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.

Local news


Our Chapter 1 Autumn Term Starts in September, have a look at the bellow locations and times and we look forward to hearing from you soon.

Salisbury - Venue Salisbury District Hospital (Hydro Pool)

Thursday 11:30 - Starts 6th Sept & Finishes 15th Nov

Friday 17:00 - Starts 7th Sept & Finishes 16th Nov

Saturday 11:00 - Starts 8th Sept & Finishes 17th Nov

Sunday 12:30 - Starts 9th Sept & Finishes 18th Nov

Bournemouth - Venue Moordown St John's School

Thursday 14:30 - Starts 6th Sept & Finishes 15th Nov

Saturday 11:00 - Starts 8th Sept & Finishes 17th Nov

Poole - Venue Victoria Education Centre (Hydro Pool)

Wednesday 18:30 - Starts 5th Sept & Finishes 14th Nov

New Milton - Venue Hoburne Bashley Holiday Park

Wednesday 10:30 - Starts 5th Sept & Finishes 14th November

Weymouth - Venue Wyvern School (Hydro Pool)

Sunday 09:30 - Starts 2nd Sept & Finishes 18th Nov

Shaftesbury - Venue Port Regis School

Friday 10:30 - Starts 7th Sept & Finishes 16th Nov

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

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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