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


Book On Baby Day will be on Monday 15th October! 


Book on with us then to receive a FREE Happy Nappy worth £10.99!

Winter 2018 Timetable for Chapter 1s: 


Salisbury - Venue Salisbury District Hospital (Hydro Pool)

Thursday 1:30pm - Starts 22nd Nov & Finishes 7th Feb

Saturday 12:00pm - Starts 24th Nov & Finishes 9th Feb

Sunday 1:30pm - Starts 25th Nov & Finishes 10th Feb


Winterbourne Earls, Salisbury - Venue Manor Farm

Friday 9:30am - Starts 23rd Nov & Finishes 8th Feb


Bournemouth - Venue Moordown St John's School

Saturday 11:30am - Starts 24th Nov & Finishes 9th Feb


Poole - Venue Victoria Education Centre (Hydro Pool)

Wednesday 7:00pm - Starts 21st Nov & Finishes 6th Feb


New Milton - Venue Hoburne Bashley Holiday Park

Wednesday 10:00am - Starts 21st Nov & Finishes 6th Feb


Shaftesbury - Venue Port Regis School

Friday 11:30am - Starts 23rd Nov & Finishes 8th Feb


Weymouth - Venue Moonfleet Manor

Friday 10:00am - Starts 23rd Nov & Finishes 8th Feb


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.