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IMPORTANT: Please read this STAYING SAFE AT KINGSMEAD SCHOOL document BEFORE attending your first lesson. It details all the procedures we have in place at your pool related to staying safe during COVID-19

Please watch our 'NEW NORMAL' walk through video for this location here

All you need to know – Kingsmead School

Bertram Drive, Hoylake, Wirral CH47 0LL

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

Location: The pool is part of the Kingsmead School complex. It is in a separate building located on Carlton Lane, off the A553 Birkenhead Road. There is strictly NO car access to the pool building or via Carlton Lane which is a private residential lane.  However swimmers can walk by foot down Carlton Lane to access the swimming pool.

Parking: There is strictly NO visitor parking at Kingsmead School itself. Puddle Ducks customers are specifically requested by the school to park on the main A553 Birkenhead Road, where there is access on foot down Carlton Lane directly to the pool on the right hand side. Parking on Carlton Lane is specifically for residents only which is heavily monitored. Buggies are very welcome to use for the short walk down Carlton Lane from the main road and there is a corridor outside the pool where you can park you buggy safely. The A553 road is just 1 minute walk from the pool with a buggy.

Essential information:

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 bring a baby changing mat with you, as the changing rooms do not have any baby changing facilities

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

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.

Exclusivity: Puddle Ducks have exclusive use during hire times.

Technical information:

  • Average Pool temperature: 31°C
  • Depth: 0.9m graduating to 1.3m

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