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Ponds Forge International Sports Centre

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Address: Sheaf Street, Sheffield S1 2BP, England
Phone Number: +44 114 223 3400
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08:00 - 21:30
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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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Too hot as usual but the foods good value for money and the staff are friendly. Would help if the music wasn't quite as loud

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Too hot as usual but the foods good value for money and the staff are friendly. Would help if the music wasn't quite as loud

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Redhill, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The complex was very busy due to a uni swim meet, but went to the leisure pool with family who loved the lazy river and children play area. Would recommend as a fun pool, although mine didn't keep the wave machine.

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Thank crystald629
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not good at all,very little parking facilities and had to pay to park,expensive to get in and the changing rooms were dirty,the lazy river was just a trickle and could have been a bit more faster,the wave pool was disappointing,I could have farted in the pool and made bigger waves,the flumes were slow and you could feel the joints as... More 

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Thank Monsterben
Rochdale, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Went for the National Masters Champs. Well run gala, but that not up to PFSC. The building is celebrating approx 25 years now. This shows. It hasn't changed a bit since I first went in 1991. The changing room lockers have been improved and the reception staff are friendly. The pool area is tired. The floor is lethally slippy. I... More 

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1 Thank Neville B
Bristol, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
28 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We are attending the British Gas Senior and Masters Nationals. The facility is good, it has water timing pads and a swim down pool (diving pit)... For swimming what more do we need. Clean toilets would be nice with toilet roll and clean facility would be nice too. This pool is tired and needs a little tlc. If you can't... More 

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Thank sirkitchalott
Rossington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Not a lot to say really. Its an enormous leisure centre that covers everything you need really. I went to watch my daughter in a swimming gala. Massive pool area with high diving pool. Lots spectator seating. Extremely hot even in the winter months.

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Thank cadders74
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Love the facilities it offers and the fact that with one membership you can use so much more gym in different locations! Love the new ladies sauna and steam which is within the changing rooms. The health makers and personal trainers and class instructors are all friendly.

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Thank FatemaRahman
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

My son has been having swimming lessons hear for just under a year now and he has moved up 4 classes all the teachers he has had have been brilliant with him. The staff on reception are always very nice and friendly as we walk passed

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Thank Sarahjameshunt
Barnsley, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Went on a sunday morning with wife and 3 kids (2,4,5). Parked at Nunnery square Park and Ride(£6.50) and caught supertram into centre. Only takes 5mins and is cheaper than parking at meadowhall as the tram price is included in the parking charge. Also, you can go anywhere on the tram for that price. Queued for about 15mins as they... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Have been to Ponds Forge many times but visited most recently for a swimming Gala. It is an excellent sports facility, it's has both a fun pool with slides and amd Olympic size swimming pool plus diving pool. although I've never used tjd gym here my husband said it has a good size gym with plenty of machines.

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