Basecamp at Mendip Activity Centre

Lyncombe Drive, Churchill, BS25 5PQ
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Basecamp is a family campsite in the heart of the beautiful Mendip Hills, just outside Bristol, five minutes from the M5. Surrounded by ancient woodland, the spacious campsite is perfect for families, small groups and adventurers seeking a UK based holiday or weekend away.

Hidden high on the Mendip Hills, this is the perfect base to explore Somerset, Bristol and the South West.  Mendip Basecamp is open from the May half term onwards and all bookings can be made online

This “nearly wild” campsite has all the freedom of wild camping with acres of space and a family orientated feel with the added luxury of flushing toilets and hot showers. Other features include:

Fire pits allowed and available to rent

Camp shop and coffee-lounge

Fully licensed bar and cafe onsite

Camp where you like

Check out anytime

Friendly dogs welcome

Toddler play area

Peaceful, surrounded by ancient woodland

Mendip Lodge
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.

Safari-style tents & bunk rooms available
If you’re not a camper, Basecamp has bunk tents and bunk rooms available to hire. Book a steel framed bunkhouse tent for up to six people, or an indoor lodge room for up to 9 people. Just bring a sleeping bag!

Outdoor adventure activity centre
The campsite is in the heart of Mendip Activity Centre. Activities are not compulsory but if you’re feeling adventurous, choose from frisbee golf, skiing, snowboarding, tobogganing, climbing, caving, kayaking, archery and more. There are activities for everyone aged 4+!















Opening Times

* All weekends and school holidays from 27th May – 4th September 2022

Further Information


  • Bar
  • Food shop

Children & Infants

  • Accept children all ages

Establishment Features

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Facilites for disabled guests
  • Fire Pits
  • On-site car parking
  • Real log/coal fires

Key Features

  • Accessible
  • Families
  • Free Parking

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking

Specialist Features

  • Activity breaks
  • Family Fun
  • Marketed towards families



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    Recent Reviews:

    • Tina D
      Cardiff, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Lovely place and lush weather
      4 of 5 stars
      Monday, 18th July 2022
      Me and my other half stayed here for 2 nights in are campervan. Lovely big site. Park were you like which is really good if your travelling with a bunch of friends. Showers are basic but do the job... Read full review
    • Geoff24271
      Birmingham, United Kingdom
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      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 8th August 2022
      Fantastic campsite and great location, close to Weston , cheddar , wookey hole . Facilities were very good , warm clean showers clean toilets , great woods beside the campsite for a nighttime walk... Read full review
    • F5007AEmartar
      Trip Type:
      Lovely campsite
      5 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 10th August 2022
      We have just returned from 5 days at Basecamp... simply LOVE IT!!! The kids loved it all. Relaxed, friendly and spotless campsite. Definitely recommend! We will be back next year for sure… The staff... Read full review

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