Water Babies Yorkshire North and East

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 Yorkshire North & East are run by Stella Riley and Tory Hardy, after taking their own children along to lessons changed their lives for ever.

Stella had lived and breathed horses all her life. She had a pony when she was nine, studied horses at university and built a whole career around them. “I even met my husband, Adrian, while teaching him to ride,” she says. “So it was a complete shock to find in Water Babies something I feel even more passionate about!”

“Watching the little ones and their parents as they progress always makes me go ‘Wow’,” she says. “And I’m really proud to be teaching them something that could save their lives one day.”

Although Tory previously worked in the charity sector, she admits to never being sure about what she wanted to do career-wise – but the one thing she always knew was that she wanted a family. Now a mum of three, she feels she has the best of both worlds.

“Water Babies quickly became a way of life for me,” Tory smiles. “As a parent, I just love the special one-to-one time it gives me with my children. It’s the highlight of my week, a time in the middle of a hectic life when all the craziness just stops.”

Stella and Tory are joined by the wonderfully enthusiastic Lynsey 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? You can find them on Facebook at Water Babies (North Yorkshire), or join their Facebook Group where you'll find a warm welcome waiting for you.

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Hello & Welcome.....

Thank you for visiting our local page... We are looking forward to meeting you and your little one and having lots of splishsplashing fun!  Stella, Tory, Kirsty and Hannah are the friendly voices in the office, while a team of highly qualified teachers - Stella, Tory, Amelia, Laura, Kirsty, Hannah, Hayley, Lindsey, Katie, Katy, Kate and Zoe – completes the Water Babies crew. They’d love to hear from you, so why not give them a call? Or see what we're up to on our Facebook pages:


Exciting News - New Pools!

We have a very exciting Summer Term ahead with two new pools in our area:

Willow Lodge, Bubwith near Selby where we have new classes for ababies and toddler on a Tuesday morning from May.

Mercure Park Grange, Willerby in Hull, we have classes here on a Wednesdays afternoon and Friday morning.

Underwater Photo Shoot coming soon!

Our underwater photo shoots are great fun and in high demand. Please ask us about booking your space when you call to enrol on your course. We run a photo shoot at the end of every ten week cycle so there is plenty of opportunity to attend :-)

Our next photo shoot is taking place on Saturday 20th July 2019.

We are now taking bookings for the Summer Term!

Our Summer term has just started but it is not too late to join one of our classes, the term runs from May to July..

Would you like to teach your baby or toddler to swim and give them the precious gift of water confidence? We teach from birth up to 4yrs old. If you would like to join us, here are four easy ways to make sure you don't miss out:

1) Go to our website www.waterbabies.co.uk pop in your postcode and click on the pool you would like to swim at and then click 'ask about classes' and fill in your details.

2) Email littlefish@waterbabies.co.uk and we will email you back a list of all the info we need

3) PM our Facebook page with your email address and we will email you our waiting list email

4) Give us a call on 01904 607110, we’ll be more than happy to answer any questions you have!

We have classes in York, Harrogate, Boroughbridge, Ripon, Selby, Helmsley, Bridlington and Hull.

Baby 'Chapter 1', under one year old, tend to join our classes at the beginning of 10 week cycles. These cycles start in May, September, November & February.

Toddlers can join our classes at any time of the Water Babies year, so if you have a little one who is under 4, please give us a call and we will endeavour to find a suitable class.

FREE Taster Sessions

We run free taster sessions throughout the year, just get in touch for more information!

Gift Vouchers

We are very excited to offer Gift Vouchers - a perfect gift for a baby shower, a birthday, Christmas or any special occasion! You can use vouchers towards lessons, photos, toys or nappies....available in amounts from £10 upwards. Just call 01904 607110.

Did you know you can buy all the toys used in our classes?

All of our fantastic toys that we use in our classes can be bought by calling the office on 01904 607 110 to be delivered to your class or by visiting our Water Babies shop www.waterbabies.co.uk/shop

Get kitted out in style....

You can get all sorts of goodies from our web shop - check out the cool swimming accessories you can buy, from funky costumes and happy nappies to Bubba swim floats and lots in between!

Finally, if you have any questions about any aspect of baby swimming please don't hesitate to give us a call- it's what we are here for... x