Pool timetables and term dates: Our new term will be starting here from w/c 7th September 2020 - Classes currently held on Saturdays & Sundays.
The Pool: Doubletree by Hilton is a lovely pool which sits at around 30°c degrees.
Wetsuits/Warm in One/Baby Wrap are required for all babies under 6 months old, and recommended for babies under 12 months old. This will add a welcome 3°c to the body temperature. Please note – if you know your baby feels the cold, a full wetsuit is recommended rather than a warmer as it provides full body coverage. Turtle Tots classes will be held in a roped off area of the pool which will be exclusively for us. The remaining pool area will be in use by the hotel guests and club members so please be respectful of this. The poolside area is nice and warm and has a little seating for you to sit before your class starts, with regards to the poolside area and health and safety, please can you ensure your little ones do not run around the poolside area. We also operate a no shoes on poolside policy, so for non-swimmers we ask them to remove their shoes as you come onto poolside or ensure you're wearing shoe covers (available at reception) No phones/cameras/photography are allowed at this venue.
Parking: There is free and ample parking on site (please make sure you record your vehicle registration number on the screen at reception on your arrival to ensure you arent fined), when you pull in to the Hotel follow the car park all the way round past the main reception and to the back of the building, you will see signs for the Livingwell Healthclub, park here and head in through the Healthclub entrance. Access can be gained through the main hotel reception, please just ask them to direct you through. Please make sure you log your vehicle registration on the screen at the healthclub reception otherwise you will be charged. Pushchairs and car seats are best to remain in the car, as there is little suitable storage.
Changing rooms: The changing area has private showers and communal changing as well as some cubicles and a baby changing table. If the changing table isn’t available the safest place to change your baby is on the floor, so please remember to bring your travel change mat with you. There is a family changing room available to use too, please ask at reception for access. Please note there are no nappy disposal facilities in the changing room, so please be prepared to take your nappy home for disposal. There is direct access to the pool from the changing rooms. On your first day any swimwear orders will be ready and waiting for you to collect at poolside.
What to Wear and Bring At Turtle Tots in order to prevent accidents in the pool we have a strict double nappy policy. All babies and young toddlers have to wear a disposable swim nappy (Huggies little swimmers or Pampers equivalent) OR a re-usable swimming nappy and then on top of that a neoprene swimming nappy (Happy Nappy). These swimming nappies have grippy bits around the legs and waist to prevent anything from ‘sneaking out’! Wearing these in the pool really does give you and us peace of mind that there will be no accidents. For taster sessions we will have over nappies to loan on the day. Wetsuits/All In One suits/Baby Wraps are required for all babies under 6 months old, and recommended for babies under 12 months old. This will add a welcome 3°c to the body temperature. Please note – if you know your baby feels the cold, a full wetsuit/All in one suit is recommended rather than a wrap as it provides full body coverage.
Then all that is left is just you and your swimming costume and towels. Turtle Tots Swim Shop We are pleased to announce that we have a Turtle Tots shop which stocks plenty of branded swim nappies, wet suits, changing mats, bags and goodies etc. On your first day any swimwear orders will be ready and waiting for you to collect at poolside.
Health and Safety: Please refer to your Welcome email for all Health & Safety Guidlines.
Refreshments: If you're wanting refreshments after your swim please do feel free to head through to the main hotel and enjoy a coffee & cake or something more substantial :)
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