Registration opens at 10:00am for participants to either pick up their wristbands or for those wanting to sign up. Please bear in mind that you may experience queues.
Barry Island, Friars Road, Barry CF62 5TR
The location has changed to the Eastern shelter this year to allow space for large crowds. The dip will take part in the centre of the beach as usual.
To dip will commence at 12:30pm
Registration is now closed and we will NOT be taking registration on the day.
Registration is now closed and we will not be taking registration on the day.
There are pay & display car parks available. Please bear in mind that traffic will be busy so please leave yourself plenty of time to attend the event. You can find the car parks available here
Last year the event attracted 2,000 participants and 3,000 spectators. Therefore, please allow plenty of time to park and get ready, ahead of the dip set-off time.
If previous years are anything to go by it will get very busy, so you should allow plenty of time to park and get ready, ahead of the dip set-off time.
You can wear whatever you want and many people do wear fancy dress- there is no theme but there is a prize for the best costume. Please make sure that if you are wearing fancy dress that you ensure it is suitable to enter the water with.
You will need to come to the information tent on the Eastern Shelter.
Yes. You can run or walk. There will be a large funnel so please head to the front should you wish to run into the water. If you are wearing fancy dress, please ensure that you are not wearing anything that may cause you or others to trip up. We do advise that you enter the water slowly to allow your body to get use to the changes in temperature.
Nearby shops and Cafes will be open so you can get something to eat or drink before and after the event.
Traditionally, participants run in and dunk under 3 times and run out, then repeat 2 more times but we won't make you do this - simply entering the water is brave in our opinion.
We advise no longer than 10 minutes in the water due to safety reasons.
Please refer back to the home page on water safety and how to avoid cold water shock.
Please consult with your doctor if you suffer with any pre medical conditions before signing up. Please do not take part if you are not feeling 100% well and if in doubt, seek medical advice from a doctor. The event is not suitable for those who might be adversely affected by the cold and we thank Ajuda Medical and the lifeguards who will be on hand to assist with any medical incidents.
The particular physiological affects of cold water mean there are some conditions where you should either avoid a festive dip, or seek medical advice before considering it:
We ask that participants only fundraise for Ty Hafan please. We incur costs to put on the event, so it is vital that we cover these costs.
Participants must be 5+ years of age to take part in the dip. Under 16's must take part with a responsible adult.