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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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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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Great 50m Pool

There for the swimming National Championships recently. Great pool and facilities for competitive swimming, yes it's getting a little tired in places - but it's been around quite... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 August 2016
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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Wonderful experience, cheap too on a Friday. Only thing was water was too cold by 6 year old was ok but 18 month old found it too cold and I had to get her out

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

There for the swimming National Championships recently. Great pool and facilities for competitive swimming, yes it's getting a little tired in places - but it's been around quite a while!. Food in cafe basic but good/ Could do with more loos during large events (for spectators) though!

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

Came here with my partner to try out the leisure swimming. I have previously been to Doncaster Dome where I refuse to go back and the Barnsley Metrodome I have found incredibly crowded. So we went to Ponds Forge for the first time, and is easily accessible from Sheffield train station. Upon arrival after paying the entry fee I was... More 

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Kelso, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Here for the British meet. Very hot at poolside and throughout public areas. Really needs air con fitting as the air circulation does not work. By this morning half the ladies toilets were out of service. Been a good facility for years but needs an upgrade now. Catering is very poor.

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Thank Yvonne H
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

The gym has recently been done up gym is brilliant but the changing rooms did not go the same way the drains still really smell when getting a shower and spa area the changing room itself unless you are really small then you can get changed with out being close to someone they are so small. Finally then they have... More 

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Thank Danny B
Chichester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

My annual trip to Sheffield for national swimming championships has been taking place for over 10 years and many many hours have been spent in this venue. The centre is clean and tidy, the staff are always friendly and happy to help. The car park in site is small so I recommend you park at the Q across the road.... More 

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Thank DarrenSims
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

We spent the day at the Sports Centre supporting my step son in the paralympic sport of Boccia. We've been to the venue before and it's pretty good, swimming pool, all the normal offerings, good canteen, toilet facilities good including for the disabled and good access across a number of raised footpaths to various parts of the near City. The... More 

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Thank MaxLondon2
Newry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

I organise a training weekend every June and without fail we always go here. They are always accommodating and the trainers that we get are always dead on

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Thank Maynoth101
Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

Just an update of Ponds Forge facilities. Now that all the recent work to Ponds forge is now finished, which include all changing room's for swimming and fitness activities it's nice to report that there has been a great improvement to the showers and lockers in all areas.The toilet and showers are now modern and nice and clean. The locker's... More 

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

Hard to believe that this place is 25 years old. Still one of the best Olympic pools in the country and an amazing diving facility too

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