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Parent & baby

Pre and Postnatal Wellbeing

We now deliver postnatal activity sessions in Matlock.  All of our sessions are suitable for new mums and are a great way to get back to full health and fitness after your new arrival, and meet other new parents along the way.

Whatever postnatal stage you are at, we have sessions that will suit your needs, instructed by experienced staff. 

Class information

It is recommended that all women, where possible, should be encouraged to participate in regular, controlled physical activity as part of a healthy lifestyle during their pregnancy.

Buggy Bootcamp

Have fun, get fit, socialise, lose weight and regain your pre-baby body with our new class for mums.

Suitable for new mums who have had their 6 week post-natal check or 8/10 week check if you've had a C-Section, and for mums with young children in buggies.

Have no worries about childcare costs with this circuit style class performed with your baby in its buggy.


water baby

Legs, Bums and Tums Mums 

Toning class for mums but also suitable pre and postnatal. All over body workout specifically targeting your core and lower body. Small are children welcome. 


Parent & Baby Swimming Lessons

These lessons will teach you how to:

- Enter and exit the pool safely with your baby.

- By using songs, actions and toys to learn basic movements in the water. 

- Build confidence with you and your baby in the water.


Arc Leisure Matlock timetable

Class Day Time
Parent & Toddler Session (up to 5 years) Monday  9.30 - 11.15
Legs, Bums and Tum Mums  Monday  13.30 - 14.30
Parent & Baby Swimming Lesson (up to 3 years) Tuesday  10.00 - 10.30
Baby Splash Session (up to 3 years) Wednesday  12.00 - 12.30
Buggy Bootcamp  Wednesday 11.00 - 12.00
Parent & Toddler Swimming Session (up to 5 years) Thursday 9.30 - 11.15
Buggy Bootcamp  Thursday 9.30 - 10.30
Splash Out  Saturday  12.30 - 15.45
Family Swim  Sunday  10.00 - 14.00

Buggy Bootcamp coming to Ashbourne Leisure Centre soon...

To book: call 01629 581 322 or email

FREE Membership

Parent & Baby membership for new mums and mums to be (or stay at home dads) at our leisure centres includes: 

  • 6 month concession price on a pay as you go basis 
  • Parent & Baby goody bag
  • Family Swim for just £5 
  • 3 free Family Swim vouchers 

Offer is available to new parents within the first 6 months of their baby's birth.  Sign up to this free membership at your local leisure centre.

  • Read our FAQs on swimming with babies here.
  • All participants will be required to complete our Screening Questionnaire for Ante & Postnatal Exercise prior to their first session. 
  • Read our FAQs on swimming with babies here.
  • RCOG (Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists) suggests that all women should be encouraged to participate in exercise as part of a healthy lifestyle during their pregnancy. 

Sports Development

Town Hall, Bank Road
Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 3NN
01629 761 225
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