland before sleeping under the stars. Running Saturday 27th to Sunday 28th July. Visit to book your place.

This event is now full! Watch the sunrise over the UK’s only desert landscape at RSPB Dungeness, on the Kent coast. This unique corner of the UK is home to lots of weird and wonderful wildlife. Search for dragonflies and moths on a bioblitz and watch to scores of swifts screaming across the skies as they pick off flies above huge lakes. Last year’s campers found glow worms before bed and woke up to marsh harriers gliding across sunrise skies! Event runs Saturday 27th to Sunday 28th July. 

For prices, tickets and more information please visit Booking in advance is essential for these events. Discounts are available for RSPB members.