Friday, May 31, 2019 at 4:00 PM BST
Sunday, June 2, 2019 at 11:00 PM BST

Add to Calendar 


Wimbleball Lake TA22 9NU 
Brompton Regis TA22 9NU
United Kingdom



Dulverton National Park Centre 
Exmoor National Park Authority 
01398 323841 

The Big Family Camp Out @ Wimbleball 

Join the adventure! Come along and camp out in some of the most amazing locations on Exmoor. Site opens from 4pm Friday. Set your camp, cook your dinner with activities starting from 6pm. Tents down by 11am Sunday. Ideal for first time campers. A partnership between Exmoor National Park and South West Lakes Trust.

What’s the campsite like?

We’re camping in a field next to beautiful Wimbleball Lake. Although this is part of the site, and has access to good facilities -  it feels very secluded. There are lots of walks around the lake and the potential to explore and take part in some additional activities.

What’s happening?

You can come for either one or two nights, arriving on the Friday night or the Saturday night (it’s the same price).  We will be running activities on the Saturday evening leaving you free Friday night and Saturday and Sunday day time to enjoy the outdoor space and to explore the local area.   Here’s a rough plan;




Site is open

4pm to 7pm

Pitch your tent, cook your dinner and relax.  

7pm - bedtime

Go for an explore or have fun in the huge field.




Site is open

8am to 4pm

Explore Exmoor.  See web links for ideas.  

4pm to 7pm

Pitch your tent, cook your dinner and relax.  

7pm to 9pm

Campfire Crafts.  

9pm to 10pm

 Night walk

10pm - bedtime




8am – 11am

Site is open, have breakfast and pack up.  


Site closes.    

What should I do on Saturday?

There is a lot to do on Exmoor.  These websites should give you some ideas, whether it’s exploring medieval Dunster, enjoying a riverside picnic at Tarr Steps or walking part of the South West coast path.  






What should I bring?

  • All your camping gear (tents, camping mats, sleeping bags etc).
  • Suitable outdoor clothes and footwear (for bright sun as well as rain!).
  • Food and a camping stove. (feel free to bbq on the camp fire)
  • Don’t forget insect repellant and a torch!!

What is provided?

  • Toilet facilities.
  • A large communal campfire for cooking/warmth with a parachute shelter.
  • Drinking water.
  • Hot water (most of the time – i.e. when the fire’s going!).
  • Help to put up your tent.

Are there any rules?

This will be the second year running the event and so far there have been no problems. Common sense/basic camping etiquette will apply;