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All you need to know – The Wiltshire
IMPORTANT: Please read this document before attending lessons as it gives you details of what procedures we still have in place that may be slightly different due to Covid 19.

Vastern Wharf, Royal Wootton Bassett, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN4 7PB

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

Location: The Wiltshire

Parking: There is free parking outside the hotel.

Essential Information:

  • No electronic devices are allowed poolside at this pool, including mobile phones.
  • All photography and filming is strictly forbidden.
  • 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 one male and one female changing room. 

Exclusivity: Puddle Ducks have a roped off area of the pool at this venue.

Spectators: No spectators poolside due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Poolside assistant: There is a Puddle Ducks poolside assistant at this pool to assist with COVID procedures.

Technical Information:

  • Pool temperature: 30°C (Mini Wetsuit or Thermal Top will be available or can be purchased from our online shop, if needed).
  • Depth: 1.37m throughout
  • Maximum class ratio:
    • 8 children/adult pairs:1 teacher (baby & pre school lessons)
    • 4 children:1 teacher (Swim Academy Level 1 & 2 classes) 
    • 6 children:1 teacher (Swim Academy Level 3 class)

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 (please check Covid-19 restrictions before visiting these places):

Closest play-park

New Road play park 

Closest cafés

The hotel has a bar area for you to buy refreshments before or after your lesson.

Nearby Royal Wootton Bassett also has plenty of cafes for you to socialise with swimming friends.

Closest soft play

Churchill (Wacky Warehouse) – Local pub in Royal Wootton Bassett with indoor soft play for 0-11 year olds.

Other local attractions

Farmtastic Animal Farm

Jubilee Lake

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