**PLEASE BE AWARE THIS IS A PRIVATE POOL. Please follow the directions provided to the pool to ensure we respect the owners property, and please ensure your children are accompanied at all times.**
We can’t wait to welcome you to Puddle Ducks at Dormer House – in the meantime, here’s some information that we hope you find useful. Have a splashtastic time!
Location: Dormer House, Aston Road, Brighthampton, Oxon, OX29 7QW
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Directions: From Witney take the A415 Witney Road to Standlake. Upon entering the village bear right towards the B4449 Aston Road and Dormer House can be found directly on your right hand side between the opening in the stone wall with the Brighthampton village sign on it.
From Bampton / Aston take the B4449 Aston Road until you enter Standlake. Dormer House is situated to the left of the Brighthampton triangle between the opening in the stone wall with the Brighthampton village sign on it.
From Kingston Bagpuize / Abingdon take the A415 Witney Road, until you reach the end of Standlake at the Brighthampton triangle. Dormer House is situated directly in front of you between the opening in the stone wall with the Brighthampton village sign on it.
Parking: Please only park in spaces 1-4 as detailed on the visual below so please try and park in the village. The neighbours private road is to the left as you enter the driveway across the shared access road so you must not ever use this drive for turning/parking. The public highway is also available.
When you’ve entered the driveway, the pool is situated to the rear of the property. Go through the gate to the right of the garage door, follow the path round to the decked area to the pool building. The entrance is through a set of clear sliding patio doors.
** Please be aware no parking on the pavement is permitted, all 4 wheels must be on the road, as this is a policed area and tickets are issued**
Timetable: Click here
- No food or drink is allowed to be consumed poolside.
- Please arrive 10 minutes before your lesson and ensure you leave 15 minutes after your class finishes
- 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?
- 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
- You can find lots more useful information about attending our swim classes on our FAQs page
Changing rooms: There is one small changing room and further changing space in changing tents available on poolside
Exclusivity: Puddle Ducks have exclusive use of the pool during lessons
Access: Only one spectator per child is allowed. Please note if you bring a sibling along then you do not have to stay by the pool for the lesson
Poolside assistant: There will be a poolside assistant present for lessons
Technical information: Width: 3.5m x Length: 8.5m x Depth: 1.2m
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:
There is a play-park in Standlake next to the village hall or a bit further afield in Witney there is The Leys Splash Park.
The Black Horse - village pub offering classic food including fresh seafood with a kids’ play area.
Rose Revived – A popular place to eat or drink on the banks of the Thames in nearby Newbridge.
Bampton Coffee House – offering freshly prepared meals or just a cup of tea.
The Coffee Shed – next to The Leys Splash Park in Witney offering food and drink.
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
Millets Farm Centre, Kingston Road, Frilford, Nr Abingdon, OX13 5HB