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All you need to know – The Shrubberies School

The Shrubberies School, Oldends Lane, Stonehouse, GL10 2DG

We can’t wait to welcome you to Puddle Ducks at The Shrubberies School – please be aware that in accordance with current COVID restrictions and law some of the rules regarding changing, procedures and spectators will have changed. Up to date information will be emailed to you upon booking. Please ask if you'd like it sent through prior to booking a place.

Location: The Shrubberies School

Parking:  Free in the large school car park. Disabled bays may also be used. Please do not park in the church opposite.

Essential information:

  • The pool can be found to the left of the school. Follow the path to the left of the car park gate, round to the pool building
  • Once you have entered the building take the door on your left
  • Please remove your shoes at the benches
  • Please note, all door handles are higher up, out of reach for pupils
  • 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

 Changing Rooms:

  • Please do not eat or drink in the changing rooms as some of the school children have severe allergies
  • Please take all nappies home with you
  • There are showers poolside - please shower before entering the pool
  • Please bring any valuables to the poolside and store other items under the benches if possible to keep the changing rooms tidy
  • For safety reasons we do not recommend you change babies / children on the benches.

Exclusivity: Spectators are welcome, though please use the blue overshoes provided or remove shoes, before you go to the poolside. The poolside is extremely warm so we'd recommend bringing some water and wearing layers so you don't get too hot

Technical Information:

  • Pool temperature: 32 - 34°c
  • Our lovely Poolside Assistant, Fiona, will be on hand to help you
  • Depth: 0.75 graduating to 1.18m
  • Maximum class ratios: 8 children/adult pairs: 1 teacher

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: There are cafés in Stonehouse town centre, which is only 5 minutes away

Closest play park: About 2 minutes walk from The Shrubberies, just under the railway bridge on the right hand side

Closest soft play: At Blooms garden centre which is about 10 minutes drive towards Standish and Junction 12 of the M5 motorway.



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