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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. « less
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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

Chorley, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

Went with my 2 year old who absolutely loved it - especially the toddler slide. However, after being charged £15 admission (2 adults and a 2 year old) as we are not Blackburn residents, we were expecting more than dirty changing rooms, filthy stinking toilets and rude attendants. I would not recommend this place and would rather visit my local... More

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

Hello Ceri Thanks for reviewing our centre. We are glad that your child really enjoyed his/her visit to the centre and enjoyed playing on the slide. We try to keep our prices inline with similar water parks within the area and have a increase in price at peak times to accommodate the staffing levels needed to run with all the... More

Chorley, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
13 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Went with two children aged 1 and 11 during half term holidays. It was very busy as it was a rainy day outside. We arrived early around 9.30am - at this time you would expect the place to be gleaming but no, it was filthy. The changing room floors looked like they hadn't been cleaned in months. The steps up... More

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

Hi Nichola Thank you for informing us regarding your recent visit to waves. We are very sorry to hear that you had a negative experience and are working to rectify the problems that you have highlighted to us. We are looking into adjusting our cleaning rotas to ensure that every section of the centre is being cleaned and I have... More

Gutersloh
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6 reviews 6 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

I took the children to Waves yesterday having promised them earlier in the week. I checked all the details on the website and planned the day out. Drove 30 miles to the venue only to be informed that we couldn't come in as it was a different programme in operation. This was obviously confusing as we had just checked it... More

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

Dear dannym69 Thank you for contacting us regarding the service you received at Waves on Friday 25th April Firstly I would like to offer my sincerest apologies regarding your experience. The Easter holidays in Blackburn with Darwen ran the 2 weeks before your visit and so our term time table would have been back up and running at the time... More

Lancaster, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
22 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

I didn't have chance to step into the pool myself but watched family spend happy hours in the kids splash zone and play area. Seemed well attended, the staff were polite. A strong smell of chlorine (kinda usual) and signs of well maintained. In need of a bit of a more modern refurb, it was a shame both water slides... More

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

Thank you for your review of our centre. Your opinion is important to us and we value your feedback so that we can improve the experience for our service users. We are pleased that the children in your party enjoyed their visit to Waves and can only apologise that the slides (which are back in operation) were out of use... More

west sussex
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

We came across this swimming centre last year and returned this! We love the waves and the jacuzzi very good for a well deserved relax. lots of fun for all. lots of changing areas, a big amount of time in the pool with loads of floats for all.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

We have been many times to Waves. It is reasonable to get in and the pool is great. There are waves at regular times throughout the session and a flume for older kids and a small slide for younger kids. My 4 year old loves it. It is looking a bit old in places but that doesn't matter, it's the... More

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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Expensive if not a full member of the gym/pool but ideal for families lots of floats to play with. Water shoot as well. Open early Sunday so good to go then not as busy

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013 via mobile

I totally agree with the negative comments about Waves. Wow has this place has gone down hill. Very unhygienic to the point that every single time I took my child she would be ill, this was every single time but would try again and again ill. I have decided that I will no longer visit as it's not much fun... More

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