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“Go back 20 years if you want to visit ”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Northgate Arena

Northgate Arena
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$168.00*
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Chester Independent Day Trip by Train from London
Connah's Quay, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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“Go back 20 years if you want to visit ”
Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

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 looked so miserable it was unreal and the water was salty and weird. The changing rooms were disgusting too.
Go to Wrexham, this is a dump.

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English first
Chester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Dirty ”
Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

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Also this place hasnt changed all that much in the last 25years ive visited very outdated

Tbh it needs flatening and rebuilding

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Chester, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Swimming bonanza”
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.

Visited June 2014
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30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Time warp”
Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

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Everything is brown and outdated..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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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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124 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Very good value for money - for little swimmers”
Reviewed May 29, 2014

This is good value for money if you are looking for somewhere to take your young child for a swim and splash about. There are slides for toddlers and plenty of shallow areas for them to splash about - there is a big slide for older children too. It's got plenty of space and wasn't overly busy when we visited on a rainy day at half term. Obviously there are other swim centre's out there with loads of extra slides etc. but you pay a lot more for them and they are generally packed out. This is a great spot to take young children for a swim - it was £4.20 per adult and there is parking on site too, it's right in the city centre, we parked at nearby Gorse Stacks (2 min walk at most) as we were going into town for lunch. Yes it is a little tired in places and in need of a freshen up but we enjoyed it and felt we got value for money - all for under a tenner.

Visited May 2014
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