Visiting

Open Day 13 June 2020 – free for first time visitors!

Morecambe Bay Naturist Club hosts an annual open at Silverglades from 10.00am on the second Saturday of June. If you have not been to Silverglades before, there is no charge for the first 24 hours of your visit; if you’d like to stay longer you’ll only pay for the subsequent day(s)

More details will be found on the Open Day page

Membership

MBNC is an Equal Opportunities club, and we welcome applications from all – Singles, Couples, Families. We do not operate waiting lists, and we do not discriminate against any person.

To become a Full Member, you simply need contact the Secretary, and arrange 3 visits Silverglades

A Full Member will need to be present each time you visit  in order to open the gate and clubhouse for you, this is also a condition of our lease. A Committee Member must be present on one your visits, to process your application.

On your first visit, you will be asked to show photo ID and proof of address. Please ensure you have these with you. We do not take copies, we just want to ensure you are who you say you are

After three visits to Silverglades you may be accepted as a Probationary Member and may then attend the site unaccompanied. Probationary Membership lasts 12 months after which you will automatically become a full member.  Probationary and Full Members have the same privileges of membership (eg voting at the AGM)

Full members gain admission to Silverglades  by their Membership Card and a security code. Full members may bring guests to Silverglades provided the appropriate Day Fee is collected.

Full Membership may be delayed beyond 12 months only in exceptional cases, for example if a member has been unable to attended during their probationary year

Attending as a Day Visitor

Please note it can be difficult to arrange visits on the same day of enquiring. We need a few days notice to make arrangements for a committee member to accompany visitors. MBNC is a members-lead club and visitors are not allowed on site unaccompanied

As a guide, we can almost guarantee at least a Committee Member will be on site at:

  • The AGM on the second Saturday in September
  • Our annual Open Day on the second Sat in June, all welcome.
  • Committee meetings, usually on the second Saturday of the month from March to October.  However, the May 2020 committee meeting is on the first Saturday (02/05/20).
  • Nature Saturdays, usually on the last Saturday of the month from March to September. However, the March 2020 Nature Saturday is on the third Saturday (21/03/20)
  • Midweek afternoons, usually on Tuesdays from March to September commencing 1pm –  weather permitting!

Outside the above days, we will do our best to facilitate your visit but cannot guarantee the availability of any particular dates or pitches. We have members who live close to Silverglades who will be pleased to meet you on site, given sufficient notice of your visit. It’s a good idea to check the weather forecast first, as members are less likely to turn out when rain is forecast.

On your first visit, you will be asked to show photo ID and proof of address. Please ensure you have these with you. We do not take copies, we just want to ensure you are who you say you are

More than 3 days

Day Visitors wishing to stay in more than 3 continuous days are encouraged to become Full Members.  (Your 3 Guest Days will count as your 3 Prospective Member visits).

The advantages of becoming a Full Member are:

  • You will have free day/camping for the remainder of the year
  • You will not have to accompanied by a Full Member
  • You will be given the padlock codes for gate so you can come and go freely
  • You will have 24 hour access to the clubhouse
  • You will be able to store belongings on site between Mar-Oct
  • You will be able to bring accompanied guests onto the site (but they will be asked to pay a day fee)
  • You will have access to occasional newsletters and updates
  • You will have a say at the AGM

Please Contact the Secretary to arrange a day visit or to join MBNC

Please refer the  Fees Table below for costs


Donations to cover visits

Our lease does not allow us to charge visitors for day visits or camping. Instead we ask for donations as shown below.

[2020 fees are provisional]

Notes

  • A Family Unit is deemed to be a maximum of 2 adults + all children up to age 18.
  • Under 16 no donation is required  but must be accompanied by a guardian
  • A Junior is age 16-18
  • 18+ are classed as adults

You may choose either Without Camping which covers 8am-10pm only, or Camping (tent, mobile etc) which covers a full 24 hours:

Without Camping

(between 8am and 10pm)

Family £8.00

Couple £8.00

Adult £5.00

Junior 16-18 £3.00

Under 16 free (must be accompanied by guardian)

Camping included

(overnight up to 24 hrs)

Family £12.00

Couple £12.00

Adult £7.50

Junior 16-18 £4.50

Under 16 free (must be accompanied by guardian)

Membership Fee (as at Jan 2020)

Existing Members

Annual Membership

(April – March)

Family £70.00

Couple £70.00

Adult £55.00

16-18 £20.00

Day visits and camping Included in annual fee

 

New members

Your first year fee depends on the date you make your application

Joining between

01/04/20 to 30/06/20

100% of Annual fee

Family £70.00

Couple £70.00

Single £55

16-18 £20

Joining between

01/07/20 to 30/09/20

75% of Annual Fee

Family £52.50

Couple £52.5

Single £41.25

16-18 £15.00

Joining between

01/10/20 to 31/12/20

50% of Annual fee

Family £35.00

Couple £35.00

Single £27.50

16-18 £10.00

Joining between

01/01/20 to 31/03/20:

25% of Annual fee

Family £17.50

Couple £17.50

Single £13.75

16-18 £5.00


Guidelines for Members and Visitors

Members and Visitors must bring their own water and be prepared to be self-sufficient on site. Note that unless there is a club member present there will be no access to the club house.

Take ALL litter and rubbish home. Leave the site clean and free from debris.

Whilst on the site, remain tidy and be considerate to other users

Animals

Generally we love pets, but if dogs are brought onto the site they must remain under control at all times and not disturb other site users. Any fouling is to be scooped up and taken home by the owner. Some green bags are available in the club house in case of “emergencies”, but please be responsible and bring your pet’s own!

Silverglades is a “wildlife-friendly” site so please do not bring any pets that are liable to chase or otherwise disturb the local wildlife.

Smoking

We allow smoking outdoors at Silverglades but, for safety, all smokers MUST use the ashtrays provided as large parts of the site will be a fire risk in dry weather. We are, of course, subject to the Smokefree regulations from 1st July 2007 (there are no exemptions for private clubs), so the clubhouse is a no-smoking area.

Parking

Parking is restricted to the lower areas only, below the clubhouse. We do not allow vehicles onto higher parts of the site except for those who require such access because of disabilities – please make contact prior to your visit so that special arrangements may be made.

You may read more site information for visitors here

Members may read site information for members here


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