Days Out Stratford-upon-Avon

Pools & Leisure Centres

Stratford and the surrounding areas have a wealth of places to visit to keep the whole family entertained.  For special events please go to the events calendar

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Aqua Beans Swimming and Aqua Natal Yoga

Aqua Beans is a specialist baby and toddler swim school for little ones aged 0-4 years.  We offer baby and toddler swimming each Tuesday morning and Friday afternoon at the Croft House Pool in Stratford-upon-Avon, plus Warwick, Leamington and Barford:

Mondays 12.45-3.15pm at Oddfellows (Leamington)

Tuesdays 9.30-11.30am at Croft House (Stratford) and 4-5pm at Ridgeway (Warwick)

Thursdays 1-3pm at Glebe Hotel (Barford)

Fridays 1.30-3.30pm at Croft House (Stratford)

Saturdays 11am-1pm at Glebe Hotel (Barford)


Thursdays 6-7.30pm Aqua Natal Yoga for expectant mums – great for ladies from 14 weeks to birth.

Where: Croft House Pool, Banbury Road, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 7NF

Tel: Claire 07984 620246

Broom Swim School

Indoor, bespoke, ASA registered swim school based in the private gardens of The Grange in the village of Broom

– 9:00am-10:00pm Monday to Friday, and 9.00am-6pm Saturday (closed Sundays).

– Structured adult participation sessions to introduce young children to water.
– Classes run in the mornings on Monday to Friday dependent on age group.

– Aimed at 3 and 4 year olds.
– The year before a child starts full time school is a fantastic opportunity to teach swimming and basic water safety skills.

Where: The Grange, Mill Lane, Broom, Alcester, B50 4HS

Tel: 01789 772249

Bunkers Hill Swimming

Child lessons every school night from 3:15pm to 7:15pm and Saturdays 9am to 12 noon; also preschool froglets and parent & baby; aquanatal on Fridays.  Private lessons also available.

Where: Bunkers Hill Swimming, Barton Road, Welford Upon Avon, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 8HQ

Tel: 01789 751016

Croft House Pool Swimming

Private swimming pool located just outside of Stratford-upon-Avon. Heated to 32.6°C. The pool is 10m x 5.5m with a depth 1m which gradually deepens to 2m. Host to Swim Schools; Flippers, Water Babies, Turtle Tots, Puddle Ducks, Aqua Beans. Lessons available for all ages from babies to adults.

Aqua fit, Aqua Natal classes and Private Pool Hire sessions are also available.

Where: Croft House Pool, Banbury Road, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 7NF

Tel: 01789 295885 or 07791 554013

JNB Gymnastics Academy

Sessions for toddlers, juniors, 11+ and beyond.

The MUM & ME preschool sessions run 7 days per week, 50 weeks per year (closed during the two weeks over Christmas and all bank holidays).

Where: Unit 5 Featherbed Lane, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 0ER

Tel: 07776 373471

Jump In

Exhilarating trampoline experiences for fun-loving people of all ages, as well as kids parties.

Toddler Time sessions are on Mondays to Fridays 10am to 12pm

Where: Jump In Trampoline Arena, Hermes Close, Warwick, CV34 6NW


Meon Vale Leisure Centre

Something for all the family including sports classes, party packages, children’s play area, Onside school holiday club, cycle path joining with The Greenway

Where: Bailey Avenue, Meon Vale, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 8QR

Tel: 01789 721877

Newbold Comyn Leisure Centre

Large fitness complex with a gym, sauna, a fitness pool and separate swimming pool with flumes.

Where: Newbold Terrace, Leamington Spa CV32 4EW

Tel: 01926 882083

Puddle Ducks

Puddle Ducks are at the Croft House Pool every Tuesday and Sunday with baby and toddler swimming lessons for ages 0-4.

Where: Croft House Pool, Banbury Road, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 7NF

Tel: 01905 888346



All weather skiing and snowboarding centre with kit rental, an ice rink, swimming pool and gym.

Where: Leisure Island, Riverdrive, Tamworth B79 7ND

Tel: 03448 000011

Stratford Leisure Centre

A mind-boggling variety of classes and activities, swimming lessons, climbing wall and party packages – brilliant for both kids and adults

Where: Bridgeway, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6YY

Tel: 01789 268826

Swim Works

New purpose-built family swimming pool NOW OPEN in Leamington Spa!

We’re different from other swim schools.  We offer an individual approach to swimming, focusing on teaching the correct swim techniques from the start.  You’ll find small group lessons and 1-2-1s, delivered by experienced teachers whose passion makes every session special.

Swim Works follows the national STA/ASA core swim skill frameworks, but we have developed our courses around our unique swim programme, with progression and the child’s needs in mind.

Where: Queensway, Leamington Spa, CV31 3LU

Tel: 01788 568503


Swimplicity is a brand new swim school with Teacher Nin (short for Janine!) who has 12 years’ experience, specialising in teaching babies and toddlers from only 8 weeks old.  We regularly hear from amazed parents, “I can’t believe my baby can swim so young!”

We have a lovely warm and clean pool at St Greg’s, with exclusive use during our sessions.  The water is only waist height, so it’s perfect for baby and toddler swimming lessons and for parents or carers who are less confident in the water.

Class sizes are kept small so that you can get the attention your little one deserves…. and most of all have fun together! Our classes are great value at £10.50 per session – ring now to book a FREE trial

When: 9:30am to 12noon every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

Where: Swimplicity, St Gregory’s Catholic Primary School, Avenue Road, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6UZ

Tel: 07539034267


Swimsmiths are committed to providing the best swimming teaching for your child.  All our lessons work towards the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) Learn to Swim Framework.  The plan prides itself on offering a structure that enables swimmers to progress in a fun environment. 

When: Monday to Saturday

Where: The Croft Preparatory School, Loxley Road, Alveston, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 7RL

Tel: 07956 319781

Turtle Tots

Our unique and fun Turtle Tots baby swimming classes and toddler swimming classes teach you to swim with your young child, whilst giving you a fantastic toning workout at the same time!

The Turtle Tots programme of swimming classes begins with aqua-natal yoga for mums-to-be, and continues once your baby is born with specialist and progressive swimming classes for babies and toddlers. The classes have also been written in conjunction with experienced personal trainers to promote fitness through pre-natal and post-natal pregnancy exercises.

Croft House Pool Monday 12-1.30 Wednesday 12.30-3 Thursday 12.30-3

Stratford Manor Hotel Monday 9-10.30 Wednesday 9-10.30

Chesford Grange Hotel (starting soon!) Tuesday 9-11 Thursday 9-11

Tel: 07473 160765

Water Babies

**Saturday morning classes at The Croft Prep School pool starting Sat 3rd March 2018!**
We have classes for Babies from birth to 4 years of age, initial class offering is as follows;
9:30am – Chapter 1 (Birth – 12mths)
10:00am – Chapter 1 (Birth – 12mths)
10:30am – Chapter 6 (12 – 24mths)

Water Babies teaches babies and toddlers to swim from newborn baby up to 4 years of age. 

Mondays at The Croft House Pool, Banbury Road, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 7NF

Fridays and Saturdays at The Croft Preparatory School, Loxley Road, Alveston, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 7RL

Tel: 01905 745 505 or 07494 408585

When you start your splashy journey with us you will receive:

★ 9 or 10 of our carefully structured and award winning classes with our world class extended diploma qualified Water Babies instructors
★ A complimentary place on our fantastic Underwater Photo Shoot at the end of this Autumn term. (Spaces are limited, if Autumn photo shoot is full you will receive a complimentary space for the following Winter term. Products/images are available to purchase)
★ Your very own ‘Magical Water Babies Story’ keepsake book to help chart your little one’s swimming adventures
★ A celebratory cloth badge at the end of each term for your little one to collect along the way
★ An exclusive Water Babies Car Window Blind
★ A lovely Twinkle Twinkle gift (currently a handy Bubba bath thermometer)
★ Access to ‘Treats’ & MyWaterWorld which offers exclusive discounts and offers for national brands and deals!!