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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 Cornwall & South Devon are run by Kate Evans, a former A&E registrar. When it proved difficult to juggle hospital hours with her young family, Kate found the answer to her working dilemma after she and GP husband Paul discovered Water Babies with their children, Polly & Sam.  

“Unusually, I’d learnt to swim as a baby myself,” Kate recalls (we’ve always said it makes you brainy). “I could swim 3 miles when I was just 6 years old. So with our own children, it quickly became the one activity we’d never miss. Polly adored it from the start. If I’m honest, Sam was originally rather more fowl than fish, but now the confidence and fun they both enjoy in water is amazing.”

Kate’s medical background is invaluable to us at Water Babies’ head office, and she's heavily involved with our new paediatric safety course. Locally, her background helps with things like reassuring nervous parents. “I do get a lot of questions about general medical problems like colic and reflux,” she admits, “but it's great to be able to continue to share my knowledge!”

The wonderfully enthusiastic Jemma is the friendly voice in the office, while a team of highly qualified teachers completes the Water Babies crew. They’d love to hear from you, so why not give them a call? Or check out the banter on the Water Babies Cornwall & South Devon Facebook page.

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Summer Term Opening For Bookings NOW!

Hello mummies and daddies,

Bookings are now open for the summer term of beginner classes in Cornwall & South Devon. These will run from the week beginning 12th May to week ending 27th July.

How to book

Please take a look at the list below and choose the class that suits you the best. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call us in the office on 01752 605627- we are more than happy to help you to make your decision. Please be aware that our spaces fill up very quickly and spaces will be offered on a first come first served basis. We will go through all the information you need to attend your classes and we will send you a welcome pack to explain everything.


The cost of our beginners course is £150.00based on 11 sessions, 10 at your chosen day, time and venue and the special 11th session is your underwater photo shoot lesson held in Ivybridge in the lovely warm waters of our hydro pool On Sunday 27th July. Save the date! We will book your photo shoot time slot at the time of booking your classes, a full detailed confirmation and photo product price list will be sent in your welcome pack too.

What to Wear?

All little ones swimming with us are required to wear a swim nappy (reusable or disposable) and either a Water Babies ‘Neo Nappy’ or Splash about ‘Happy Nappy’ over the top.These are both neoprene nappies with snug bands around the legs and the waist to stop any leakages happening whilst you’re in the pool. You can get them from us, they are £9.99 or for a full starter pack, including reusable swim nappy, a pack of liners and a happy nappy or Neo Nappy, it’s £15.99.

Your payment will be processed by debit or credit card over the telephone when your booking is complete.


Monday’s 9:00am at Chycara nr Carnon downs

Friday’s 11:00am at Atlantic Reach Newquay

Saturday’s 12:00 Midday at Chycara nr Carnon Downs


Friday’s 1:00pm at Compton Pool Farm Marldon nr Totnes

Saturday’s 11:30am & 12:00 midday at Mayfield School Hydro Pool Torquay.


Tuesday’s 2:00pm St Mellion International nr Saltash

Tuesday’s 6:00pm Dame Hannah Rogers Hydro Pool Ivybridge

Tuesday 9:30am at the Holiday Inn Plymouth City Centre

Wednesday’s 4:30pm & 7:30pm Woodlands School Hydro Pool Whitleigh/Crownhill

Thursday’s 6:00pm Dame Hannah Rogers Hydro Pool Ivybridge

Thursday’s 1:00pm St Mellion International nr Saltash

Friday 1:30pm at the Holiday Inn Plymouth City Centre

Saturday’s 10:30am at Derriford Hospital Hydro Pool

Sundays ’s 12:00pm Midday Dame Hannah Rogers Hydro Pool Ivybridge

So call us on 01752 605627 to book your Water Babies class and start your splashing journey through swimming today!

We also have another new term starting in September and you can add your bump or baby to the waiting list to be kept informed of future terms by clicking the pencil me in link above to the right.

Competition Time

We have an exciting competition running on our Facebook page, click on the link above and write a review for us :) for your chance to win a Water Babies term of lessons.

Gift Vouchers

We are very excited to offer gift vouchers - a perfect gift for your little one!  You can use the vouchers towards lessons, photos, toys or nappies....
Available in any amount.

Award Time

We're up for 'Best Children's Activity Provider' in the Tommy's, the baby charity awards - woo hoo! But we really, really need your help to win. So while you're having your elevenses/mid-afternoon cuppa, if you could hop over and vote for us we'd be very grateful. Bounty will donate £1 to Tommy's on behalf of every voter, and you'll also be in with a chance to win a fantastic Peppa Pig prize!