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Hydrotherapy pool

Hydrotherapy pool

The Windmill Hydrotherapy Pool in Fulbourn, Cambridge is specifically dedicated to people with learning disabilities and physical support needs. Sessions have been devised to enable people with physical and learning disabilities to exercise, swim and have fun in the comfort of a warm and friendly pool. The hydrotherapy pool is designed with physical aids to allow easy access into the water.

The sessions available include

  • The Cambridge Disabled Kids Swimming Club runs a session on a Saturday morning. The session is aimed at kids of any age from birth to 19 with any disability. It is the opportunity for them to enjoy swimming in an environment of tolerance and understanding. The sessions are run by a qualified instructor and a number of volunteers are there to help. Click here to find out more.
  • Individual and group sessions designed to meet our visitors’ specific needs.
  • Private hire for birthday parties and other fun events.

Pool facilities

  • The pool is 10 metres by five metres with a constant depth of 1.2 metres and the water is kept at a recommended hydrotherapy temperature.
  • We have large changing areas with changing/shower beds available.
  • Our pool is equipped with a remote hoisting system and a manual hoist. The remote tracking system extends from the changing areas to the pool. It allows us to transfer a person from their wheelchair onto the shower bed and then into the pool with ease. The manual hoist allows us to ease those visitors into the pool who find walking or climbing stairs difficult.
  • All sessions are supervised by fully qualified life guards.
  • Our sound and lighting system is available on request.
  • The pool is easily accessible by wheelchair and we provide parking on site.

Pool parties

Windmill Pool Party

  • The Windmill pool is available for private hire for pool parties and costs £99.
  • Pool parties are for up to 16 swimmers with inflatables, toys, music and lights.
  • Each session's hire includes the use of the adjacent school hall. The pool session is for 45 minutes with an additional 60 minutes in the hall.
  • Any swimmers under eight years old or any non-competent swimmers are to be accompanied in the water by an adult over 18 years old in a ratio of two children to one adult. The accompanying adults count towards the total number (16) of swimmers allowed.
  • Use of the school hall is included and this will be set up with the relevant number of tables and chairs for the party. Adequate space is left for any party games that the group may wish to play however all party games and food are not included and are to be provided by the hirer.

Find out more

If you are interested in using our pool, please contact us at pool@eddies.org.uk or call 01223 882289.



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