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All you need to know – Winterbourne International Academy

Sports Village (accessed via Flaxpits Lane), Winterbourne, South Gloucestershire BS36 1LA

We can’t wait to welcome you to Puddle Ducks at Winterbourne International Academy in South Gloucestershire – in the meantime, here’s some information that we hope you find useful. Have a splashtastic time!

Location: Winterbourne International Academy

Parking: The swimming pool is in the Academy Sports Village where this is a large free car park, and overflow car park.

Essential information:

  • Spectators are very welcome on poolside.
  • 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.

Changing rooms: There are two large changing areas, one male and one female, both with showers. Please bring your child’s towel poolside so you can wrap them up after class. 


  • 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.

Exclusivity: Puddle Ducks has exclusive use of the swimming pool.

Access:  The swimming pool is located in the Academy Sports Village accessible from Flaxpits Lane.  Please note that the swimming pool can’t be accessed from the main school entrance.  If you find yourself at the Main Entrance, exit the school, turn left and then take the first left onto Flaxpits Lane.  Drive past the rank of shops and you’ll see the entrance to the Sports Village on the left hand side.  Once you’ve parked your car, walk into the Sports Village and turn left past the Reception and the swimming pool entrance is on your left.  If the car park is full, you’ll find an overflow car park further up Flaxpits Lane on the left hand side.  The car park does get very full if there is a weekend sporting event at the school.  

Technical information:

  • Pool temperature: 30°C.
  • Poolside assistant: There isn’t a Puddle Ducks Poolside Assistant at this venue.
  • Depth: 0.9m to 2.99m
  • Maximum class ratios:
    • 10 children/adult pairs:1 teacher (Baby and Preschool classes)
    • 4 children: 1 teacher (Swim Academy Level 1 and 2)
    • 8 children: 1 teacher (Swim Academy Level 3 and 4)

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

We like to make life fun and easy for our Puddle Ducks customers so here are some local places we think you and your children may like. You could even meet up before or after the class with your Puddle Ducks classmates.

Closest café

Old Down Country Park is three miles away where you’ll find their Barn Café.  Here you can relax in the daytime with cup of fair trade coffee or a pot of tea and homemade cake next to the log burners or on the sofas.  A perfect place to relax with the family.  They are very happy for you to take along your own picnic and if it’s raining you can sit in the yurt.

There’s so much more to see and do at Old Down Country Park including the children’s adventure park, farm shop, pets corner and animal park.  Well worth dropping by.

If you need to contact us, here’s your local Puddle Ducks office details:

Call us on 0117 9717165

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