Water Babies Bristol, Bath and North Somerset

Baby swimming with Water Babies is an exciting, enriching experience for both you and your little one. Not only does it teach vital life skills, but it also enhances the way babies and toddlers learn other skills, too. No one else reaches our high standards of professionalism, and no one else works harder to make sure you and your little one feel happy and safe. And we always incorporate lots of bonding, fun and socialising, so you can be sure that a Water Baby is a happy baby!

Classes across Bristol, Bath & North Somerset are run by Bryony Johnstone, who is proud of the fact that she became the first-ever official Water Babies franchisee when she left behind the corporate world of retail marketing and opened her doors in Bristol in 2003. Since then she’s gone from strength to strength and she and her team now teach more than 1,200 babies and toddlers across the region every week!

The wonderfully enthusiastic Sally, Vicky and Marta are the friendly voices in the office, while a team of highly qualified teachers - Jane, Karen, Jackie, Faye, Rowan, Rachel, Vickie, Rebecca, Amanda, Jenny and Jenna– completes the Water Babies crew.

They’d love to hear from you, so why not give them a call? Or check out the banter on the Water Babies Bristol, Bath and Weston-Super-Mare Facebook page.

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Hello from Water Babies Bristol

Thank you for visiting our local page. We are really looking forward to meeting you and your little one and having lots of fun together! Stevie, Vicky & Sally are the friendly voices in the office, whilst our team of highly qualified teachers completes the Water Babies crew. We’d love to hear from you, so why not give us a call on 0117 946 6919? Or see what we're up to on our Facebook page.

18th February - Underwater Photoshoot

Our next underwater photoshoot is coming up on the 18th February at Gable farm in Wraxall. Suitable for chapters 1-3 (older children will have to wait until our next shoot due to the depth of the pool I’m afraid). Don’t forget, if you’ve not had a shoot with us before then you can come along FOR FREE!!! Photos can be purchased in addition to your attendance fee. Call us on 0117 946 6919 to see what timeslots we have available.

February term – LIMITED SPACES!

Our February term is nearly upon us and we literally have a handful of spaces left in classes across Bristol, Bath & North Somerset. If you are interested in joining us for some Spring swimming then do give us a call on 0117 9466 6919 or click hereto find out what availability we have.

National Baby Swimming Week

The week of the 16th October will be National Baby Swimming Week. You can find out more here: https://www.nationalbabyswimmingweek.org.uk/

19th November - Underwater Photoshoot

Our next underwater photoshoot is coming up on the 19th November at Gable farm in Wraxall. Suitable for chapters 1-3 (older children will have to wait until our next shoot due to the depth of the pool I’m afraid). Don’t forget, if you’ve not had a shoot with us before then you can come along FOR FREE!!! Photos can be purchased in addition to your attendance fee.

New teacher required

We are recruiting for a new teacher in Bristol to find out more please head over to www.waterbabies.co.uk/about-us/careers/vacancies/South+West. It is an exciting opportunity and for the right person the perfect job. Alternatively send me your CV bryony.johnstone@waterbabies.co.uk to find out more. 

September term – LAST FEW SPACES!

Our September term is now well underway and we literally have a handful of spaces left in classes across Bristol, Bath & North Somerset. If you are interested in joining us for some Autumn swimming then do give us a call on 0117 9466 6919 or click hereto find out what availability we have.

Tommy’s Splashathon – THE RESULTS ARE IN!!

Drum roll please..........THE TOMMY'S SPLASHATHON FUNDRAISING RESULTS ARE IN!!!!

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNERS and a huge thank you and well done to everyone who took part in the Splashathon this year. As a franchise, we raised a whopping £9,013.63p which is FANTASTIC!

All winners have been contacted, and some amazing prizes are on their way to the lucky guys & gals :-)

Tommy's are still working their way through the lists of fundraisers and will have your Peppa Pig goodies and prizes with you as soon as possible - there was an overwhelming number of fundraisers this year so please do bear with them.

Oasis Academy - door opener required POSITION NOW FILLED!

We are still looking for someone to work on a Tuesday evening at Oasis Academy to open the pool door for our swimmers. You would need to be available every Tuesday during the Water Babies term (in line with local school holidays) from 3.15pm - 5.15pm. This is an ideal job for a young person who is aged 16 and above or anyone else that wants to meet some lovely clients and their babies every week. Do please email underwater@waterbabies.co.ukto find out more. The position is available ASAP.

Baby Bank Donation Morning

Local charity the Baby Bank Network are hosting a donation morning on Saturday 9th September. Their team of volunteers will be on hand to accept good quality donations of baby essentials for families in need. Click hereto find out more or email mailto:donations@babybanknetwork.com

September term – LIMITED SPACES!

Our September term is now only 3 weeks away. If you are interested in joining us for some Autumn swimming then do give us a call on 0117 9466 6919 or click hereto find out what availability we have.

Toddler swimming!

By popular demand, we are holding SPECIAL BEGINNER TODDLER CLASSES in Bristol for children aged 1 1/2 to 3 years old who haven't had lessons before. Full of fun, games, songs and toys, we'll help you teach your little one water confidence, safety and early swimming skills that'll last a lifetime. Contact us to find out more.

May term - LAST FEW SPACES!

Our May term is now under way but don't panic, there is still time to book on! We have a handful of spaces left at various pools so do contact us ASAP on 0117 946 6919 to find out more and book your space, or register your interest by clicking here.

Tommy's Splashathon 2017

The Splashathon is a unique event that allows babies to raise money to save other babies’ lives. During the second week of July, babies and toddlers across the UK will take to the pool in Water Babies classes to partake in ‘swimming a width’ for sponsorship. Parents, children and teachers alike will throw themselves into the fun (and the pool), with many swimming in fancy dress and having a splashing time, all for a truly worthy cause. Follow this year’s event by using #splashface

New teacher needed

We are looking to recruit a new teacher for our Bristol pools - if you are interested do send your CV and covering letter to bryony.johnstone@waterbabies.co.uk. Full extensive training will be given and previous swimming teaching experience is not essential. 

Oasis door opener

We are looking for someone to work on a Tuesday evening at Oasis Academy to open the pool door for our swimmers. You would need to be available every Tuesday during the Water Babies term (in line with local school holidays) from 3.15pm - 5.15pm. It might suit a young person who is aged 16 and above or anyone else that wants to meet some lovely clients and their babies every week. Do please email bryony.johnstone@waterbabies.co.ukto find out more. The position is available ASAP. Thank you.

Baby Bank Network – Nov ‘16

We were thrilled to support this local charity and raised a staggering amount of £5,000 towards their funding and projects. A massive thank you to everyone who got involved. Do look at their website to find out more - http://www.babybanknetwork.com/

Film Debut! 

Check out the footage on this film. We were asked to do some filming for a small Indie film and were overwhelmed and so proud of how good the babies were - follow the link below to see the clip.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wX7WMxYEVH0

Bristol Zoo Promotion - Summer ‘16

Check out our promotion this summer with Bristol Zoo where you have a chance to win a free Water Babies course worth £150! Check out our Facebook page here https://www.facebook.com/WBBristol/to find out more. Terms and conditions apply, see here to view those, https://www.waterbabies.co.uk/bristol-zoo-competition-terms-and-conditions. 

The Face of Water Babies

Could your little swimmer be a Water Babies star? 

Each month our national and local Facebook pages will feature a gorgeous underwater photo and it could be yours! If you would like to enter a picture of your baby from one of our shoots please send it to waterbabies@bwpgroup.com.

Water World treats

If you are swimming with us make sure you are signed up to My Water World to take advantage of some lovely monthly treats. We’ve teamed up with likeminded companies to offer you discounts and offers on all sorts of products and activities.