Water Babies Dorset and Salisbury

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!

Steven and Jessica Pugh are delighted to be running Water Babies classes across Dorset and Salisbury. A career as an Army Officer for Steven meant that the family had to up sticks and move every two years. But wherever they were, they always sought out their nearest Water Babies classes for their two girls, Esme and Darcey.

“Growing up, I was never a big fan of water,” admits Jessica, “and I didn’t want Esme to be the same – I really wanted her to be confident in the water. So when I saw an ad for Water Babies I went along, and was hooked from the first lesson!”

Moving every couple of years meant the family had to constantly start new friendships. “That’s another thing we found with Water Babies,” Steven continues. “Life as a new parent can often be fairly isolating, but when you add in regular moves to new parts of the country it can be even harder. At Water Babies, there’s a real sense of camaraderie at lessons, making them a great way of making new friends.” 

Besides Jessica and Steven, the friendly team includes the wonderfully enthusiastic Becky and Emily in the office, while a team of highly qualified teachers – alongside Jessica you’ll find Vicki, Natalie, Karen, Lindsey, Dominique, Sarah and Lisa - completes the Water Babies crew.

They’d love to hear from you, so why not give them a call? You can find them on Facebook at Water Babies (Dorset & Salisbury), or join their Facebook Group where you'll find a warm welcome waiting for you.

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We are taking booking for the Summer Term 

Our Summer Term starts in May, please give us a call to book your place.


Here's the timetable

We are so excited to bring you our shiny new Chapter 1 Summer timetable.  We cannot wait to meet you and your little ones and get you started on your incredible journey.  Which of these dates is best for you:


Salisbury District Hospital, Salisbury (suitable from birth)

Tuesday                                               1.30pm

Thursday                                             1pm

Saturday                                              12.30pm

Sunday                                                 11.30am


Winterbourne Earls, Salisbury (suitable from 12 weeks/12lbs)

Monday                                               10.30am


Moordown St John School, Bournemouth (suitable from 12 weeks/12lbs)

Thursday                                             2.30pm

Saturday                                              11am

Sunday                                                 10am


Linwood School, Bournemouth (suitable from birth)

Saturday                                              1.30pm


West Moors, nr Bournemouth (suitable from 12 weeks/12lbs) This class is now full.

Wednesday                                        11.30am


Hoburne Bashley Holiday Park, Sway (New Milton) (suitable from 12 weeks/12lbs) 

Thursday                                             11.30am


Moonfleet Manor Hotel, Weymouth (suitable from 12 weeks/12lbs) 

Friday                                                    12.30pm


Wyvern School, Weymouth (suitable from birth)  This class is now full.

Sunday                                                 8am


Port Regis School, Shaftesbury (suitable from 12 weeks/12lbs)

Tuesday                                               10am


Toddler Lessons

Is your little one summer ready?  We are now running an introductory Toddler lesson this term for chilldren aged two and upwards.  Summer is just around the corner, hurrah!  That means seaside, paddling pools, water-parks, holidays and lots of swimming!  Will your little one be safe and confident in the water this summer?  


The Village Hotel, Bournemouth (suitable from 12 weeks/12lbs)

Sunday                                                 9:30


Click on the green “Ask About Classes!” button above, or visit our  Dorset and Salisbury facebook page and hit “Send Message”.  


Have you joined our Facebook group?

We would love for you to join our Facebook Group!  As part of the Water Babies family, you also get exclusive access to our Water Babies private group.  Here you'll get the latest updates, news, exclusive discounts, offers and competitions, hints, tips, videos and live chats and Q&A sessions with our teachers. 

Full of our lovely parents, carers and our teaching team, you won't be short of advice if you have a question about your little one’s swimming. It's so easy, just click here to join Water Babies Dorset & Salisbury Parents/Carers Group