Camping as it should be
Back to basics, off-grid, family adventure camp
We are really excited to announce we are able to open Basecamp - our hidden, secret camp- once again in 2021.
Basecamp is usually reserved for schools and groups staying with us for outdoor adventure camps. Last year, Covid prevented our groups from visiting so our team set to work opening Basecamp to the public for the very first time in our 35 year history.
The response was overwhelming. We quickly sold out and families loved the space, freedom and adventure.
We may be an off-grid, wild campsite - but we still have hot showers, clean flushing toilets, a camp shop and a cosy country lodge which serves great value food and drink. Plus, with a 250 acre activity centre on site you can make your stay a real family adventure camp!
Our outdoor activity centre is a short walk through the woods. Try rock climbing, canoeing, caving, skiing, tobogganing, frisbee golf, abseiling, archery, bushcraft and more.
Hot showers, flushing toilets, washing up areas, water taps, recycling points. We also have a basic camp shop, coffee-lounge and fully licensed bar and cafe.
Our licensed country lodge is open until late every day and is just a short walk from camp. The best local beers, cooked breakfasts, loaded fries and stone-baked pizzas.
This place is just amazing. We had a fantastic stay, one of the best camping breaks we’ve ever had. The campsite is immaculately clean and the staff are amazing. Being able to have a fire pit was great - there’s nothing like watching the sunset whilst the kids roast marshmallows! The activities were all fabulous, super instruction and lots of fun. The bar and food were great. It’s hard to believe that this place hasn’t always been open to families. Congratulations to all of the staff team for creating something so amazing from such a difficult situation. You have made our summer!
Can not recommend this place enough. Friendly staff, quality atmosphere, awesome place to recharge the batteries! From beginning to end of our 3 day adventure our children have not stopped smiling! This place has it all. Very clean and well thought out camping area! Tobogganing and having a few beers at Turners Tavern were the highlights! Well done to all the team @mendip. You guys are doing a cracking job! We will be returning!!!
Just spent an amazing few days at Mendip basecamp. The activities were brilliant and the instructors all experienced, friendly and great with all ages. The facilities were spotless and regularly checked. The shop, bar and food was all reasonably priced unlike other sites I have been too and everything is overpriced. We are already planning a return trip next summer if they re-open to the public. Well done to every member of the team at Mendip Basecamp.
Changed our plans for Wales to go just 25miles down the road and absolutely thrilled we did! Simple, unplugged Somerset bliss. Tobogganing was hilarious and very highly recommended. We also tried our hands at rock climbing. Leonie was an amazing instructor. The Lodge is comforting and friendly and the pop up shop is just the job. The whole team are so friendly - Can’t wait to come back (hopefully!).
Our family have just returned from five fabulous days at Mendip Basecamp. Highly recommend the campsite and all it’s activities to others. Beautiful site, with incredibly helpful staff, great activities with real family feel. Campsite looks amazing at night too, with everyone’s fire pits and fairy lights. We will return....
We've just had a wonderful Bank Holiday weekend as a family. Our girls loved it and we thought the site itself was absolutely fab. We love the fact we didn't have to go off site for food with our wee ones once we've had enough of cooking on the camp cooker, the pizzas and chips from the Lodge were such a welcomed break. We would highly recommend and would love to come back.
we had a 2 night stay here for camping, with children (6,14,15) to keep occupied this place nailed it. we really loved our stay here. 5 STARS