Activities and Camping

Great days out with South West Lakes 

We have five Activity Centres across the region, where you can hire watersports equipment, launch your own craft or learn something new with our friendly and qualified instructors:

Extend your stay and camp at Roadford Campsite, Siblyback Campsite, Stithians Campsite, Tamar Campsite or Wimbleball Campsite.


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. 

#ItsYourOutdoors - come and explore! 

Download our Camping and Activities Terms and Conditions

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

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. It's your outdoors - come and explore!

   

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 five bell tents, two wooden camping pods or new cabin.

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 five bell tents, two pods, one brand cabin, 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, bell tents and cabin available

Departures: 11:00
Arrivals: 15:00

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? You can select the gas stove option when booking. 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.

Two night minimum stay in mid season. In high season you can select either Monday to Friday or Friday to Monday. 

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 foldable 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. Make the pods nice and cosy for your visit!

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

Otter - Bunk beds, sleeps 4

Kingfisher - Double futon and 2 camp beds, sleeps 4

Two night minimum stay in mid season. In high season you can select either Monday to Friday or Friday to Monday. 

Sorry, no dogs or smoking permitted inside.

Please keep in mind that all glamping options are under review for renovations in 2022. What is currently advertised are descriptions and images of glamping in 2021 and therefore may be updated in 2022. 

   

Fawn Cabin

Unwind in our brand new cabin! Perfect all year round to keep you cosy, warm and dry.

What will you find inside? Bedding, duvet & pillows for the double bed and 2 single beds. A built in cooking stove and running water, kettle, saucepan, 4 glasses, cutlery and crockery for 4 and 2 mugs. Take your meals outside to watch the sunset from your very own picnic table on decking. Two weeks before you arrive you will receive a full list of everything in the cabin. 

Electric: There are 4 USB sockets, built in electric cooking stove and built in ceiling lights. 

Check In 3pm | Check Out 11am

Price includes up to 4 people and 1 car. Sorry no dogs inside the cabin.

High Season: 4 night minimum stay from Monday - Friday & 3 night minimum stay from Friday - Monday. When booking select Monday to book the week or Friday to book the weekend.

Mid Season: 3 night minimum stay (any day of week).

Low Season: 2 night minimum stay (any day of week).

   

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, Wiveliscombe, 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

2022 low season campsite dates (min. 2 night stay) 2022 mid season campsite dates (min. 2 night stay) 2022 high season campsite dates (stay Monday to Friday or Friday to Monday)

2 March - 8 April

27 September - 31 October

9 April - 27 May

7 June - 30 June

6 September - 26 September

28 May - 6 June

1 July - 5 September

Camping prices Camping prices Camping prices

Grass: £11

Grass electric: £17

Hard standing: £22

Grass: £21

Grass electric: £27

Hard standing: £32

Grass: £25

Grass electric: £31

Hard standing: £36

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Pod: £25

Fawn: £60

Pod: £40

Bell: £75

Fawn: £80

Pod: £55

Belle: £90

Fawn: £110

Camping: price includes 2 adults

Glamping: price includes 4 adults 

Extras:

  • Electrical hook up - £6.00 / per night
  • Hard standing and electrical hook up - £11.00 / per night
  • Extra adult - £6.00 per person / per night
  • Extra child -  £2.00 per person / per night (free - under 2 yr)
  • 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