What is a Teepee?

Teepees are tents that were created by the American Indians, usually made from either animal skins, cloth or canvas (like ours) laid on a conical frame of long poles with an opening at the top for ventilation and a door flap.

Teepee Village at Thornbridge Outdoors

Our Teepee Village provides a camping experience with a difference, consisting of 9 Teepee tents each sleeping roughly 5 children or 3 adults.  Each one is named after a tree that you would find on our site.  You will need to bring your own sleeping mat, pillow and sleeping bag.

You can bring additional tents if there are more of you and even book our Base Camp kitchen/dining room as an additional group space (see below for details).

When planning your visit you may find the following useful.  All visiting groups are asked to complete a teepee list for their visit and leave it at reception on arrival.

Please note that no dogs are allowed on site (except for assistance dogs).

Outside a teepee

Base Camp Facilities

An added attraction of camping here on our campsite is the option of booking the Base Camp kitchen / dining room which has a fully equipped kitchen with catering size utensils, commercial dishwasher, small microwave, freezer, fridge, large catering cooker and grill.  Wi-Fi access is enabled in the Base Camp kitchen / dining room.

The Base Camp dining room can seat up to 60 comfortably (contact us if you wish to bring a larger group).


Below prices apply from 1st September 2017.

  • Teepee prices start from £16.50 + VAT per person per night with a minimum of 20 to pay for per night, Children under 10 are half price and under 2’s free (minimum 2 night booking).
  • To book the Base Camp facilities please contact us for prices.

Accommodation for school groups is included as part of the ‘bundle’ cost.  Please see the Residential Visits page for more details and price lists.

You can check our availability calendar and booking section for more details.

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