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All you need to know – Lechlade Pool

**WE HOPE TO RETURN TO CLASSES FROM SPRING 2021**

Manor Farm Estate, Burford Road, Lechlade, Gloucestershire, GL7 3EX

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

Parking: Our Lechlade pool has parking available.  There is a dedicated car park available for swimming lessons – it is ahead of you as you come to the end of the driveway (and the pool building is on your left and will be signposted). Please make sure you drive slowly as there are animals and children on site. Please do not use Manor Farm nursery car park (if you go left over the cattle grid into the car park, you are in the wrong place!). This is a separate business and not part of the pool.

To get from the car park to the pool, you walk through the gate and up the path to the wooden pool house building

Essential information:

  • The pool is located in Lechlade next to Manor Farm nursery, just off Burford Road (A417).
  • Approaching from Burford:
    • Follow the A361 towards Lechlade.
    • At the first roundabout, as you enter Lechlade, take the 1st exit (staying on the A361).
    • After the Texaco garage there is a private road (and hidden drive) – signposted “Private Drive”. It is the same road that goes up to Manor Farm Nursery.
    • About 30 yards up the drive you will go over a small speed bump. You then follow the drive all the way and it will go off to the right and over a cattle grid. Keep following the road and you will come to another two speed bumps simultaneously – go over them and into the car park which will be directly in front of you.
  • Approaching from Fairford:
    • Follow the A417 towards Lechlade.
    • At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Lechlade High St (A417).
    • Straight over the traffic lights onto Oak St (A361).
    • After approximately ½ mile take a right turning into a private drive – there is small sign that says “Private Drive”). It is the same road that goes up to Manor Farm Nursery.
    • About 30 yards up the drive you will go over a small speed bump. You then follow the drive all the way and it will go off to the right and over a cattle grid. Keep following the road and you will come to another two speed bumps simultaneously – go over them and into the car park which will be directly in front of you.
  • 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 is a large communal changing room with a separate small changing cubicle. 

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: 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
  • 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 Memorial Hall on Oak Street in Lechlade.

Closest cafés

Lynwood & Co Cafe, Market Square, Lechlade, GL7 3AD

Vera’s Kitchen, 10 Burford St, Lechlade, GL7 3AP

The Tea Chest, The Riverside, Park End Wharf, Lechlade, GL7 3AQ

Closest soft play

Darcy Bear , Carterton South Industrial Estate, Black Bourton Road, Carterton, OX18 3EZ

Better Extreme, Carterton Leisure Centre, Broadshires Way, Carterton, OX18 1AA

Other local attractions

Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens, Burford, Oxfordshire, OX18 4JP (approx 6 miles)

Farmer Gow’s, Fernham Road, Longcot, Faringdon, SN7 7PR (approx. 10 miles)


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