Our Pools

The Birches School - West Didsbury

Newholme Rd, Manchester M20 2XZ, UK

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The Birches Specialist Support Primary School has a beautiful 7m x 5m Hydrotherapy pool which is ideal for babies and toddlers.

The water is always at a welcoming 33-35˚C in temperature and is a comfortable 1.2m deep – just under chest height on a 5’2” person.

The steps are especially easy and safe to descend while holding baby and there is also some poolside viewing – it’s very warm so we suggest that you wear something light, like a t-shirt!

You will be welcomed at reception by a member of our team.

On entering the changing area, shoes should be left by the first bench. This helps to keep the changing rooms and pool floors clean. There are three large curtained changing areas, the first designated male and the next two female. Each changing area has beds with room to change several babies, and plenty of floor space if you prefer to change your wriggly baby on a changing mat! There is a toilet and a shower and also a playpen to keep babies and toddlers safe while you change.

Aqua Babies has been privileged to use this specialist school’s facilities for over 14 years. The money raised from our pool hire helps keep the facilities in top condition for the children at the school.

Class Times


4:00pm – 6:30pm


4:00pm – 6:30pm


4:00pm – 6:30pm


4:00pm – 6:30pm


10:00am – 12:00pm

Pool Location

Newholme Rd, Manchester M20 2XZ, UK

What our Customers say...

“I just wanted to say that we really appreciated the (free) Extra Classes. They have made a massive difference in just a few weeks and Oliver is back to being confident and happy swimming...


“My daughter Grace Allen used to come to Timperley on a Saturday afternoon for lessons and left in February after completing her 5m. Grace started a new swimming class in March where she...

Philippa Allen with Grace

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Ruth Ryan – Mother to Isobel Wells

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“Can I thank you for the excellent classes I have been attending for the last 2 years with both of my children, Alexander and more recently Alisdair. I have had Sue teach throughout for b...

Craig Jack with sons Alexander and Alisdair