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Activity parties with food

Activity parties without food

If you don't want to book our party room or party food any of our activities can be booked as an exclusive session for a birthday party here


  • Toboggan parties are exclusively for children ages 4 - 12.
  • Instructor led activity parties (archery, air rifle, archery active, axe throwing, caving and bushcraft) are for ages 6+. If there are participants under the age of 8, at least one adult must take part in the activity session and be included in the number of participants. 
  • There is no upper age limit for instructor led activity parties however adults and older teenagers may prefer to take part in an activity session and eat in the Alpine Lounge cafe-diner rather than the party room. This can be done by booking exclusive use of any of our activity sessions.

You will have exclusive use of the activity session. 

Instructor led activities will be exclusively your group with Mendip's fully qualified, fun instructors. 

You will have exclusive use of the whole toboggan slope during tobogganing parties. 

ActivityNumber of People
TobogganingUp to 24 children
ArcheryUp to 12 participants
Axe ThrowingUp to 12 participants
Air RifleUp to 12 participants
BushcraftUp to 12 participants
CavingUp to 12 participants
Archery ActiveUp to 16 participants 

In some cases, we may be able to accommodate larger groups. If you would like to discuss options for this, please get in touch with your requirements via email to 

Toboggan parties will always have exclusive use of the party room. 

If booking an activity party, the room may be shared with another group. Both groups will be entering and leaving at the room at the same time. The parties will be kept at separate tables. We have 2 party rooms, we are unable to guarantee which room you will be using. 

You will have access to the party room from 5 past the hour until ten to the following hour (e.g. 12:05 - 12:50). Regrettably we cannot allow access earlier than this so we cannot allow individualised decorations. Our party room is in high demand and it is likely that there will be another group entering the room shortly after you. Please respect this timing if our staff ask your group to start making their way out of the room at the end of your time. 

We can cater for all dietary requirements. As standard, everyone will get a margherita pizza sub, crisps and an ice lolly. If you require any adjustment to this (e.g. gluten free, dairy free, vegan), please let us know as soon as possible. 

Any dietary requirements must be submitted no later than two weeks before your party date, this can be done by email to 

Yes you can hire the party room and self cater on week days during the term time. 

This cannot currently be booked online so please get in touch with the team via email to to book this option.

On weekends and during the school holidays, the party room is only available as part of a catered party package. 

General FAQ's

This ranges depending on the activity...

Tobogganing is available for ages 4+

Skiing is available for ages 5+

Snowboarding is for ages 8+ (but must also have at least a size 2 feet and be 1.2m tall)

Frisbee Golf does not have an age restriction and under 6's play for free

Our outdoor activity sessions can be run in two ways, with different minimum ages:

If you are booking individual spaces on an activity session, the minimum age for most activities is 8. 

You are also able to book a session privately just for your group. If you book the session exclusively we can relax the age restriction to include children aged 6 or 7. At least one adult must take part and be included in the group if there is anyone taking part under the age of 8.  

As an outdoor activity centre we go ahead whatever the weather! The only exception to this rule is lightning directly over the centre, which we monitor very closely. Make sure you bring a change of clothes if it's raining, wrap up warm if it's windy, and drink plenty of fluids if it's hot. Make an adventure of it!!!

All of our activity sites have plenty of parking onsite. Parking is free of charge.

We are very fortunate to be situated in such a stunning location set in the Mendip hills. Unfortunately, this does come with its limitations. We have recently installed a lift in our main centre which allows disabled access to our cafe-bar. 

The paths leading to our onsite activities can be fairly muddy and uneven. Pushchairs/wheelchairs/mobility scooters may struggle depending on what part of the site they are trying to access. 

Please view our full accessibility statement here:

You will receive a confirmation email from us once your booking has been made. Sometimes this email can end up in your junk folder, so please check there first if you can't find it. 

If you can't find a confirmation email, your online booking may not have been fully completed - please check whether the session you were trying to book is still available online. If it is, please try to make the booking again. If it's not, please contact us so that we can check what's happened.

The Alpine Lounge is open!

Check out our website for the current opening times and to view the menu.

We do no accept bookings for the cafe, it is walk in only. 

Mendip Activity Centre, Mendip Lodge and Mendip Basecamp are all cashless. 

We accept all major credit and debit cards (excluding American express).

Yes! We have a bunkhouse right on site that is available year round and, during the Summer months, we have 2 canvas villages onsite also. 

For full information, pricing and options please see our Education webpage here -

Yes! Whatever your size, scale or budget, we offer bespoke team away days. 

Take a look here for more info - 

Yes we do! To book a Birthday party click here - 

You are able to book any of our onsite activities as a Birthday Party package including use of our party room and food for all participants. 

You are also able to book any of our activities as an exclusive session just for your group and use this as a birthday party if you are looking for just an activity with no catering option. 

Our public opening times are kept up to date here:

If in doubt, all activities can be booked in advance at 

We are open to private education groups, corporate groups, youth groups outside of this time. 

Education enquiries here:

Corporate enquiries here:

Youth group enquiries here:


Tobogganing is a very popular activity and, especially during peak times, we have very little flexibility in being able to push your start time back. Where possible, we will get you onto the toboggan slope as soon as possible once you arrive. We will try to be as accommodating as possible and if there is availability later in the day, we will move your session to a later start time however please be aware that this is not always possible. 

Frisbee golf or recreational snowsports

We are likely to be able to change your start time at arrival as long as it is within our opening hours and on the same day.

Private session
We will start whenever you arrive but we are unlikely to be able to overrun.

Individual spaces on a session

We will do our best to fit you into the session at a point that does not disrupt it too much for other participants. If you are more than 10 minutes late, we're sorry but it is very unlikely we will be able to fit you into the session due to missing the safety and equipment briefing and kit up.

Let us know you cannot make your session, or request an amendment: 

Please email

Our cancellation and amendment terms can be viewed here:

Yes, well behaved friendly dogs are welcome to visit the Alpine Lounge!

We are open for our normal school holiday hours every day throughout the festive period other than Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's day.