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All you need to know - Archbishop Holgate's School

Hull Rd, York YO10 5ZA

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

Location: Archbishop Holgate’s School - a fabulous spacious pool excellent for Puddle Ducks classes.

Parking: Free located at the front of the school.

Essential information:

  • The entrance to the pool is located down the outdoor corridor
  • Please shower before entering the pool – showers are in the changing rooms 
  • Baby wetsuits or body wraps are recommended for children under the age of 1 year
  • 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

Changing rooms: There are two sets of male and female changing rooms (one for Baby and pre school and one for Swim Academy) with direct access to pool. Showers are available in both changing rooms.

Exclusivity: Puddle Ducks have exclusive use of the pool.

Access: Spectators are not currently permitted due to covid restrictions in place

Technical information:

  • Pool temperature: 30°C
  • Poolside assistant: There is currently a Puddle Ducks poolside assistant
  • Depth: 0.9 metres graduating to 2.5 metres
  • Maximum class ratios: 10 children/adult pairs:1 teacher (Splashers, Kickers, Little Dippers & Dippers)

Covid 19 procedures

Please click here to find out what covid procedures are in place at the pool

Helping you to make your special time last even longer…that’s the Puddle Ducks’ difference

We like to make life fun and easy for our Puddle Ducks customers so here are some local places we think you and your children may like. You could even meet up before or after the class with your Puddle Ducks classmates.

Closest play-park

Hull Road Park, Alcuin Avenue, York, YO10 3TQ. This delightful park offers plenty of space for ball games and other lawn games as well as a stream full of ducks and a children's playground.

Closest soft play

Creepy Crawlies - The Web Adventure Park, Wigginton Road, York, YO32 2RH. Inside Creepy Crawlies you will find a role play village “Bugginton” with a shop, cottage, a vets and a DIY store. Little-ones can enjoy a variety of role-play and dressing up, construction, musical instruments, craft, puppets and messy play offered week days in term time. There are separate Play Zones including a baby and toddler area.


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