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- Aisha, Amie, Char, Hazel, Jennie, Jess, Jo, Katie, Kirsty, Lorraine and Zoe . In the office they are supported by the wonderfully enthusiastic Amber, the lovely Amie (when she's not 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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Last Call for Free Taster Sessions!

We have a few spots remaning at our taster sessions on Monday, 21st August (Folke Manor Farm in Sherborne & Hannah's in Newton Abbot) and Tuesday, 22nd August (Brainwave in Bridgwater)! If you've been thinking about getting your little one swimming but want to see what it's all about, then join us during one of our taster sessions to get a good idea of our class structure, aims and objectives, and how to swim your baby safely and in the correct position.

The 30 minute lessons are suitable for little ones between birth to 12 months old.

Please contact the office at 01392 790100 to register your place at the tater session! There are limited spaces so don't hesitate to get in touch!


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Autumn Swimming.

Our summer term is nearly over and we'll be taking a break from the pools over August. Our office is still open as we are taking bookings for our September term which begins the 1st week of September for 10 weeks until mid November. The new timetable has been released. Check it out on our Facebook page (Water Babies Devon & Somerset) or register your details with us and we can email it to you.

Chapter 1 is ideal for little ones aged 0-7 months and Chapter 2 is a great place to start for those between 7-12 months old. We also have spaces for older ones up to the age of 4 years.

Register your details by finding a class near you (top right) and we can send you more information about baby swimming and the timetable for new classes.

Or you can email pushtheduck@waterbabies.co.uk to ask for it to be emailed to you.

The term runs for 10 weeks and costs £155. For new starters, the course includes a complimentary underwater photoshoot at the end of term (photos are sold separately), a magical Water Babies Journey Book which is a lovely way of recording each milestone as you progress through each term with stickers and badges, and membership to our Water Babies club, 'My WaterWorld' which gives you access to discounted products and services!
Call us on 01392 790100 or email us at pushtheduck@waterbabies.co.uk if you would like more information or to be put onto the waiting list for the following term which will begin in November.
We also have spaces available for older babies and toddlers aged 1-4 years. Give us a call so that we can talk you through the options available!



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Our Chapter 1 course includes a complimentary underwater photoshoot lesson. The next shoots are scheduled for:
Sunday 16th July- Hannah's at Seale Hayne, Newton Abbot
Sunday 23rd July - Fiveways School, Yeovil
Is your little one booked in?
For more information take a peek at the photos page!

We're on a pool hunt!

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

About our venues

All of our venues operate at a minimum of 30 degrees, however we do have hydrotherapy pools available in all areas which are heated to 32 degrees or more. Any baby who is under 12lbs or 12 weeks old needs to start their swimming journey in water of 32 degrees or more, if you need more details as to the suitability of venues do give us a call.
There is room poolside for spectators at all venues so partners and grandparents never miss out on watching little one's magical journey.