Activities


Basecamp is set in the heart of an activity centre. This is the ultimate adventure holiday with free activities every day and over 20 adventures to book.

The largest, independently owned, outdoor activity centre in the South West is right here on Basecamp’s doorstep. Mendip has been delivering adventurous outdoor activities for almost 40 years…Activities are all led by fully qualified instructors who are the best in the business. Whether you are looking for a family-day out or an adrenaline-packed adventure, we guarantee that you won’t be bored at Basecamp.


BOOKABLE ACTIVITIES AT MENDIP ACTIVITY CENTRE

Some activities have limited spaces. We always recommend booking your activities in advance of your stay.

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Highly popular
Target Sports

Target Sports

Have a go at target sports on our purpose-built ranges. Try archery, air rifles and axe throwing. Or, get a group together and battle it out with Archery Active, a unique cross between archery and paintball!

Adrenaline
Rock Sports

Rock Sports

Go rock climbing and abseiling at our private rocksport quarry, a short, scenic, walk from the campsite (or a 5 min drive). Try caving on site in Sanford Levy (with history dating back to WW2) or drive to Burrington Combe to have a longer adventure under the Mendip Hills.

15 minute drive
Watersports

Watersports

Our private river is a 15 minute drive away. Try kayaking, canoeing, stand up paddleboarding, raft building and the assault course!

Most popular
Tobogganing

Tobogganing

The toboggan slope is our most popular activity! Suitable for all ages (4+), tobogganing is a great activity for the whole family!

Unique activity
Snowsports

Snowsports

Try skiing or snowboarding on a 165m dry slope. Beginner lessons are available all summer long or experienced-users book a slope pass.

Great value
Frisbee Golf

Frisbee Golf

We are home to a permanent frisbee golf course, one of the biggest and most popular in the country. This is a great, relaxed, self-led activity for the whole family.

Book on the day.
Nerf Gun Arena

Nerf Gun Arena

Enter our battle arena! Throughout the May half-term and summer holidays, we will have multiple sessions throughout the day, available for ages 6+

Book on the day.
Bat Detector Hire

Bat Detector Hire

The Mendip Hills are home to several species of bats. Hire a transceiver and see what you can find at dusk.

Completely Free
Orienteering

Orienteering

Explore the site with a round of orienteering, an exciting and challenging outdoor sport combining navigation, skill and concentration.

Free onsite activities every day

Monday evenings
Treasure Hunt

Treasure Hunt

A fun treasure hunt for young children

Tuesday evenings
Nature Craft

Nature Craft

Drop in nature craft for all ages. Activities could include paint-a-rock, wood weaving and scrap woodcraft.

Wednesday evenings
Meet the Yeti

Meet the Yeti

Meet the infamous Mendip Yeti! Great photo opp

Thursday evenings
Festival Night

Festival Night

A mini-festival to start the weekend! Balloon modelling, face painting, glitter & circus activities

Friday & Saturdays
Live Music

Live Music

live and independent music takes place at Mendip Lodge every Saturday (and most Fridays too)

Sundays
Circus Skills & Outdoor Games

Circus Skills & Outdoor Games

Every Sunday morning take part in free circus skill sessions. On Sunday evenings, anyone is welcome to join our informal outdoor games

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