It can be difficult to secure an ultrasound scan at an NHS clinic over the Christmas period. But don't worry, our First Encounters clinics & phone lines are open throughout the Christmas period. If you'd like to make an enquiry or book an appointment, please refer to the Christmas opening hours chart below.

From all of us here at First Encounters, we hope you have a very Merry Christmas, and we look forward to seeing you soon!

Date

Cardiff

Bristol (Portishead)

Sat 22nd

Clinic open

Phone lines open 8am - 4pm

Clinic closed

Phone lines open 8am - 4pm

Sun 23rd

Clinic closed

Phone lines open 8am - 4pm

Clinic open

Phone lines open 8am - 4pm

Mon 24th

Clinic closed

Phone lines open 8am - 4pm

Clinic closed

Phone lines open 8am - 4pm

Tues 25th

Clinic closed

Phone lines closed

Clinic closed

Phone lines closed

Wed 26th

Clinic closed

Phone lines open 8am - 4pm

Clinic closed

Phone lines open 8am - 4pm

Thurs 27th

Clinic open

phone lines open 8am - 8pm

Clinic closed

Phone lines open 8am - 8pm

Fri 28th

Clinic closed

Phone lines open 8am - 8pm

Clinic closed

Phone lines open 8am - 8pm

Sat 29th

Clinic open

Phone lines open 8am - 4pm

Clinic open

Phone lines open 8am - 4pm

Sun 30th

Clinic open

Phone lines open 8am - 4pm

Clinic closed

Phone lines open 8am - 4pm

Mon 31st

Clinic closed

Phone lines open 8am-4pm

Clinic closed

Phone lines open 8am - 4pm

Tues 1st

Clinic closed

Phone lines open 8am - 4pm

Clinic closed

Phone lines open 8am - 4pm

Wed 2nd

Clinic open

Phone lines open 8am - 8pm

Clinic closed

Phone lines open 8am - 8pm

Thurs 3rd

Clinic open

Phone lines open 8am - 8pm

Clinic closed

Phone lines open 8am - 8pm

Fri 4th

Clinic closed

Phone lines open 8am - 8pm

Clinic closed

Phone lines open 8am - 8pm

Sat 5th

Clinic open

Phone lines open 8am - 4pm

Clinic closed

Phone lines open 8am - 4pm

Sun 6th

Clinic open

Phone lines open 8am - 4pm

Clinic open

Phone lines open 8am-4pm

 

Have you thought about taking your youngster to a baby group? Perhaps you’re a little unsure how they can benefit you and your baby. First Encounters is here to help! We’ve put together a list of classes that you can attend if you live close to our Bristol clinic.

Baby groups have numerous benefits for you and your baby. Socialising your child with children of a similar age can help them to start building friendships, boosting their confidence and learning basic social skills. Meanwhile, you as parents will find yourselves interacting with other parents which can be very rewarding.

Baby Groups in the Bristol Area:

Many classes on offer focus on introducing children to a particular activity or skill, it could be the start of a lifelong passion! Click the name of the baby group to find out more information.

Turtle Tots is a class where your baby can learn to swim that also promotes water safety. There are lots of classes to choose from, catering for newborns, toddlers and young children.

BabyBallet Bristol is a baby group that teaches ballet and tap for little boys and girls. They cater to babies, tots, toddlers, pre-schoolers and school starters. Classes run at various times throughout the week.

Dance Mums is a unique class where you and your baby can get into shape while exploring music. Classes are suitable for babies 8 weeks to 2 years old with one adult present. Some of the dance routines you can expect include; Russian Folk, Salsa and African dance.

Mum and Baby Yoga is suitable for babies up to 12 months old. This is a great chance for mum and baby to bond and interact in a soothing environment.

We hope that these suggestions inspire you to try attending a baby group near you. If you are currently pregnant – why not book one of our scans? Please, don’t hesitate to contact us if there’s anything else we can help you with.

We recently received a lovely review from an expectant mother who visited our Bristol ultrasound clinic for a 4D scan a few weeks ago.

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Having received a disappointing 4D scan from another provider in the past, this particular lady was at first a little apprehensive about coming to the First Encounters clinic; family issues and a difficult pregnancy added to her pre-scan stress, meaning that our staff had to take extra care to deliver a pleasant and memorable experience.

As usual, though, we were more than up to the challenge, and the customer’s glowing review is testament to the great customer service we provide here at First Encounters Bristol. In her testimonial, the soon-to-be mum praises our clinic staff (“the staff made me feel very relaxed”) and states that she will happily recommend First Encounters to any friends thinking of booking their own 3D/4D scan.

She was also very pleased with the images we were able to capture:

“The baby was being a bit difficult and the staff were very patient. We went in three times and managed to get some lovely photos of her face. We took them straight ‘round to show them to my mother- and father-in-law. They were so happy and amazed to see the photos.”

All of us at First Encounters Bristol would like to extend a huge thank-you to this customer for sending us this review. It’s always immensely satisfying to hear that people are impressed with our services, as we do our very best to deliver top-quality results in a relaxed and stress-free atmosphere.

Browse our scan package options to see what kind of baby bonding experiences we can offer you, or click here to see more details about our clinic in Bristol.

Have you visited our Bristol clinic? Review us on Google!
 
If you’re looking for the ultimate ultrasound experience in Bristol and the South West, then look no further than our state-of-the-art baby scan clinic in Portishead. Thanks to its convenient location just 2 miles away from the M5, it’s easily accessible from a number of different areas, providing customers with easy access to our wonderful range of services. 
 
From 4D ultrasounds to gender and wellbeing scans, we offer a fantastic selection of packages at our Bristol clinic, with options to suit every requirement and budget. To ensure that each of our customers has a pleasant and memorable experience, our scan rooms are softly lit and comfortably furnished, for a cosy, relaxing atmosphere. For those who would like to share this special experience with their loved ones, we also provide seating for up to six guests, allowing you to enjoy their companionship without the room feeling cramped or crowded.
 
 
As well as providing a friendly and relaxing service, staff at our Bristol ultrasound clinic also do their very best to provide you with a high-quality image of your baby, using the most advanced ultrasound imaging machine available, for unequalled levels of clarity. They also have years of experience in the industry and are highly qualified, which means that they will be able to answer any questions that you may have, while providing you with expert guidance.
 
 
For those who are thinking of booking an ultrasound at our Bristol clinic, here are some reviews from our previous customers:
 
"Heard how good it was through a friend, fab to be on a bank holiday so family and partner can come and not have to take time off work, thank you"
Natasha, Weston Super Mare
Deluxe4dPlus at 27 weeks
 
"The packages displayed online were very clear and played a huge part in choosing First Encounters, it was brilliant, thanks again"
Kimberley, Bristol
genderAssurePlus at 16 weeks
 
"Recommended by a friend, excellent, kind, friendly and professional"
Kiesha, Weston Super Mare
Deluxe4DPlus at 27 weeks
 
Have you had an ultrasound scan at our Bristol clinic? We’d love to hear about your experience! Post your review here.
 
If you would like to book an ultrasound scan at our Bristol clinic you can:
 
Swindon ultrasound clinic
 
We are sorry to announce that the First Encounters Ultrasound clinic in Swindon is no longer open. If you were hoping to use our Swindon Clinic we invite you to take a look at our Bristol clinic which is likely to be the next nearest clinic to you. We also have a clinic in Cardiff if this is more appropriate for you.
 
The address of our Bristol Clinic is:
Studio B12,
Pure Business Park,
Kestrel Court,
Harbour Road,
Portishead
BS20 7AN
 
We look forward to seeing you there! If you have any questions or to book a scan at one of our clinics online, click here.