Water Babies Devon and 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 Devon & Somerset are run by Rowan Bradford & Lee Perkins, who were first introduced to Water Babies while living in Bristol, putting Evan's name on the waiting list before he was even born. Emerging from their first lesson and realising that her face was aching from smiling constantly for 30 minutes, Rowan knew she'd found something truly special – ‘sheer indulgent happiness’ is how she describes it. “Why wouldn’t everyone want to do it?”

As her maternity leave came to an end, Water Babies became Lee’s special time with Evan, with younger sister Caitlin joining in the fun when she was just 3 weeks old. While Rowan's career in occupational psychology took her to some very exotic places, when she realised she was missing too many family birthdays, she and Lee decided it was time to seriously redress their work/life balance. Inspired by their teacher, Rowan recognised that she’d found her calling in Water Babies – and having experienced classes first-hand, Lee didn’t need any convincing!

Rowan and Lee are joined in the pool by their crew of highly qualified teachers- Amie, Char, Hazel, Jennie, Jess B, Jessie, Jo, Katie, Kirsty, Aimee and Julie . In the office they are supported by the wonderfully enthusiastic Amber, the lovely Amie (when she's not teaching in a pool) and the photography and marketing focused Helen.

They'd love to hear from you, so why not give them a call? Or check out the banter on the Water Babies Devon & Somerset Facebook page.


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Now Open for the Summer Term!

Our Summer Term is now open for babies and toddlers 0-4 years old! Our 10-week term starts w/c 14th May, includes 10 x 30-minute swim lessons, plus an additional 11th lesson at your complementary underwater photo shoot – super cute! We swim in lovely, warm pools across Devon and Somerset.
If you would like more information on classes near you, free Taster Sessions (running w/c May 1st!) in your area and other swim specials:
  • "Ask about Classes!” above to register your details
  • Phone the lovely ladies in the office at 01392 790100
We swim at the following locations. Call or email to find out times for classes most suitable for your little on!
(Babies under 12 weeks old or 12 lbs. need to start in a hydrotherapy pool, indicated with * below!)

  • Ellen TInham, Exeter*
  • WESC Foundation, Exeter*
  • Jurston Barn, Wellington
  • Flamingo Pool, Axminster*
  • Peacehaven, Seaton*
  • Cofton Holiday Park, Dawlish
  • Hannahs at Seale-Hayne, Newton Abbot*
  • Harcombe House, Chudleigh*
  • Brainwave Centre, Bridgwater*
  • Holiday Inn, Taunton
  • Compass Centre, Taunton*
  • Holly Farm Cottages, North Curry
  • Fiveways, Yeovil*
  • Folke Manor Farm, Sherborne

We're looking for new pools!

Water Babies Devon & Somerset are looking for private pools in the Devon, Somerset and West Dorset area to fulfil demand! If you have a lovely warm pool, or know someone who does, do get in touch. Hiring a pool to Water Babies means working with a professional, experiences swim school and can be great from a financial point of view!