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All you need to know – Montacute School

3 Canford Heath Road, Poole BH17 9NG

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

Location: Montacute School

Parking: On entering from Canford Heath Road, please note there is a 5mph speed limit in place.  Free pool parking is allocated first on the right as you enter the school car park.  Please do not park in any other areas.

Essential Information:

  • There is a gate code to enter the school, please make sure you bring this with you to gain access – your local team will provide the code.
  • Once you have parked follow the pathway to the Swimming Pool entrance.
  • Please remove your outdoor shoes on arrival and leave in the entrance.
  • There is a code to gain access to the internal door – please make sure you bring this with you to gain access – your local team can provide the code.
  • You will be asked to shower before entering the pool – there is a shower poolside
  • 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 yet fully potty/toilet trained. Why not buy one of our great value Starter Packs which contain everything you need for your swim lesson?
  • You can find lots more useful information about attending our swim classes on our FAQs page
  • There are no nappy bins at this venue so please take your nappy home with you.
  • No food is permitted on the poolside or in the changing rooms, please save your child’s snack until after you have left the pool.

Changing rooms: There are two medium sized changing rooms allocated for female use and a small disabled changing room for men, however this may change depending on the day - please read the signs on the doors.

Exclusivity: Puddle Ducks have exclusive use during hire.

Access: Spectators can sit poolside.

Technical information

  • Pool temperature: 31-32°C
  • Poolside assistant: There is a Puddle Ducks poolside assistant
  • Depth: 0.8m graduating to 1.5m
  • Maximum class ratios: 
    • 9 children/adult pairs:1 teacher (Floaties, Splashers, Kickers, Little Dippers, Dippers)
    • 8 children/adult pairs:2 teachers (Dabblers)

Helping you to make your special time last even longer…that’s the Puddle Ducks’ difference

We like to make life fun and easy for our Puddle Ducks customers so here are some local places we think you and your children may like. You could even meet up before or after the class with your Puddle Ducks classmates.

Closest play-park

Hasler Road Toddler Play Area, Hasler Road, Poole BH17 9AL. (Walking only) Turn left onto Canford Heath Road and take the first left and follow to the end to find the Hasler Road Play Area.  Parking is also available close by on Hasler Road.

Broadstone Recreation Ground, Charborough Road, Poole, BH18 8NE. Turn right onto Canford Heath, then second right off Darbys Corner roundabout towards Broadstone.  Charborough Road is 5th on the right.  A small car park is available at the end of Charborough Road with a good footpath network to access the play area. 

Closest café

The Coffee House , 10 Adastral Square, Canford Heath, Poole, BH17 8SA is a lovely family friendly café with fresh food at affordable prices.

Closest soft play

Lemur Landings, Tower Park Leisure Complex, Tower Park, Poole BH12 4NY is a large soft play catering for under 12s.  Includes a smaller baby/toddler area.

Kidz Kingdom @ The Junction, Station Approach, Broadstone BH18 8AX has a small soft play area, ideal for younger children.

Other local attractions

Farmer Palmers Farm Park

Upton Country Park


If you need to contact us, here’s your local Puddle Ducks office details:

Call us on 01202 674676

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