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Naturism is ... Liberating!
"The thought of nudity is scarier than nudity itself"
When you shed your clothes you also shed just a few of the burdens of everyday life.
The feeling of liberation, discovery and freedom is something that you cannot describe.
Our skin benefits from exposure to light and air.
A 2015 survey proved that Naturists have higher self-esteem and better body confidence.
Naturism is great for single people as well as families and children alike – it’s an activity that all the family can do together.
Naturist children are happy, well-adjusted and safe; they grow up with a better understanding of what will happen to their bodies and enjoy a relaxed, outdoor life.
Holidays, Beaches, Clubs, Swims, Walking, Sporting, Camping and 'Glamping' (and why not!)
Things to do – you’ll wonder how you did without us - come to an event, find your nearest club or swim, go on a Naturist holiday (including group holidays just for BN Members), get involved with the British Naturism members’ online community, and sign up for free newsletters.
We know you were wondering!
There is no offence of 'nudity' in English law otherwise we wouldn't be here and thousands of people wouldn't cycle naked through our towns and cities each year. But the law can be confusing and some people incorrectly assume that simple nudity can be harmful - especially to children.
Here at BN we campaign to improve the understanding of the law and challenge misconceptions about social nudity.
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There's no better time than now to discover the wonderful world of Naturism.
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British Naturism is the internationally recognised representative body for naturists in the UK, so come on and dive in!
Big Days Out [More...]
BN Swimming Gala
27 Apr 2019Venue: Aylestone Leisure Centre - Knighton Lane East, Leicester
Swimmers of all standards are welcome - You must be able to swim 50 metres.
Events: 50m Breaststroke, Backstroke, Butterfly and Freestyle. Relays include: Club relay; Medley relay; Family relay and the Open Sprint race – male and female 14 plus. Race registration is on the night of the event from 18.00 to 18:45 and the races will start from 19:00 hours.
Please buy your entry tickets in advance from the BN Events Website - your ticket includes a complimentary refreshments pack and a participation badge.
Pool is booked from 18:00. Arrive promptly for booking in. All* races are 50m (2 lengths), Butterfly, Backstroke, Breaststroke, Freestyle. (*the last race (only) is an Open 25m freestyle race. Under 10's are also 25m) You can dive, jump or start from in the water. You don't need to be able to tumble turn. All races have separate Womens/Mens (or Girls/Boys) categories. There are 16 age categories ranging from Under 10's to Over 75's. These are mostly 5 year age bands (eg 45-49 years). Age is your age on the night. There are also mixed gender Club Relays (freestyle and medley) plus a family breaststroke relay (3 persons, incl 1 or 2 U17's) Club entries are strongly encouraged, travel together. A Club trophy based on a points system is presented. Everyone who completes their swim wins at least one point for their club, so everybody counts! Medals (and trophies for some races). Presentations midway and at the end of the evening. The BN Gala is the basis for selecting the team to represent BN (and the UK) at the 48th International Gala in Paris. Under 18's do not need to be members, but must be accompanied by a responsible guardian who is a BN Member or BN Club Member. Admission for Swimmers:
BN members (must produce BN Card) £ 10.00
BN Club members (must produce club card) £ 13.00
U18 - Free to register - must be accompanied by a parent
The Swimming Gala is BN Member / BN Club Member event
The map is available
National Petanque 2019
03 May 2019 - 05 May 2019This years international qualifier is being held at Broadlands Sun Club
Entry form attached with details
3rd May to 5th May 2019
For entry details please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
BN National Petanque Tournament 2019.pdf
The map is available
The Gathering 2019
03 May 2019 - 09 May 2019The Gathering 3rd May to 9th May 2019
Glenmorag Hotel, Dunoon, Argyll & Bute
SANER Region are holding the 7th International Naturist Gathering in Scotland, returning to the Glenmorag Hotel on the banks of the Clyde. Once again there is either a weekend break commencing 3pm on Friday 3rd until 10am Monday 6th May, or, a 6 night option departing on Thursday 9th May.
Accommodation is limited for this highly popular event, open to BN and INF Members only. The Gathering 2018 sold out 4 months in advance!
The rooms are either doubles or twin bedded and room shares are desirable as the number of single occupancies (hotel surcharge) are strictly limited. Accommodation is on a Dinner, Bed & Breakfast basis and includes all top quality entertainment for the duration of your stay. Nudity will be standard uniform for the duration of your stay though clothes will be necessary for travel to/from some of our popular activities. These include walking in the Argyll forests, naturist swim at the local pool, journey to the Kyles of Bute boat trips. ( for Official photos of The Gathering 2018 go to the Gallery). Scotty MacDoon has requested Hawaiian Shirts for his Welcome Tea Party at 4pm – it reminds him that “The Gathering is time to party “- he's so funny! Kilts and kit off at 5pm Friday. Gatherers departing on Monday can still enjoy the day with us so book late returns!
Booking for this unique event is now open:
Prices for the weekend are £155 pp ( sea view supplements of £6).
Prices for 6 nights are £260 pp ( sea view supplements of £12).
Please note that the option for the longer stay at just £35 per night extra is exceptionally good value. When considering travel costs for homeward travel on Bank Holiday Monday the 6 night option is highly recommended and gives Gatherers the opportunity to explore the gateway to the highlands. Single supplements are £25 and £55 dependent on length of stay.
Deposits are £30 pp payable at time of booking (BN / INF membership Number required) with a single final payment due on 28th February 2019 ( irrespective of length of stay).
Please note that SANER Region has taken a reduction in commission to secure these prices but will not stint on the quality of entertainment.
To book call Urquhart Travel on 0844 871 7717. (Calls cost 7p per minute so ensure you have your BN Membership number to hand).
Booking office opening hours are;
Mon to Fri 8.30am - 7.00pm
Sat 8.30am - 4.00pm
Sun 10.00am - 4.00pm
For further information contact email@example.com
Further information is also available on the BN Forum, follow The Gathering 2019 for regular updates.
Haste ye back!
SEPTEMBER UPDATE: PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THERE ARE ONLY A FEW ROOMS AVAILABLE DUE TO EXCEPTIONAL DEMAND.
The map is available