Carry On Camping. Image shows from L to R: Sid Boggle (Sid James), Bernie Lugg (Bernard Bresslaw). Copyright: ITV Studios.

Carry On Camping

1969 British comedy film about antics on a camp site. Stars Sid James, Charles Hawtrey, Joan Sims, Kenneth Williams, Terry Scott and others.

Carry On Camping. Image shows from L to R: Bernie Lugg (Bernard Bresslaw), Sid Boggle (Sid James). Copyright: ITV Studios.

Carry On Camping

Sid James and Bernard Bresslaw are a pair of likely lads who trick their prudish girlfriends into accompanying them to a nudist colony

Sid James, Charles Hawtrey, Joan Sims, Kenneth Williams, Terry Scott, Barbara Windsor, Hattie Jacques, Bernard Bresslaw and others
Talbot Rothwell
Gerald Thomas
Peter Rogers

Friends Sid and Bernie are desperate to get away with their girlfriends and move their relationships on to the next stage - the girls are far less keen, rightly suspecting that the boys have more than a quiet get-away in mind. Eventually agreeing to go away, the boys secretly plot their destination: 'Paradise', a members-only camp site where the dress code is no dress at all!

Upon arrival, however, it is the boys who are disappointed and Joan and Anthea with smiles on their faces. Rather than a sea of bare bodies, it's a perfectly pleasant green field and modern shower block. Sid and Bernie are rather put out, but the girls insist on staying.

Soon, other groups begin arriving. Put-upon, camping-loathing husband Peter and his dominant, oblivious wife Harriet; the hapless - and hopeless - lone camper and hitch-hiker Mr Muggins; and a coach load of girls from boarding school Chayste Place, plus headmaster Dr. Soaper and their Matron.

The young girls immediately catch Sid's eye, and despite a series of disasters with the weather and their camping equipment, he's determined to stay and try to find his entertainments! Meanwhile, Peter is desperate to at least be rid of Muggins, if not his wife as well; and site owner Mr. Fiddler knows a way to make an extra pound or two when he sees it!

Production Details

Part of

Carry On Films

UK certificate
89 minutes
Release date
Thursday 3rd July 1969

The Rank Organisation

Production company
Laugh track

Broadcast details

Last repeat
Saturday 26th December 2020 at 6:00am on ITV3

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