Challenge Event

Skydives

Take the plunge, and sign up today to sky dive for WellChild - the national charity for sick children. With locations around the UK and dates flexible for you, join Team WellChild now.

January 1, 2021 - December 31, 2021

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Imagine standing at the edge of an open doorway in an aircraft flying at 10,000 feet – the noise of the engines and the wind ringing in your ears with only the outline of distant fields below. Now imagine leaning forward out of that doorway and letting go – falling forward into the clouds, diving down through the air as you start freefalling at over 120mph!

Then imagine the peace and quiet as the canopy opens, the steering toggles come down either side of you and you begin a tranquil parachute descent from a mile up in the air, steering yourself back down to the centre of the drop zone below. Well you can stop imagining because it’s real and you can do it at an airfield near you by reserving a place on one of our 10,000 feet freefall tandem skydives…

We are delighted to confirm that Skydiving activities started resuming in England from 12th April 2021.

Until further notice, all Skydivers will be expected to comply with the COVID-secure measures that are in place at all airfields.

We work with Skyline Events who offer tandem skydives from various locations across the UK.  To see find the closest jump-site to you visit: skylineskydiving.co.uk/prices-and-locations

The registration fee is £70 and then you have two options:

Fundraising – Pledge to raise £395 for WellChild and the remaining cost of your jump is covered, with nothing left to pay by yourself

Self-fund – Cover the cost of the jump yourself (£270-£350 depending on location) and raise as much as you can for WellChild (no set fundraising target).  The £70 registration fee goes towards the cost of the jump so if you self-fund you will have £200-280 remaining to pay on the day of your jump.

Tandem skydiving is perfect for a first-timer, with training given on the day of the jump.  You will be attached to a highly skilled Tandem Instructor, who will control your descent and landing as you jump from 10,000ft!

You need to be at least 16 years old to take part.  A few of the airfields have an upper age limit for tandem jumps: Cornwall has an upper age limit of 65, Lancaster and Whitchurch have a limit of 70 and Perthshire has a limit of 49.