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Address: Crown Street, Ipswich IP1 3JA, England
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+44 1473 433655
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07:15 - 20:45
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Mon - Fri 07:15 - 20:45
Sat - Sun 07:45 - 16:25
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Crown Pools has a competition swimming pool, leisure pool with wave machine...

Crown Pools has a competition swimming pool, leisure pool with wave machine and water jets and a gym. Currently undergoing a refurbishment.

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Looking Tired

The facilities are looking old & tired, especially the changing rooms & surrounding area. Whenever I've been, which is usually during the week after work, the changing rooms are... read more

Reviewed 30 June 2016
Laura B
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Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

The facilities are looking old & tired, especially the changing rooms & surrounding area. Whenever I've been, which is usually during the week after work, the changing rooms are filthy. This is the main reason which has put me off going! However, the kids pool is great for the little ones. The adult pool is good, very cold at times!

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Thank Laura B
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

For £4.10 per adult you don't expect luxury so it's alright. We do go regularly with our 7 month old water baby. She loves it. The water is very warm in the baby pool / teaching pool. Pretty chilly in the big leisure pool though so not great to take babies in there which means she misses out on the... More 

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Thank Charley W
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

I lane swim here twice a week in the 8 lane 25metre pool and I always find the pool water very clean and chlorine to a minium. There's a warm temperature baby pool and a gradient leisure pool with a wave machine on every 20mins, with a fun slide at times. Always best to check the pool timetable as one... More 

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Thank rachey6464
Wymondham, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2016

Came to Ipswich on a day out during half term with 2 children (age 11 and 7). There is one good sized lane swimming pool - strict lane swimming, one baby pool - lovely and warm but full of tiny people and parents and the 'fun' pool with a wave machine - unfortunately this is just too small. Could be... More 

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1 Thank Marian L
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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249 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2016

Considering this place had a 'multi million pound' refurb back in 2012 it's really starting to look shabby already. Peeling paint, faulty lockers, scummy walls and a wave machine that is certainly losing it's oomph! I think the refit was done on the cheap to be honest. For example some of the lighting is above changing rooms and others have... More 

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2 Thank BennyBlue
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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284 reviews
144 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2015

The Orwell District Scout Swimming gala is held here every year and the Explorers, Scouts, Cubs and Beavers have the sole use of both pools. As spectators we were in the seating area around the main pool. The seats are reasonable comfortable and we had a good view.

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Thank Caverkat
Darlington, United Kingdom
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375 reviews
144 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 13 September 2015 via mobile

I went with a friend and her two young charges at the very end of the kid's summer hols. I actually wanted to use the Fore St pool but what with kids in-tow and the allure of a wave machine, we went to Crown Pools. My first and enduring impression of this three pool facility was that it was tired... More 

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1 Thank Paul H
Ipswich
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191 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2015

Haven't been to this leisure pool for years (must of been back in the late 1990's since I last went here), but as my health is suffering a bit of late (stress), a bit a trip to the pool certainly does you good (pool use on hols always benefits my health). New changing rooms (clean) with plenty of changing cubicles,... More 

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1 Thank 375Christopher1983
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2015

My daughter who has been waiting to turn 8, to be able to go on the inflatable slide, was excited that after I checked the website we could make the 2-3pm time slot....however, upon arrival at Crown Pools I noticed a leaflet with half term schedule where it stated the inflatable slide would be up from 11-12hrs I queries this... More 

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2 Thank ld1312014
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2015 via mobile

We haven't found that there is a great deal to do in Suffolk, especially with an 11 month old baby, but we decided to try Crown pools this week. We were really impressed with the leisure pool which has a beach, wave machine, small slides and water spouts. Our baby really enjoyed the experience, and it was lovely to have... More 

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