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Blackthorns Sun Club, Bedfordshire

Blackthorns Sun Club, Bedfordshire

Blackthorns Sun Club was founded in 1959, and since 1969 has been developing its site near Sharnbrook in rural north Bedfordshire.

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The club owns some 6.5 hectares of semi-ancient woodland, which has been designated by the local authority as a County Wildlife Site. As this implies, the woodland is a haven for wildlife including deer, but it now also accommodates an ever growing range of facilities for naturist recreation.

Principally, of course, Blackthorns offers the opportunity to strip off and enjoy rest and recreation without the encumbrance of clothes. You may even get an all-over tan!

Total relaxation is the aim, and as you step through the gate you leave the hustle and bustle of everyday life as the calm of the woods wraps around you.

Several lawns, and woodland clearings, allow the Members to meet and laze away the hours. Around the main lawn are the pavilion, children’s pavilion, the large swimming pool, shower and toilet block, and the communal bar-b-q. The pavilion is the social heart of Blackthorns, and light refreshments are usually available during the day. In other clearings there are courts for miniten, badminton, volleyball and pétanque, a 9-hole crazy golf course, and a kiddies’ playground. Naturally, the woods provide unlimited scope for the children to play. Blackthorns has a static caravan for hire and electric hook-ups for touring caravans.

A varied programme of sports and social events runs right through the year. Sports events combine the serious and the fun variety, and Blackthorns participates in, and hosts, national and regional competitions. Social events range from the Saturday evening “communal” bar-b-q to more formal dinners, but also encompass discos – many with fancy dress themes, birthday parties, quizzes and more challenging events! At evening events clothes are usually worn.


Blackthorns Sun Club
Riseley Road
MK44 1NE


Telephone: 01234 782212 (Answerphone when not available), Membership or visitor enquiries: 07974303151


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