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  • Can we bring our dog?
    Sorry, due to the nature of this event, we are not allowing dogs over the Harvest Home weekend.
  • Do babies/infants need a ticket?
    Yes, there is a small charge for infant tickets to cover children aged 0 - 5. Included in this is access to the campsite and facilities, circus skills, outdoor cinema, live music, kids mini disco and entertainment and toddler play area and giant sandpit.
  • What is included in weekend tickets?
    Weekend tickets include 2 nights camping at Mendip Basecamp. It also includes access to the whole festival which includes outdoor cinema, fire dancing, campfires, live music, archery active, climbing tower, nerf battles, frisbee golf, kids entertainment and mini disco and circus skills. There are additional activities available at Mendip Activity Centre which can be added at an extra charge.
  • What age is a child, adult and infant ticket?
    Infant tickets are for ages 0 - 5. Child tickets are for ages 6 - 17. Adult tickets are for ages 18+. All tickets will be exchanged for a wristband on entry. Child wristbands will not be eligible for alcohol purchase. Challenge 25 will be in operation. Infant wristbands will not be eligible for activities with a minimum of 6+. Tickets must be appropriate for age at the time of the festival.
  • Do we need a car parking ticket?
    All vehicles bought to the event will need a car parking ticket. This includes campervans. You can buy car parking tickets separate to event tickets.
  • What is included in an evening ticket?
    Evening tickets include access to the Harvest Home Family Festival from 4pm - 11pm on the day of your ticket. Friday evening tickets include outdoor cinema screening of the Greatest Showman, circus skills, nerf gun battles, fire dancers and live circus performance and a campfire plus live acoustic music all evening. Saturday evening tickets include live music from 5 different bands, nerf gun battles, mini disco and kids entertainment.
  • Can I get picked up and/or dropped off for the evening?
    The festival drop off and pick up point is at Mendip Activity Centre - BS25 5PQ. There will be a one way system in operation on the single file track between the activity centre and festival site. Taxi's will not be able to access the festival site and festival go-ers will need to make their own way by foot from the activity centre to the festival site and vice versa at the end of the evening. This is a 10 minute walk along well lit paths however it is quite steep and can be muddy if it is wet. Please wear appropriate footwear.
  • Can I use Mendip credit or vouchers?
    Unfortunately not. This charity event is run by the Rotary Club of Wrington Vale so unfortunately we can't accept Mendip vouchers, credit of discount codes.
  • What is the difference between the weekend ticket types?
    There are 100 adult and 100 children earlybird weekend tickets available at a special discounted rate - get them quick! Tier 1 weekend tickets are available once earlybird tickets have sold out. The final release of weekend tickets will be at tier 2 prices. Infant weekend tickets are one set price. There are no discounted options available.
  • What are the festival rules?
    As a relaxed and friendly off-grid family campsite, we have a few common sense simple rules to ensure everyone enjoys their stay. Thanks for taking the time to read this - if you agree that these simple rules make sense then you'll love our little family festival. Access & Camping: Camping is included in your event ticket. This is only suitable for tents and small campervans. Vehicles over 2.7m tall will not be able to access the site due to low bridges. Trailer tents, caravans and motorhomes are not permitted. Gazebo's are not permitted for this event. Car Parking is not included in your festival tickets. Car Parking tickets can be purchased separately and are required for all vehicles onsite. Festival quiet night policy: As a family friendly festival we have a 'Quiet Night' policy from 11pm until 7:30am in the camping areas of the site. We simply ask that you do not disturb others during this time. You are welcome to stay up late quietly chatting around the fire; however, after 11pm singing, screaming, shouting or running engines in the camping areas is not acceptable. Please expect noise from the arena area of the site until midnight on both Friday and Saturday night. After midnight, we ask that you return to your tents and noise is kept to a minimum. Music: Quiet, non-amplified background music from a phone or radio is okay as long as it cannot be heard beyond your camping area. All music/speakers must be off by 11pm. Driving after dark: For everyone's safety we do not allow vehicles to be moved after dark. Please do not run engines or use your headlights. If you arrive back at camp after dark simply park by the entrance and walk to your tent. Fires: Fire pits and BBQs are encouraged - as long as they are raised off the ground. Please do not forage wood from our ancient woodland - protecting the woodland is part of our licence and our future as a public campsite depends on it. Bags of logs and kindling are available to buy in the campsite shop. Fire pits and BBQs cannot be bought into the arena area. Behaviour: We ask for respect from all our guests: respect for the land, the facilities and others. We have zero tolerance for aggressive or disrespectful behaviour towards other campers or our team. Alcohol: You are welcome to enjoy a few beers around the campfire with friends and family. However, as a family campsite with children and open fires, we expect you to drink responsibly at all times. We have zero tolerance for drunken or abusive behaviour. You will not be permitted to take your own alcohol into the Arena area of the festival site. We will have a well stocked bar available all weekend. Dogs: Dogs are not permitted at the Harvest Home Family Festival weekend. Complaints: Our team are a very friendly bunch and we genuinely appreciate the opportunity to rectify things whilst you are with us. We always appreciate fair reviews but please review us based on how we handled your issues rather than on problems we did not get a chance to rectify. Important Information Access: Due to low bridges, tight bends, and steep uneven tracks, Basecamp is not accessible to any vehicle over 2.7m high, towing vehicles, caravans, trailer tents or really low-riding vehicles. All vehicles are driven onsite at your own risk. Responsibility: Mendip Basecamp cannot accept responsibility for loss of or damage to goods or injury to the extent that such liability can be lawfully excluded. Vehicles and tents and their contents are left at your own risk. We cannot be held responsible for any loss of or damage from or to any vehicle or its contents whatsoever. Generators: generators are not permitted due to noise and fumes. Weather: As much as we would love to be able to control the weather, unfortunately, we cannot and the British summertime can be unpredictable. Please pitch your tent carefully, especially in high wind conditions. Mendip is not liable for any damage to tents, including due to extreme weather. We have storm pegs available to buy in the camp shop. Health & Safety: We are committed to making your experience as safe as possible. All activities and venues are regularly risk assessed. Our campsite facilities are cleaned and checked regularly. Please inform our team if you find anything not quite up to standard. Wristbands: For safeguarding reasons we provide all our guests with a Basecamp wristband. There is space to write a mobile number on child bands so we can reunite you easily in case any get misplaced. Camping Club: You will automatically become a member of Mendip's camping and caravan club. This is a condition of our camping license - don't worry we won't contact you about this and you don't have to fill out any forms. Ticks: Ticks can be found in long grass, woodland, open country, public parks and gardens. You can avoid tick bites by keeping to paths, avoiding vegetation, wearing light clothing so ticks are easier to spot and brush off and using insect repellent. Check your clothes and your body regularly for ticks when you're outdoors and when you get home. For advice on removing ticks and what to do if you get a bite, visit this link.
  • What are the terms & conditions?
    Cancellation These charity tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. This is a one off event which is separate to the usual terms of Mendip Basecamp. Any change to the line up or included activities does not entitle the ticket holder to a partial or full refund. We reserve the right to make alterations to the line up and details of the event due to unforeseen circumstances, including (but not limited to) weather, safety concerns, force majeure or other external factors. If in the unlikely event that the arranged date cannot go ahead, we will contact all ticket holders with as much notice as possible. We cannot accept any responsibility for out of pocket costs incurred if the festival is unable to go ahead or continue as planned. We reserve the right to refuse admission and/or remove ticket holders from the site if they are acting in any way deemed to be antisocial. This includes, but is not limited to, being intoxicated, use or possession of illegal drugs or acting in a rude, offensive or threatening manner. As a family friendly festival we obviously have a zero tolerance policy on antisocial behaviour. Anyone asked to leave or refused entry will not be entitled to any compensation or refund. Wristbands must be worn at all times by ticket holders. Anyone found to be removing, selling or passing wristbands to non-ticket holders will be asked to leave. By making this booking, you have accepted the following on behalf of all members of your booking: "I understand outdoor activities have an inherent level of risk which however small cannot be eliminated entirely. I accept these risks and will follow all safety guidelines and advice. To the best of my knowledge I have no medical condition or special needs that may make me more suceptible to sustaining an injury or being a risk to others. I will declare any medication or medical issues affecting my mobility, balance, bones, back, ears, eyes, lungs, head or heart etc and disclose any conditions such as diabetes, epilepsy, dizziness, asthma, allergies, phobias or any behavioral issues. I will also describe any additional needs I may need extra support with. I will comply with all instructions given by Mendip's team and authorise them to take appropriate emergency action if required. I accept that Mendip Activity Centre is not responsible for loss or damage to any personal possessions, valuables or clothing. lam aware of the risk of ticks and will check for tick bites if appropriate." Alcohol We invite you to enjoy alcoholic drinks responsibly during the event. You are able to bring your own food and drinks on site, including alcohol for personal consumption. This should not be an excessive amount. We reserve the right to confiscate alcohol we believe to be in excess. We do not permit you to bring your own food or drinks into the arena area of the festival. Alcohol will be available to purchase onsite. We reserve the right to refuse sale to anyone deemed to be intoxicated. Under 18's are not permitted to drink alcohol onsite. Child ticket wristbands will not be eligible for purchasing alcohol. There will be a challenge 25 policy in place. We may request ID of adult wristband holders.
  • What activities are included?
    Activities included with your weekend ticket at no extra charge include. Unless otherwise stated, there are no minimum age requirements. - Frisbee Golf - Climbing Tower (ages 6+) - Archery Active (ages 8+) - Orienteering - Campfires - Nerf battles (ages 6+) - Circus skills - Kids entertainment and mini disco Also included: a huge, outdoor, immersive cinema on Friday evening and live music all afternoon and evening on Saturday.
  • What other activities are available?
    The Harvest Home Family Festival is run in conjunction with Mendip Activity Centre. Activities available on the same site include: - Archery - Air Rifles - Axe Throwing - Tobogganing - Skiing - Snowboarding - Rock Climbing - Abseiling - Bushcraft - Caving Activities available a short drive away include: - Kayaking - Canoeing - Stand-up Paddleboarding - Assault Course - Raft Building - Caving These activities can all be booked directly with Mendip Activity Centre at https://mendip.me/book/
  • Do I need to book activities in advance?
    The free and included activities do not need booking in advance. They will all be available for you to just turn up on the day! If you are planning on taking part in any of the bolt on activities, we would recommend booking these in advance: https://mendip.me/book/
  • Where is Mendip Basecamp?
    Mendip Basecamp is located within the grounds of Mendip Activity Centre. Mendip Activity Centre, Lyncombe Drive, Churchill, BS25 5PQ. Follow signs up the drive, keeping to the right rather than entering the main carpark on the left. After a hairpin bend, you will go under the ski slope bridge. Continue driving past Mendip Lodge. Continue to follow the signs to Mendip Basecamp which will take you up the hill up a track to the camping field. Basecamp check in takes place in the huge white marquee in the middle of the field, the Pavilion. Click here for a Google maps link.
  • Can we bring a generator?
    We ask all customers to please not bring generators with you. There is USB charging available in the Pavilion for all customers to use.
  • Can I pitch my tent anywhere?
    Yes! We want to keep things as relaxed as possible so we don’t have pitches. Our camping field is massive so there will be plenty of options of where to pitch.
  • Can I camp near my friends?
    Yes! We don't have pitches, just various 'zones'. It does not matter if you book at the same time or together, just find each other on-site.
  • Can I park by my tent?
    Yes, you can park next to your tent. Our field and track can be quite bumpy and uneven in places so please take it steady and driving in the camping field is done so at your own risk. We do limit vehicle movement after dark. If you’ve been out for the evening and get back after 10pm there is an overnight parking area near the entrance to the field. You can park up here for the night and walk back to your pitch. Please always drive very carefully and with the assumption that children are playing nearby. We have a strictly enforced, zero tolerance, 5mph speed limit. Car Parking is not included in your festival ticket. Car Parking tickets can be purchased separately.
  • Why aren't trailer-tents, caravans or large motorhomes allowed?
    Basecamp is a basic, off-grid camp without the facilities and services caravans and motorhomes usually expect. Our camp can only be accessed by a steep road with a tight hairpin bend which is not ideal for towing vehicles. There is also a low, sloping bridge with a low point of 2.7m which restricts access to tall vehicles. Trailer-tents are welcome if you are confident your vehicle has the torque to get up to the camp and understand the limited facilities available.
  • Is there a washing up area?
    Yes, we do have a few wash up areas around the site. Please bring your own washing up liquid and tea towels
  • What if I don't have my own tent or campervan?
    No tent? No problem! We have a limited number of Nomadic Bell Tents and Lodge Bunk rooms available for hire. These must be purchased in advance and will be available at the same time as the tickets are launched.
  • What is included in a Nomadic Bell Tent?
    Nomadic Bell Tents each sleep up to 6 people on foam mattresses which are included. You will also have a picnic bench outside your tent. You will need to bring sleeping bag/bedding and pillows, towels and camp cooking equipment. If you do not have cooking equipment, or would rather not cook, there will be food and drink available to purchase all day, everyday!
  • What is included in a Lodge Bunk Room?
    Lodge Bunk rooms are available for private hire. There are 2 options; rooms that sleep up to 4 and rooms that sleep up to 6. Each room is booked exclusively for your group. Rooms have bunk beds with proper mattresses and an en-suite with shower, toilet and basin. There is USB charging and a double power socket available in each room. Bedding and towels are not included. You will have to bring sleeping bags/bedding, including pillows, and towels for all guests. Bunk rooms include a free, continental breakfast buffet on both Saturday and Sunday morning. There are no self-catering facilities included with Lodge Bunk rooms. Food and drinks will be available to purchase all day, everyday.
  • What time is check in/check out?
    Check in is open from 4pm on Friday 30th August. You are welcome to stay onsite until 2pm on Sunday 2nd September. If you book a Bell Tent, Bunk Tent or Bunk Room, check in is from 4pm and check out is by 10am. You are welcome to stay onsite after checkout however you will have to be out of your accommodation by 10am.
  • Can I camp the week before?
    Yes, Mendip Basecamp is open all through the School Summer holidays. You can book for until 29th August at https://mendipbasecamp.com/ You will need to add Thursday 29th August as an additional ticket on the Harvest Home website. Please note that festival activities do not start until 4pm on Friday 30th August. You will need to recheck in on the 30th August for the festival but you can leave you camp pitched providing you are not camped in Area 3 or 4. Dogs are not permitted at the festival weekend. Basecamp closes for the 2024 on 1st September with the end of the festival so you are not able to extend your stay past the end of the festival weekend.
  • What is included in a Bunk Tent?
    Bunk Tents each sleep up to 6 people on metal framed bunkbeds with foam mattresses. You will also have a picnic bench outside your tent. You will need to bring sleeping bag/bedding and pillows, towels and camp cooking equipment. If you do not have cooking equipment, or would rather not cook, there will be food and drink available to purchase all day, everyday!
  • What should I bring?
    On top of your usual camping equipment, there is not much else you need to bring. We will have food and drink available to purchase or you are welcome to bring your own food and cooking equipment. We would recommend bringing a picnic blanket and/or camp chair for the outdoor cinema and your best dancing shoes (which may well be wellies!) for the live music! We will go ahead whatever the weather so make sure you pack suncream and sun hats (for the optimists) and wet weather gear (for the pessimists!) Some of the bolt on activities require specific clothing (nothing that you won’t already have, just things like gloves and long sleeves) so check your activity confirmation if you’ve booked to take part in any extra adventures over the weekend.
  • Where does the money raised go?
    All proceeds will go to local charities supported by Rotary Club of Wrington Vale.
  • What happens if the weather isn't great?
    Unfortunately we have no control over the Great British Summer. We will go ahead whatever the weather so please check the forecast and pack accordingly.
  • Do you take card onsite?
    All Mendip outlets (licensed bar, food vendors, mendip activity centre etc) are card only venues. Third party vendors may accept cash and/or card.
  • What happens when?
    Check in is from 4pm on Friday 30th August. On Friday evening we invite you to join us for an outdoor, immersive cinema screening of The Greatest Showman complete with circus skills workshops, helter skelter bouncy castle and ringmaster! We will have food and drink available for purchase, including the all important popcorn! Please bring your own camp chairs or picnic blankets for the cinema. We will end the evening with fire dancing and a campfire. There will also be live acoustic music in our tipi tent all evening. On Saturday we will have free activities running all day. These include Archery Active, a climbing tower, frisbee golf, nerf battles and kids entertainment and mini disco! Live music will begin in our arena area in the afternoon and run into the evening. Entertainment ends by 11pm on both nights. On Sunday check out is at 2pm so there is no rush to get off site in the morning! Free activities will be available on Sunday morning. Bolt on, optional activity upgrades will be available all day every day also.
  • Do we have to wear fancy dress?
    On the Friday night, we are inviting everyone to get dressed up in their Greatest Showman inspired fancy dress! This is completely optional but there will be prizes awarded for best dressed! Please remember that this is an outdoor event and dress for the weather accordingly.
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