Petruth Paddocks


Free-range camping on a wonderfully friendly site in rural Somerset.

  • roomUnits 40
  • person Sleeps 1 - 8
  • bed Bedrooms 1 - 8
  • petPets Yes
  • mobilityMobility No
  • Babies
  • Toddlers
  • Older Kids
  • Teens
From £12/night
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With a wholesome attitude to kids and what they do and don't need, Jules has created a friendly space to bowl up, pitch up and head off to explore. This laid-back site offers space for tents, caravans and motorhomes, moreso there's heaps of space for your children to race off and witness the great outdoors.

About this place

Best bits

  • You can expect a laid-back, friendly vibe, plus plenty of wide open space and fresh air.
  • Enjoy a cosy campfire around your fire pit.
  • The facilities are lovely and clean and the showers are hot and strong.

Top tips

  • The kids are free to roam and explore – note that there are rhynes (ditches) that may hold water so either kit them in wellies or be prepared for them to paddle bare foot (my preference) and get wet - otherwise keep them away if they are too little.
  • Take wellies and a few changes of clothes - the kids get joyfully muddy.
  • Hire a fire-pit, grab marshmallows from reception snuggle up when the sun goes down.

Plan your stay

What are the facilities like? Where can you eat? What can you do?

Farm animals

Free range kids – on a free range campsite – that’s what Petruth is all about and I am delighted to tell you about it.

Jules believes in live and let live – so he’ll grant you some respect and assume that you have the initiative to know that to upset your neighbours is bad manners, so to party all night is not going to happen.  To light a camp fire, invite them over, play your guitar or a few tunes on your portable speaker and share a few stories over a few beers absolutely is.

Reviewed by Jo

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Location & local area

About the owners


We're a true family business - Mum (Sandra), Dad (Jules), Daughter (Kelly) and Son (Steve) along with Steve and Jo and their family (our Site Managers) and lots of friends and relatives who come on board during the busy summer months. We love what we do and our mission is simply to help you feel better about life than when you arrived.

Owner recommendations

  • We're a 10 minute footpath walk via a very paddleable river from Cheddar Village and 15 minutes from the Gorge.

  • Wookey Hole is a great day out for the famous caves, shows, adventure golf and indoor and outdoor play areas.

  • The coast is just a 20 minute drive away. Try Berrow for sandy beaches and Brean Down for stunning coastal walking.

  • There are lots of lovely walks to enjoy in the area, including Glastonbury Tor.

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