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Where can I take my child swimming near Bromley Cross? – Birtenshaw School. 

Campus B, Birtenshaw School, Darwen Road, Bolton, BL7 9AB

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

Location: Birtenshaw School 

Parking: There is plenty of free parking available. Please don't park in the transport area as vehicles may be locked in overnight.

Essential information:

  • On arrival please make yourself known to the poolside assistant who will mark the register on your behalf.
  • 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
  • The gate requires a 4 digit code to gain entry. Please login to your online account or contact the office Mon-Fri 9.30-2.30pm to obtain the code.

Changing rooms: There are two changing rooms for males and females. 

Technical information:

Pool temperature: 34-35°C.
Depth: 1.2m
Maximum class ratios: 10 children/adult pairs:1 teacher (Floaties, Splashers, Kickers, Little Dippers and Dippers) 8 children:2 teachers Swim Academy levels 1 and 2. 10 children:1 teacher levels 3 and 4 


Mobile phones in changing rooms

Please remember that whilst it is fine to have your phones with you and to take photos in Splash Time (if you are careful not to include other children/parents from the class unless you have their permission), please do not use your phones in the changing rooms.

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. (Please check the current government guidelines.)

Closest café

Birtenshaw School is close to the village of Bromley Cross, we would like to recommend Earthlings café as a lovely place to meet after the lesson. You can find more information on their Facebook page

Birtenshaw School is also close to Turton Tower which boasts a Victorian tearoom and an adventure play area for children. 

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