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Waves Water Fun Centre

Nab Lane, Blackburn BB2 1LN , England
+44 1254 268800
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Ranked #12 of 13 Attractions in Blackburn
Type: Water Parks
Owner description: Waves is a Water Fun Centre situated right in the heart of Blackburn Town Centre near the King Georges Hall and next to Blackburn College. Facilities... more » Owner description: Waves is a Water Fun Centre situated right in the heart of Blackburn Town Centre near the King Georges Hall and next to Blackburn College. Facilities at Waves: Alien Bowl flume slide Ship wreck slide Wave machine Kids fun water features Jacuzzi & water fall Comando run inflatable Multi station modern gym Synrgy Fitness suite and exercise stations Spinning and fitness class studio Birthday party room Disabled changing rooms Family changing rooms Baby Changing facilities Please note some facilities are only in use at certain times of the week. Waves is closed every Bank Holiday « less
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southport, england
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

11 of us went here for the morning. The changing rooms are grubby and the ladies toilets smelt of bad drains. However the pool was fun. There is a nice little play area for younger children and a bigger slide and waves for the older ones. There are plenty of lifeguards about which is good. Also they provide lots of... More

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

It is a glorified pool which makes a change from a normal pool . The Wave Pool is good , a good flume ride ,hydro pool and small slide for small kiddies . For the price it is not bad , the changing area is a bit grubby .

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Pool not too bad but changing rooms etc very poorly cleaned, concerning that adults allowed in changing areas with a full veil being worn. I raised this concern of fully covered adults causing others to be uncomfortable but management would not acknowledge my concern.

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Accrington, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Visited today with my 3 year old son, was really impressed when I walked in, gum facilities looked really modern and staff were lovely and very helpful. But then I went to the changing rooms....... vile, stinky and really exposed, not to mention being mixed gender, which call me old fashioned but I wasn't happy with. Unfortunately when we got... More

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Leeds, UK
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

As fellow Leeds based reviewer emmarose28 has said, we have nothing like this nearby so a visit to granny in Blackburn was an opportunity to treat my kids (11 and 8). They have been before and love the place but initial impressions were not good with a half an hour wait for admission and nearly £15.00 entrance fee for one... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We have nothing nearby like this and after looking on various websites this was the closest and most appealing The staff were really nice and the price not bad at all We all enjoyed the alien encounter, wave machine and jacuzzi and our 2 nine year old really loved it The 2 things that really let this down and put... More

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Iain_Duncan84, Public Relations Manager at Waves Water Fun Centre, responded to this review

Hi Emma Thank you for your review of Waves. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit to the centre and in particular that you enjoyed the facilities we have on offer. The locker system is something that we would look to address but with the centre closing in the new year it isn't really something we can do now... More

Nelson, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

After not visiting waves since being a child i thought id take my 3yr old daughter, she loved it even the waves. We planned a return visit the week after, on arrival at the reception we were met with a grumpy attitude and then the shocking price hike due to the school holidays. I did question the price increase to... More

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Iain_Duncan84, Public Relations Manager at Waves Water Fun Centre, responded to this review

Hello Simon Firstly can I say that we are pleased that your child enjoyed their visit to the centre. We are very sorry that you were not aware of the price increases during the holidays and we would advise anybody travelling from distance, to contact the centre 1st with any questions as to avoid disappointment on arrival. Again the pricing... More

Blackburn, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I regularly visit Waves during the school holidays with my grandson who absolutely loves the waves, the floats and especially the slide. Cleanliness and parking could be improved but it would be a shame to loose this great facility which must be a major plus point for Blackburn and is always busy whenever we've been there.

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Iain_Duncan84, Public Relations Manager at Waves Water Fun Centre, responded to this review

Hi Brenda Thank you for your positive review of our centre. It is nice to know that the centre is still appreciated and we hope that you will enjoy the new Blackburn Leisure Centre when it opens in the new year. More

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I live in London but took my nephew and nieces who live in Manchester I thought it would be a good place to visit because I had been told by some family members that it had a wave machine and an alien slide. The reception were very friendly and helpful. I wasn't use to the locker system but found everything... More

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Iain_Duncan84, Front Office Manager at Waves Water Fun Centre, responded to this review

Hello Jessica Thank you for reviewing our centre. We are delighted that you had a positive experience on your visit to Waves and I will ensure that your feedback is fed back through to the staff. We are working hard to improve the experience for our customers and your review will help us to provide a positive response to the... More

MANCHESTER
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4 reviews 4 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We go to Waves during school holidays...but do beware...as an earlier reviewer has highlighted...Blackburn school holidays aren't always the same as elsewhere and after driving from manchester the children were very disappointed to find the big slide and waves weren't on so ring before you leave. When they are on the kids enjoy the waves and slide and the many... More

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Iain_Duncan84, Front Office Manager at Waves Water Fun Centre, responded to this review

Hi Jill Thank you for taking the time to review our centre. We are sorry that your experience wasn't completely satisfying. As you have stated we would like people to contact us if they are unsure about opening times etc before travelling distances. This is so that we can prevent any disappointment with regards to opening times and features. I... More

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