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All you need to know – Mercure Hotel Pool

Mercure Hotel, Manchester Road, Blackrod, Bolton BL6 5RU

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

Location: Mercure Hotel Bolton

Parking: There is ample parking at the hotel.

Essential information:

  • Please go to reception on arrival to sign in / mark the register
  • Please do not come onto poolside any sooner than 15 minutes before your class to avoid congestion on the poolside
  • Please do not enter the pool unless told to do so by your teacher. We only have access to the sectioned area of the pool, the rest of the pool is for members only
  • Please avoid bringing in pushchairs and car seats into the changing rooms. Please take off any footwear before entering poolside
  • You will be asked to shower before entering the pool – there are showers in the changing rooms
  • 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

Changing rooms: There are male, female and disabled changing rooms at the hotel.

Exclusivity: Puddle Ducks use a roped off area, members have use of the rest of the pool.

Access: Spectators can sit comfortably at the poolside. There is seating available.

Technical information:

  • Pool temperature: 30-31°C. Wetsuits are recommended for baby’s under the age of 1 year
  • Poolside assistant: There is a Puddle Ducks poolside assistant on a Thursday and Friday but not on a Monday
  • Depth: 0.9m graduating to 1.8m
  • Pool size: 8.5m x 14.5m
  • Maximum class ratios:
    • 8 children/adult pairs:1 teacher (Floaties, Splashers & Kickers)
    • 8 children/adult pairs:1 teacher (Little Dippers & Dippers)

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 café

The Mercure hotel benefits from a café on site.

Closest soft play

 Party in Play Funhouse Westregen House, Great Bank Road, Bolton,BL5 3XB