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.

Pool Location

Newholme Road
West Didsbury
Manchester M20 2XZ

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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.”


Grace is loving her new swimming lessons, so I just wanted to say thank you to all the teachers who have taught her.

Philippa Allen with Grace

I think Aqua Babies is a wonderful swimming class for young children and my daughter has definitely benefited and have recommended Aqua Babies to all my friends.

Ruth Ryan – Mother to Isobel Wells

Helen has been brilliant with my daughter. I am totally delighted with the results we have achieved in the last two terms!

Charlotte Wedd with Pre-schooler Gizelle

I have had Sue teach throughout for both boys and think she is excellent at what she does and more importantly my children respond well and really like her.  I have nothing but praise for the classes I have been attending.

Craig Jack with sons Alexander and Alisdair

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