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 Emily and Hannah in the office, while a team of highly qualified teachers – alongside Jessica you’ll find Lisa, Sarah, Natalie, Samantha and Lucy - 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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Join the Nation's favourite baby and toddler swimming class and get taught by the best baby swimming teachers in the World (they're the only one with a Diploma don't you know)!  Here’s just the latest comments:


“Lisa Pettitt is a fantastic teacher! Warm and friendly and puts everyone at their ease, helps the kids to learn at their pace and treats them all as individuals with such patience. And always, always in a good mood, making everything fun and happy. Thank you lisa!”

Sarah in Weymouth


“Sarah arkle is amazing really makes the lesson fun.. has helped with my confidence to be able to let finley go under water x”

Kayleigh in Bournemouth


The Chapter 1 Timetable has arrived! 

Give us a call to get your little one's Water Babies Journey started! 



Here are the current Chapter 1 classes: 


Tuesdays at 12:00, at The Spinal Pool in Salisbury 

Thursday at 12:00, at The Spinal Pool in Salisbury

Saturdays at 11:30, at The Spinal Pool in Salisbury


Wednesdays at 18:00, at Victoria School in Poole


Fridays at 10:00, at our pool in Ferndown

Saturdays at 10:00, at our pool in Ferndown


Fridays at 11:00, at Moonfleet Manor Hotel in Weymouth

Sundays at 08:00, at Wyvern Academy in Weymouth


Sundays at 10:00, at Moordown St John’s School in Bournemouth


Tuesdays at 9:30, at Port Regis School in Shaftesbury


Wednesdays at 11:00, at Hoburne Bashley Holiday Park near New Milton


Babies who are over one can join us at any time, so feel free to give us a call on 01258 458 520 for your options.


Looking for Birthday Present Ideas?

Did you know, you can purchase all your favourite class toys from our online shop, along with nappies, goggles, wetsuits and more! (click here to visit the shop)

Give us a call and see what we have in the office too, we will offer you FREE DELIVERY if we have your item in stock!

Remember – we also offer a GIFT VOUCHER SERVICE. So, if you’re not sure what to buy, give us a call to get your gift vouchers sent out to you!



We’re going on a Pool Hunt!!

We are always on the lookout for more pools so if you know of any near you - they could be private or not do please let us know. If you find us a lovely new pool to swim in we will reward you with a term's worth of FREE lessons as a thank you pressie!!


Gift Vouchers

We are very excited to be able to offer a gift voucher service. This could make the perfect present for a Baby Shower, Birthday, Christening or Christmas Present. Vouchers can be used toward the cost of our courses or spent on our amazing underwater photography service.

To find out more give us a call in the office on 01258 458 520.




Click on the green “Ask About Classes!” button above, or visit our  Dorset and Salisbury facebook page and hit “Send Message” or call us on 01258458520.