Winter Dip

Add to Calendar 2019-01-20 00:00:00 2019-01-20 00:00:00 Winter Dip A huge thank you to all of our daring dippers who braved the cold to help reach more people with clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene! Location WaterAid UK [email protected] Europe/London public
Parliament Hill Lido, London
Registration fee:
Winter Dip Image WaterAid/Laura Summerton

Event information

A huge thank you to all of our daring dippers who braved the cold to help reach more people with clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene!

Brand new for 2019, our cold water diving event is the perfect opportunity to beat the January blues with a life changing splash.

Hosted at the beautiful Parliament Hill Lido near Hampstead Heath, come and enjoy a day of family fun featuring fancy dress, hilarious jumps and pool-side activities. Entry costs just £25, but if you're taking part we encourage you to get friends and family to sponsor you for your daring dive. Or why not convince them to take part too? It's the perfect event to take on as a group.

Dare your best friend. Sign up your family. Challenge your boss. The important thing is to have fun.

What you'll get

If the warm fuzzy feeling of doing something for charity isn't enough, there's loads of other great things you'll get from the Winter Dip...

  • Sauna and hot tub to relax in
  • A soup or hot drink to warm up your insides
  • An exclusive Winter Dip swimming cap



What exactly do you mean by a 'dip'?

Okay, picture this: an unheated swimming pool, where the water barely reaches above 0 degrees. A line of people stand along the edge of the pool and when a whistle blows, everybody jumps in. Sounds easy, but when the water's that cold, it's bound to knock your socks off.

Who can take part?

Anyone over the age of 18 can take part. However, we ask those with certain medical conditions like heart conditions not to take part.

Can I jump as part of a team?

Absolutely, we'd love for you to get a team of friends, family and colleagues involved. Each person will have to register themselves, but you can jump as a team on the day. 

Can I sign up on the day?

Absolutely. If you decide last minute you fancy the dip, or somebody comes to cheer you on and the urge to join in is just too strong, you can pay on the day to take part.

Can I wear fancy dress?

Of course, fancy dress is always a winner in our books. Maybe your team could pick a wintery theme -  favourite Christmas films, snowmen, retro ski gear? The whackier the better. The only things you can't use are face paint and glitter, as these will affect the pool and its water quality.

Can I wear a wet suit?

Come on now, that would be getting off lightly. The water will be cold, but that's the whole point. Who wants to sponsor someone to take a dip if they're wrapped up warm?! So we're asking that you don't wear a wet suit.

Can friends and family come along to watch?

Yes, please! What's the point in taking on this chilly challenge if there's no one to enjoy your reaction when you hit the water?! Family and friends are welcome, free of charge.

Do I need to fundraise?

We’re suggesting our Winter Dippers aim to raise £75, but anything you’re able to raise will be much appreciated.

Contact us

Have a question about the event you've signed up to? Or do you need some help choosing your next challenge? Our Events team will be happy to help.

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 020 7793 4594