Activities and Camping

Great days out with South West Lakes

Explore the great outdoors and have a day filled with fun and adventure! Catch fish, build dens, get on your bike or explore the lakes of the south west by boat or foot.

There are so many things to do at the lakes – discover the joy of simply wandering through woodlands, spotting birds and bugs and playing amongst nature. You can also take to the water and experience an exhilarating adventure as a family.

Please check our Covid update page prior to visiting to make sure you are up to date with information for your trip.


Our lakes provide the perfect setting for a great day out in Cornwall, Devon and on Exmoor. Venture along our trails, encountering nature face to face. Refuel at our onsite cafés with delicious snacks, cakes and hot drinks. Enjoy a wide range of fun things to do – try an activity on or off the water for the very first time, shoot an arrow or swing through the trees, discover paddleboarding or explore our lakes by canoe. Extend your stay and enjoy a night under canvas, create a family holiday packed with new experiences creating lifelong memories.

Holidays like no other 

Keep the whole family entertained with a range of activities on and off the water. Our expertly trained instructors offer superb sessions for you to experience a day out like no other. From canoeing, kayaking, windsurfing to archery and high ropes – there’s plenty of outdoor activities to experience the ultimate day out or holiday with the family in Cornwall, Devon and on Exmoor. 

bell tents | camping pods | free showers | onsite watersports | play area | off-road cycling and walking trails | café | dog friendly

Please read our Camping Coronavirus Statement prior to making a booking with us

Experience a family camping holiday like no other at Wimbleball Lake, nestled in the hills of Exmoor National Park. Create the ultimate camping break packed with adventure, creating lasting memories for the whole family. Wimbleball Lake offers a great ‘get away’ experience for families wanting to holiday in the South West.

Discover all the great things to do at the lake by foot, bike or boat. There’s plenty of open space to let your children play freely. Bring your bikes - our off-road trails are perfect for little members of the family and are suitable for pushchairs. Cycle, walk, run or skip up to the dam, everyone loves discovering this mega-structure and what’s not to love? Let your children discover all the fun things to do outdoors, walk through woodlands, build dens, find bugs, climb a tree, skim stones, toast marshmallows and enjoy stargazing.

   

Wimbleball has been included in The Guardian's "Top 10 of the best family-friendly places to stay in the UK" feature! Read more here.

The Campsite

Sleep in comfort and ditch the tent for a cosy night’s stay in one of our three bell tents or two wooden camping pods.

Wimbleball Lake is an AA graded ,3 star family friendly campsite which has also been awarded the Green Tourism gold award. The campsite benefits from three bell tents, two pods, spacious pitches, onsite showers and toilets, washing up area, baby changing room, waste disposal, recycling facilities, on site watersports, play area and a cafe.

There's a choice of hard standings, electric and non-electric pitches for tents, motorhomes and caravans. You can hire a fire pit, purchase wood and charcoal made onsite, rent a telescope and discover why Exmoor National Park is a designated Dark Skies reserve.

Pitches: 27
Hard Standings with electric: 5
Grass with electric: 7
Suitable for large group camping*
Camping Pods and Bell tents available

*Our overflow camping pitches and group camping area (Lime Park) will be available from 17 July - 10 September. To book, please get in touch with the centre for more information.

Departures: 11:00
Arrivals: 14:00

Download our campsite map here

Camp in one of our luxury bell tents

Enjoy a camping holiday with all of the home comforts. Our five bell tents include a double bed*, two single foldaway camp beds (you'll just need to pack the kids' sleeping bags for these), chest of drawers and two bedside tables. There's two foldaway camp chairs, a kettle, two mugs, and a table.

Need to cook? Ask our team onsite for your gas stove and cooker. You will have a kitchen unit, cooking utensils, cutlery and plates for up to four people.

Need to charge your phones? Two solar powered USB ports are available, as our bell tents benefit from solar panels, so you can take as many pictures and videos to remember a holiday like no other at Wimbleball. Bring your own airbeds; there's plenty of space to sleep 5-6 comfortably.

Weather permitting, a picnic bench and awning are also available.

*Please note, we cannot provide bedding until 21 June due to national restrictions.

Two night minimum stay (3 night minimum stay in high season).

Sorry, no dogs or smoking permitted inside.

   

Camping Pods

Our pods sleep four people comfortably. The ‘Otter’ has four full size bunk beds and the ‘Kingfisher’ has a double futon with two camp beds. The pods contain a table, chair, picnic bench, hooks and lighting. There are three plug sockets and two USB charging ports powered by solar panels. A gas cooker is available if you book in advance. 

Please note that bedding, cooking utensils, cutlery, plates and mugs are not provided.

Otter - Bunk beds, sleeps 4

Kingfisher - Double futon and 2 camp beds, sleeps 4

Two night minimum stay.

Sorry, no dogs or smoking permitted inside.

    

Coffee Couture 

During your stay at Wimbleball, why not treat yourself to something delicious from the on site cafe, Coffee Couture? Tuck into an indulgent ice cream or slice of cake and recharge with a coffee or a light lunch. Click here for cafe opening times.

The Local Area

Take a day trip out and stock up on food and drink. The closest town to Wimbleball is Dulverton bit it's also worth venturing slightly further to explore the popular towns and villages of Tiverton, Porlock, Minehead, Watchet, Wiviliscombe, Taunton and Wellington. Explore Exmoor and walk to Haddon Hill from Wimbleball.  See if you can spot the great range of wildlife, such as the iconic Exmoor ponies or deer.

Prices and Season Dates

2021 Low Season camping (2 adults)

1 March - 27 May 2021

8 - 31 June 2021

2021 High Season camping (2 adults)

28 May - 7 June

1 July - 7 September

Grass pitch: £19.00

Grass electric: £24.00

Hard standing electric: £29.00

Grass pitch: £24.00

Grass electric: £29.00

Hard standing electric: £34.00

The prices above include 2 people. 

Extra adult: £5.00

Extra child: £3.00 (free - 24m and under)

Glamping

2021 Low Season Bell Tents (inc. 4 people) 2021 High Season Bell Tents (inc. 4 people)

£65 per night (2 night min. stay)

£85 per night (3 night min. stay)

2021 Low Season Camping Pod (inc. 4 people) 2021 High Season Camping Pod (inc. 4 people)

£35 per night (2 night min. stay)

£50 per night (2 night min. stay)

Extras:

  • Electrical hook up - £5.00 / per night
  • Hard standing and electrical hook up - £10 / per night
  • Extra adult - £5.00 per person / per night
  • Extra child -  £3.00 per person / per night
  • Dogs free (must be kept on a lead. Read our dog walking policy here).
  • Babies up to 24 months free

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Wimbleball Lake can be found by following the brown signs off the A396 from Tiverton; from Dunster take the A396 to Dulverton to pick up the signs or from Taunton take the A39 towards Wheddon Cross and then carry on the B3190 towards Bampton, the lake is signposted from this road.

Directions

For further information call 01398 371460 // [email protected]

Wimbleball Lake, near Dulverton, Somerset, TA22 9NU

Coach stations:
Dunster: Dunster Steep Bus Stop — 8.6 miles
Williton: The Egremont Coach Stop — 9.5 miles
Minehead: Parade Coach Stop — 9.7 miles
Train stations:
Tiverton Parkway Rail Station — 11.5 miles
Bishop's Lydeard — 12.4 miles
Taunton Rail Station — 16.6 miles
Ferry ports:
Minehead Harbour — 10.3 miles
Bridgwater Ferry Terminal — 21.8 miles
Barry Waterfront Ferry Terminal — 24.7 miles
Airports:
Exeter International Airport — 23.3 miles
Cardiff International Airport — 23.8 miles