history

As nature intended since 1929

As nature intended

since 1929

you have nothing on

our beginning

A real piece of naturist history

Founded in 1929 by Charles Macaskie and his wife Dorothy, Spielplatz (German for playground) is the longest-operating naturist resort in the United Kingdom. Consisting of 12 acres (4.9 ha) of peaceful woodland and lawns, Spielplatz is situated in the sleepy village of Bricket Wood, in the English county of Hertfordshire.

Longest running naturist club in the UK

our influence

Ahead of the times

In 1957 the documentary series Out of Step on ITV, the investigative reporter Dan Farson visited Spielplatz Naturist Club in Bricket Wood and interviewed Charles Macaskie, Mrs. Macaskie, and their daughter Iseult. It is claimed the programme was the first showing of a naked woman on British television.

our archive

The good old days

Naturist outside the club house
Naturist competition
Filming for an old naturist documentary
Naturist woman relaxing by the swimming pool

contact

Get in touch

Got a question? Feel free to drop us a message and a member of our team we'll happily get back to you.

01923 672126 (for reception & bookings)
07485 305774 (for social events & clubhouse)
information@spielplatz.co.uk
Lye Lane, Bricket Wood, St Albans, AL2 3TD
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