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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
06:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 06:30 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 21:30

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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Amazing value and easy to get to if you use Supertram & ParkAndRide

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... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2016
Barnsley, UK
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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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.

Thank FatemaRahman
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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

Thank Sarahjameshunt
Barnsley, UK
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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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Reviewed 26 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.

Thank Nicole R
Millhouses, Sheffield
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Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Went swimming with my 8 year old had a lovely time lots to do baby pool and slides then went foe food after food was lovely fairly priced

Thank Rachel W
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Reviewed 23 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

Thank Sadia Z
Cheshire, United Kingdom
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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!

Thank Tri-Trio
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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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 

Thank Kirsty B
Kelso, United Kingdom
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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.

Thank Yvonne H
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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 

Thank Danny B

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