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- Family-friendly site with a relaxed atmosphere on 100 acres of land
- In the Mendip Hills, a five-minute bike ride from Thatchers Cider farm
- Firepits and campfires encouraged; café-bar and outdoor activities
Fancy having the freedom to explore ancient woodland by day and settle in next to an open fire by night (but with the added bonus of hot showers and flushing loos)? Make Basecamp at Mendip Activity Centre your next spot for a getaway and all of the above shall be at your fingertips.
This hidden park with an off-grid feel is a top choice for folk who like to keep moving: it’s got an outdoor activity centre a five-minute walk away with rock climbing, caving, skiing, tobogganing, frisbee golf, abseiling, archery, rifle shooting, bushcraft, mountain biking and axe throwing on offer (for an extra fee).
All this plus 100 acres of land on site means outdoor playtimes, family ball games or just spreading out with a book on the grass are possible, plus a leisure centre with a gym and indoor pool is under five minutes’ drive if indoor activities are preferable.
Back at the park, food and drinks are on hand at the pop-up tavern, which serves up local ciders and ales along with pizzas, loaded fries and jacket potatoes every evening (it's also the place for hot drinks and a full English brekkie on a Sunday morning). A 24-hour garage and well-stocked shop are 10 minutes away by car for those who need to sort snacks and self-catering food.
A quick heads up if you’re planning on staying at the site: your tent or campervan needs to be under 2.7 metres high and no caravans or motorhomes are permitted because of access restrictions.
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- Choose the 'Multiple units per pitch' filter in the search results
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Would definitely return!
Despite the issues, we would stay again
Lots of room for everyone
Great friendly campsite.
Activities/entertainment run in smaller groups
Capacity reduced to increase social distancing
Check-in: contactless (in person)
Check-in: one group at a time
Deep cleaning of accommodation units between guests
Hand sanitizing stations
Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning
Leisure on park
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on park
Car parking by site/unit
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Tents for hire
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Barbecue grills allowed
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
No drinkable water point
No hot water
No running water
Propane/gas cylinders available
Convenience store nearby
Nearby farmers' market
Public transportation nearby
Large (51-200 sites)
Horseback riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Leisure/theme park nearby
Mountain biking nearby
Outdoor pool nearby
- Coach stations
Worle: New Bristol Rd Coach Stop
— 7.6 kilometers
7.6 kilometers Bristol Airport Coach Stop — 9.9 kilometers
9.9 kilometers Weston-super-Mare Coach Terminal — 11.0 kilometers
- Train stations
Yatton Rail Station
— 7.1 kilometers
7.1 kilometers Worle Rail Station — 7.3 kilometers
7.3 kilometers Weston Milton Rail Station — 9.1 kilometers
- Ferry ports
Weston-super-Mare Knightstone Harbour
— 12.3 kilometers
12.3 kilometers Clevedon Pier — 13.3 kilometers
13.3 kilometers Portishead Pier — 19.1 kilometers
Bristol International Airport
— 9.9 kilometers
9.9 kilometers Cardiff International Airport — 37.2 kilometers
Most of your time at this park is sure to be taken up immersing yourself in the outdoor adventures of the Mendip Activity Centre or skiing, snowboarding and tobogganing at the Mendip Snowsport Centre (five minutes’ walk), but there’s also a range of other pursuits to consider while in the area.
Set on cycling? Wheel your way along the Strawberry Line around a 10-minute ride away, an old railway between Cheddar and Yatton that‘s now a family-friendly path, making sure to drop by the Thatchers farm at the entry of the trail for sips of some famed cider (five minutes).
Check out the rest of the Mendips too, perhaps while meandering across Cheddar Gorge (15 minutes), Burrington Combe (10 minutes), or the lakes of Blagdon and Chew Valley (20 minutes).
Outside of the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, wander Weston-super-Mare’s seafront and pier while sampling fish ‘n’ chips (20 minutes) and give Bristol a little attention, particularly the city’s historic harbour, suspension bridge and the Cabot Circus mall (half an hour).
- Cheddar Caves & Gorge (6.2 kilometers)
- Wookey Hole Caves & Papermill (15.0 kilometers)
- Ebbor Gorge National Nature Reserve (16.3 kilometers)
- King John's Hunting Lodge (4.6 kilometers)
- Clevedon Court (12.5 kilometers)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|RV, trailer and tent sites|
|Arrive:||2 p.m. –||8 p.m.|
|Depart by:||2 p.m.|
|Arrive:||2 p.m. –||8 p.m.|
|Depart by:||11 a.m.|
Basecamp at Mendip Activity Centre cancelation policy
No refunds within 12 weeks of arrival date.
If your stay cannot be consumated because of government COVID restrictions, 100% of the balance will be refunded.
Changes cannot be made once you have booked.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.
If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancelations and for your property/injury whilst away.
Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.
Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Basecamp at Mendip Activity Centre will debit the balance from your card 12 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 12 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.
Refunds within the indicated cancellation period are only possible if the site is able to relet your unit/pitch.Deposit transferable during COVID-19. During COVID-19 you can transfer your deposit to a future stay booked within 3 months of your arrival date. Read more.
You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.
Payment methods accepted at the parkCash
Terms and conditionsPark booking terms and conditions
- Does Basecamp at Mendip Activity Centre have a swimming pool? No View all features
- Is Basecamp at Mendip Activity Centre dog friendly? Yes View all features
- What attractions are near Basecamp at Mendip Activity Centre? Most of your time at this park is sure to be taken up immersing yourself in the outdoor adventures of the Mendip Activity Centre or skiing, snowboarding and tobogganing at the Mendip … Read more
When can I check in and check out of Basecamp at Mendip Activity Centre?
RV, trailer and tent sites Arrive: 2 p.m. – 8 p.m. Depart by: 2 p.m. On-park accommodation Arrive: 2 p.m. – 8 p.m. Depart by: 11 a.m.