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Experience Fun and Adventure at Lydeard Farm's Residential and Holiday Camps

When it comes to a residential or holiday camp, Lydeard Farm Bush Camp and Lodges in Broomfield, Somerset is the perfect option and in an accessible location from the M5 motorway or train station. 

Our overnight residential stays create the kind of action-based, contextual learning experiences needed to build confidence, establish a growth mindset and develop ‘life skills’ for a brighter future. Afterall, it is in the world beyond the classroom where young people will end up applying all their learning!

From the moment you arrive you are absorbed, active and having fun.

Our residentials are suitable for a range of groups such as schools, church groups and corporate bookings for team building or holiday camps.


The Bush Camp Lodges

Your group will be accommodated within in our 5 lodges, located in their own secluded valley. The lodges can be split amongst boys, girls, teachers. 


The exact arrangements and number of lodges will be confirmed nearer to the time based on final numbers. Up to 56 can be accommodated across 5 lodges. 

Your  group will have sole use of the bush camp throughout your stay.

Bed sheets are provided. Children/ adults are required to bring their own sleeping bag, pillow, towel, shower gel. 

Each lodge has two lockable toilets and 2 lockable showers with ample hot water.

Hand soap and toilet paper is provided. Heating is provided for cooler nights

View more information on our lodges and take a tour here.



Meals will be prepared in the kitchen and served in the Bush Camp Shelter, a fully indoor area with long dining tables and wood burner.

Guests will wash up their own plates in the dedicated wash up area and put them out to dry and help keep the bush camp shelter clean and tidy.

Catering will be provided by a registered caterer as appointed by Lydeard Farm. Home cooked simple and delicious meals are the theme of the stay, perfect after a day of activities.

Breakfast will be provided at an agreed time usually 08:00 – and will consist of hot and cold options along with tea/ coffee, water and squash.  A pack lunch will be made at breakfast under the supervision of the caterer to eat outside or inside weather pending.

Evenings consist of a main course and pudding, although other options are available. The menu will be agreed and supplied prior to arrival. Suggested dining time is 18:00

It is proposed a BBQ will be held on one evening within our large outdoor BBQ area, of course followed by a bush camp fire and marshmallow roasting!


Hot & cold drinks, juice and snacks will be always available throughout within the bush camp shelter.

We do not serve any meals or snacks with nuts and ask that children do not bring nuts on site. A dietary request form will be sent and confirmed All notified allergens can be catered for.


On an evening enjoy stary nights around the camp fire and marshmallow roasting. Or use the indoor space for a quiz or a sing song. 

If you would prefer self catering is also available. In the bush camp kitchen you will find a fully equipped space with cooker, small microwave, fridge, freezer plus all the cooking equipment, crockery and utensils you will need during your stay. 


These will be led by our preferred activity instructor Steve Bedford who himself and his team hold all the appropriate qualifications and insurance to deliver the activities. Steve has many years experience running activities at Lydeard Farm.  You can view more information here regarding Steve

Activities on site include bush craft, den making, archery, pistol shooting, orienteering and various team building activities.

Steve will be your event director and will camp on the farm during the duration of your visit and he will put together your activity program suitable for the age of people attending.

Depending on your length of stay we can recommend other activities in the local area and some within walking distance. These include high ropes, boating and wet activities or even a beach day.

Find answers to some popular questions in our FAQ


Overnight residential from £120 per person based on a minimum of 1 night and a minimum of 20 children for lodging, catering and activities.

Self catering prices start from £30 per person per night based on minimum of 20, with activities being extra.

Location & Transport

Lydeard Farm is located in Broomfield in Somerset. 15 minutes from the M5 at Junction 23, North Petherton if approaching from the North. Or 15 minutes from Junction 24, Taunton if approaching from the South. 


If you are travelling by train we recommend you arriving to Taunton station and you can expect a 15 minute transfer. 

We have coach parking on the top boarder of our farm. This means children walk down to the farm and bush camp with the activity instructors and we will transport their bags separately to the accommodation.  It is approximately a 5-10 minute walk mainly downhill to the bush camp.  

We can put you in touch with our regular coach provider.

About us

We are family business and our family live in the farmhouse at Lydeard Farm. We will be present throughout your stay to assist with any of your needs to ensure a fantastic time is had by all.

Next steps 

Don’t take our word for it, you are very welcome to come and visit the bush camp and a take a look for yourself. 


We would also be pleased to answer any questions you may have. 

Find answers to some popular questions in our FAQ

Please do get in touch if you have any queries or would like a personalised quote. Contact Sarah on

We look forward to welcoming to Lydeard Farm Bush Camp & Lodges  

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