If you need to amend or cancel your booking:
* More than 90 days notice – Full refund.
* More than 7 days notice – 50% refund.
* Less than 7 days notice – No refund.
Please note bookings and/or event tickets are not transferable to third parties.
Rules and Conventions of the Naturist Foundation
The pursuit of personal wellbeing and wellness through naturist recreational activities
Our rules are designed for the safety and comfort of all users of the grounds, facilities, and events at Brocken Hurst. We expect everyone to observe these rules and to show mutual respect to all others at Brocken Hurst whether they be staff, associate members or visitors. The general rules set out below are supplemented by others relating to camping, use of the pool and sauna, mobile phones, social media, photography/video, and locker/sunbed facilities. These include safety matters and legal requirements and are made known to all concerned.
These rules, the level of fees, and all other conditions are designed to achieve the maximum possible public benefit, i.e. to make the best possible opportunities available to the widest possible section of the community at large for recreation in a naturist atmosphere by those using the facilities provided. Priority, however, will be given to young people and families and those perceived to be in need of benefit.
- To meet our objectives, we provide facilities for recreation under naturist conditions i.e. without clothing whenever weather and other circumstances permit. Those seeking to enjoy the facilities are expected to have these objectives in mind.
- The Trustees have total discretion to vary any rules, fees and conditions with the aims of our governing document (Constitution) in mind. Day to day organisation is undertaken by the Trustees with the help of volunteers and paid staff.
- The Naturist Foundation abides by a robust safeguarding policy. The Naturist Foundation is duty bound to protect everyone on site.
- Associate members’ rates of fees and other charges as agreed by the Trustees will be advised through various forms of media. All associate membership and site fees are to be paid in full by 1st March.
- Any person who has been convicted of any serious criminal or criminal sexual offence will be prohibited from visiting the Naturist Foundation or attending any outside function organised by the Foundation.
- Inappropriate or bad behaviour will not be tolerated.
- Recreational drugs of any kind are not permitted on site.
- Piercings, jewellery and tattoos are fine as long as they have no sexual connotations.
- A bar is provided and operated in accordance with our Club Premise Licence. Only alcoholic drinks bought from the bar may be brought into or consumed in the ground’s central areas.
- Televisions, radios, music playing devices, musical instruments and any other form of media entertainment device can only be used at a low volume level that does not impede the enjoyment by other users of the Foundation facilities.
- All users of The Naturist Foundation must abide by the photography policy. Designated photography areas may be available from time to time, particularly at big events and will be signposted accordingly. These designated areas can be used to take photos, as long as all participants in the photograph have consented and photos are of a non-sexual nature in accordance with naturist etiquette.
- Residents are permitted to have pets on site with the approval by the Trustees. Assistance Dogs are permitted.
- The use of roller skates, roller blades, skateboards, bicycles and scooters by children are permitted in the designated areas and on the roads when going to and from the designated areas. They must be considerate of pedestrians and other road users at all times. Use of these are at the responsibility of the parent or guardian. The Naturist Foundation accepts no responsibility for accident or injury. Electric scooters are not permitted.
- Adults may use bikes/mobility scooters to get to and from the central area but must be considerate of pedestrians, children and other road users.
- There is a 5mph speed limit for the safety of everyone on site. This applies to all forms of transport including (but not limited to) cars, motorcycles, bicycles and mobility scooters.
- Lockers and sunbed storage spaces can be hired on an annual basis (1st March to end of February) at a price determined by the Trustees. The Naturist Foundation assumes no responsibility for loss or damage of any property in any storage area whether locked or unlocked. If non-payment occurs in any given year, the Naturist Foundation has the right to remove and dispose of any items in storage.
- Children are the responsibility of their parent/guardian at all times. Children attending an evening function should do so under the supervision of their parent/guardian. Associate members who bring children whose parents are not members, including relatives, must supply the Office with a completed “Parental responsibility” form. Please ask reception for more information.
- Associate members of the Foundation who wish to bring family or friends to their site at Brocken Hurst must make prior arrangements with reception. These guests will be required to fill in the visitors’ book and a fee will be payable for this visit if they wish to use the Foundation’s facilities and/or are staying overnight.
- Access to the grounds is via the use of a key fob and is restricted to associate members only. All other persons should gain entry using the gate bell and telephonic gate release system. Residents, their family and close friends will be given an access code. Associate members should not allow any one on site that is not displaying a current year sticker on their car. They should close the gate and ask them to ring the gate bell for assistance.
- The interpretation of the rules and the entitlement of enjoyment of the charitable benefits afforded by the Naturist Foundation at Brocken Hurst shall rest with the Trustees in accordance with the Trust Deed.
- The Foundation reserves the right to dispose of any caravan and its contents or locker/storage bay contents if there is no contact and/or fee payment at the start of any given season. The cost of this disposal will be charged to the owner of the caravan/storage items.
- Unless alternative details are received in writing, by becoming an associate member of the Naturist Foundation or booking a visit, you agree to being contacted by telephone, email or post for any matters relating to the Naturist Foundation.
- Both associate members and visitors, are prohibited from sleeping in their vehicles. Sleeping in vehicles in the car parks, including those designed for sleeping in, is prohibited as it contravenes the Foundation’s licence with Bromley council.
- Open fires are not permitted anywhere at Brocken Hurst.
- Associate members only may use Chimeneas, fire pits with a lid, solid fire baskets on seasonal camping pitches but woodland MUST NOT be cut down for fuel.
- Visitors are not permitted to light BBQs or any kind of fire on the holiday meadow.
- Visitors and associate members may use the communal BBQ, located by the pavilion supplying their own charcoal for fuel.
- Associate members and visitors use of any fire related equipment is entirely at their own risk. All fire related equipment must be supervised at all times and extinguished when finished.
- Children must be supervised at all times and never allowed to use BBQs or any fire related equipment.
The Naturist Foundation Swimming Pool Policy
- Showers must be taken before entering the pool, particularly after using the sauna. The water for the shower used before entering the pool may become hot during sunny periods. It is a swimmer’s responsibility to check the water temperature before showering.
- Children under 12 years of age must be accompanied and supervised by a person of 18 years or over at all times. A maximum of 3 children can be supervised by one adult.
- The Naturist Foundation has designed a swimming safety test for children aged 12 to 17. Once the test has been successfully completed, these children can swim together without adult supervision.
- Children aged 12 to 17 who have not passed the Foundation safety test, must be accompanied by someone over 18. A maximum of 3 children can be supervised by one adult.
- Under 18’s are not permitted to swim alone at any time.
- Adults who use the pool alone do so at their own risk.
- No towels, clothing, swimwear or other equipment including mobile phones is allowed within the pool area unless being used for a swimming/lifeguarding award. All items should be left in the changing area.
- No inflatables, balls etc are allowed except during organised sessions.
- All forms of rough play are prohibited.
- No diving at the shallow end and where water depth is less than 1.5m.
- Children who are not toilet trained or under 2 years of age must wear swim nappies.
- Anybody suffering from diarrhoea or unusually loose bowel movements, should not use the pool for at least 7 days after symptoms have cleared.
- People should not enter the pool under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.
The Naturist Foundation Sauna Policy
- Showers must be taken before using the sauna.
- Always sit or lay on a towel in the sauna.
- Do not pour ANY liquid on the rocks. Scented oils etc can be put on the walls only.
- Never use the sauna alone.
- Glass bottles, razors or other sharp items should not be taken into the sauna.
- Children aged 10 to 18 are permitted to use the sauna with adult supervision.
- The temperature of the sauna will be maintained between 80˚C and 90 ˚C.
We recommend the following:
- Keep yourself rehydrated by drinking plenty of water.
- Remove any metal jewellery that could become hot.
You are not permitted to use the sauna if you:
- Have a medical condition that is exacerbated through exposure to heat e.g. heart disease, high/low blood pressure, kidney disease. If you are not sure please consult your GP or health professional.
- Have any infectious skin diseases or wounds.
- Are under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
- Are clinically obese.
- Are pregnant.
- Are under 10 years of age
The Naturist Foundation’s acceptable internet use policy
All users must ensure that they:
- Use the internet in an acceptable way
- Do not create unnecessary business risk to the Foundation by their misuse of the internet
- Agree to Fair Usage. Internet users who use a disproportionate amount of bandwidth will find themselves limited in some way – either in connection or download speed.
In particular the following is deemed unacceptable use or behaviour by users:
- Visiting internet sites that contain obscene, hateful, pornographic or otherwise illegal material.
- Using the internet to perpetrate any form of fraud, or software film or music piracy.
- Using the internet to send offensive or harassing material to other users.
- Downloading commercial software or any copyrighted materials belonging to third parties, unless this download is covered or permitted under a commercial agreement or other such licence.
- Hacking into unauthorised areas,
- Publishing defamatory and/or knowingly false material about the Foundation, other Foundation members or staff, on social networking sites, blogs, wikis and any other online publishing format.
- Revealing confidential information about the Foundation, Foundation staff or members in a personal online posting, upload or transmission -including financial information and personal information.
- Undertaking deliberate activities that waste staff effort or networked resources.
- Introducing any form of malicious software into the Foundation’s network.
- Use of peer 2 peer (p2p) or Torrent (Bit Torrent) is strictly prohibited.
Misuse of this facility can have a negative impact upon other users and the reputation of the Foundation. The Foundation maintains the right to monitor the volume of internet and network traffic, together with the internet sites visited. Where it is believed that a user has failed to comply with this policy, they could face permanent exclusion from the Foundation’s internet connection and/or lose their membership. All users who have been granted the right to use the Foundation’s internet access are required to sign the agreement confirming their understanding and acceptance of this policy.
The Naturist Foundation’s photography policy
The Naturist Foundation authorises individuals to take photographs at events held within the grounds. These Individuals are identified by wearing an official photographer pass issued by The Naturist Foundation and they abide by strict rules respecting privacy. Unless within an area that clearly specifies ‘Photographs may be taken’, the consent of any person included in images taken by an official photographer will be obtained should that image be used for publicity purposes by The Naturist Foundation.
Visitors do not have permission to take photographs or moving images on any device within the grounds of Brocken Hurst. The exception being photos taken at designated areas during events.
Members may take photos within the grounds at Brocken Hurst with the consent of those captured but do not have permission to take photos within the public areas of Brocken Hurst (this includes inside all buildings). Please remember that many smart phones have wide angles that can capture people in the background unintentionally.
All members and visitors have an expectation that their privacy will be respected and many people may not want their image (whether clothed or not) taken and possibly shared on social media. Please be considerate at all times and be prepared to show the images you have taken to assure others that they have not been photographed on your device.
Copies of all images taken within the grounds of Brocken Hurst must be provided to an official of The Naturist Foundation if requested.
Smart glasses and drones are not permitted into The Naturist Foundation or airspace over the grounds at any time.