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Holiday Inn Ellesmere Port

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Holiday Inn Ellesmere Port

Waterways, Centre Island, Lower Mersey Street, Ellesmere Port CH65 2AL

We can’t wait to welcome you to Puddle Ducks at the Holiday Inn – in the meantime, here’s some information that we hope you find useful.

Location: Holiday Inn Ellesmere Port

Parking: Free parking is available at the hotel. Overflow car park also is available over the bridge. Follow the signs to the Waterways Leisure Club and situated in a separate building opposite the main hotel.

Essential information:

  • Where possible please arrive 'swim ready' to the pool

If your child is attending our Floaties, Splashers or Kickers classes or is not yet fully toilet trained they must comply with our 'Double Nappy' policy. Please use an approved snug-fitting neoprene (or other similar fabric) swim nappy such as our Puddle Ducks swim nappy. Under this, your child will need a reusable cotton swim nappy with a disposable liner such as our Eco NappyWrap & Liner or a disposable swim nappy. 

The design of our Puddle Ducks swim nappy (stretchy neoprene with snug fitting deep waistband and leg cuffs) ensures that all ‘little accidents’ stay inside the nappy with the reusable cotton swim nappy or disposable swim nappy underneath providing an extra layer of protection (and making any ‘accidents’ so much easier to get rid of!). 

TIP: A swim nappy needs to be snug around the legs and waist to do its job properly (but not too tight!)

Please be aware that the Waterways Leisure Club is surrounded by a canal, please keep your child close to you at all times.  There are ducks and swans in the water way, you are welcome to bring some duck food to feed the birds after swimming lessons!

You can find lots more useful information about attending our swim classes on our FAQs page

Spectators: Adults are able to spectate poolside. Children are able to spectate for childcare purposes.  All children below 2.5 years old must be accompanied on poolside by a responsible adult and child spectators remain under the full responsibility of their carer at all times.

Cleaning Schedules: Changing rooms are cleaned and sanitized every 30mins - 1hour throughout swimming lesson times

Photography: It is acceptable to carry phones with you and to take photos in 'Splash Time', however, please take great care not to include other children/parents from the class (unless you have their permission) and do not use your phones in the changing rooms.  Please request the authorization of any photos being taken during class times by the teacher prior to photos being take

Exclusivity: Puddle Ducks have exclusive use of the pool during lesson times

Technical information:

  • Average Pool temperature: 32°C
  • Depth: 0.9m to 1.5m


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