With the sunny days just around the corner, we’ve dedicated this week’s round up to swimming. So whether you want to introduce a baby to the water or take bigger kids for a splash about, there’s something for everyone!

Bubele top pick: Aquababies

The original baby swimming classes! Aquababies have been teaching baby swimming skills – with a strong emphasis on having fun – for over 20 years.

SPECIAL OFFER: 15% off Aquababies classes when booking using the discount code: AQUA15PC


Marble Arch Marriott Hotel, W1H 5DN

Royal Free Hospital, NW3 2GQ

Bridge School, N7 9LD

Willesden Sports Centre, NW10 3QX

Offer limited to one code/customer and is valid from 5th-30th June 2015. New Aquababies customers only. Not valid on Brighton Hilton classes.

North London

  • King’s Cross Pond Club: Of Soil and Water: King’s Cross Pond Club is a new art installation in the form of a natural bathing pond, right in the middle of the King’s Cross development site. It is the UK’s first ever man-made fresh water public bathing pond. There’s a small area for kids to paddle on a submerged deck. It’s also right next to Granary Square, where kids can run and play in the fountains. Find out more
  • Clissold Park Paddling Pool, Stoke NewingtonA giant paddling pool in the middle of Clissold Park open throughout the summer months. There is a grassy area all around and a few picnic tables. The park itself also has a pretty café with a baby change and toilets plus animal enclosures and a butterfly dome. Find out more

 North-West London

  • Turtle Tots, Swiss Cottage: Turtle Tots is a specialist baby swimming programme offering classes to little ones from birth to toddler/preschool age. All teachers are trained to the highest standard with the Swimming Teachers Association. Find out more
  • Parliament Hill Lido:  A huge 60m x 27m outdoor pool with a paddling area for under 5’s and a café. The pool is unheated so perhaps a sunny day activity only! Find out more

East London

  • Tots Water World, Chingford Leisure Centre: Join in with the fun of Tots Water World sessions, which take place in a teaching pool and aim to encourage babies and toddlers to feel comfortable and confident in the water. Sessions are led by an instructor in an exciting environment with games, toys and songs! Find out more

West London

  • BabySpaBaby Spa, Kensington: Baby Spa by Laura Sevenus is a haven for babies aged 2 days to 6 months. The spa sessions use hydrotherapy, dynamic movement and massage to promote a range of physical and emotional benefits for your newborn. Find out more

South-West London

  • Family wave machine experience, Battersea: The Latchmere pool is a beach-effect leisure pool with slides and waves offering the best family swim experience in the area. For a good value family swim experience a family swim ticket is available for purchase at weekends. Get that seaside experience whatever the weather, without getting salt water in your mouth! Find out more
  • Swimway, East SheenSmall group or individual classes taught in a private house in East Sheen with the pool heated to a minimum temperature of 30°C. Dates available to book from autumn 2015. Find out more
  • Hampton Pool, Bushy Park: Described by the Sunday Times as “one of Britain’s coolest, biggest, hippest pools”, this heated open air pool has a small teaching pool that is ideal for little ones, dedicated parent/toddler sessions and special holiday camps for kids aged 4-12. Find out more
  • Water Babies, Putney: A Water Babies course is very different to traditional swimming lessons. With the main emphasis on having fun, the course is also highly structured. Unique methods will enable your baby to feel at ease swimming both above and below the water’s surface. There is the opportunity to attend an underwater photo shoot at the end of each term. Find out more

South-East London

  • Brockwell Lido, Herne Hill: Kids will love experiencing one of London’s few remaining outdoor swimming pools. Endearingly known as Brixton’s Beach, in the summer months, there’s nowhere better to swim. Find out more