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All you need to know – Mercure Abbots Well Hotel

Please read our Covid customer pool guidance prior to attending your first lesson at this venue 

Whitchurch Road, Christleton, Chester CH3 5QL

We can’t wait to welcome you to Puddle Ducks at Mercure Abbots Well Hotel – in the meantime, here’s some information that we hope you find useful. Have a splashtastic time!

Location: Mercure Abbots Well Hotel 3 miles from Chester city centre in Christleton.

Parking: Free parking within the Hotel car park and Health Club car park. When entering the hotel car park, follow the signs for the Health Club, which is situated behind the main hotel.

Essential information:

If your child is attending our Floaties, Splashers or Kickers classes they must comply with our 'Double Nappy' policy. Little Dippers MUST wear a 'double nappy' if they are not fully potty trained.  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!)

  • The swimming pool is part of the Hotel’s Feel Good Health Club
  • Baby splash pool, sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi are for use by club members only
  • You can find lots more useful information about attending our swim classes on our FAQs page

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

Spectators:  Due to Covid restrictions being eased one adult spectator is now able to watch lessons on poolside per family. 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.

Face Covering:  Ideally please wear a face covering whilst in the changing room area before/ after lessons

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 use of a roped off area during hire times.

Technical information:

  • Average Pool temperature: 30 - 32°C
  • Depth: 0.9m graduating to 1.35m (Puddle Ducks use the shallow section of the pool)

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