Wild Canvas Camping

UK England South West England Somerset Cheddar

  • 10+ metres between camping pitches
  • Deep cleaning of shared facilities
  • Deep clean between glamping guests
  • Campfires allowed
  • Groups welcome
  • Campfires Allowed
  • Good walks nearby
  • Walking
A pop-up campsite with workshops, music, good food and a festival vibe

The big music festivals may have been cancelled this year but that doesn’t mean you can’t still find a campsite with a family festival atmosphere. Slap bang in the middle of the Mendip Hills, Wild Canvas have set about offering exactly that, with tipis from the organisers of the Tipi Field at Glastonbury Festival and a concoction of local food, family-friendly workshops and small-scale DJ sessions that can’t help but meet the appetite of starved festival goers. Think boutique festival camping but without drunken teenagers tripping over your guy ropes in the middle of the night and background beats keeping you awake at 4am. ‘Good vibes only’, as the kids would say.

Popping up for just 12 days on Somerset’s Fernhill Farm (about 30 minute’s north of the Glastonbury Festival site), Wild Canvas is brand new for 2020 and, though it aims to offer that festival feel, it’s still steering well clear of gathering festival crowds. Camping pitches are more than 15 metres apart, there’s a limit to the number of campers on the site and workshops – from yoga and thai chi to bushcraft and felting – are all organised in a socially distanced manner. Most take place in a beautifully re-purposed barn, where there's now a quirky café and a bar, with tunes from Wild Canvas' very own radio station mixed by their favourite DJs.

The setting itself also takes some beating. Farmers Jen and Andy are committed to regenerative agriculture and their 170 acres is managed using techniques that restore biodiversity and reverse species loss. Indeed, the camping area itself is a wildflower meadow that's left for the bees and bugs to enjoy for the other 353 days of the year. The resulting surroundings are green, luscious and ideal to explore on foot, with multiple public footpaths cutting their way across the farm, as well as the campsite’s very own guided farm tours. By car, meanwhile, it’s a 15-minute drive to foodie Cheddar – the drive taking in the beautiful, winding road that goes through the middle of Cheddar Gorge – and it’s 15 minutes, too, to the tiny ‘city’ of Wells.

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Facilities

A selection of free and paid workshops and activities will be available during your stay including Yoga, Qigong, a fancy dress parade, outdoor cinema and more. Detailed schedules will be posted on our instagram feed and website in due course. Activities will be carried out in accordance with government safety guidelines.

FERNHILL CAFE

Located in the Wild HQ is the Fernhill café, which will serve hearty, home made hot breakfasts and evening meals everyday with vegetarian options. For an easy lunch option, you can consider ordering a picnic box.

BAA RUM BAR

Wild HQ will also house “Baa Rum Bar” where you can sample the local ales and ciders to the sounds of Wild Canvas Radio featuring a rotating roster of DJs.

FARM SHOP

Fernhill Farm is a regenerative, ecological sheep farm. Our little farm shop will be stocking good quality meat, dairy products and a range of organic local produce. There will be basic amenities such as ice, charcoal and toileteries.

Suitable For

Suited for families, small groups of friends and individuals who enjoy camping with a slightly festive feel.

Nearby

Walking to Cheddar Gorge can be one of the highlights of any stay at Fernhill Hill Farm.

Opening Times

Open for just 12 days this August.

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The Owner Says

Join us for a brand new pop-up camping experience with a family-friendly festive spirit, in Somerset’s Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. For 12 fabulous days the wildflower meadows at the eco-conscious Fernhill Farm will be home to our gorgeous, traditional Tipis and modern Tipi Tents, as well as a limited number of generously-spaced pitches for regular campers. Enjoy hearty homemade food, a selection of activities and workshop, and sample a few local ales to the gentle summer soundtrack of Wild Canvas Radio.

Accommodation

Room for around 60 camping pitches in the spacious meadow, plus a collection of fully-furnished festival tipis.

Regular Camping Tent Pitch

Grass pitch Sleeps 8 30 Available
Camping pitch for guests bringing their own tents.

Deluxe Tipi with 2 beds

Tipi Sleeps 4 6 Available
Our deluxe traditional tipi comes with beds and furnishing for 2 people, for a cosy glamping experience. Add an internal fire pit for a cosy and magical ambience. Note, young children bringing their own bed/bedding are included in the base rate but please let us know they are coming.

Deluxe Tipi with 3 beds

Tipi Sleeps 5 6 Available
Our deluxe traditional tipi comes with beds and furnishing for 3 people, for a cosy glamping experience. Add an internal fire pit for a cosy and magical ambience. Note, young children bringing their own bed/bedding are included in the base rate but please let us know they are coming.

Deluxe Tipi with 4 beds

Tipi Sleeps 6 6 Available
Our deluxe traditional tipi comes with beds and furnishing for 4 people, for a cosy glamping experience. Add an internal fire pit for a cosy and magical ambience. Note, an extra child bringing their own bed/bedding are included in this base rate but please let us know they are coming.

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Location

Contact Wild Canvas Camping, Fernhill Farm, Cheddar Road, Somerset, Bristol BS40 6LD

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