A rare opportunity to secure a school residential at Mendip Activity Centre.
Mendip is based just south of Bristol within the beautiful natural landscape, the Mendip Hills AONB. Our campsite, Mendip Basecamp, is the ideal location for school camps with canvas accommodation for up to 250 students providing unique experiences somewhere between traditional camping and bunkhouse accommodation.
EXCLUSIVE USE: Groups always have exclusive use of their private rustic camping village with a campfire circle and ample space to play, explore and adventure.
FACILITIES: Each village has their own private, purpose-built toilet cabins and showers a short walk from the sleeping tents. Mendip's onsite multi-activity centre, private rock-sports quarry and private river ensure that these residentials are full of adventure.
BEST IN THE BUSINESS: Many of our schools have been with us since the beginning- 1987. We're proud of the fact that our team are the best in the business! All our instructors are fully qualified and experienced outdoor education facilitators, whilst our residential manager will be on hand from the moment you make your enquiry, throughout your trip and afterwards.
CATERING: Catering takes place in a communal marquee with private dining times for each group. Our onsite catering team have perfected the art of feeding 100+ hungry students with filling, nutritious meals. We cater for all dietary requirements filling breakfasts, packed lunches perfect for refuelling in between activity sessions, and hot evening meals with an option suitable for everyone!
Mendip residentials are legendary. Create long-lasting and memorable experiences for teachers and students alike.
We'll design your group an action-packed week with a range of adventurous activities. Learning objectives can be incorporated into all of our activities; if you have specific curriculum aims, we are more than happy to fit these into your week.
An example 5-day residential might include:
- Rock Climbing
- Assault Course
- Team Challenges
- Low Ropes
- Axe Throwing
Evening activities could include night walks, team challenges, tobogganing, orienteering, blind trails, frisbee golf, competitions, campfires, discos and film nights.
We have a fleet of PCV minibuses; transport is always included to any offsite activities, such as our private watersports site, Hewish, or caving at Burrington Combe.
We cater for group sizes from 50 up to 250.
Each canvas village in Mendip Basecamp as a private marquee and our residential bunkroom has private rooms. We also have a forest school area available for use onsite.
Yes, all of our instructors have a valid Outdoor First Aid qualification.
Yes, we cater for children with disabilities and additional needs. Please contact us directly with your exact requirements so we can advise.
Yes, we can cater for children with Special Educational Needs (SEN). Please contact us directly with your exact requirements so we can advise.
With 40 years of experience in planning and delivering multi-activity residentials and away days, we are sure to build the perfect, bespoke programme for you and your students.
Mendip is the largest outdoor activity provider in the South West.