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Bowles Activity Centre, Eridge Green

Bowles Activity Centre, Eridge Green

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All you need to know – Bowles Activity Centre

Sandhill Lane, Eridge Green, East Sussex, TN3 9LW

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

Location: Bowles Activity Centre

Parking:

  • There is ample free parking in the main Bowles car park.
  • Puddle Ducks customers should park at the top end of the car park, just before the barrier, on the left-hand side.

Essential Information:

  • There is a short walk up the hill from the car park (which is lit when it’s dark) to the pool.
  • Pushchairs are not allowed into the pool building but there is a sheltered area for wet days.
  • Please remove all shoes and socks when entering the pool building.
  • We are asking all adults to wear a face covering in the pool building and changing rooms, but not in the pool itself.
  • We recommend that you bring a small changing mat that can be rolled up and placed in your bag so that you always have a dry place to change your baby.
  • There are no showers at this venue.
  • A well-fitting neoprene swim nappy must be worn with a disposable swim nappy or one of our environmentally friendly Eco Swm NappyWrap & 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 swimming kits which contain everything you need for your swim lesson.
  • We recommend that babies under 26 weeks old wear a BabyWrap or other baby wetsuit; these can be purchased from our shop.
  • You can find lots more useful information about attending our swim classes on our FAQs page.

Exclusivity: Puddle Ducks has exclusive use of the pool during our lessons.

Changing rooms:

  • There are separate changing rooms for women and men.
  • To reduce the amount of time spent in the changing room, where possible, we recommend that you and your child arrive swim-ready at the venue, i.e. with your swimming costume/trunks/swim nappy on underneath easy to remove clothes.
  • There is no lockable storage in the changing rooms so please do not bring valuables.
  • We ask all customers to vacate the changing areas and pool building within 10 minutes of your lesson finishing. Your assistance with this is very much appreciated.

Spectators:

  • Spectators are welcome poolside at this venue; we reserve the right to review our spectator policy at any time.
  • We ask that adult spectators wear face coverings and socially distance where possible inside the pool building.
  • Please keep noise to a minimum so as not to disrupt the class.
  • Outdoor shoes are not allowed in the pool hall.

Photography and Videos:

  • You may only take photographs or video footage during ‘splash time’ and must not interfere with the lesson.
  • Your child/relative must move to the side of the pool away from the rest of the customers so that they are not visible in the image (including the background).
  • Underwater photographs and underwater videos are forbidden.
  • Please remain sensitive to the feelings of others and always stop should you be asked to do so.
  • The Puddle Ducks teacher or Poolside Assistant working at the venue has the right to view the images taken and delete any taken at the pool: in all instances the decision of the Puddle Ducks team member is final.

 Poolside assistant: A Poolside Assistant is present at the venue during Puddle Ducks lessons.

Technical information:

  • Pool temperature: 30.5-32°C. (We recommend that babies under 26 weeks old wear a BabyWrap or other baby wetsuit; these can be purchased from our shop.)
  • Depth: 1 metre graduating to 1.4 metres
  • Maximum class ratios:
    • 9 children/adult pairs:1 teacher (Floaties, Splashers, Kickers, Little Dippers & Dippers) - a parent or carer is required to be in the water with each child 
    • 8 children/adult pairs: 1 teacher (Swim Academy) - a parent or carer is required to be in the water with each child in Level 1 & Level 2 classes
  • Pool water treatment: Bromine

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