Family membership


At Nuffield Health, we know how important family time is and we've got a range of fantastic activities and options that are fun for everyone.

Whether you want to drop the kids off and get on with your exercise routine or spend quality time with them while you gym or swim, at our Fitness and Wellbeing Centres there's something for everyone. Perfect for parents or guardians of children young and old, you can all work out, get fit or just play.

Perfect for big ones and little ones

So that you can make the most of your time when you come in to see us, we've got plenty of different classes, activities and facilities on offer, with something for everyone of any age to enjoy!

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Nuffy Bear Day Nursery ✓ £
Crèche
Waterbabies ✓ £
Junior swim
Family Splash
Learn to Swim programme ✓ £
Tennis programme ✓ £
Junior classes


When you come to Nuffield Health with your family, we want to make sure everyone has a good time – and a big part of that is making sure that all children (and adults) know what’s what in terms of safety.

  • 0-7 years
    • Gym floor: N/A
    • Swimming pool: Children must be accompanied. Maximum two children per adult. We recommend 1 to 1 supervision of a child under 4 who does not have a buoyancy aid.
    • Studio: Supervised junior or parent and child session.
    • Crèche: Available at an additional charge.
    • Café: Child must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
    • Guardianship: A guardian is required to be at the premises at all times.
    • Access hours: Children are welcome during specific Junior hours. Please speak to reception to find out more.
  • 8-10 years
    • Gym floor: Scheduled classes only under the supervision of the Fitness Team.
    • Swimming pool: Parental supervision from the poolside required, unless the child has completed a water competency assessment (Nstars swim test).
    • Studio: Supervised junior or parent and child session.
    • Crèche: N/A
    • Café: Children are allowed in the Café alone but a parent or guardian must be on site at all times.**
    • Guardianship: A guardian is required to be at the premises at all times.
    • Access hours: Children are welcome during specific Junior hours. Please speak to reception to find out more.
  • 11-12 years
    • Gym floor: Under parental supervision, following an induction with the Fitness Team which outlines equipment suitable to use.
    • Swimming pool: Parental supervision from the poolside required, unless the child has completed a water competency assessment (NStars swim test).
    • Studio: Supervised junior or parent and child session.
    • Crèche: N/A
    • Café: Children are allowed in the Café alone but a parent or guardian must be on site at all times.
    • Guardianship: A guardian is required to be at the premises at all times.
    • Access hours: Children are welcome during specific Junior hours. Please speak to reception to find out more.
  • 13+ years
    • Gym floor: Unsupervised access permitted, following an induction with the Fitness Team which outlines equipment suitable to use.
    • Swimming pool: Parental supervision from the poolside required, unless the child has completed a water competency assessment (NStars swim test).
    • Studio: Supervised junior or parent and child session.
    • Crèche: N/A
    • Café: Children are allowed in the café alone and a parent or guardian does not need to be on-site*.
    • Guardianship: Parent / guardian does not need to be on-site*.
    • Access hours: Children are welcome during specific Junior hours. Please speak to reception to find out more.

*Code of Conduct required before children can be left unsupervised.
**Scottish sites serving alcohol are exempt from this due to licensing laws

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Exercise timetables the whole family can enjoy

We know how hard it can be keeping the whole family happy. That’s why we’ve designed our timetables with you in mind, so kids and adults alike can work out or play hard... either together or apart. For the latest timetables for the whole family, please speak to your local centre for more information.

Gym floor access for children aged 8 – 13+

Our gym floor equipment is ideal for helping youngsters stay fit and healthy. This table shows you what children can do on the gym floor and at what age.

Please note: children may only use the gym floor within the advertised junior access times. These may vary from centre to centre.

Every child needs to have an induction with a member of our fitness team to ensure they understand what equipment they can and cannot use.

8-10 years
Must be accompanied by the Fitness Team
11-12 years
Must be accompanied by parent
13+ years
Does not need to be accompanied
CV Equipment
TRX suspension trainer
Resistance bands
6kg ViPR
8kg ViPR
4kg and 8kg kettlebells
Fixed resistance equipment (exc. plate loaded equipment)

Fitness and fun for everyone

From swimming lessons to crèche facilities, Family Splash to our Nuffy Bear Day Nursery, Nuffield Health always has families in mind. However old your children are, whatever their needs and whatever they’re into, you’ll always receive a warm welcome.

Whether you have a baby or a toddler, our crèche can take care of your little ones in a comfortable, comforting and fun-filled environment while you take care of your wellbeing. Available at selected Nuffield Health Fitness and Wellbeing Centres and open for children aged from 6 weeks, our crèches are supervised by professional care providers to help aid your children’s development in a safe and stimulating space.

Please note: our crèches are very popular, so we recommend booking in advance to ensure your children have a space when you need it.

There is an additional charge per hour for children aged 0-2 due to higher staff to child ratios, for their safety and care needs. For children aged 3+, two hours crèche use per day is inclusive in their membership monthly fee.

Find out more about our crèche facilities

* Crèche facilities are available at selected Nuffield Health Fitness and Wellbeing Centres.

Nuffy Bear Day Nursery

Looking for a little more full-time care? Our Nuffy Bear Day Nurseries support the mental and physical growth of children from 6 weeks to 5 years with a mixture of play and learning. Qualified, enthusiastic staff provide excellent, engaging childcare in a nurturing environment, while nutritional meals and snacks fuel the fun.

Free Nuffield Health membership for a parent or guardian!

Select a full time nursery place at your local Nuffy Bear Day Nursery and enjoy a free Nuffield Health membership on us*.

Find out more about our nurseries

*One full membership is awarded per single child's full time nursery place.

Family Splash

Putting the focus 100% on family fun, our dedicated Family Splash swim times ensure that you and your family can enjoy a friendly and relaxed atmosphere to swim, splash and play. Available at all Nuffield Health family centres at no additional cost.

See your local Nuffield Health Fitness and Wellbeing Centre’s timetable to find out more.

Junior Swim

We want your family to have a great time every time you come to swim with us. That’s why, dependent on age, children can swim in our pools without the supervision of a parent or guardian – but only after they have completed a NStars swim test with a member of our qualified swim team.

NStars swim test: This assessment must be completed by a qualified swim instructor or lifeguard. Once your child has passed the test, they will be issued the relevant coloured band to wear in the pool.

Coloured bands: your child must always wear their band when using the pool. Coloured bands are required to be worn by children on each visit to identify their age group and access to the gym. Replacement bands can be purchased from reception for 50p.


*Only available at selected facilities which have a separate children's pool. No additional cost.

Learn to Swim Programme

As we work to build a happier, healthier nation, we are committed to teaching the UK how to swim. From your child’s first introduction to the water, to honing your skills, our swim schools can give you expert guidance and support.

  • Lessons follow the Swim England’s Learn to Swim Programme
  • All instructors are qualified with Swim England and trained to a high standard
  • Private one-to-one lessons as well as small group sizes for flexible, tailored learning.

Find out more about our swimming lessons

Water Babies

Swimming is one of the most important life skills – and you’re never too young to start! We’re proud to partner with Water Babies, the world’s number one baby swimming school. Working closely with Swim England, the programme helps develop babies’ natural instincts and works towards swimming with confidence, at their own pace.

Available at selected Nuffield Health Fitness and Wellbeing Centres*, many children attending Water Babies go on to develop their swimming skills with the Nuffield Health Learn to Swim programme.

Find out more about Water Babies

*Available at selected centres only, speak to a member of the team to find out if your centre offers these classes.

Tennis Programme

Have a budding tennis superstar on your hands or just want to encourage your kids to pick up a racquet, get fit and have fun? The Nuffield Health Tennis Programme is a great place to start. A thriving junior development programme for youngsters of all ages and standards from 3 to 18 years of age.

Available at Nuffield Health The Oxfordshire Health & Racquets Club and Nuffield Health Plymouth (The Devonshire, Derriford) Health & Racquets Club for an additional cost.

Speak to the team at the centre to find out more.

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