Last year was an incredible year for British Naturism. We reached membership milestones, engineered a breakthrough with the police, saw a record turnout for GBSD, enjoyed new events, gained new venues and massive media coverage, kicked off a new strategy process, appointed a new Volunteer Co-ordinator and developed our YBN community. Phew!
But, let’s be honest: last year’s success is last year’s news. At BN we’re all about looking towards the future which is much more exciting because together we all get to write new pages and new chapters in our history.
Which means 2019 is all about building on that momentum and making it another fantastic year. The really exciting news? We’re still in the first half of January and there’s heaps of great Naturist events on the way!
To start, there are four waterpark events to choose from that will take place across the country at The Sandcastle in Blackpool (March 2nd), Waterworld in Stoke-on-Trent (April 13th and September 28th) and Splashdown in Poole (May 25th). If you fancy a little splash around (and who doesn’t?) any one of these events will be worth your time. Just imagine how much fun you could have if you attended all of them!
As to hotel breaks BN has you covered with four scheduled breaks throughout the year to a variety of cosy hotels in Bournemouth and Blackpool, as well as at stalwart event The Gathering and the member-favourite Alton Towers getaway. The bad news is that most of these are ALREADY sold out!
Then of course we have the regular camping and festival favourites or, as we feel befits them all: The Big Four. Pack your bags and ready the sunscreen for the glories of NKD Festival, Nudestock, the Woodlands Weekend and, the splendid, week-long Nudefest.
We’re delighted also to bring you the news that some of those bigger events will be sponsored by naked cruise supremos, Bare Necessities Tour and Travel.
For the sporty ones amongst us, the annual BN National Swimming Gala will be taking place in April. All swimmers of all levels and abilities are welcomed, and encouraged, to come along.
New for this year is the highly anticipated Highland Wilderness and Walking Weekend which will take place across the weekend of 26-28th July in Loch Ossian, Highlands. The SANER-supported, member-led event is perfectly located for a weekend of Naturist walking, spontaneous skinny dipping and complete relaxation. Not only that, you’ll also have access to the Loch Ossian Youth Hostel (SYHA) for exclusive naturist use too.
You’ll find the details of these events and many more - including sports, swims, health and fitness, and dining in our excellent event listings websites - bnevents.co.uk, and on the BN website in the calendar and Big Days Out pages.
There will also be a number of Garden Days to enjoy this year, the dates and locations of which are currently being finalised. And let’s not forget the recently relocated Great British Skinny Dip, which will now take place throughout the UK in July.
So, look at that for an absolute treat of a year! Have you been dilly-dallying about buying a membership? Have you been waiting for an excuse to finally join in? Whether you like to be active, like to travel or simply just like making new friends and the simple pleasure of being naked there’s really no time like the present to get involved. If you missed the party last year be good to yourself and make sure you don’t miss it this year.
Of course, for up to minute news and events information head on over to the BN events website where you’ll find stacks of reasons to mark multiple dates in your diaries and the option to sign up for our newsletter too. You can also download, or order, a copy of the shiny new ‘Your Guide to Naturism in 2019’ which is packed full of the many brilliant reasons to get involved with Naturism.
To 2019! May it be filled with the wonder of Naturism and a diary filled with days out, weekends away and beautiful new experiences.