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“Good facilities”

Ponds Forge International Sports Centre
Ranked #48 of 167 things to do in Sheffield
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Owner description: A world class venue at the heart of the community, Ponds Forge has fantastic facilities for sport, leisure and entertainment. Located in Sheffield City Centre, Ponds Forge attracts more than 1.3 million visitors a year, with an Olympic sized swimming pool, the deepest diving pool in the UK and the International Sports Hall, which is the largest and most flexible events space in the whole of Sheffield.The facilities include: - 50 Metre competition pool.- 25 Metre diving pool.- Leisure pool with a lazy river, 2 flumes, baby fun area and wave machine.- 130 piece Fitness Unlimited gym.- 3 Fully equipped fitness studios.- Steam room and spa.- Trampoline atrium.- foodetc. Café with a full range of meal and drink options.- International Sports Hall (10 courts).- Skyline Suite & VIP Bar – Large conferencing space.- 3 Meeting Rooms.
Sheffield
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Good facilities”
Reviewed June 16, 2012

Used Ponds Forge for swimming competition - good, well equiped changing rooms and viewing gallery. Also visited Ponds Forge to watch Basketball - fantastic atmosphere and well organised.

Visited March 2012
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Biggar, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Good pool but very very dirty”
Reviewed May 28, 2012

Was here as a spectator and very disappointed by the standards of cleanliness in the main pool area. Ok, the place is looking a bit tired but there is no excuse for the sate of the seats, floor, toilets etc. The worst is the seating area, just about under every seat there is chewing gum, food and on some spittal!! This is not such a problem if all the seats are taken but when you are siting next to empty seats it's disgusting. Whats really gauling is that the cleaners cannot fail to see the problem but obviously choose not to remedy it. Visited toilets in main foyet, again a bit tired but very dirty. Come on Sheffield, you have a good facility here don't spoil it by being lazy...

Visited May 2012
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2 Thank david j
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
48 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Fanstic”
Reviewed May 17, 2012

ponds forge is a great sports centre fantatsic swimming facillies

Visited April 2012
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
105 reviews
50 attraction reviews
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“Fantastic facilities”
Reviewed April 17, 2012

Brilliant facilities for all levels of swimmers. Great viewing area for swimming events.

Visited March 2012
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2 Thank Aitchkay2
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Yorkshire
Level 6 Contributor
105 reviews
43 attraction reviews
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“A bit tired”
Reviewed March 29, 2012

Went to the 'Pool Party' on a Friday evening with 2 young children. Found the pool quite tired & worn, could do with a re-vamp.
Was disappointed with the staff. We had to queue at the front desk to pay. We then went downstairs and were kept waiting until bang on 6pm before the staff started to let people in to get changed. Surely they could let people in before then allow then to go straight into the pool at 6! Instead as we had two young children it took us another 10mins to get changed. Thought it was petty to keep us waiting. Facilities were good inside, nice slides for our older child.
The other thing we didn't like (but it was not the fault of Ponds forge) was that there were quite a few men in there without children. So we were wary around our children.

Visited March 2012
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