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“dirty grubby, needs cleaning up” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Doncaster Dome

Doncaster Dome
Ranked #3 of 19 Fun & Games in Doncaster
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Owner description: Doncaster Dome is one of the region's premier sports, leisure & entertainment destinations, with over 50 activities taking place under one roof.Make a splash in the Amazonia Adventure; a magical 7-pool water world waiting to be explored or Cut the Ice in the Ice Caps; the UK's only split level ice rink with interconnecting ramps linking two Ice Pads together
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“dirty grubby, needs cleaning up”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2013

it's dirty, grubby,needs a paint job, the pool is filthy, I spent a lot of time here as a teenager, will not take my kids now urgh

Visited November 2012
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North England
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90 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Good fun for the family”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2013

The swimming pool is good for the kids with slides and rapids, only thing is it can get very very hectic

Visited May 2012
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Thank SaintStacey
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Expensive and boring”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2012

The complex could do with a re-vamp and is dated compared to the surrounding leisure centres. The swim area lacks entertainment value I would visit Barnsley metrodome and the pirate cove for value for money. The staff at the Dome although pleasant lacked the ability to provide additional information about the services that the Dome provided even though we had said it was our first visit in a number of years. Check prices for a swin before leaving. The car park also is not large and time spent looking for a space.

Visited September 2012
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Thank michelle l
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Re-opened after refurb. What refurb?!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2012

Been to the metrodome at Barnsley whilst the Dome was closed recently for 'refurbishment'. Loved the metrodome and at least it fulfils two basic levels of expectation - CLEANLINESS / HYGIENE and also HEALTH & SAFETY. Went to the Dome last week again as it re-opened after refurbishment. I wasn't surprised one bit to find that they haven't done ANYTHING. It is still absolutely filthy, appalling health and safety contraventions. A total hole and i stand by my first review in that it should really be shut down now if they seriously can't be bothered to make the necessary changes that comply with my expectations. If you wish to take your child here to contract something or have them suffer an accident from the plethora of health and safety issues there then be my guest. There is no way on this earth i shall be risking my child's health by going there again. Disgusting. If the council can't afford to do the place up then fine, i haven't got a problem with that, what i DO have a problem with is charging people to use substandard and frankly dangerous facilities. Do the decent thing Dony council and shut the place down because it is a disgrace.

Visited December 2012
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“great location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2012

I go to the gym here. It's a very good price and offers great equipment. The staff are always really helpful. I've been coming here for about 3 years now. There's plenty of classes too, really good value for money

Visited December 2012
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Thank Julie B
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