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All you need to know – Delamere Forest School

Blakemere Lane, Norley, Cheshire WA6 6NP

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

Location: Delamere Forest School Swimming Pool, situated in the old school grounds, Blakemere Lane.

Parking: There is a small school car park. (please see the pool directions for more details)

Essential information:

  • During the colder months the car park and footpath can become extremely slippery, even when gritted so please be very careful
  • You will be asked to have a shower before entering the pool
  • Siblings who aren’t swimming must be supervised in the pool building at all times, the pool do not allow Puddle Ducks access to the grass area outside the pool
  • 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

Exclusivity: Puddle Ducks have exclusive use during hire times.

Changing facilities:

  • Pre-School classes: Male & female changing rooms, plus a smaller individual changing room for females.
  • Swim Academy classes: Male & female changing rooms. Children over 8 and their parents need to use their own gender changing rooms. Mixed gender parent & child (over 8) please use the single changing room but please don’t leave any belongings inside.

Poolside assistant: During pre-school classes (excluding Dabblers) there is a Puddle Ducks poolside assistant who will be happy to answer any of your questions on arrival.

Technical information:

  • Pool temperature: 30-31°C.
  • Depth: 0.9m graduating to 1.6m (roped off beyond 1.4m depth).
  • Maximum class ratios:
    • Baby & Pre-school classes (excluding Dabblers): 9 children:1 teacher.
    • Dabblers and Swim Academy classes: 8 children:2 teachers.
    • Elite Swim Academy: 12 children:1 or 2 teachers.

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:

Blakemere Craft Centre, with soft play, adventure play area, cafes and shops about 10 minutes away in Sandiway.

Closest café[s]:

The Hollies Farm Shop on the A49, lovely for lunch, coffee and shopping.

The Carrier’s Inn at Hatchmere is open from 12pm and a great choice for lunch – a favourite with our Floaties classes.

Other local attractions:

Delamere Visitor Centre has a café and bike hire.