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UEA Sportspark

Norwich Research Park Earlham Road, Norwich NR4 7TJ, England
+44 1603 592398
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Great Facilities

Backed by funds from the UEA there are great facilities here. Very high standard, well maintained... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
DerehamDad
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Dereham, United Kingdom
Great facilities let down by some poor staff and bad policies

I've been using Sportspark for pretty much as long as it's been open - initially for swimming via... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2017
Willapp
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Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good22%
  • Average9%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible11%
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Norwich Research Park Earlham Road, Norwich NR4 7TJ, England
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+44 1603 592398
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Backed by funds from the UEA there are great facilities here. Very high standard, well maintained, not too expensive to hire and reasonable car parking.

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Reviewed 7 November 2017

I've been using Sportspark for pretty much as long as it's been open - initially for swimming via local clubs and while I was a student, and more recently for the gym, squash and occasional fitness classes too. Let me start by saying that I...More

Thank Willapp
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Sportspark, General Manager at UEA Sportspark, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2017

HI Will, thanks for leaving your review, we have tried to answer all comments below - The 60p charge is variable as some classes, bookings and courses include the 60p charge pre-paid by their course or event bookers while others exclude the 60p fee resulting...More

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Reviewed 7 August 2017

Five of us went to the UEA Sportspark Cafe for Sunday breakfast. Four of us had the traditional "Sportspark Breakfast" at £6.50p and one had the vegetarian option at £4.50p. The food was beautifully cooked and great value for money. All washed down with medium...More

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Sportspark, Owner at UEA Sportspark, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

Hi there, thank you for our fantastic review! We are glad you enjoyed the breakfast and thanks for spreading the word for us! I understand your irritation with the 60p, we apply this rule to anyone using the building to maintain our facility costs (we...More

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Reviewed 15 April 2017

Most times there is the option to lane swim and just get your head down and work. I like being separate from the family swimmers as it means you don't have to be quite so careful about collisions and the family swimmers can enjoy their...More

Thank Mark N
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Sportspark, General Manager at UEA Sportspark, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

Hi Mark, thanks for your kind comments, hope to see you again soon for swimming. Thanks

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Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

It's expensive to use it. It's not reasonable just to use it. I guess to get customers the facility should reduce the price.More

Thank Sam19840917
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Sportspark, General Manager at UEA Sportspark, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2017

Hi Sam, I'm sorry you feel our prices are unreasonable, we are required to undertake competitor analysis research to check we are in line with other facilities and maintain prices. If you would like to give us some more details about which activities you find...More

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Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

I used the cafe whilst my husband was taking part in a sportive that started from Earlham Park - there is a good variety of food and Costa hot drinks available. Whilst here I walked round the facilities and was very impressed especially with Bernard...More

Thank R P T
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Sportspark, Front Office Manager at UEA Sportspark, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2016

Hi there, thanks for your great review! We are glad you enjoyed the café, we actually have a new menu coming this month. Hope to see you soon to maybe try out the pool as well! Thanks

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Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

I've been using the Sportspark for over 10 years for all manner of activities. The facilities are exceptional and well kept, the prices are extremely fair and justified. Excellent.

Thank R4M5
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Sportspark, Front Office Manager at UEA Sportspark, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2016

Hi there, thanks for your fantastic review. We are glad you enjoy our facilities and thanks for using us.

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Reviewed 30 July 2016

If you didn't know better you might think that the UEA Sportspark is just for the students. Well, whilst there are quite a lot of students about, anyone can turn up and play an enormous range of sports. You can get various levels of membership...More

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Sportspark, General Manager at UEA Sportspark, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2017

Hi Jonny, thanks for your great feedback, I hope you are still enjoying the Sportspark! I will pass your feedback onto the café so they can try and improve service time. Hope to see you again soon and thanks again.

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Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

I joined the sports park based on the great swimming pool, took out silver membership which offers unlimited access to the pool (so they say). But it seem that paying customers are last on the list for being able to use the facilities they pay...More

1  Thank Lincojw
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Sportspark, General Manager at UEA Sportspark, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2017

Hi there, I'm sorry you are frustrated with our pool closures, we do have a responsibility to accommodate casual users and competitive swimmers/ galas and try to balance this as best we can. Clubs come in early mornings and we try to keep weekend galas...More

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Reviewed 19 May 2016

Sport park is very complete sport center. The swimming pool is impressive and fairly clean. Very slippery in the changing room. The gym is very clean and lot of equipment. The climbing wall is good but hate being ask to live once student come in....More

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Sportspark, General Manager at UEA Sportspark, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2017

Hi there, thanks for your great review, sorry you were asked to leave due to students arriving. They book certain hours during the week to use the wall so it might be best if you avoided these times. Our timetable is update online for the...More

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