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Northgate Arena

Victoria Rd, Chester CH2 2AU, England
01244 380 444
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Ranked #26 of 39 Attractions in Chester
Type: Health Clubs
Most recent review
- Oct 14, 2014
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English first
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60 reviews 60 reviews
37 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The pool is great for kids. I like the way the shallow end starts of at 1mm deep and gets progressively deeper so it's nice and easy for young ones to walk around in the water. got a few slides for little ones too and various islands that they can jump of. But yes, this building is old and needs... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The changing rooms are in a poor state of repair and getting worse. After three and a half years of peaceful swimming they have recently introduced muzak into the corridors and changing rooms to pollute our ears with. I think that mindless music equals mindless management.

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We've visited here for years and have always enjoyed it. Took our 3 kiddies here Sunday and they loved it. £11 for all 5 of us to have a fun packed day. Excellent pool and good changing facilities. Will DEFO be going again!

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Runcorn, United Kingdom
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107 reviews 107 reviews
16 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I've been coming here since I was a kid and now I take my daughter here, yes it's outdated and need of a refurb or complete overhaul but the kids love it and it's still popular so we'll keep coming.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This place is a disgrace. Dirty and stuck in the past. Avoid at all cost. Saving grace staff ok at reception and helpful.

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Heswall, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I have visited this venue for many years, specifically the swimming pool.i have noticed a distinct lack of improvement to the pool area however on this occasion I was discussed Not sure if it's a lack of money,resource etc but this complex appears to be in a very bad state of repair. 1. The changing facilities were filthy, and I... More

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Connah's Quay, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I have just got back from northgate arena. I visited with my 9yr old son, even he noticed how dirty and dingy it was! We usually go to Wrexham and are never dissatisfied but decided on a change..... Never again, the slide wasnt working, there is no area for actual swimming, just bodies diving and bombing every where. The staff... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I live in chester went swimming here for the firstime in about 4 years Bottom of the pool was full of muck Changing rooms are dirty Male toilets stink and in need of a good clean So if you would like a veruca or somthing nasty like that this is the place to go Also this place hasnt changed all... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Great swimming pool for all types, kids especially, seating round pool for non-swimmers too. Loads of other activities available too. disliked car parking, very difficult to park and drove around for ages waiting for a space.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

20 years ago I last visited this place as a teenager. Nothing has changed.. And it should. Everything is brown and outdated.. Everything needs a good refurb. Has a good schedule of events.. But the outdated decor and facilities makes everything feel miserable. Maybe it's just me.

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