We respect that every child has different needs and that a camping holiday and connecting with nature can be beneficial and help develop independence.

Accessibility at Wytch Wood Camping & Glamping



We believe Wytch Wood has a lot to offer families and individuals with special educational needs.  We respect that every child has different needs, and that a camping holiday and connecting with nature can be beneficial, even therapeutic and help to develop independence.  


If you’re thinking about camping for the first time, or just the first time with us – we are always happy to discuss individual needs. 



  • Many of our pitches are set in the woodland, offering shade and cover to those with sensitivity to light and heat.  
  • Pitches are all spacious and offer privacy from your neighbours, with most having their own compost loo so you can keep separate if you prefer to
  • We can accommodate large tents so you have plenty of room to create a familiar space with your own equipment and surroundings. 
  • We are a quiet site, with no amplified music and quiet after 10pm.  Some pitches are set beside running water which offers a particularly soothing soundscape.  
  • We allow hammocks or have some to borrow, if your child benefits from using a therapy swing. 
  • We run small group activities such as soft archery and crafting, all supervised and in a supervised environment.
Wytch Wood Camping & Glamping | Somerset



We have a range of pitches and environments and can help identify which might be best suited to different requirements.  If you need more space, if you need a larger pitch or one with easily identifiable boundaries, if you need quiet or shade  – we can help with that.


This article from The Crazy Outdoor Mama has some great tips on camping for families with special educational needs. 


What are your best tips for camping with children with autism, other special educational needs or just kids in general?  If you have any tips – we’d love to hear them so that we can better help visiting  families in the future.       



While we welcome everyone that loves nature to come and enjoy Wytch Wood, currently the campsite and cafe is not set up to offer safe access for wheelchair users or guests with significant impaired mobility.


This is something we are working on and hope to soon be able to offer at least one pitch which has increased support available – including things like grab rails in loos and showers, and a seat in the shower.

Wytch Wood Camping & Glamping | Somerset
Thomas Kirk ShannonThomas Kirk Shannon

13:42 02 Jul 23
We spent 4 nights at Wytch Wood and without a doubt it’s one of the most beautiful camp sites we’ve had the pleasure of spending time at.The design of the site has been creativly curated so that each pitch offers a unique array of surroundings, as well as easy access to shared amenities and each with it’s own compost loo, fire pit, table and chairs. Next to the main campsite is a path to a hillside wood with a 500m walk that has been carefully carved through it, which twists and turns and gives you a short exhibit of the wonders of the forest.The well stocked 24hr honesty shop and bar (each pitch has a clipboard for you to document what you’ve used) was a highlight, as it meant more time soaking up the site and less time driving to shops.Although we didn’t choose these - The Glamping options seemed very well considered and cost effective. We’d be very interested in trying them out next time!Elise and Lucy were Incredibly accommodating and hospitable. Their care and love of the site communicates, with work being done upgrading and maintaining all areas. The pizza oven, morning coffee and array of woods activities are just some of the details that show Wytch Wood really goes above and beyond to better the experience for campers.This campsite is a definite find, and I could not recommend it more!

Joslin LloydJoslin Lloyd

14:33 29 May 23
Absolutely amazing campsite. Beautiful scenery and great amenities. Wood fired pizza was delicious and the morning coffee and evening bar were a nice bonus. The activities were fun too. We would happily return.

Tom GillibrandTom Gillibrand

09:58 29 May 23
Just had a fantastic bank holiday weekend here. First time campers as a family and we couldn't have asked for more. The pitches are set well apart from each other with their own seating and loo. The pizzas are absolutely delicious and were wolfed down by all. There's a bar and an honesty shop for bits and pieces you may have forgotten (and ice cream). For the children, there are woods to explore and streams to play in. Thank you for a great time!

Will PasseyWill Passey

19:13 08 May 23
We've just returned after a lovely 2 night stay at Wytch Wood. The campsite is really sympathetically laid out with plenty of space between pitches, giving you the feeling of being in the middle of nowhere. Despite this feeling there was plenty of convenience, good washing up facilities, a well stocked bar with local beers and ciders (bottles), fresh coffee in the mornings, and looks to be wood fired pizzas coming soon.On our pitch we had our own fire pit, private composite loo and a decent table with 4 chairs, which was a great touch.There was a really nice 500m circular walk accessible directly at the back of the site which the kids loved, through old woodland, along babbling brooks and passed carpets of bluebells and wild garlic.Elise, the host, was fantastic from start to end. She clearly cares about the campsite and people's enjoyment and was always on hand to help out or answer any questions.The only slight downside was due to the heavy rain we had during our stay the pitch we were on got slightly water logged and our van got stuck, but Elise came to the rescue with wood chippings and a bunch of fellow campers to help push us out!In short, a great place to stay for a back to nature vibe, we'll be back!


11:52 19 Sep 22
What an amazing place!!! Spent a wonderful weekend here - one of the best campsites we have ever been to. The host Elise is so thoughtful, the care that has gone into every aspect of the campsite made it so special - from a hammock by the river, to complimentary toiletries in the showers, it felt like we were in an oasis! The woods the campsite sits in is so peaceful, and made for exploring through. We loved using the fire pit provided every night. Can’t wait to come back next year 🌲🏕🍂

Paul RobertsPaul Roberts

15:31 05 Jul 22
We enjoyed a spontaneous, (almost) last-minute weekend at Wytch Wood in their new Skyview glamping tent. We needed to get away from the grind of the weekly routine and were looking for somewhere peaceful and quiet, where we could essentially just laze around for a weekend enjoying each other's company. Wytch Wood was just perfect for that purpose!Skyview is a large glamping tent with clear roof panels, meaning you can literally lie in bed looking at the stars. It was a lovely novelty, though we were glad it was possible to hook up the panels and keep out the worst of the early morning light. It was fantastic when it rained during the day, though. Being able to see the rain hammering down above you while being warm and dry was a great feeling.Skyview comes with a porch/kitchen area and a separate kitchen outside, as well as a table and chairs, firepit and hammock. You also get your own compost toilet and there's a small shower block very close by. You barely need to move more than a few feet for anything, which was just what we needed!That said, there is also plenty of woodland to explore if you want to be a bit more adventurous (we couldn't due to one of our family members being injured).We will be returning.