Parent and Child Spaces Available!

We have spaces available across the week in our Parent and Child lessons (0-3 years).


PUFFINS IS CLOSED FROM MONDAY 23rd MARCH 2020 UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE – to comply with Government guidelines around the CORONA VIRUS

Lessons across the week:

Parent & Baby, Toddlers and Stage 1 – beginners




Monday 6th to Thursday 9th


Tuesday 26th to Friday 29th


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School holiday Intensive Courses

PUFFINS IS CLOSED FROM MONDAY 23rd MARCH 2020 UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE – to comply with Government guidelines around the CORONA VIRUS

We are running intensive courses between 9am-12pm

Monday 6th April to Thursday 9th April

Tuesday 26th May to Friday 29th May

Please contact the office to book your child on the course.


Lovely feedback from a parent from Intensive Course 

“Just wanted to give some feedback on the half term course my children attended this week. They loved the classes and have improved so much over the five days. Claire has increased their confidence in the water and it is the first time they have actually enjoyed swimming lessons. Claire was wonderful with giving directions to them and encouraging them throughout the week.”


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PABA - Parent And Baby Aquafit

PUFFINS IS CLOSED FROM MONDAY 23rd MARCH 2020 UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE – to comply with Government guidelines around the CORONA VIRUS



The aqua based 30 minute workout program is designed to improve parents’ fitness and introduce babies to the water.

Course will be 6 weeks at £45,

Running weekday mornings – Tuesday and Wednesday mornings


Contact the office to REGISTER 

CORONAVIRUS CLOSURE – following Government guidelines


Dear Parents/Carers,

It is with great sadness that I have to announce that Puffins will be closing from Monday 23rd March 2020 until further notice.

It is really important we all play our part in trying to slow this virus and protect the vulnerable people in our society. We will roll forward on to the next term any lessons we have had to cancel. We are in the same position as everyone else not knowing when we can start trading again and will obviously keep you updated as soon as we have information to share.

I would like to thank you for all the kind messages of support we really do appreciate this in these sad and difficult times.

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank my amazing team at Puffins who have had a difficult week hearing the news of the closure.

Please all look after yourselves and your families. We can’t wait for the building to be full of the sound of happy children again.

Kind Regards


Parent And Baby Aquafit

6 week course – 30 minute sessions – £45

Running weekday mornings – Tuesday and Wednesday


Monday evening – 6.30 pm to 7.15 pm

Wednesday lunchtime – 12.15am to 1pm



Winter Term -Mon 6th January to Sat 4th April 2020

Summer  Term – Mon 20th April to Saturday 18th July

Half term – Monday 25th to Friday 30th May

Intensive courses running in school holidays for ages 3+

4 x 30 minute sessions

Between 9 am and 12 pm 

April – Mon 6th to Thurs 9th – £46

May Tues 26th to  Fri 29th – £46

Contact us now to book your space for 

Parent and Baby – morning

Pre-school children – morning

School children – after school 


Lessons across the week

Monday – Saturday

for all ages and abilities in our private heated pools.

Benefits of swimming

Swimming is a life skill that has physical and mental health benefits and advantages throughout life and provides an excellent, whole body, low impact, physical workout, strengthening heart, lungs and respiratory system.

Exercise releases endorphins, the natural feel-good hormones that make us feel positive and happy and aid mental wellbeing.

Regular swimming often improves eating and regular sleeping patterns.

 What are the benefits of taking your toddler swimming?

Learning to respond to key words can make your child sharper mentally, increase levels of awareness and understanding and improve communication between you

Learning vital personal survival skills

Encouraging a healthy lifestyle

Developing discipline and confidence around water

Meeting new friends and having lots of fun, aids development of social skills.

Swimming facilitates development of crucial higher brain functions, core muscles and co-ordination often seeing earlier development than non-swimming peers

 How does swimming benefit your baby and you?

Baby swimming is a valuable life skill that is a fun and rewarding experience that helps build the bond between you and your baby as it centres on trust.

The first year of a life is crucial in terms of a baby’s development. The brain grows rapidly during this year. Regular exercise plays a vital role in development with every movement they make helping to strengthen their brain for new learning.

Baby swimming is completely natural. By introducing your baby to swimming from a young age you are starting them on a habit that will last a lifetime and teaching them an important and potentially life-saving skill.

Many parents comment that the combination of gentle exercise and warm water helps their babies to sleep better and stimulates their appetites too.