By Harry Howard For Mailonline. Naturists have leapt to the defence of a nude swimming session for adults and children after concerned parents raised fears that paedophiles might attend. The event, held at Waterworld in Stoke-on-Trent, encourages visitors to step out of their costumes and go swimming naked for two hours on April
BRITISH naturists are defending nude family swimming sessions after fuming parents spoke out, claiming that the event would attract paedophiles. The event, which is held at Waterworld in Stoke-on-Trent, encourages adults and children to swim in the buff for two hours between 8pm and 10pm on April After the event was advertised online, angry parents began complaining that the event should be made "adult only" as fears sparked of paedophiles showing up. One person wrote online: "Good grief. Under fives go free. This needs to be stopped. British Naturism spokesperson Andrew Welch said naturist family swimming has been "in existence for decades". He told Metro : "We understand the concerns but naturist events do not necessarily lead to any greater risks.
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A naturist organisation has labelled the decision to ban nude swimmers from using a new Alton sports centre as "discriminatory", with one member insisting they have "been ignored". Andrew Welch, British Naturism BN spokesman and member, is concerned that the ban in Alton may "set a precedent" and threaten other nudist events across the country. The group, which had been using the old centre at the same site in Chawton Park Road for more than 30 years, held its last session on January 5 with the new centre opening on January On Thursday January 16 BN released a statement which called the ban "misguided" and "discriminatory", insisting it would be challenging the decision. Mr Welch said: "There are up to four or five million in this country that are practising naturism. That is a hell of a lot of people not bothering with swimsuits. We are not going to be stamped on just because what we do is unusual.
Campaigners say allowing children at the event 'is a massive safeguarding issue'. A nude family swim session at Blackpool's Sandcastle Waterpark has attracted a backlash from campaigners who say children should not be allowed at the event. We revealed how the skinny dipping event is taking place this weekend and open to adults and kids of all ages. Organised by British Naturism, visitors will be ditching their costumes and trunks to ride the water slides and wave machines in nothing but their birthday suits.