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All you need to know – East Hanney Pool

Fox Fold House, Steventon Road, East Hanney, Oxfordshire, OX12 0HS

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

Parking: Fox Fold House has no parking available at the house itself or along the drive. Please do not park on the private road leading to the house.

We have an agreement with the local restaurant, La Fontana, to use an area near their car park whilst you are at your lesson.  The postcode for the parking is OX12 0HP.

Essential information:

  • Fox Fold House is located in East Hanney, just off Seventon Road.
  • If coming down the A338 from the north, go past La Fontana on your left, then turn immediately left into Steventon Road. Go around the corner, and the entrance to the La Fontana is on your left. Please drive through the gate opposite the car park (on the left) and park in the field or use one of the two spaces allocated to us.
  • If coming up the A338 from the south, when you get to the centre of East Hanney (just past the speed camera), turn right into Steventon Road. Go around the corner, and the entrance to the La Fontana is on your left. Please drive through the gate opposite the car park (on the left) and park in the field or use one of the two spaces allocated to us.
  • If coming across from Steventon, as you come into East Hanney you’ll see Whitfield Gardens on your right. Keep going past the houses until you see the entrance to the La Fontana on the right. Please drive through the gate opposite the car park (on the left) and park in the field or use one of the two spaces allocated to us.
  • Walking from the car park at La Fontana is easy - immediately after the car park turning is a gravel drive on the left (going between brick-and-flint pillars). Go up the gravel drive and Fox Fold House is on the right.
  • Please note that this is a private residence so please stay within the designated areas to which the owner has allowed us access. You enter the driveway to the property and the pool building is on your right as you are facing the house. The entrance is at the far end of the pool hall.
  • 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.

Changing rooms: There are screened off changing areas around the pool at the shallow end.

Please note that there is currently no separate changing area or toilet poolside at this venue. However, there is plans to install them in the future.

Exclusivity: Puddle Ducks have exclusive use of this pool during lessons

Access: Spectators can sit poolside.

Poolside assistant: There is a poolside assistant at this venue.

Technical information:

  • Pool temperature: 29oC (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: 1.3m
  • 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

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

There is a play park next to the Hanney War Memorial Hall on the recreation ground in East Hanney.

Closest cafés

There is an abundance of cafes in neighbouring Wantage.

Closest soft play

Snakes & Ladders – Audlett Drive, Abingdon, OX14 3NJ

Other local attractions

Millets Farm Centre, Kingston Road, Frilford, Nr Abingdon, OX13 5HB

Didcot Railway Centre , Didcot Parkway, Station Road, Didcot, OX11 7NJ