Why Somermead?

After all those lockdown Zoom meetings, Somermead will provide you and your unit/group an instant breath of fresh air, with outdoor activities on a ready-to-go basis. It has games and equipment set in open countryside all waiting for you – just come along, give it a go, and enjoy!

About our venue

Set in the heart of rural Somerset, Somermead is a base for outdoor activity and camping. After being closed for the beginning of 2021 during lockdown, we are now welcoming visitors and are open in accordance with government guidelines.

With on-site equipment and prepared resources for fun-filled activities, the 3-acre site is ideal for a day or evening of ready-to-go outdoor activities, and is open to guiding and scouting members, youth organisations, schools, and playgroups. Unit or group camping will be available as government permits, and use by associated families is also welcomed for camping and children’s birthday parties.

The site is also open for short staycations for families associated with guiding or scouting.

As we look forward to meeting outdoors this spring and summer, here’s how you can enjoy time in the ‘great outdoors’ with us at Somermead.

What does Somermead offer?

  • Safe and secure 3-acre grassy field site
  • 6 nearly new x 5 person dome shaped frame tents with fitted ground sheets (details of charges available on request)
  • Site for family camping caravan or camper van
  • On-site play and activity equipment
  • Outdoor cooking (with dry wood available)
  • Campfire area (with dry wood available)
  • Ready-to-use team activities, wide games and scavenger hunts
  • Programmed nature-based and craft activities
  • Wide range of additional activity resources for ages from 5 upwards
  • Picnic tables, dry shelter and chairs
  • Fully lit toilet and shower block (DDA compliant) with hot and cold water, washing-up facilities, fridges and freezers, mobile phone charging points
  • Pre-prepared risk assessment information (see the small-print below)

A day at Somermead

Our volunteers have put together a range of activity ideas for you to enjoy.
Take a look!

What can I visit from the area?

Somermead is ideally located for easy access to:

Where?What for?How far?
Wedmore Golf ClubGolf½ mile
Wedmore villageProvisions, Pubs and Restaurants, Saxon Church1½ miles
Ashton WindmillVisitor attraction1½ miles
CheddarGorge and Caves4 miles
Cheddar GorgeRoad Cycling4 miles
Mendip HillsWalking4+ miles
Kings of Wessex LeisureSwimming5 miles
Cheddar GorgeCaves6 miles
Wookey HoleCaves6 miles
WellsCathedral and Bishop’s Palace Gardens7 miles
GlastonburyAbbey and Tor7 miles
Mendip Outdoor activity centreOutdoor activities7 miles
Court Farm Country Park (Weston-super-Mare)Viewing Farm Animals (suitable 0 – 12 years)8 miles
Burnham on SeaBeach8 miles
Wells Leisure CentreSwimming9 miles
Weston-super-MareBeach and Pier10 miles

How Do I Get there?

Somermead Campsite’s address is: Snipefield Lane, Wedmore, BS28 4QS

It is accessed down a short track leading from Snipefield Lane.

How Much Does it Cost?

Rates shown are per person. A £50 deposit (or payment in full if less) is required to confirm your booking. The balance is payable before the end of your visit.

Girlguiding users:

  • £3 full day (minimum £30)
  • £1.50 half day (minimum £15)
  • £1 evening (minimum £10)
  • £5 camping pppn (minimum £30)

Other registered youth organisations:

  • £4 full day (minimum £50)
  • £2 half day (minimum £25)
  • £1.50 evening (minimum £15)
  • £6 camping pppn (minimum £35)

Family camps and non-registered groups (minimum £35):

  • £12 adult camping pppn
  • £6 child camping pppn
  • Under school age free-of-charge

Birthday parties:

  • £40 / hour (per whole or part hour)
  • Maximum 20 people
  • No wood use permitted

Fridges and freezers are available for all users at £1 per day.

How do I book?

Complete and submit the booking form below. Once we have received your enquiry we will respond by email.

The small print

The Lodge

Somermead Lodge has unfortunately had to be taken out of use due to an issue with rotting of the timbers, making it potentially unsafe. A solution is being sought though is likely to cost a very large sum of money as it will entail complete replacement of the existing floor. Further information will be added here as it becomes available.

Get in touch

Please use the booking enquiry form above to arrange a booking. For anything else, please contact our volunteers using this form: