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Old, dirty and needs a rebuild.

My 6 and 9 year old and I went swimming, paid £11. I had called in the morning to check we could as... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
Does the job

Not too sure what people expect, this is an ageing locally run sports centre. If you want higher... read more

Reviewed February 25, 2018
Bideford, United Kingdom
via mobile
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4 weeks ago
“Old, dirty and needs a rebuild.”
25 Feb 2018
“Does the job”
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Seven Brethren Bank, Barnstaple EX31 2AP, England
+44 1271 373361
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love going to the leisure centre. The reception staff are always helpful and very friendly, only after a couple of visits you are greeted by name always with a smile. The classes are run by very experienced trainers and always greet new comers with...More

Thank marco f
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My 6 and 9 year old and I went swimming, paid £11. I had called in the morning to check we could as not from the local area. The changing rooms had rubbish lying around, and lost clothes, a pair of abandoned knickers in one...More

Thank jlmrrs385
Reviewed August 9, 2018

Friendly helpful staff. Very wide range of activities available, many with crèche facilities. Costs are reasonable: from pay as you go to annual membership (real value for money) open around 6.30am til 9-10pm except Saturday: 5pm. Membership of the Leisure group gives free access to...More

Thank Incomer09
Reviewed April 23, 2018 via mobile

Having paid almost double the price for swimming as I usually do at my local pool, enjoyed half an hour in the toddler pool with my 5 year old as my older kids swam in the main pool. The water was murky in the little...More

Thank Duncan D
Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

It's rare we go here and we won't be going again. A swim for the kids with freezing, dirty changing rooms, broken lockers, no hooks, my 2yo cut his foot badly on the broken tiles that line the pool, staff on reception that appear to...More

Thank Amylovescats
Reviewed February 25, 2018 via mobile

Not too sure what people expect, this is an ageing locally run sports centre. If you want higher quality then you will have to pay for a private gym. Yes it’s dated but it does the job. The changing rooms are ok although they could...More

Thank MustTriharder66
Reviewed February 10, 2018 via mobile

I visit here regularly to swim and with children. The changing rooms are the most disgusting areas imaginable. Hairs on the floor, floor covered in filth, showers covered in mold and shockingly hot (inbareable for kids). The whole place is Filthy. CLEAN IT UP!!!!!

2  Thank melissa b
Reviewed February 4, 2018 via mobile

I was looking for somewhere to take my 2 year old son that wasn't expensive and was dry and warm. We ended up at bumpers backyard which my son really enjoyed. We was the only ones there for the first hour but I think this...More

Thank Sian G
Reviewed October 23, 2017 via mobile

Went swimming here as a kid and loved it. Went back with my kids and even though the front desk staff were friendly, the rest of the place is looking very tired and needing a serious overhaul. The pool was cold as was the air...More

Thank MJKBrizzle1980
Reviewed August 10, 2017

This was our third year old holidaying in Devon and visiting the Leisure Centre. Really good pool, the Grandchildren didn't want to leave. We stayed in the pool for an hour and a half without even being asked to get out.

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