NUDEFEST has returned to the Thorney Lakes Caravan and Camping Park near Langport, Somerset, for a week-long celebration of naturism.

Hundreds of people are expected to attend, and they started arriving at the campsite today (Monday, July 4) ahead of live entertainment this evening.

There will be daytime activities and more entertainment tomorrow evening before “the main event” gets underway on Wednesday.

From then, there will be “daily activities and experiences plus nightly entertainment across several venues including The Magic Teapot, Big Top, and Pavilion Venue”.

This includes meditation, yoga, fitness and aerobics classes; a circus show, a visit to the Cider Brandy Farm, body painting, and a slip ’n’ slide. 

The festival will “wind down” on Sunday before it officially ends on Monday, July 11.

Nudefest is organised by British Naturism, “the internationally recognised UK national naturist organisation”.

A Nudefest spokesperson said this morning: “Today marks the start of Nudefest, our big summer week-long event which is, as usual, packed with masses of activities and entertainment.

“A few people are already on site here in Somerset, and we expect hundreds to arrive later today. The team is ready to get them to their pitches so that everyone can get on with the serious business of enjoying themselves!”

Nudefest began in 2007 when experience company Red Letter Days branched into the wellness market and held a “nude night” at the Eden Project in Cornwall.

The spokesperson said: “We made an arrangement with a local caravan park to allow our people to make a weekend of it, added a late-night disco, and Nudefest was born.”

The festival has three accommodation areas at Thorney Lakes: Orchard, Green Field, and Rally Camping.

Booking options included a seven-night package costing £199 for British Naturism members, £229 for members of affiliated clubs, or £264 for non-members.

Guests could also book to stay for four nights, and day passes were made available from February 1.