Don't want to get wet? That's fine! There will be lots of activities and yummy drinks to try, so you needn't dip a single toe in the pool.
Q: Do I have to Dip, Or Can I Just Sip?
A: Don't want to get wet? That's fine! There will be lots of activities and yummy drinks to try, so you needn't dip a single toe in the pool.
Q: Are The Daytime Dips And Sundown Dips The Same?
A: Our day and evening sessions are different events with individual tickets. Our daytime sessions are all about swimming and family fun, while in the evening there will be 1 hour of swimming followed by a fantastic line-up of music and activities.
Q: Does a Day Ticket Mean I Can Swim All Day?
A: It depends on the venue. At Park Road Lido your daytime ticket books you one 3-hour session, while at Brockwell Lido you can paddle away from 10am until 5pm (although you might go a little bit wrinkly.
Q: Can I come to both the Daytime Dip and the Sundown Dip?
A: Of course! If you’d like to swim all day and party all night, you’ll need to buy a ticket for a daytime session and an evening session. The lido will be closed between 5pm and 6pm, so you’ll have an hour to relax and refresh before it’s time to dance!
Q: Can I bring my children to the Sundown Dip?
A: Yes, the more the merrier! We’ve planned in lots of family friendly activities for both day and evening sessions. Find out more about our Sundown Dip line-up here.
Q: Can I bring my own inflatables?
A: You won’t need to! We’re providing lots of inflatables and beach balls. Please don’t bring your own – we need to make sure there’s room for everyone to swim!
Q: Are there any lockers?
A: Both lidos have lockers, so you can hide away your personal belongings while you’re taking a dip. You’ll be able to fit a regular-sized backpack in your locker, so pack lightly!
Q: Will there be a lifeguard?
A: Yes. The lidos always have a lifeguard supervising outdoor swims – so you can have lots of fun in complete safety.
Q: How deep are the pools?
Q: Can I bring my own food and drink?
A: We’re afraid not – but you won’t need to! We’ll have lots of delicious cordials and mocktails for you to sip, and from 7pm we’ll be serving cocktails, too. If you’re hungry you can grab snacks, sweets and savouries from the lido cafés (and there will be other yummy foods available, too!).
Q: Will there be gluten-free/vegan/vegetarian options?
A: Yes, there will be something for everyone!
Q: When will the bar open?
A: The café and bar will be open all day and night serving lots of snacks and sips (including all your favourite Belvoir Drinks). From 7pm we’ll serve cocktails, too!
Q: Will there be any free drinks?
A: We’ll be serving free samples of our refreshingly good drinks, including all your favourite cordials and pressés. Mocktails, cocktails, and other drinks will be available to buy from the bar.
Q: What should I bring?
A: Everything you need for a swim! Pack a swimming costume, towel, goggles, and sun hat – and don’t forget sun cream. You might also want to bring a change of clothes, or something to cover up with should the weather turn cooler.
Q: Will there be hairdryers?
A: Yep. Style away!
Q: Are there changing facilities?
A: Yep! Each lido’s changing and toilet facilities will be open as usual.
Q: Should I bring something to sit on?
A: No need! There will be lots of snuggly bean bags, or you can roll out your towel to sunbathe. Please leave your own deckchairs at home – we won’t have room!
Q: Can I smoke at the lido?
A: Sorry, no smoking or vaping at the lido.
Q: Can I bring my dog?
A: While we absolutely love dogs, only guide dogs or other assistant dogs are allowed at the lidos.
Q: Do I need to bring my ticket?
A: Yes please! When you buy a ticket, we’ll send it to you by email. Please print it out and bring it to the lido, or show us the electronic ticket on your phone. Don’t worry if you forget it – we have a guestlist we can check, too!
Q: Will there be wheelchair access?
A: Yes, Sip & Dip is for everyone. Both the lidos are accessible and if you think you’ll need any extra support, just let us know.
Q: Is the pool accessible?
A: Yes, both pools have disabled access.
Q: Are towels provided?
A: Sorry, no. Please bring your own!
Q: Will there be armbands or other floats available?
A: While we’ll have lots of fun inflatables, if your child isn’t a confident swimmer make sure you bring any swimming aids they’d usually use to swim.
Q: Is there parking available?
Q: Is there public transport?
Q: What if it rains?
A: Fingers crossed for sunshine! But if the British weather lets us down (and we know it often does) the event will still go ahead as planned. So, we won’t be able to refund or exchange tickets due to the weather – but we know a little rain won’t stop you having a refreshingly good summer.
Q: What if the event’s cancelled?
A: We hope that won’t happen. If it does, we’ll give as much notice as we can and post updates on social media. Follow us on Facebook to be sure you don’t miss anything.
Q: What time should I arrive?
A: Come along any time from the start of your session.
Q: Can I take photos?
A: Yes, of course! Don’t forget to tag @belvoirfruitfarms in your snaps.
Q: Will Belvoir Drinks be taking photos?
A: We’re really excited about Sip & Dip and can’t wait to cover the event. There will be a photographer snapping away all day and evening, but if you’d rather not be photographed please let us know.