Greenacres Camping

UK England South West England Somerset Glastonbury

  • Electrical hook-ups
  • Children’s playground
  • Campfires allowed
  • Groups welcome
  • Short walk to pub
  • Good walks nearby
  • Walking
Spellbinding family campsite. Spacious, safe and well-equipped place for young families; out of season, it’s very quiet for the more mature camper.

Once upon a time, an enchanting couple created a peaceful outdoor living area that was both safe and comfortable for young families and lots of fun for children. They called this place Greenacres – a gigantic four-and-a-half-acre field with just 40 pitches spread around the perimeter. The entire central swathe, is reserved for various dragon-slaying and spell-casting playtime activities, which are run by the Lazy Dayzee Crew. They pitch up here at weekends and during the week during school holidays – thereby giving mums and dads an opportunity to kick back without the little ones for an hour or so. When that’s not happening, there’s the occasional 30-a-side football match taking place in the field fit for Wembley, and perhaps a spot of ping-pong (aka wiff-waff), too. There’s no visual electronic entertainment here, just a host of classic old-fashioned toys and activities, such as Wendy houses, see-saws, swings and bikes. There's also a carefully controlled, but very wide selection of books for both the children and the adults – who will have plenty of time for stress-free reading whilst the small darlings are busy exhausting themselves in the middle of the field.

Some may find the no dogs rule here a bit restrictive but when a site is this committed to providing good, healthy, energetic leisure activities for children then it becomes a necessity.

If all this has left you imagining a site full of noisy spellbound kids chaotically running through the place among all the cars and tents, then relax. All the magic takes place in car- and tent-free zones. Except, that is, at sundown on summer evenings, when the lanes around the campsite come alive with magic beetles, and they host their ever-popular Glow Worm Safaris. During the school holidays this site is probably not best suited to those quiet, reclusive couples looking for a bit of solitude, but in early September, when the Cool Camping operatives arrived, Greenacres was P&Q personified.

There’s plenty of fun to be had in the environs of this fairy-tale campsite, as well. The moody Somerset Levels provide excellent walking opportunities or, if you fancy something that doesn’t require wearing boots, then hippy-central Glastonbury is only three miles away – and just the spot for picking up a magic wand...

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Facilities

Excellent, immaculate if slightly old-fashioned toilet block. The kind of people who camp here have treated the building so well for so long that it is now agreeably retro-chic in style. Facilities include toilets, fully-tiled showers, warm water to wash basins, electric hook-ups and fridge-freezers. There are also bikes of all sizes for hire (from £8.00 per day) and many toys provided free for the younger campers. Campfires and BBQs are allowed off the ground. Hut with local info and books to borrow.

Suitable For

Tents, trailer tents and small campervans, groups – yes. Caravans, large motorhomes, dogs – no. Our pitches are located around the perimeter of the site, leaving the middle of the field clear for football, cricket, rounders, badminton, water pistols or any other family-friendly activity.

In the school holidays and most weekends, the site will be busy with families and young children. Outside those periods, time will pass very slowly.

... apart from one crazy, spectacular, utterly fantastic weekend in June, when the whole world's eyes focus on our neighbouring village for the Glastonbury  Festival.

Nearby

Somerset has a wealth of attractions for sunny and not-so-sunny days, to suit all ages. Unspoiled wildlife reserves, magnificent cathedrals and stately homes, inspiring museums, great shopping, thrill rides, bike rides, seaside fun and the world's best music festival - all are on our doorstep - with a backdrop of the most amazing scenery. This is a rural paradise, totally away from it all, but with easy access to major cities and transport links.

Food & Drink

Soft drinks, milk and our own free-range eggs are available from reception. The family-friendly Lion at Pennard (01749 890252), a 10-minute drive away at West Pennard, offers hearty pub fare and some terrific ales but, for a special dining treat, you can’t beat Goodfellows Seafood Restaurant (01749 673866) 4 miles away in Wells, which does lovely set menus based on what’s good that day as well as à la carte fare. The Crossways Inn (01278 783756) at North Wootton is the nearest pub (3/4 mile). For hearty food and a cosier pint of local cider The Crown in Pilton is around 30 minutes walk along the lanes.

Opening Times

May Day Bank Holiday weekend – End of September.

The Owner Says

If you are looking for a family friendly campsite near to Cheddar, Wookey Hole, Longleat, Wells and Glastonbury, then Greenacres Camping is the ideal location.

 Our award-winning site nestles in the beautiful Somerset countryside, with stunning views of Glastonbury Tor. We offer lots of safe play space, big pitches, the warm glow of camp fires, amazing wildlife and relaxation, just 45 minutes from Bristol and Bath.

The campsite is close to the beautiful city of Wells, with its magnificent Cathedral and Bishops Palace, mystic Glastonbury and the historic market town of Shepton Mallet. You can also enjoy days out at the Avalon Marshes wildlife reserves, the Fleet Air Arm Museum, Stourhead, the Bath & West Showground, shopping at Clark's Village in Street, 3 different Steam railways and many other attractions. The beaches of Weston-super-Mare, Burnham-on-Sea, Lyme Regis, Weymouth and West Bay (TV's "Broadchurch") are an hour or less away.

Greenacres was the AA SMALL CAMPSITE OF THE YEAR 2014 and for 2019-20 our AA GOLD PENNANT AWARD score of 96% is the highest in its class in the UK.

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Pitches

40 large, grass pitches, 13 of which have 10-amp electric hookup. No hard standing pitches.

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Location

Contact Greenacres Camping, Barrow Lane, North Wootton, Shepton Mallet BA4 4HL

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Getting There

Greenacres is 3/4 mile west of North Wootton village, at the centre of a triangle linking the towns of Wells, Shepton Mallet and Glastonbury.

From the M5 take Exit 23 to Wells. The best approach is from the A39 Glastonbury/Wells road at Brownes Garden Centre. Follow the brown campsite signs.

From Shepton Mallet take the A37 and A361 through Pilton, then turn right at Steanbow and follow the brown campsite signs (2 miles).

Honestly, there's no public transport for miles, so you need to be self-sufficient to get around!!

Public Transport: Train to Castle Cary, then a taxi (20 mins); or Bus to Wells, then a taxi (10 mins).

Cycling: Just 400m from National Cycle Route 3.

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