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Risebridge Farm, Goudhurst

All you need to know – Risebridge Farm

The Oast House, Risebridge Farm, Peasley Lane, Goudhurst, Kent, TN17 1HP

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

Location: Risebridge Farm

Essential Information:

  • The pool is situated in the Oasts to the left of the building. Access is via the footpath from the car park directly to the Oasts. The setting is idyllic with grassy areas and horses grazing in close proximity. Customers and spectators are politely asked not to linger on site before or after classes and not to feed the horses at any time.
  • Pushchairs may be stored outside of the building but there is no covered storage for them so please ensure you bring a rain cover if you bring a pushchair on wet days. It is generally better to leave your pushchairs in the car.
  • Changing rooms are accessed directly from the entrance lobby.
  • We recommend that you bring a changing mat with you to the lessons so that you always have a dry place to change your baby.
  • There are warm fresh water showers in the changing rooms.
  • 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.
  • You can find lots more useful information about attending our swim classes on our FAQs page.

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

Changing rooms: There are separate male and female changing rooms both equipped with showers, baby changing stations, cots and hair driers. There is no lockable storage in the changing rooms so please do not bring valuables.

Spectators: There is limited space for spectators poolside and pool overshoes will need to be worn. At busy times it may be necessary to spectate in "shifts" with others. 

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: 32-33°C (beautifully warm). We recommend that babies under 13 weeks old wear a BabyWrap or other baby wetsuit; these can be purchased from our shop.
  • Depth: 1 metre graduating to 1.3 metres in PD teaching area.
  • Maximum class ratios: 8 children/adult pairs:1 teacher
  • Pool water treatment: Chlorine with UV filter for extra comfort and reassurance.

Access & Car Parking:

  • Approach the pool from the A262 via either Blue Coat Lane or Ranters Lane. Turn into Peasley Lane from either of these approaches.
  • Access to the car park is via Peasley lane only. Please only use this car park as all other parking around the site is private.

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