For the last two years Tŷ Hafan has been proud to put on the Barry Island New Years Day Dip. With over 2000 participants each year it is fair to say that together with the local community we made quite a splash! We are extremely grateful to everyone who took part, raising vital funds for our charity. However, in light of the current crisis, and as we look to the future we have made the difficult decision to hand the event back to the organiser in the hope that he can find another partner to work with from next year.
Like all charities, we need to carefully balance our costs and the effort required from our staff and volunteers to deliver big events. The logistics and the safety measures that are (quite rightly) required to host this event have just become a bit too much for us to take on in the future.
We’d like to give a special note of thanks to local legend, Rob Salter, who set up the event 36 years ago and gifted it to Tŷ Hafan for the past x years. Rob wanted the Dip to benefit the local community, whilst having a bit of fun, and we’re sure that spirit will continue long in to the future.
We would also like to thank the Vale of Glamorgan Council, South Wales Police, all our incredible volunteers, Whitmore Bay Lifeguards, The RNLI, Llantwit Major Lifeguards, Jacksons Bay lifeguards, Rhoose Lifeguards, Vale surf life and the SUP group. And of course, a huge thank you and well done to all those that took part, fundraised and to all those that cheered everyone on at both events.
We are confident that the New Year’s Day Dip will remain as a fixture in the local calendar in the future, providing an opportunity for the local community to come together and look forward to supporting it going forward
We will NOT be taking any registrations on the day as we have reached our capacity.
Please do come along and watch though.
Collect your wristband on the day of the event - prepare for queues
You will need to pick up your wristband on the day of the event
The event is open to 5+ years of age – 5-8 year old's must be accompanied by an adult with a ratio of 1:1 and those 9-16 must be accompanied by an adult with a ratio of 1:2.
Registration opens from 10:00am with the dip commencing at 12:30pm with a warm up at 12:20pm.
Only those that have not received their wristbands in the post will need to come to registration.
Please note the event has moved to the Eastern Shelter of the promenade
You can come in fancy dress if you wish (there will be a prize for the best costume)