Light up the lake for the RUH
Join our brand new Night Glow event, for a cold water dip in the dark. This is a truly unique and exhilarating experience, set under the rising full moon at West Country Water Park .
- A unique open water experience with lifeguard support
- Meet a community of like-minded people
- Do something unforgettable for your local hospital
On the night you’ll be supported by the water park team, who will be on hand to guide you through the effects of cold water and to keep you safe in the lake. We’ll be there to cheer you on as you bravely climb down the steps into the chilly lake with your fellow dippers, lighting the way with your illuminated float.
Once you’re back on dry land, join us in the indoor café to warm up with a celebratory hot drink, where hot food will also be available to purchase.
This is a non-competitive event and there is no time or swimming distance associated with the Night Glow. You can get in and out, stay in for a few minutes, or swim a short distance. The Night Glow is a beginner friendly, accessible event for everyone.
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Entry costs £15 (16+ only). We’re asking everyone to raise £75 to help the RUH do more for our patients, our staff, and everyone in Bath and beyond.
*note – this is not a challenge or swimming event. There is no distance or time duration attached to this event. Participants must be aged 16 or over on the day, under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.*
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What will I get?
Your registration fee includes:
• A #TeamRUHX swimming cap
• Free use of a lit up tow float
• A hot drink to warm you up after your dip
• A #TeamRUHX t-shirt
• An invite to our fundraising group on Facebook
• Full lifeguard support throughout the event
• All the fundraising support you need to hit your target
How long do I need to stay in the water?
This is a non-competitive event and there is no time or swimming distance associated with the Night Glow. You can get in and out, stay in for a few minutes, or swim a short distance (only recommended for those with cold water experience).
The lifeguards may ask you to get out of the water after a certain amount of time, depending on the water temperatures, to keep you safe.
What equipment do I need?
Tow floats and lights are mandatory for this event. Lit up tow floats will be available to borrow on the night.
As part of the safety rules of West Country Water Park, you will also need to wear a brightly colour swimming cap to be visible while you enter the water. Your registration includes a branded RUHX swimming cap which will be provided on the night.
You can choose whether to wear a wetsuit or not depending on how brave you’re feeling, and your level of cold water experience. If you choose not to wear a wetsuit, you must wear a swimsuit (no nudity please!). Wetsuits are available to hire from West Country Water Park for £5 – please select the wetsuit hire option when you register.
Can I wear fancy dress?
Fancy dress accessories (such as hats and face paints) are allowed but anything that can become waterlogged (such as items made from heavy fabrics like jumpers) could become too heavy in the water and become dangerous. The water park staff reserve the right to ask you to remove any unsuitable fancy dress before you enter the water.
What support is there on the day?
The water park lifeguards will provide a safety briefing before you enter the water, and will be on hand to help throughout the night, ensuring you are safe and supported at all times.
The RUHX team will also be there to cheer you on – we’ll even hold your towel!
Can my friends and family come along to watch?
Friends and family are welcome to watch. The water park has safe viewing areas outside. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Please note that parking may be limited, so we advise that you try and arrange to car share with spectators.
Spectators are also able to purchase hot drinks and food from the café if they wish.
Do I need to register in advance?
Entries will close a week before the event on 30 March 2023. There is limited availability so registering in advance is essential and will not be possible on the night.
Pre-book hot food
Hot food will be available to purchase on the night, but it is recommended to purchase this in advance to avoid disappointment and to ensure dietary requirements can be catered for.
Soup (vegan) – £4.50 or £5.00 on the night
Curry (chicken or vegan option) – £5.50 or £6.00 on the night
Pre-book your food now
The West Country Water Park is located just off the M4 in Bristol, easily accessible by car. Free parking is available at the water park.
The full address is West Country Water Park, Trench Ln, Bradley Stoke, Frampton Cotterell, Bristol BS36 1RY.
Accessibility & facilities
The West Country Water Park now has accessible toilets, changing rooms and ramps to enter the building. For further information, please email email@example.com.
Changing rooms are located indoors so you can get changed quickly into warm, dry clothes after your dip.
New indoor toilets have been installed, as well as a limited number of showers. Please note, it is not recommended to have a hot shower immediately after cold water exposure.
Competition – win TWO tickets to Bristol AquaPark
Are you feeling competitive? You could win TWO tickets to West Country Water Park’s inflatable AquaPark, by becoming the top Night Glow fundraiser.
Simply climb your way to first place on the fundraising leaderboard to win! The winner will be announced on Thursday 4 May 2023.
Please arrive at least 30 minutes before your session. Participants must sign a waiver. No jewellery, shoes (including wet shoes) and recording devices permitted on the park. Participants under 6 are not permitted onto the Aqua Park. Children between 6-8 must have a participating adult on the park with them at a ratio of 1-2. Participants between the ages of 9 and 15 must have an adult present for their session at a ratio of 1-12. Failure to comply with this will result in removal from the park.
Terms & conditions
Please read our Terms & Conditions here.
The Night Glow is kindly supported by Consciously You.