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.Book Online
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!
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.
Our private river is a 15 minute drive away. Try kayaking, canoeing, stand up paddleboarding, raft building and the assault course!
The toboggan slope is our most popular activity! Suitable for all ages (4+), tobogganing is a great activity for the whole family!
Try skiing or snowboarding on a 165m dry slope. Beginner lessons are available all summer long or experienced-users book a slope pass.
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.
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+
Bat Detector Hire
The Mendip Hills are home to several species of bats. Hire a transceiver and see what you can find at dusk.
Explore the site with a round of orienteering, an exciting and challenging outdoor sport combining navigation, skill and concentration.
Free onsite activities every day
A fun treasure hunt for young children
Drop in nature craft for all ages. Activities could include paint-a-rock, wood weaving and scrap woodcraft.
Meet the Yeti
Meet the infamous Mendip Yeti! Great photo opp
A mini-festival to start the weekend! Balloon modelling, face painting, glitter & circus activities
live and independent music takes place at Mendip Lodge every Saturday (and most Fridays too)
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