The Sandcastle in Blackpool has banned future 'family' swim events organised by Naturists due to "adverse publicity and negative feedback"
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Blackpool’s Sandcastle Waterpark bans Naturists from hosting nude swim events with children

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Nude swims have been banned at Blackpool’s Sandcastle Waterpark following successful protests from those who feared that children were at risk at the ‘family events’.

The naked swim events, organised by British Naturism, provoked a fierce backlash when naturists from around the UK last visited the resort in February.

Protesters gathered outside the South Shore waterpark during the ‘family event’, with some claiming that adequate safeguarding measures were not in place to protect children.

The Sandcastle has now confirmed that it will not host any future Naturist events which include children due to “adverse publicity and negative feedback”.

Fleetwood councillor Colette Fairbanks, who has led the campaign against Naturist swim events featuring children, said she is 'delighted' by the decision to ban such events from taking place at Blackpool's Sandcastle Waterpark
Credit Uncertain Fleetwood councillor Colette Fairbanks, who has led the campaign against Naturist swim events featuring children, said she is ‘delighted’ by the decision to ban such events from taking place at Blackpool’s Sandcastle Waterpark

John Child, managing director of Sandcastle Waterpark, said: “I can confirm that we are not looking to hire Sandcastle Waterpark for any future family Naturist events.

“As a multi-award winning attraction, with an outstanding reputation, we always listen to our guests and this particular event has created adverse publicity and negative feedback, hence why we have made this decision.”

“I am delighted by this outcome and hope other waterparks follow suit”

Fleetwood councillor Colette Fairbanks

The decision has been welcomed by Fleetwood councillor Colette Fairbanks, who has led the campaign to stop naked swimming sessions at the Sandcastle out of concern for children’s safety.

She said her main worry was that the events were open to non-members of the naturist group, leaving children vulnerable to paedophiles who might ‘infiltrate’ the event.

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Source: Blackpool Gazette

Original publication 1 October, 2020

Posted on NatCorn 4 weeks ago

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