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Nudefest 2017

    

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Event details


After last year’s resounding success Nudefest 2017 will again be held at Thorney Lakes, Langport Somerton (TA10 0DW) from Monday 3rd July until Monday 10th July. The site consists of a glorious rural working farm with over 4 acres of lakes which is home to an abundance of wildlife.  

The festival will be clothes free from 1700hrs on the Monday during which early birds can arrive prior to the official opening of Nudefest at 1500hrs on Tuesday. This means you can enjoy the experience of 24hr nudity across the entire site for a whole week.

BN Members can join the discussion here: http://www.bn.org.uk/community/forums/topic/15313-nudefest-2017/. Further information is available from the BN office on 01604 620361 or from headoffice@bn.org.uk.

Prices

  • Overnight camping from Tuesday 4th until Monday 10th costs £20 per person per night (pppn) for BN and INF members and £25pppn for non-members.
  • Early arrivals can book the preceding Saturday 1st to Monday 3rd for £15pppn for BN and INF members and £20pppn for non-members.  Please note that only the Rally field will be available on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd, with the remaining camping fields opening on Monday 3rd.
  • A limited number of electrical hookups are available within the Village and Quiet areas at a cost of £2 per pitch per night - please make sure that you select this option if required at the time of booking.
  • Day visitor tickets for Tuesday 4th until Sunday 9th cost £15 per person for BN and INF members and £20 per person for non-members.

Booking

Terms

  • For overnight camping the earliest check in is 10.00am. Latest check in is 8.00pm. We kindly ask that you check out by 10.00am.
  • For day visitors the earliest arrival is 10am and you must leave the site at the close of the day's activities or midnight, whichever is the latest.
  • Pets are allowed. Dogs must kept on a lead and are not allowed in any food areas or inside any of the events tents or marquees (except guide/assistance dogs).
  • Smoking is not permitted in or around the any of the events tents or marquees.
  • Children under the age of 14 can attend free of charge the accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • British Naturism reserves the right to refuse admission - without refund - to anyone who does not adhere to our normal code of conduct for attendance at Naturist events.
  • You must provide the full names of all attendees (including any children) when booking. Photo-id and proof of membership, if applicable, will be required on arrival.

Further Information

If you didn’t come to Nudefest last year the site consists of two main camping areas and acres of open space, so if you wish to pitch your tent or caravan with friends we have plenty of room. British Naturism hires in extra luxury toilets and showers to complement the existing ones and we then work hard to create a festival feeling  with a huge main marquee plus several smaller ones clustered around this to form an L shaped sheltered sun trap, and provide craft, massage, catering and shop areas. Last year people said how this created a friendly village like atmosphere which encouraged a community spirit and helped people perhaps new to naturism relax and make new friends.

The main marquee will house a well-stocked bar selling locally produced ales and cider manned by Tim and his friendly professional team of helpers.  Attached to this will be a smaller quieter 'lounge' area with free daily papers to read. Next to the main marquee will be Jess and her staff from River Parrett Café who will be providing the catering throughout the event, supplying everything from bacon butties to a full evening meal.

The programme will roughly consist of (subject to change): Monday a quiet day, book in, set up and catch up with friends but no catering will be available. Tuesday the festival officially opens at 1500hrs with introductions, a tea party with free tea, scones and cream and live music from Mary Bateman. In the evening will be a lively quiz followed by the group More than One singing a mix of songs to really open the festival. On Wednesday we will booked a naturist visit to the Somerset Cider and Brandy Company followed by horse racing and karaoke in the evening. On Thursday people can visit Brandon Farm Gardens and listen to viola music on the lawns and in the evening we have a German beer night – yep a return of Baron von Schmidt Haus. Friday is a war time sing along with later in the day a forties themed singer Miss Annie followed by the resident DJ – Theresa playing a mix of modern dance music.  Saturday will open with a 5K/10K charity run followed by dog racing, and later the traditional talent night and disco. Sunday will consist of a quiz followed by a final dance with live music.

For those who want to be entertained even more during the day, there will be a whole host of fun activities. Last year we had nearly 80 sessions running across the week and some of the popular ones will be back - drum workshop, archery, fitness sessions, painting, willow making, yoga & fishing contest to name just a few, others will be new and that’s what the team are currently working on at the moment.

A quick note if you're coming from abroad please remember to quote your INF number when booking to get a discounted rate and for details and help with travel arrangements and accommodation please contact myself the Organiser for details of flights into Bristol International Airport and connecting Falcon Bus times – Nudefest is only 67km from the Airport and well worth the journey!

So keep an eye on the BN website forum and editions of BN's monthly news plus the BN Magazine for regular updates and booking details - but get the date in your diary now and book up for Nudefest ‘s tenth birthday, it’s going to great, I might even bake a cake….

Nigel Pinkstone
Nudefest Organiser

 


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if nuefest was in the half term id have made the effort to go but I can't get the time from work being in school :( 

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I'm a little confused here.

The festival is running from Mon 3rd, 'The festival will be clothes free from 1700hrs on the Monday'

However, camping is only from the Tuesday, 'Overnight camping from Tuesday 4th'

So does this mean that I have to book the Monday as an extra day?

Maybe all will become clear when the tickets booking becomes active on Monday.

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You can book from Monday to Monday; it is just that the first Monday is cheaper than the other nights and it isn't clothes free until 17:00 and there isn't any entertainment on the Monday evening.

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The venue, Thorney lakes has some lovely fishing lakes. Are we able to use these clothes free during the week outside of the prearranged fishing competition?

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On 02/12/2016 at 22:26, chrismarshall said:

The venue, Thorney lakes has some lovely fishing lakes. Are we able to use these clothes free during the week outside of the prearranged fishing competition?

The fishing lakes are still being used by their regular clientele throughout so there should be no problem with naked people fishing as well. There were NF'ers fishing the lakes last year. I dare say there would be no problem if the fisherman decided to join in too.  How would anyone know the difference between a naturist fishing or a fisherman au naturel?

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nigel.pinkstone

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Hi,

to inform people about the fishing lakes, the lakes are used by fishermen as far as I am aware 24/7 with the site charging for a days pass. Everyone using the lakes to fish will have to buy a days permit from Thorney lakes unless they take part in the Nudefest fishing contest which hopefully will be held on the Saturday afternoon of Nudefest. During this contest BN will be paying the daily fishing fee and for a fishing license (people must sign up for this event due to the license having to be bought by us for each competitor prior to the event), we will also provided limited bait. During the festival the whole site including the lakes can be enjoyed clothes free, so yes from 1700hrs on the Monday you can fish in the buff.

Lastly with regret no one is allowed to swim in the lakes for a number of reasons mainly health and safety and the fact its only a few feet deep. 

Nigel

Nudefest Organiser

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I fished the lakes a couple of days before the Nudefest competition on my own. Remember to get a ticket for the lakes AND an Environment Agency licence. I fished nude.

I might have remembered this wrong but I think the fishing is dawn to dusk only. 

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Can one bring a small petrol gen and the size of my base camp tent is 5m by 3m would that be ok to use for the week from Tuesday 11am until the Monday morning 

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Information posted by event organiser:-

Generators

Only quiet generators eg Honda or similar which are fully enclosed and used in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions may be used at Nudefest.

Please remember to use a generator with courtesy and consideration to fellow campers. Generators should always be located within your own pitch, but not inside an awning and not in any area where they could cause any inconvenience or danger to other members. Generators must not under any circumstances be left running whilst unattended.

Nudefest rules are that generators may be used only between 1000hrs and 1900hrs unless prior arrangements have been made with the EC. The EC will ask you to silence your generator if it is causing a noise nuisance.

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To have a touch of luxury to Nudefest 2017 I have hired a caravan from A & D Caravan Hire Ltd http://www.adcaravanhire.co.uk/index.html 

They will bring it to site, set it up and take it back afterwards. My contact was Ann 01749 813668

Promoting this facility might encourage non campers to attend.

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chrismarshall

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We have booked for the weekend, we are really looking forward to our first visit - the tent will need a practice run in the garden.

Can anybody let us know what the food offer is on site please

 

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nigel.pinkstone

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Hi,

to answer Chrismarshall's question about food, Jess and her team from River Parrett will be running the catering at Nudefest. The food will be a mix of hot and cold selections with a daily special. Food preparation on site is difficult and most will be done away from Thorney Lakes in Jess's cafe in Langport and brought on to the site ready for service. If you haven't been to Nudefest at Thorney lakes we have a large marquee next to the main marquee set aside as a catering 'tent' with everything you would expect. One thing that I enjoyed was mixing and making new friends whilst having a cuppa watching the naked world go by...

In general BN learnt a lot last year about peoples tastes and what people wanted, from a poor take up on cereals and toast in the mornings to more 'bacon butties' and cake. Catering will be open from first thing in the morning to quite late in the evening, depending on numbers and other factors. Jess is happy to cater for different dietary needs, simply speak to her and she will do her best to please.  A nice touch was the bicycle delivery service the team operated, a bit surreal to be in the buff, sat watching the fishing to be served carrot cake and a drink. 

I hope this helps

Nigel

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Janetspog1

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I wondered if anyone fancied a beach day/ morning/afternoon. If so, which beaches would you recommend apart from Studland? i am not against going to Studland but if there are any closer it would be nice to visit one of those.

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peter_marilyn

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It's a great Fest, we always enjoy it - but one minor gripe. Thought after comments last year we would have a more sensible approach to holiday snaps. When on a textile hol you don't have to seek out a professional photographer to take your holiday snaps for you - why should you have to at this event. Understand some others not wanting to be in your photos, but were all sensible consenting adults, how about a 'you and yours' photo policy rather than this blanket ban?

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21 minutes ago, peter_marilyn said:

It's a great Fest, we always enjoy it - but one minor gripe. Thought after comments last year we would have a more sensible approach to holiday snaps. When on a textile hol you don't have to seek out a professional photographer to take your holiday snaps for you - why should you have to at this event. Understand some others not wanting to be in your photos, but were all sensible consenting adults, how about a 'you and yours' photo policy rather than this blanket ban?

Agree entirely @peter_marilyn I'll be looking upon Nudefest as a holiday and will certainly take some 'you and yours' or rather 'me and mine' photos, whilst fully respecting the privacy of everyone else. Also, the programme specifically publicises activities requesting those participating to bring along their own cameras. @CnC the official photographer will take some wonderful pictures as he always does, but it is nice to have some personal ones as well. Hoping for a common sense response from the organisers who have done so much work to get everything in place for a fun week.

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chrismarshall

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Hi I know this is probably not the right thing to ask but if you don't ask........ The third and final deciding test match between the Lions and The All Blacks on Saturday morning is there a facility available to watch the game - could be a great opportunity for breakfast butties and a couple of early beers - or is there any WI FI available?

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3 minutes ago, chrismarshall said:

Hi I know this is probably not the right thing to ask but if you don't ask........ The third and final deciding test match between the Lions and The All Blacks on Saturday morning is there a facility available to watch the game - could be a great opportunity for breakfast butties and a couple of early beers - or is there any WI FI available?

The wi-fi on site is limited however good 3G coverage on most networks - I hope that helps...

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Thank you Rachel for the Interview about Nudefest, here at fresh radio, thought it came over really well and we have had lots of fantastic feed back. if you would like us at any of your naturist events, or would like to talk about it on air, please contact me at robbiehuntershow@hotmail.com again, thank you so much

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Guest Runner Number 12

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Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed my first Nudefest. Great venue, lovely weather and really friendly people. Thank you ! Looking forward to 2018 and staying longer!

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