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Ponds Forge International Sports Centre

Sheaf Street, Sheffield S1 2BP, England
+44 114 223 3400
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Disappointed kids. A waste of petrol

Not my closest pool. We travel here for the slides and wave machine. But 9/10 times the slides are... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Spates
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
via mobile
Fair prices in the caff.

Review specifically for the cafe. Sausage bun for £1.90. Can’t say fairer really. Chips at lunch... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
northpawblack
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North East UK
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A world class venue at the heart of the community, Ponds Forge has fantastic facilities for sport, leisure and entertainment. Located in Sheffield City Centre, Ponds Forge attracts more than 1.3 million visitors a year, with an Olympic sized swimming pool, the deepest diving pool in the UK and the International Sports Hall, which is the largest and most flexible events space in the whole of Sheffield.The facilities include: - 50 Metre competition pool.- 25 Metre diving pool.- Leisure pool with a lazy river, 2 flumes, baby fun area and wave machine.- 130 piece Fitness Unlimited gym.- 3 Fully equipped fitness studios.- Steam room and spa.- Trampoline atrium.- foodetc. Café with a full range of meal and drink options.- International Sports Hall (10 courts).- Skyline Suite & VIP Bar – Large conferencing space.- 3 Meeting Rooms.
  • Excellent28%
  • Very good34%
  • Average14%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible14%
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“wave machine” (7 reviews)
“fun pool” (6 reviews)
“swimming gala” (4 reviews)
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Sheaf Street, Sheffield S1 2BP, England
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"diving pool"
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"leisure centre"
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"sports facility"
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"british summer"
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"ponds forge pool"
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"loved the lazy river"
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"special olympics"
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Not my closest pool. We travel here for the slides and wave machine. But 9/10 times the slides are closed due to insufficient staffing levels even though we come at weekends or the school holidays, assumably their busiest times in the leisure pool. I think...More

Thank Spates
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Review specifically for the cafe. Sausage bun for £1.90. Can’t say fairer really. Chips at lunch were £1.40 and crispy fresh. Venue is good, staff are friendly.

1  Thank northpawblack
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a world class venue brilliant pool and changing facilities, everything you need and plenty of parking and if you have a disabled blue badge their is plenty of free parking at the venue. Cafe is very nice and well priced.

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Reviewed 10 January 2018

The public changing rooms are filthy, the toilets are disgusting. The members only changing rooms are slightly better, but still dirty. The olympic pool while once a gem, has sadly been left to rot. There is often green algae / sludge at the bottom of...More

1  Thank tripadv2018
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Reviewed 14 December 2017

I went to attend a karate championship which was held at the Sports Hall. The hall was of good size to conduct a national level championship with a viewing galary on the first floor along with a spectator areana on one side- pretty standard and...More

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Reviewed 8 December 2017

Took grand daughter for diving practice, this is an international standard swimming facility with the usual restaurant and other games on offer.

Thank Dave V
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Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

I have been coming to Ponds forge for major swimming events for over 10 years now and every time I come the cleaning standards are getting lower and lower. This weekend I competed at the Masters Nationals event and the place was filthy! The changing...More

1  Thank foodfanatic2016
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Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

The kids pool is a moat of water circulating round a large pool ,and warm water very enjoyable .the main swimming pool is literally world class and have championships here ,also world class diving pool , cold water !!! The gym is excellent having been...More

1  Thank Jerseyruss
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Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

I went lane swimming with my friend and I wasn't alound to swim because of my shorts they were a little bit over my knees. So I was asked to leave and get new ones they didn't even give me a chance the thing is...More

Thank Daniel B
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Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Travelled all the way down here from Scotland for daughters swimming competition and I can’t fault this place one bit the facilities look great for anyone who regularly trains here in the pool or diving area . The staff in cafe area are well mannered...More

Thank leanne a
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