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Address: Victoria Road, Chester CH2 2AU, England
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+44 1244 380444
06:30 - 22:30
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Pool is freezing but fun

The pool water & air temperatures are far too low, most "regular" children were wearing wet suits. My poor son froze. It's a nice layout for young children and the cafe is good... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 November 2016
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My daughter has recently started attending Northgate for swimming lessons and they are the best she's ever had. She's coming along leaps and bounds and the staff and instructors are fantastic with her.

Thank LaurenCPringle
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

The pool water & air temperatures are far too low, most "regular" children were wearing wet suits. My poor son froze. It's a nice layout for young children and the cafe is good value but the pool is freezing and timetable rubbish for small children during the week.

1 Thank ara04tj
Manchester, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Being a brio member I thought I'd try the site today whilst in the area. The last time I went was with my children a good 2 years ago and it was past its best then. Firstly today I actually had my googles on so I could see all the rubbish on the pool floor, it was disgusting. I also... More 

2 Thank bennyburntballs
Mold, United Kingdom
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165 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

I remember the excitement of going for a swim at the Northgate Arena when it first opened some decades ago. Sadly, nothing much seems to have been updated since. The plastic palm trees look a bit weather beaten and the small 'islands' that are dotted around the pools all have signs on them saying Keep Off. They have added a... More 

1 Thank Kevin H
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Good swimming pool with a slide for the older children. Caters well for all swimming ages and abilities. Took the whole family, including our 5 month old baby, how ever the pool was very cold so he wasn't able to tolerate it for very long.

Thank Katie T
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33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

I have to start by saying I only use the gym, but in doing so I use the changing room, entrance, lockers and cafe. To put my review in context I have had membership of all the best private clubs, David Lloyd etc and several private squash clubs. The Northgate is clean, tidy and well maintained. While the changing areas... More 

Thank Paul C
Barcelona, Spain
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20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

I can only comment on the swimming pool as I haven't used the rest of the facilities. Basically it has the potential to be a nice family pool, but unfortunately has been neglected. It looks as if it hasn't had a penny spent on it in years and in fact has hardly changed since it opened in the 70s. As... More 

1 Thank Jim T
Widnes, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Been here a few times before and enjoyed visit but today water was very salty and when swimming could taste the water. Also strong ammonia smell in changing room. Floors were dirty and baskets to leave clothes in were dirty to. My son fell of bench backwards and banged head. We asked member of staff for ice pack and we... More 

3 Thank nic330011
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Great time with kids. They love the slides and it caters for the young less confident swimmers to the confident kids who love the deep end.

Thank Gail S
Chester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Decided to take are little 3yr old swimming. Firstly I was shocked by the price £21 for 2 adults, a 3yr old and a pair of arm bands. But hey it Bern a while since we had been so just thought we were out of touch with the prices. The changing rooms were clean enough but the pool is pretty... More 

Thank Lizzy B

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