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All you need to know – Woodhey House Hotel

Berwick Road, Little Sutton, Chester CH66 4PS

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

Location: Mercure Woodhey House Hotel on the A550 Welsh Road in Little Sutton - North Chester

Parking: Lots of free parking within the hotel car park.

Essential information:

  • The swimming pool is part of the hotel’s health and fitness club. Enter the hotel through the main reception and the receptionist will direct you to the pool. It is a walk through the hotel corridors, however you can bring prams and car seats and leave in the corridor outside the changing rooms if required. Sauna and steam rooms are strictly out of bounds.  For fire regulations, please sign in at Hotel Reception prior to each class, there should be a folder on the left hand side of the desk but just ask if you can't see it.
  • A well-fitting neoprene swim nappy must be worn with a disposable swim nappy or one of our environmentally friendly NappyWraps & Liners underneath if your child is in Floaties, Splashers or Kickers and in other programmes if they are not potty/toilet trained. Why not buy one of our great value Starter Packs which contain everything you need for your swim lesson?
  • All Swim Academy children must wear swim hats in the pool. You can find these plus our range of goggles and other Swim Accessories here
  • You can find lots more useful information about attending our swim classes on our FAQs page

Spectators: Spectators are allowed. Please place the blue plastic shoe covers over footwear or remove shoes prior to entering poolside.

Changing rooms: One changing room for females and another for males with direct access to pool.  We have baby changing mats and clothes baskets available to store your belongings.  Please place clothing in the lockers or in a basket and remove shoes and place them in the shoe boxes on the corridor outside of the changing rooms.

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 use of a roped off area during hire times for Baby and preschool classes and exclusive use during Swim Academy classes.

Technical information:

  • Average Pool temperature: 31 - 32°C
  • Poolside assistant: There is a Puddle Ducks poolside assistant throughout the week except for Thursdays and Swim Academy sessions
  • Depth: 1.1m graduating to 1.4m (Puddle Ducks use the shallow half of the pool for Baby & Pre-school classes)

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