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IMPORTANT: Please read this SWIMMING AT PARSON STREET SCHOOL document BEFORE attending your first lesson post-lockdown. It details all the procedures in place  for staying safe during COVID-19.

Parson Street School pool is one of our most popular venues as it’s small, friendly and located in the heart of Bedminster.  We run our expert classes from birth to age 4 years at this pool.

  • On-street parking nearby
  • Toasty warm water

For class times, booking and a location map, click here.


Location: Bedminster Road, Bristol BS3 5NR

Timetable: Classes at Parson Street

Venue website: Parson Street School


On-street parking. 

  • Marksbury Road (just off Bedminster Road by the library) and Highbury Road (behind Parson Street School) are closest.  For Highbury Road, drive past the school and turn left immediately after the pedestrian crossing. 
  • There is parking on Bedminster Road but the road does get very busy so please take great care if you choose to park here.

Essential information

  • The pool building is accessible via the school staff car park.  The car park pedestrian gate will be open to allow Puddle Ducks customer access.
  • Our Poolside Assistants will be there to meet and greet you each week.
  • There is no space for pushchairs and car seats in the pool building. You are welcome to leave prams outside but they will not be under cover.
  • There are no nappy bins at this venue so please take your nappy home with you.
  • No food is permitted on the poolside or in the changing rooms, please save your child’s snack until after you have left the pool.


  • A well-fitting neoprene swim nappy must be worn with a disposable swim nappy or an environmentally friendly NappyWrap & Liner underneath, if your child is in Floaties, Splashers or Kickers, or in other programmes if they are not yet fully potty/toilet trained. We recommend one of our great value Starter Packs which contain the swim lesson essentials at a fantastic price.
  • All Swim Academy children must wear swim hats in the pool. You can find these plus our range of goggles and other Swim Accessories in our online shop.
  • Our online shop stocks a fantastic kids swimwear collection plus super useful bags, towels, changing mats and much, much more!
  • You can find lots of additional useful information about attending our swim classes on our FAQs page.


Puddle Ducks has exclusive use of the pool.

Technical information:

  • Pool temperature: 32°C.
  • Poolside assistant: There is a Puddle Ducks Poolside Assistant at this venue.
  • Depth:  0.75m graduating to 1.1m

Helping you to make your special time last even longer…that’s the Puddle Ducks’ difference

We would recommend a visit to North Street if you fancy a coffee or lunch after your swimming lesson.  In particular The Tobacco Factory is very spacious and welcomes families. 


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