Are you planning a holiday to the Mendips? Looking for a camping holiday in the south west? Just outside of Bristol and Weston-super-Mare and close to Cheddar and Wells is Mendip Basecamp. We're fortunate to have a stunning location that is perfect for families to spend time together, relax, unwind and connect with nature throughout the summer.

Here are 8 reasons we think you'll love us:

1 . Pitch Where You Like
Tents and campervans are welcome on our green and large campsite in the Mendip Hills. We have no set pitches! This means you can camp where it suits you. Choose a quiet corner to observe the beauty of the Mendip Hills, pitch up by the ancient woodland, or perhaps join a group of friends who are already pitched up. We’re a family-run and family-focused site so you can be rest assured you’ll be surrounded by like-minded folk.

2. New Entertainment for Young Children
Brand new for 2023, we have free circus skill sessions- a great activity for toddlers and younger children but also perfect for the whole family. Play around with a diablo, stilts, and juggling balls. This is a zero-cost activity, taking place outside the Pavilion right next to our epic giant sandpit! Children love this wild play area with a sandpit, recycled canoes and rocks for scrambling.

3. Free Live Music
We offer some of the best live music in Somerset with acoustic artists, bands, guitars and singers.Mendip Lodge, just a 5-minute walk from the campsite, is our onsite cafe/bar and plays host to an outdoor festival-style stage, playing free live music during the weekend and mid-week. Who needs Glastonbury when you can join our chilled-out, festival atmosphere and be entertained by local, talented musicians. A brilliant summer event.

4. Over 20 Adventurous Activities
We’re not just a campsite; we’re nestled in the heart of an adventure and activity centre with over 20 activities for you to enjoy including paddle boarding, air rifle, climbing, archery, kayaking, caving, frisbee golf and tobogganing. You’re guaranteed to find something for everyone to try whatever their age. We strongly recommend booking in advance but there's always something to do on arrival.

5. Fire Pits Encouraged
Fire pits are quite possibly the best part of camping. And that’s why we encourage their use. Bring your own or rent one of ours (just £10 for the entire stay including a free fire starter kit). All you need to remember are the marshmallows....but if you do forget them, we’ve got them for sale at our well-stocked campsite shop!

6. Hearty Breakfast.
We love breakfast so this year we’re selling hot breakfast rolls every morning in the Pavilion camp shop- bacon, sausage and plenty of veggie and vegan options too. Ketchup or brown sauce? If you book a bunkroom in our Lodge, we’ll provide you with a free continental breakfast every night of your holiday. If breakfast isn’t enough, we have an onsite restaurant with home-cooked meals.

7. No Tent, No Problem
If you don't have a tent, our pre-erected tents are for you. We’ve had an upgrade and this year you can rent a Nomadic Bell Tent or a Glamphouse Safari Tent. These tents sleep up to 6 people and are brilliant for those looking for a more luxurious camping experience. These are back-to-basic, with perfect accommodation for a well-deserved rest after your day of jam-packed adventuring!

8. No Check-Out Time
Pitch your tent or campervan and enjoy the sunsets overlooking the Bristol channel Not quite ready to go yet? Don’t fancy packing all your kit up in a mad rush? We know exactly how that feels, having spent years taking our children camping and so you'll be relieved to hear we have no check-out time at Mendip Basecamp- and there's no extra charge for this, keeping our prices affordable for all.