Welcome to Puddle Ducks Dorset & West Hants!
We’re very proud to be the only independent swim school to provide a complete swimming journey from birth to 10 years. Our programmes are designed by leading baby and child swimming experts and are held at pools across Dorset & West Hants (inc. Bournemouth, Poole, Ferndown, Blandford, New Milton, Christchurch and Wimborne).
Click ‘Find a class!’ above and use your postcode or location to see all the swimming lessons suitable for both you and your child in your area.
Not sure which is the right class? Contact our friendly office team for an informal chat to find out more
Tel: 01202 674676
(office open Monday to Friday 9.30am-2.30pm)
or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jane has been running Puddle Ducks in Dorset & West Hants for over 10 years, we provide Baby and pre-school swimming classes for children (from birth -4 years) and Swim Academy classes for school-aged children (4-10 years)
We run three core swimming programmes. Each is tailor-made to give your child confidence in the water and to teach them the technique to grow and become strong swimmers.
Puddle Ducks Baby & Pre-school
Our Baby & Pre-school programme is a wonderful bonding experience. Progressive lesson plans instil water confidence and a love of swimming whilst our nurturing teacher's tailor activities to your child’s abilities and needs.
Taught in lovely warm pools with a maximum of nine children, our classes incorporate rhyme, music and movement based on extensive child development research. Our lessons are so well received that the children we teach can often swim over 10 metres before they start school.
We also run classes for older children in our Swim Academy classes, so we will be with you throughout your whole journey from baby to independent swimmer and who knows, maybe a future Olympic champion!
Whether your child is coming from a pre-school class or has never been in the water before, you can be sure that they will get the attention that they need as our activities are individually tailored to suit each child.
Puddle Ducks Aquanatal (Not currently running... we hope to be back soon!)
Our Aquanatal classes are a fabulous activity for mummies-to-be. They are expertly designed Aquanatal programmes that take a holistic approach to an expectant mums’ physical and mental well-being, combining relaxation with cardiovascular exercises to help prepare the body for birth.
We look forward to welcoming you into the Puddle Ducks Dorset family very soon!
Dorsetmums was started by a local Mum who enjoyed discovering new places with her children and wanted to share what she had found with other local families.
Now, the Dorsetmums website lists toddler groups, pre school clubs and classes, places to go, upcoming children’s nearly new sales, first aid for babies/children, meetups, competitions and our blog which features our recommended family friendly places to go.
To keep up to date with local news and events please visit our facebook or twitter pages.
Families Online is brought to you by the team behind Emma’s Diary, but is managed on a local level by mums like Emma who runs Families Dorset. This enables us to provide you with lots of valuable local knowledge and information.
On the Families East Dorset website, you will find the latest local information, including everything from school term dates to reviews of local attractions, fantastic tips (such as holiday swimming tips from the lovely people at Puddle Ducks Dorset), listings for local events, local childcare, clubs and classes, local businesses and much, much more!
The best bit is you can add to our site too by adding your own events, business listings and rating local services and places to go.
The Daisy Foundation - Antenatal classes with Alex Fulton
Alex Fulton is amazing and can provide you with all the support and education you need from the moment you get that positive pregnancy test right through to your birth, and beyond to those first few precious years with your babies!
Creation Station Dorset & Hants
The wonderful Lisa from Creation Station Bournemouth & Christchurch and Claire from Ferndown & Ringwood have clubbed together and are fabulous partners of Puddle Ducks!
Alexandra Parker teaches a range of Pilates classes to suit all abilities. She also teaches amazing Pre-natal classes from 12 week scan onwards, and Post-Natal classes from 6 weeks post birth or 12 weeks post C Section, where you can bring your newborn baby along to the sessions with you.
Paisley Pilates Prepare and Repair Ante and Post Natal exercise prescription Classes to educate the mind about your birthing body, learn how to work out with respect and regards to your bodies needs and challenges. Post-Natal respect your bodies birthing journey! Learn about key nutrition for healing, Breathing, Pelvic Floor and Abdominal integration exercises to regain strength and balance in your body.
Samantha Prewett Photography
Samantha Prewett Photography offers beautiful, natural, maternity, newborn and family photography across Dorset. Newborn sessions are a relaxing, calm experience with me here at my home in Poole. Your session is totally baby led and I work with your baby to produce some stunning natural images that you will treasure forever.
Family sessions are a fun experience and take place either at your home or at a beautiful outdoor location. Not coming to a studio means your family are more relaxed and this helps to produce some beautiful, natural images that you will enjoy forever.
Sunflower Baby Massage
Emma is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor with the International Association of Infant Massage and set up Sunflower Baby Massage to offer a welcoming, warm and tranquil space for you to relax and spend quality quiet-time connecting and communicating with your baby through positive nurturing touch, whilst learning the ancient and traditional practice of Baby Massage.
Five-week courses across Poole, Bournemouth and Dorset ~ Suitable from birth to one year ~ Only parents massage their babies ~ Classes are small, adaptable and always baby-led.
Contact Emma for course dates and any further details
Daisy First Aid - Christchurch and Poole
Daisy First Aid is a multi award winning business that provides baby/child first aid classes for you, your family and friends in the comfort of your own home. The parent reassurance classes are intimate and are ideally suited to parents, grandparents and friends as well as postnatal and antenatal groups etc. Holding the classes in your home provides a fun and relaxed learning environment. Babies and children are welcome to attend so there is no need to worry about getting babysitters and if you need to feed, change or tend to your baby/child you won't miss anything.
babyballet® Bournemouth & Poole
Miss Claire teaches babyballet® a fun, award-winning, pre-school dance concept for girls and boys aged between 6 months and 6 years throughout Bournemouth & Poole. In these classes every child can build on their confidence and social skills, learning manners, discipline and respect while developing their basic ballet technique, coordination, musicality, rhythm, posture and balance.
babyballet dance classes allows babies, toddlers and young children to enjoy the physical and social benefits of ballet, song and dance in a safe, caring, positive and informal environment.
Liquid Motion SUP Yoga
Liquid Motion Yoga offers SUP (paddleboard) yoga as well as a blended class offering a mix of paddling, fitness and yoga in Mudeford, and we offer on-land Hatha Flow classes too.
This is a fast track to slowing down - the water, fresh air & nature combines perfectly with yoga to help you relax and unwind while moving your body with the added core and stability challenge the water gives you - delivering amazing benefits for your mind, body and soul! It's also fun and friendly, and open to all levels (yes really - no need to be a yoga or paddling pro!)
Everyone is welcome at Snowtrax Alpine Activity Centre, from those wishing to improve their skiing or snowboarding skills, to the outright novice looking for their first lessons! You don’t even need to hit the slopes to have a great time, just relax in our Alpine Bistro and indulge in one of our alpine themed gourmet burgers or just soak in the scenery with a freshly ground cup of coffee.
Our family friendly centre is full of exciting kids activities! Try riding the Ski Bobs or spinning down the slopes in a Ringo. Your day won’t be complete without a visit to our Alpine Adventure Park, full of trampolines, swings & a huge fort, it couldn’t be more fun!! Visit us for a unique party experience, bringing an element of excitement and adventure to any birthday party.
Precious Memories is run by Glenda, mum to two girls based in Lytchett Matravers, Poole. Offering unique and very personal Hand and Feet 3D Castings in various materials including Solid Bronze Lead Crystal Glass and Hallmarked Sterling Silver, 2D Impressions complimented with a photograph and Silver Fingerprint & Handprint Jewellery Keepsakes.
All products can be created from the day a baby is born to the age of 100 years plus – so it is never to late to have get a precious memory created.
Made By Me Craft Parties
Made By Me Craft Parties offer fun, beautiful and personalised craft parties for children, teens and adults. Lexy can provide fabulous parties for events such as birthdays, hen parties, baby showers, corporate events, and wedding entertainment for the children.
Activities you can choose from include pencil case or notebook decorating, bath bomb making, decopatch and dream catcher making to name but a few. The full range of parties is available on the website. If you're looking for a specific craft to do at an event or party or a particular theme, Lexy can also create bespoke parties and is happy to discuss your ideas with you.
Rock the Bump Belly Casting
Rock the Bump. Custom, artistic pregnant belly bump and belly bowl keepsake casts by Zoe. The best time to create a belly bump cast is from around 37 weeks. Don't miss out on a once in a lifetime opportunity to celebrate your beautiful bump. 'Baby's First Home' belly bowl casting and newborn photography packages available. One to One casting sessions at my studio in Boscombe or in the comfort of your own home (within a 20 mile radius of Bournemouth). Weekend and early evening weekday appointments available. Also available to attend Baby Showers and Blessingways.
Amba Teaches Yoga throughout Bournemouth.
Amba has 12 years experience, extensive qualifications, full insurance and a member of several professional bodies.
She is passionate about the beauty of yoga and its benefits for every-body. She teaches Pre and Post Natal Yoga as well as Baby Yoga.
A home bra-fitting service specialising in maternity and nursing bras for women in Bournemouth and surrounding areas. Part of the bralady network. Offering a wide range of maternity and nursing bras from pregnancy and breastfeeding specialists Bravado bras, Emma Jane Maternity, Cake Lingerie, HOTmilk lingerie and Royce lingerie.
I am also available to offer my services to mums and mums-to-be attending local baby and breastfeeding groups in Bournemouth and surrounding areas.
Home/hospital visits available. For pregnant women and breastfeeding mums. No obligation to buy.
Charlie's Story Time - Independent Usborne Organiser
'Hi I’m Charlie, I’m an Usborne Organiser, you know - the ‘That’s Not My’ Books? Our books range from birth all the way up to young adult. I run Charlie’s Story Time and I love to help promote literacy by putting books into childrens hands.
I started my small business back in October 2016 just as something small to do for myself which I could also fit around looking after my young children. I’m not going to lie the added bonus of free books for my kids was also something of a bonus! What I didn’t expect was how much I would enjoy what I do and the possibilities of how big I could grow my business. I also didn’t expect the social life I now have and the new friends I’ve made.
Table Top Treasure
Table Top Treasure organises local sales & events for everyone to enjoy. Entry is £1 and under 15s are welcome to join us free of charge.
All sales and events are indoors, wheelchair and pushchair friendly. Although we cannot allow pets on site, guide and assistance dogs are welcome.
Visit our website or give us a call for more information and upcoming dates.
Little Treasures Sales - Good quality preloved, nearly new items for bumps, babies and beyond.
General Table Top Sales - Just like a car boot but with the comfort of being indoors
Craft Fairs - Unique handmade & crafted items for your home, garden or that special gift.
Special Events - These range from Fundraisers to Special Occasions, Job Fairs and more.