What is The Fish Tank?

The Fish Tank is a centre for children’s swimming and activity. We’re fast becoming the place to meet for new families. We have a heated swimming pool, coffee shop and a large variety of fantastic activities on offer, all in a family friendly and supportive hub.

What temperature is the pool at The Fish Tank?

The Fish Tank Swimming Pool runs at a minimum of 32°C. The perfect temperature to bring your little ones without them needing a wetsuit. You can find out more about our pool here.

How big / deep is the pool at The Fish Tank?

The Fish Tank swimming pool is 10 metres long and 6 metres wide. It is 1.2 metres deep.

What age can I bring my baby swimming?

You can bring your baby swimming with us from birth as our pool is guaranteed to be a minimum of 32°C, as recommended by the NHS, STA, Swim England and PAS 520 baby and toddler swimming guidelines.

What does my baby or toddler need to wear in the pool?

We insist on a double nappy system for all babies and toddlers to avoid any leaks into the pool, keep it clean and open, and save any embarrassment. Our experienced team can help advise you on the best products for your baby or child’s age and size.

Can I just turn up at The Fish Tank and swim?

We have scheduled times for lessons (5+), activities, parties, private groups and open swim sessions. You can book all your swim sessions, lessons and other activities here.

How do I book swimming lessons?

Swimming lessons at The Fish Tank are offered by The Happy Swim Company. They offer sessions most days of the week including weekends and they are fabulous.

Do you have baby changing facilities?

Yes, we have baby changing facilities throughout our venue. We have baby changing units in every changing cubicle for the swimming pool and an additional changing bed in the disabled changing room. In the coffee shop we have baby changing facilities in the disabled toilet.

Do you have disabled changing facilities?

We have a separate disabled toilet in the coffee shop area. We have a disabled changing area with shower and toilet within the swimming pool changing rooms.

Do you offer parties?

Yes we do, we have a variety of party options. From fun pool parties, to exciting sensory disco’s or soft play, we’ve got your party options covered. Check out our party page for more options and prices.

Does your coffee shop cater for allergies?

It does. We have a variety of alternative milks, gluten, dairy or nut free foods. Please let us know if you or your little one has an allergy and we’ll offer you help with your choices if you need it. You can find our product allergy information here.

Do you offer vegetarian and vegan food options?

We have a varied menu offering vegetarian and vegan food options. Here’s an idea of what’s on offer from our example menu.

Can I heat my baby’s bottle?

We have self-service bottle warming facilities. Please check the temperature is safe before giving to your baby as all equipment can be slightly different.

Are you breastfeeding friendly?

Yes, we are. You’re welcome to feed in any of the areas within our venue. Please ask a member of staff if you’d like any help in finding a comfortable seat or an extra glass of water, breastfeeding is thirsty work!

Is there parking available?

Yes, we have plenty of free car parking at our venue including disabled spaces.

Where can I leave my pushchair?

We have a secure space for buggies or pushchairs within our lobby area. Our free car park is close to our venue so we ask you to leave your pushchair in the car if you can, to save the spaces for those travelling to us on foot or via public transport. Thank you.