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Ponds Forge International Sports Centre

Sheaf Street, Sheffield S1 2BP, England
+44 114 223 3400
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Holiday diving classes and fun pool

I can recommend the diving club for children that takes place every morning in the school holidays... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
Leek, United Kingdom
Snooker qualifiers

I visited for the 1st round of the World Championship qualifiers. The staff on the ticket desk was... read more

Reviewed 8 April 2017
Ian H
via mobile
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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 good34%
  • Average14%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible15%
Travellers talk about
“wave machine” (7 reviews)
“fun pool” (6 reviews)
“swimming gala” (4 reviews)
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Sheaf Street, Sheffield S1 2BP, England
Sheaf Street, Sheffield S1 2BP, England
+44 114 223 3400
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

I can recommend the diving club for children that takes place every morning in the school holidays from 9.30 to 11am, costing £8. The diving school is ran seperately and you can email them direct and have to BACS pay in advance. My son and...More

Thank 273liz
Reviewed 8 April 2017

I visited for the 1st round of the World Championship qualifiers. The staff on the ticket desk was very welcoming. The snooker is played in a large room with 11 tables. There is tiered seating for tables 1 to 6 and 2 rows of seats...More

Thank Ian H
Reviewed 13 March 2017

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

Thank natsheff
Reviewed 28 February 2017 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...More

2  Thank littlea1
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...More

1  Thank ChrisS2290
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.

Thank shortbase
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!

1  Thank melaniespencer102
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...More

1  Thank mikeharrison74
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.

1  Thank Thecoolsausageroll
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!

1  Thank Joh2008
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michelle h
24 October 2017|
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Response from A T | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a viewing platform
29 November 2015|
Response from Tank123 |
No eis does But ring before going as regularly out of use