Sports Complexes in Manchester

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Sports Complexes in Manchester

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  • paul r
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Took my 6 year old son at the weekend for a first time visit. Just loved the place. A really good vibe. All abilities but everyone seemed tolerant and cool. Great park. Viewing areas. Food, drink (including alcohol). So a flyer while there for the adults coached session 7-9pm on Weds. went this week as a complete novice and could barely stand on a board. Session split into separate groups dependant on ability and requirement. Lucas was awesome. Great guy, patient, explained every element. While nowhere near a smooth comfortable skate yet. Was really happy with the progress in one session. Will definitely be going again. Couldn’t find a negative.
    Written 12 June 2024
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  • Matthew J
    Warrington, UK365 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    I visited Manchester Aquatics Centre as I was taking someone to water polo training. It's important to note at the outset that I've never actually swam here, however after visiting a couple of times, I can comment on the quality of the provision.

    On the plus side, this place has recently been tastefully renovated. I remember visiting in 2019 and five years on, the place looks significantly better than it did before.

    The pool itself is also 50m (I hope I've got my maths right!) so it makes for a great swimming experience, although often the pool is divided into two as opposed to being full-size.

    On the downside, the seating area was really quite uncomfortable. If you are watching the swimming, your bottom goes numb sitting on the chairs. Following on from the refurbishment, I would have thought that more care would have gone into designing a comfortable seating area for spectators!

    Also, the downstairs café was closed when we visited. This would be perfectly acceptable if there was a vending machine you could get hot drinks and snacks from, but there wasn't which I thought was very poor considering the size and grandeur of this place!

    The car park is also inadequately small meaning you have to park in the multi-storey car park opposite, which is run-down. I was also unimpressed to see litter left in the public toilets.

    What really disappointed me as well was the keenness for the staff to chase us all out of the venue. Fifteen minutes before this place was due to close, an announcement came over the intercom that this place was closing. Evidently, the staff on duty must have wanted an early dart which demonstrates that they don't hold their paying customers and visitors in high regard.

    Overall, it's a decent leisure centre however improvements could be made with regards to the staff and the basic facilities.
    Written 25 May 2024
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  • carolyn L
    10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Had my 40th party.here also been to a few celebrations. Treated like family.good for.a.saturday drink whilst watching grown men roll around on a.muddy pitch haha
    Written 30 August 2017
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