we invite you to
enjoy the freedom of
Every second and fourth
Sunday of the month 6-9pm
Free admission to anyone Under 35
Special offer for swimmers to stay in the Hall Sunday nights. £115 for two sharing to include supper at the club and free Sunday evening swim and breakfast. Additional (optional!) Monday night: dinner B&B for 2 at £110. Includes free use of club facilities - sorry... cozzies required. We can also offer self catering apartments with one or 2 bedrooms for any period over weekends to include free swims.
(Subject to availability at time of booking, obviously!)
The Springwood Sun Club originally instigated these sessions at the Prested Hall Sportsclub, near Kelvedon, and, going from strength to strength, they are also supported by the Meadowlands and Arcadians family naturist clubs. (We are sad to announce that Ernest Holland, who got all this going, has very recently died.)
Recognising that many people wish to swim nude without actually joining a club, these events are open to non-members; indeed these clubs' members are generally in a slight minority.
Ignore previous notice - 2014/2015 swims all as predictable, no omissions, no additions.
Put these dates in your diaries:
14th and 28th
11th and 25th
Sometimes this site is not updated for many months but we'll still be there (and you can always check on the numbers below).
* We welcome children (defined as Under 16s) each second swim (ie 4th Sunday) of the month. These are marked with ** asterisks. Children must be out of the pool by 7:45pm. We do not offer life-guarding so parents bring their children at their own risk.
The Prested pool is 20m long and 12m wide, a really good size, and is of level depth at 1.38 metres (4' 6"). The sauna comfortably seats ten and is kept at a generous temperature. The steam room is just as large and much-enjoyed, particularly the special-effect lights.
We provide excellent affordable meals, sometimes a running buffet and sometimes an a la carte menu; either way it will be good value and wholesome, and of course our bar is available. Sometimes the food is shared with the wedding going on next door and hence a bit grander (and even more excellent value). Last food orders 8:30pm. Admission costs: adults over 34 £5, but under 35s are free!
If you have never been to a nude swimming session before, come for your first visit free of charge (to be arranged by phone in advance).* All you have to lose is your entirely useless and worthless inhibition - and you'll surely be pleased to be rid of this once you've taken the initial plunge.
If you're a member of the Prested Hall Sportsclub, it's free.*
(* We regret we cannot extend these free admission offers to single males.)
Massage and Beauty Treatments
Accidents excepted we will now be able to always offer massage at the rate of £20 for 35 minute sessions (or longer pro rata). Our resident fully qualified beauticians will also be available to offer facials, manicures, waxing, etc. Treatments available are at "Spa page" and on Sunday nights we offer a 10% discount off these beauty treatments (and massage at £20 for 35 minutes.) It's well worth booking these in advance (via firstname.lastname@example.org) or 01376 573399, because realistically they can only do about four or five people each in the evening and we often have disappointed non-clients.
Springwood, Meadowlands, Arcadians and Prested members have a membership card to show on arrival, otherwise you should arrange your visit with Springwood organiser Wendy, on
Club members excepted, unless you are on her "welcome" list at the door - which becomes Prested's approved list once we know you - sadly you won't be (welcome!)
Body-painting... we will sometimes be doing a bit of body-painting or body casting these evenings, whenever we can secure the services of a model and a caster or painter. (Volunteer models welcomed.)
Directions to the Prested Hall pool
The entrance to the estate is on the south-bound slip road only 30 metres off the A12 coming from Colchester towards Feering and Kelvedon. Coming from the south go through Kelvedon & Feering and upon leaving Feering, heading for Colchester, Prested is sign-posted, veering to the right before the A12 Kelvedon bi-pass would have been re-joined.
Having found the main entrance, proceed right the way to the very end of the long avenue (passing a white Lodge House on your right) and arriving at the Hall (also white but rather bigger). Turning left, go past this with the Hall on your right, and the club will be seen ahead of you. Look for two huge wooden doors in the corner... and you're there!
Prested Hall and its sportsclub are entirely non-smoking.
Prested Hall is a superb 15th century manor house (with later additions) and is ideal for weddings, conferences, and staying in the area. The Leisure Centre has this pool (obviously) and also Real Tennis, lawn tennis, a fine fitness centre, and a nice bistro. Visit its website Home Page here.
Springwood Club near Colchester: www.springwoodsunclub.co.uk
Arcadians down Billericay way: http://www.arcadians.greenglades.org/
Don't be fooled by the name, these people also operate in Newmarket!: http://mildenhall.naturism.org.uk
NUFF is a source of masses of information but its website is subject to constant change, it seems.
Somewhere to get-away, clothes-free, locally: http://www.pevorsfarm.co.uk/. Stay here and John & Margaret might well steer you in our direction alternate Sundays.