It’s a peaceful and secluded woodland paradise set in 11 acres with extensive lawns and shady corners. Set up originally by naturists and nowadays operated exclusively for naturists by naturists. The best of nature is combined with modern facilities to bring the liberation and enjoyment of true British Naturism to visitors, guests and members alike. It makes a great retreat for a weekend, a long break, lunchtime visit or a relaxing few hours after work. Naturism has long been accepted as a lifestyle in Europe and we see many overseas visitors coming here during the summer despite the English climate being unpredictable!
There’s something here for all the family – heated outdoor swimming pool – sport and recreational activities – clubhouse with licenced bar – camping – caravanning – cafeteria – and importantly, an easy-going respectful atmosphere of group harmony that’s the underlying ethos of what we’re about. We are a member of the British Naturism group.
Frequently asked questions
There are extensive grounds for you to walk or go jogging in. The 18metre swimming pool is free to use and for the sporty ones we have minten, pétanque, sauna, hot-tub, pool table and solarium (note that some facilities have a modest extra cost for using them). There are sun loungers by the pool or plenty of spaces on the lawns to sunbathe if you prefer. Either way, you can chat to the other people or just be quiet by yourself and enjoy the peace and tranquillity that Spielplatz offers. It’s a great place to unwind from the pressure of modern life.
Yes. Snacks and refreshments are available all day along with tea and coffee making facilities. The café is open Wednesday and Friday evenings and on Sunday for traditional roast Sunday Lunch. There is a reasonably priced licensed bar which is open Wednesday and Friday evenings, weekends and Bank holiday Mondays.
Children are welcome in this family-oriented setting. Parents are responsible for their behaviour and supervision especially around the swimming pool. There is a Children’s Play Area which is a great place for your children to explore. There are climbing frames, swings, slides and a Wendy house as well as various toys to occupy them. This has been purposely located adjacent to the Clubhouse Green, so that parents and other responsible adults can keep an eye on their offspring while relaxing with a drink or a snack.
Our Clubhouse is a hub of activity, no matter what the weather. It is home to the Cafeteria, the Bar, the Sauna, the Hot-tub, the Solarium and the Pool table. There is a TV and music system and plenty of comfortable chairs for relaxing. Rain or shine the Solarium is always warm and inviting. There are more comfortable chairs here, as well as books, games, and puzzles to keep you occupied.
We hold social functions throughout the year, discos, karaoke, quiz nights and themed dances – (check out the ‘Events & News’ page or sign up for the Newsletter to get the latest updates).
On Wednesday and Friday evenings and Sunday afternoons we run our sauna session.
Yes and it’s free. Coverage is over most of the site so you shouldn’t have any problems connecting. Details of the service are posted in the Clubhouse if there’s any difficulty.
Yes. You can subscribe to our Newsletter via the ‘Contact Us’ page if you want to. You can always unsubscribe later if you prefer to stop getting Newsletters.
Spielplatz will not send unsolicited emails or share your information with anyone else.
Code of Conduct
Our members are well behaved and so we keep the rules to a minimum.
- NO PHOTOGRAPHY.
- Mobile phones are not allowed in the area surrounding the swimming pool.
- Nudity is expected at all times except during inclement weather.
- No clothes or costumes to be worn in the swimming pool, hot tub or sauna.
- Please shower before using the pool, sauna or hot tub.
- Please carry a towel to sit on.
- We do not allow dogs. (Except guide dogs and assistance dogs.)
- Be responsible for your children.
- Overt sexual behaviour is not condoned and will not be tolerated.
- Respect the environment and our grounds and dispose of your litter thoughtfully.
- Enjoy your visit to Spielplatz and we hope to see you again soon.
There is a large car park adjacent to the Reception building. In addition there are a limited number of Blue Badge (disability) spaces by arrangement with Reception.
Spielplatz has some history….
The Dutch TV program Lauren! documentary was filmed at Spielplatz in the Summer of 2015.
Carry On Camping : Some of the opening sequence was filmed at Spielplatz: Iseult (a founding Member) walking down the clubhouse steps carrying a tray, then a shot of the grounds near some of the cabins.
Confetti: Feature film that was was filmed at Spielplatz. Many of our members that took part are listed as actors in the credits.
Out of Step: Dan Farson interviews the founders of Spielplatz in a documentary about alternative lifestyles. This can be seen on You Tube here. Apparently this was the first time a naked person had been seen on British T.V.
The Naked Village: The infamous documentary that everyone at Spielplatz loathes but surprisingly brought us much publicity and some new members.
The One Show The Street Barber sequence was aired in the early evening. Our website received so many visitors it crashed.
Outsiders The National Georaphic channel made a documentary about Naturists.
Open Space 1992 Full Frontal: Suzanne Piper’s film about the lifestyle. I can’t find any mention of this on the web. If you know different please get in touch.
Nudist Paradise 1958 film largely filmed at Spielplatz.
Some Like It Cool: Michael Winner film about Naturism.
Full Frontal in Flip Flops: Anglia TV program about Naturism.
Naked as Nature Intended: The Naturist club scenes were filmed at Spielplatz.
VG Newspaper Norway VG is a tabloid newspaper from Norway which featured Spielplatz following the publicity received after the ‘Naked Village’ documentary. This was then picked up by the Daily Star who ran their own feature. We like the VG article although we never gave permission for the Daily Star to use it.