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All you need to know – Minster Lovell Pool

Lovells, Windrush Farm,Old Minster Lovell, OX29 0RN

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

Parking: To avoid congestion in the driveway, please park along the road outside. Please ensure that all cars are parked on left hand side of the road. Parking is not permitted on the driveway.

Essential information:

  • Lovells is located in Old Minster Lovell, to the north of the B4047 (rather than in the newer part of Minster Lovell which is located along the Brize Norton Road).
  • Approaching from Witney:
    • Follow the Burford Road (B4047) west.
    • Just beyond the outskirts of town you will reach a turning on the right signed to Minster Lovell Hall and Old Minster. Take this turning, and follow it round the sharp left hand bend.
    • When you have turned onto the straight part of the road immediately following the bend, you are almost there.
    • Lovells is the second driveway on the right, please park up on this stretch of road. Beyond this the road turns sharply right and becomes one-way, you have then gone too far.  Do not go onto the one way system (should this happen, turn left before the bridge and back to the main road and go around again).
    • There is a small sign at the top of the drive for Lovells - go down the driveway on foot and then follow the signs to the pool (through the gate to the right hand side of the house and then around to the left).
  • Approaching from Burford:
    • Follow the A40 towards Witney.
    • At the roundabout, leave the A40 and follow the B4047 to Minster Lovell.
    • Go through the village, and past The White Hart pub on your right hand side.
    • Take the next left, signed to Minster Lovell Hall and Old Minster, and follow it round the sharp left hand bend.
    • When you have turned onto the straight part of the road immediately following the bend, you are almost there.
    • Lovells is the second driveway on the right, please park up on this stretch of road. Beyond this the road turns sharply right and becomes one-way, you have then gone too far.  Do not go onto the one way system (should this happen, turn left before the bridge and back to the main road and go around again).
    • There is a small sign at the top of the drive for Lovells - go down the driveway on foot and then follow the signs to the pool (through the gate to the right hand side of the house and then around to the left).
  • Please note that this is a private residence, and stay within the designated areas to which the owner has allowed us access.
  • The gardens are strictly private.
  • 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 two changing cubicles and some open space to change. There are no nappy bins available at the premises so please take your used nappies with you.

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: 30-31oC  (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: 0.8m to 1.8m
  • Maximum class ratios: 6 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 really good play park in Witney called The Leys Splash Park or the Country Park in Carterton.

Closest cafés

Eden Cafe, 6 Wesley Walk, Witney, OX28 6ZJ (part of the Puddle Ducks Rainbow Reward card)

There are also family-friendly pubs in Long Hanborough and Church Hanborough.

Closest soft play

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

Other local attractions

The Pottery Place, 48 High Street, Witney, OX28 6HQ

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