Basecamp – family camping 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+!















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Opening Times

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

Further Information

Establishment Features

  • Dog Friendly

Key Features

  • Families
  • Groups



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    Recent Reviews:

    • CornwallDreams
      Nottingham, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      10/10 hot & sunny
      5 of 5 stars
      Friday, 12th August 2022
      What can I say about this place, ideal for a 4 & 6yo to stay for 5 days, the weather was extremely hot and sunny with made our stay magical. Plenty of activities depending on age group. We tried... Read full review
    • Nicola C
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 15th August 2022
      Large basic field, clean toilets. Friendly staff. Pitch where you want and no set time to leave. Good wood walk. Bar with food on site. Will definitely return. Because of bridge height it's only for... Read full review
    • hideoushistory
      Coventry, United Kingdom
      Made memories and enjoyed nature
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 15th August 2022
      We came here as a family and are feeling so grateful to have found such a warm, welcoming place. The people who work here are absolutely incredible, and they make you feel like family from the... Read full review

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