Lilypad Baby offers parents & carers a variety of classes from Swimming lessons, Baby Massage and Baby Sign classes.

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Stonehill Pool,Thurlstone, South Yorkshire

An exclusive, architect designed, private pool with Lilypad Baby having sole use of the facilities.  You can enjoy your swims in exquisite surroundings, with the water temperature at 31 degrees and with only 4 swimmers in a class, each activity is tailored to suit your child.

Changing: We have brand new changing facilities, with a separate area for Dad’s and the use of two showers and a toilet.  Feel free to bring a change mat with you but please do take used nappies home.

Parking: Ample car parking available.


Phone: 01484 868122


Stonehill Pool, Rock Side Road, Thurlstone, near Pensitone, South Yorkshire S36 9RB

Aldermans Head Pool, Penistone, South Yorkshire (S36 9FS)

On the outskirts of Penistone, South Yorkshire, this delightful warm pool is set down a private track and in its own summerhouse.  The water is kept at a lovely 32 degrees which makes it ideal for babies (and parents) who are sensitive to water temperatures.  There are plenty of places to park and with class sizes of only 4 swimmers, it makes it the perfect venue to relax and enjoy quality time with your little one.


Aldermans Head Manor, Hartcliffe Hill Road, Penistone, South Yorkshire, S36 9FS

Scissett, HD8

Our bespoke room where we hold our Baby Massage and Sign classes in a quiet, relaxing space.  Babies and young children are free to explore and play.  A warm environment where you have the opportunity to spend some quality time with your little one.  Tea and biscuits are also a must for every one of our classes.  Contact us for full address details and directions.

Twin & Sibling Swims!

Lilypad Baby also offer special Twin and Sibling Swims, where you can swim with both children together, as the teacher is your 2nd adult in the pool. And because we need a minimum of 2 swimmers to open up a class time, you can choose which day and time you would like to swim.  Our activities are child-led and all our teachers are trained to be able to adapt each activity according to the child’s ability, which works great with siblings of different ages.
Contact us now for more information and to book your place: 01484 868122  or email:


Our founder, Anna Bushell is a qualified Disability Swimming Teacher with the STA, therefore Lilypad Baby can also offer swimming lessons for a variety of disabilities.
Please note there are no hoist facilities for older children or adults.
We also offer one to one classes for those who require that little bit more attention.

Anna Bushell

Founder of Lilypad Baby


Anna is a dedicated Baby & Pre-School Swimming Teacher, Baby Sign, Baby Massage and Baby Yoga tutor who believes that every child deserves the opportunity to have bonding time with their principal carer.

Anna has completed the STA Baby & Pre-School Swimming Teaching, Swimming Teaching for People with Disabilities and the Swimming Teaching Award and is also an Aquatics Tutor in Baby and Pre-School Swimming teaching.  Anna is qualified in Lifeguard, CPR and First Aid.

She studied to become a Baby Sign tutor through ‘Touch-Learn’ and a Baby Massage and Baby Yoga tutor through ‘Hands on Babies,’ which have been approved by The Royal College of Midwifery.

She has also undergone a thorough DBS check. (Certificate available on request.)

Our classes are designed to be non-judgmental, friendly, fun and relaxed and are held in a supportive environment, giving parents and carers the opportunity to spend quality time with their baby and because they are in a sociable environment, lasting friendships are often made.