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Ponds Forge International Sports Centre

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Address: Sheaf Street, Sheffield S1 2BP, England
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+44 114 223 3400
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06:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 06:30 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 21:30
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A world class venue at the heart of the community, Ponds Forge has...

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.

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good for practising and fun times

wish it opened earlier at weekends for swimming, wish they were more organised with staffing however, its a great venue to practise swimming and turns and then break it up with... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
natsheff
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

wish it opened earlier at weekends for swimming, wish they were more organised with staffing however, its a great venue to practise swimming and turns and then break it up with some fun on the slides

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Sunderland
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took my two small children ages 3 years and 16 weeks, along with their Grandparents today. The leisure pool was not fully open. Couldn't go in the toddler pool - no rapids. All of water was running - it looked great but we were told we couldn't go in. Could only go in the, cold, and deep, centre pool. The... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

The cafe is has reasonable prices although the coffee isnt very nice. I came on the 18th Feb and again 19th feb for the bucs karate competition and in the male toilets there is a smudge of poo on a cubical wall which has not been cleaned. Toilet roll everywhere and the general cleanliness is of a poor standard.

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Thank ChrisS2290
Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Wonderful day at Ponds Forge watching daughter competing at Sheffield. So many of the UKs top swimmers present, daughter even got a selfie with Adam Peaty!! Cafe is great for drinks and food and the facilities are wonderful.

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Thank shortbase
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

My son loves the waterslides at Ponsforge, but the pool and changing area are absolutely filthy, they normally visit on a Saturday afternoon. My husband will not take him anymore because its so dirty!

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Thank melaniespencer102
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Just recently visited Sheffield on a business trip and went to Ponds Forge for lane swimming. £7.55 for a swim is most likely the highest cost I have pains ever with all my travels. However the pool and changing rooms are very clean and there s lots of room.

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Thank mikeharrison74
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Within 5 minutes of being in the pool I was told to leave because apparently the life guard saw us throwing a floating ring 3 times which did not happen, the staff are also very rude and liars.

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Thank Thecoolsausageroll
Barcelona, Spain
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

£7.55 to go for a 'lane swim' as they call it. This gets you into the 50 metres pool but not the slide's pool. Been in many pools in my time but nothing even approaching this price. Wow! Outrageous!

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Thank Joh2008
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

Been here several times for long course and short course meets. Would recommend to any athlete or coach. Venue is large... swimming at times struggles to fill the spectator seating.

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Thank Jess W
sheffield
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

nothing haw changed who ever designs a gym to hold 200 people and members changing to hold 50 at the very most it still smells too and is thilthy this is no exageration value for money because of other venues but thats it the steam room is crowded with 3 in a big venue with small changing a great shame... More 

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