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), or join their Facebook Group where you'll find a warm welcome waiting for you.

Local news

Spring Term Bookings ARE OPEN!

Our new Spring term starts the week commening 11th February. 
Bookings for this term ARE NOW OPEN. Spaces do fill quickly so classes come as a first come, first served basis. 
Book early to take advantage of payment plans. Discounts for NHS staff and Military, as well as discounts for siblings!
Our 10-week term 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:
  • "Ask about Classes!” above to register your details, and we'll give you a call. 
  • Phone the lovely office team on 01392 790100
We swim at the following locations. Call or email to find out times for classes most suitable for your little one! (Classes for 0-12 month olds are listed below!)
(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*
  • Cofton Holiday Park, Dawlish
  • Hannah's 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 
  • Jurston Barn, Wellington

Baby Beginner Classes for 0-11months:

Classes are now avaliable to book - you can request the timetable by emailing us at pushtheduck@waterbabies.co.uk or by calling us in the office on 01392 790100.

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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! :) 

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You can also join our splish splashing fun community in our Facebook Group! Share your own Water Babies experiences and read about others. Get to know your teachers, see the events we are attending and get in some giveaways too! 

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!