Unique to Center Parcs and available to book at Whinfell Forest and Sherwood Forest now, STA Swim Pups is a swimming adventure that will have your little ones laughing and splashing in the pool as they learn.
What is it?
STA Swim Pups has been created by the Swimming Teachers’ Association (STA) which is the world’s largest, independent organisation in lifesaving and swimming teaching. The activity involves a specially designed baby and pre-school programme, created with Center Parcs guests in mind.
Where is it?
The sessions will run in the Subtropical Swimming Paradise once a week at Whinfell at Sherwood Forest. The days and times will vary, so it’s best to look here or find out at a booking point during your break.
Who’s it for?
STA Swim Pups is designed for your little ones aged 3 months to 4 years and allows you to join them in the pool as they have fun learning vital swimming skills.
The new activity involves a structured swimming programme that allows your little ones to gain essential swimming and movement skills in a fun and exciting environment. The sessions will involve a series of stimulating games that will be led by an STA-trained teacher. Your little ones can cycle around the pool on a float, canoe on a pool raft and take part in an aquatic nature trail. At the end of the 45-minute session, your little one will be awarded with an STA certificate as recognition of the skills they have acquired.
What do the experts say?
Kayle Burgham, STA’s Technical Manager for Aquatics, who wrote the STA Swim Pups programme, says: “STA Swim Pups is unique because it is an all-encompassing session designed to teach and reward children aged 3 months to 4 years on a short break, in a short time. It gives families the flexibility they need while on a short break, by not having to commit to multiple sessions to achieve an award.”
Where can I book?
If you are coming on a Center Parcs break to either Whinfell Forest or Sherwood Forest, you can book an STA Swim Pups session from September. On the activities booking website, you can find the activity under Children’s activities 2-7 years and then the Mini Adventures Together category.
Looking for more activities for your little ones? Check out a full list of activities on our activities booking website.