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 and 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, Jess B, Jessie, Jo W, Jo B, Katie, Kirsty, Aimee, Julie, Dominique and Aisha.  In the office they are supported by the lovely Amie (superhuman teacher, mentor and Client Services Manager), the get-things-done-behind-the-scenes Amber (officially Compliance & Projects Manager), our bubbly Client Services apprentice Bea, and our very smiley Marketing & Sales Administrator Liane.

They'd love to hear from you, so why not give them a call?  You can find them on Facebook at Water Babies (Devon & Somerset).

Local news

Early Bird Bookings Available.......

We are now open for Early Bird Bookings for our Chapter 1 Autumn Term classes!

To enquire about the Early Bird Timetable please call us on 01392 790100 or 'Ask about Classes' above and register your details and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

We swim in lovely, warm pools across Devon & Somerset
If you would like any more information on classes near you: 
  • Phone the lovely office team on 01392 790100
  • "Ask about Classes!” above to register your details, and we'll give you a call. 
We swim at the following locations.
(Babies under 12 weeks old or 12 lbs need to start in a hydrotherapy pool, indicated with * below!)
  • Ellen Tinkham, Exeter*
  • WESC Foundation, Exeter*
  • Ladram Bay, Exmouth
  • Flamingo Pool, Axminster*
  • Peacehaven, Seaton*
  • Seale Hayne, Newton Abbot*
  • Cofton Holiday Park, Dawlish
  • Brainwave Centre, Bridgwater*
  • Holiday Inn, Taunton
  • Compass Centre, Taunton*
  • Holly Farm Cottages, North Curry
  • Fiveways, Yeovil*
  • Folke Manor Farm, Sherborne 
  • Jurston Barn, Wellington

Baby Beginner Classes for 0-11months:

Classes are avaliable to book for our Summer Term, to receive a full timetable of all our available baby beginner classes please register your details in the 'Ask about classes' section or email us at pushtheduck@waterbabies.co.uk.

Follow us & join our splashy fun community!

We also have a fab variety of toddler classes (from 1 - 4 years), if you're interested in finding out our class options in your area, drop us an email at pushtheduck@waterbabies.co.uk! :) 

Follow us on Facebook for the most up to date information on classes & free tasters!

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!