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Ponds Forge International Sports Centre

Sheaf Street, Sheffield S1 2BP, England
+44 114 223 3400
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Special Olympics GB

A great venue all week for the swimming completion at the special Olympics. Very central and easy... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Charlene M
via mobile
Special Olympics

Great venue for the Boccia events. Just remember to take a fan-its super warm. There is a cafe and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
North East England
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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.
  • Excellent28%
  • Very good36%
  • Average14%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible14%
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“fun pool” (6 reviews)
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Hours Today: 06:30 - 22:00
Sheaf Street, Sheffield S1 2BP, England
+44 114 223 3400
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great venue all week for the swimming completion at the special Olympics. Very central and easy to find. Cafe very good food and prices. Would recommend for future comps

Thank Charlene M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great venue for the Boccia events. Just remember to take a fan-its super warm. There is a cafe and oleabty of viewing room.

Thank Rallyhead1983
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Only went here as a visitor so didn't swim but the place looks pretty good with lots of facilities. Staff were good as were all the volunteers.

Thank Auchtubh8
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went swimming here recently with my husband and two kids. This is my local baths and I grew up coming here after school most days. Sadly the leisure pool is shut weekdays now so you can only go ok weekends. It's pricey to get in,...More

Thank DivaAllott
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Attended the British Summer Swimming Championships at the Ponds Forge Pool. Great swimming pool although it's beginning to look quite dated in comparison to much newer pools.

Thank Fraser S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It has a brilliant, state of the art, Olympic size pool however it's shut much of the time and they only open it for swimming widths much of the time, also. I really don't get that at all. If you swim backstroke you're forever looking...More

Thank Joh2008
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

I asked a member of staff behind the desk about the swimming prices, and he was very rude and patronising. He suggested I got a membership in order to go swimming (which is all I was interested in) and as that was over £30 a...More

Thank Matt B
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

First time me and my daughter (9) had visited. We enjoyed the time we was there swimming. It cost £7.50 for 1a and 1c. The changing room were quite spacious and plenty of room in 1 cubicle for me and my daughter. It was £1...More

Thank Sarah G
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

We visit regularly for competitions, the main changing rooms are nice as they have recently been re done up. However the toilets at the side of the pool and hardly checked meaning there's not always toilet paper and broken toilet seats. The cafe food is...More

Thank Chloe T
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

What a gem of a place, close to Sheffield interchange, not much parking on site but lots of parking nearby, bag checks being carried out due to tournaments taking part inside venue, the pool is awesome with slides etc, the centre also has an international...More

Thank A T
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29 November 2015|
Response from Tank123 |
No eis does But ring before going as regularly out of use
3 July 2015|
Response from Tank123 |
If you get there early enough you'll get a space if not ncp nearby ask at reception for discount voucher