Basecamp is an award winning off-grid family adventure campsite.

Surrounded by ancient woodland, our spacious campsite is perfect for families, small groups and adventurers. At Basecamp, pitch where you like and check out when it suits you. We allow well-behaved dogs, encourage fire pits and prioritise connecting with nature.

Basecamp has all the essentials plus a few luxuries: flushing toilets, hot showers, a pop up shop, a licensed cafe-bar, usb charging, washing up areas, ice-pack freezers, recycling and drinking water. Plus, our on-site activity centre has over 20 activities to take part. The ultimate family adventure holiday.

Most popular
Tents and campervans

Tents and campervans

Bring your own tent or campervan. Prices from £6 per person per night

Luxurious option
Glamphouses

Glamphouse safari tents

You can stay in our new Glamphouse Safari tents from just £18 per person per night.

Rental tent
Nomadic Bell tent

Nomadic bell tents

Stay in one of our nomadic bell tents from £16 per person per night.

Stay inside
Lodge Bunk Rooms

Lodge bunk rooms

Stay in one of our lodge bunk rooms from just £14 per person per night.

Licensed
Mendip Lodge

Mendip Lodge

Our secluded country lodge and beer garden with pub grub, drinks and live music

Open every day
Mendip activity centre

Mendip Activity Centre

Our activity and snowsport centre is a short woodland walk from camp.

Facilities

  • Wifi
  • Camp where you like
  • Hot showers and flushing loos
  • Fire pits and BBQ’s
  • Friendly dogs allowed
  • Park by your tent
  • Campsite shop
  • Country pub with food and live music
  • Activity centre on site
  • Families only
  • Freezer
  • USB charging
  • Ski slope
  • Accessible toilets and showers
  • Giant sandpit
  • Surrounded by ancient woodland

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Location

2024 Reviews

Jenny Wilson

September 2023
5.0
A fabulous campsite for anyone interested in the activities on site.

Jola

August 2023
5.0
We had a lovely Bank Holiday weekend camping with friends at Mendip Base Camp. The site was superb, spacious, quiet, kids friendly and with everything you need. We had a pleasure of staying in one of the bell tents and it was spacious, clean and great space to stay with kids (3 toddlers and 4 adults!) We're already planning to come back next year.
Nearby activities: Mendip activity centre is great for adults and kids, wide variety of activities and good prices.
Walkability: Everything nearby, even for little legs. Activities and Lodge 5-10 min walk. Light walks through the forest were a great addition!
Food & drinks: Pizza in Basecamp on Saturday and Sunday!

Matthew

August 2023
5.0
This is a fantastic place to go with family and friends. The facilities are just what you need with the shop being incredibly useful. Toilets were cleaned regularly and the lodge is only a short walk down the hill. The only negative I have is the geography of nature, Basecamp is up some steep hills. But that is looking to find something wrong, and even then the kids loved it. The walk up the hill to Basecamp is well maintained, well lit and look beautiful.
We will absolutely be staying again. The staff couldn't do enough for you and made us feel very welcomed.

Dawn A

August 2023
5.0
We camped in one of the bell tents for a couple of days. The site itself is wonderful and the facilities are clean. We took part in archery and kayaking with our children (10&12) and had a fantastic time. Credit to Dan (I believe - archery) and Ali who led the kayaking session, they were both brilliant, enthusiastic and engaging. Thank you to all of the staff we encountered - who were so friendly and helpful throughout. We are already planning our next visit.

Anna A

July 2023
5.0
It was an unforgettable few days. We really liked the place. The service at the highest level, excellent coffee, delicious freshly made pizza (kids love it), live music. Friendly staff and always ready to help. I'm sure we'll come here again. Many of the activities we want to try. And of course enjoy nature again. Many thanks to the whole team who create an atmosphere of relaxation, fun and warmth.

Cheryl B

July 2023
5.0
Great camp, good facilities clean and warm showers. The shop in the pavilion was well stocked and we enjoyed pizza on the Saturday evening. Fun activities available which were enjoyed by all. Lots of space to explore with the kids …
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