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Portland CentreAll you need to know – Portland Centre

Muskham Street, Nottingham NG2 2HB

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

Location: Portland Centre

Parking:  Free parking on site in front of the Centre

Essential Information:

  •  Enter via Reception and confirm you are with Puddle Ducks.  Outdoor shoes must be removed before entering the pool hall or blue overshoes worn.

  • A well-fitting (tight) neoprene swim nappy or costume MUST be worn with a disposable swim nappy or one of our environmentally friendly Nappy Wraps & Liners underneath if your child is in Floaties, Splashers or Kickers and in all other programmes if your child is not fully dry. Why not buy one of our great value Baby Swimming Kits which contain everything you need for your swim lesson?
  • All Swim Academy Children must wear swim hats in the pool. You can find these plus our range of goggles and other Swim Accessories here
  • 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 member’s only

Exclusivity: Puddle Ducks have exclusive use of a roped off area of the pool during hire times

Changing Rooms:  Individual changing cabinets are available around the poolside for both men and ladies with direct access to pool.  The ladies and men’s toilet areas are large and have baby changing facilities in both. There are 2 disabled changing rooms available.

Technical Information:

  • Pool temperature:  29.5°C
  • Pool dimensions:    30m x 5m (Puddle Ducks area)
  • Depth:                     0.9m - 1.9m, roped off at 1.4m                                               
  • Maximum Class Ratio:
    • 10 Children/Adult pairs:1 teacher for Little Dippers/Dippers 
    •  8 children:2 teachers or 6 children: 1 teacher for SA Level 1 and 2
    • 10 children: 2 teachers for SA level 3 and 10:1 for level 4
    • 10 children: 1 teacher SA level 5
  • Poolside Assistant: N/A

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 classes with your Puddle Ducks classmates.

Closest Play Park:
 Bridgford Park, Central Avenue, West Bridgford,NG2 6AT

Closest Cafe:
There are several cafe's/Restaurants  in nearby West Bridgford along Central Avenue

Closest Soft Play:
Eden soft play, St Saviours Church, Saville Gardens, Nottingham. NG2 3LH