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All you need to know – De Vere Oxford Thames Hotel

De Vere Oxford Thames Hotel, Henley Road, Sandford-on-Thames, Oxford, OX4 4GX

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

Location: De Vere Oxford Thames Hotel

Parking: There is parking available at this venue.

Essential Information:

  • The hotel is located just off the A4074.
  • A £1 coin is required for the lockers.
  • 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. 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: There are separate male and female changing areas

Exclusivity: Puddle Ducks have use of half the pool, the other half remains open to members

Access: Spectators can sit poolside

Poolside assistant: There is no Puddle Ducks poolside assistant at this venue

Technical information:

  • Pool temperature: 30oC (For babies and children under 2 years old a Baby or Mini Wetsuit or Thermal Top will be available or can be purchased from our online shop, if needed).
  • Depth: 1.2m throughout
  • Maximum class ratios: 10 children/adult pairs:1 teacher

 
Helping you to make your special time last even longer...that’s the Puddle Ducks’ difference

You’re likely to be swimming with friends and make new ones along the way, so why not live life swimmingly away from the pool by meeting up before or after class.  Here are some local places we think you and your children may like:

Closest play-park

For a list of local play-parks please follow this link.

Closest cafés/eateries

Kings Arms, Church Road, Sandford-on-Thames, OX4 4YB

Frankie & Bennys, Unit 7a, Ozone Leisure Park, Grenoble Road, Oxford, OX4 4XP

There is a bar, brasserie and restaurant on site at the De Vere.

Closest soft play

Partyman World of Play, Grenoble Road, Oxford, OX4 4XP

Other local attractions

Bowlplex, Ozone Leisure Park, Grenoble Road, Oxford, OX4 4XP

Shotover Country Park, Oxford, OX4 2FF

Welcome to the Puddle Ducks Shop

From swim nappies to swimming hats, swim goggles to swimming costumes, you’ll find all you need for your child’s swim lessons here!