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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
08:00 - 21:30
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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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Snooker qualifiers

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... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ian H
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Hastings, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just spent 4 days at The British Swimming Champs. The centre is ideally located from the station and tram stops, shops, hotels and eateries. The cafe is efficient and reasonably priced. The pool is lovely, plenty of staff all week kept the place spotless during the really busy period.

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Leek, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 his friend have completed all the possible swimming levels locally, and wanted to challenge themselves... More 

Thank 273liz
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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 for 7 to 11. One useful point is that if you have a bag or... More 

Thank Ian H
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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345 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
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
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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 we couldn't go in. Could only go in the, cold, and deep, centre pool. The... More 

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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 been cleaned. Toilet roll everywhere and the general cleanliness is of a poor standard.

Thank ChrisS2290
Norwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 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
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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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!

Thank melaniespencer102
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Reviewed 17 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 s lots of room.

Thank mikeharrison74
Sheffield, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 8 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.

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