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Hillsborough Leisure Centre
Ranked #106 of 177 things to do in Sheffield
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Reviewed 15 February 2014

we went for a child's party, the party host was excellent but due to the size of the party could have done with some help, the toilets are tired warning signs and yellow tape on the floor. The café a total joke one lad working on a Saturday afternoon ,taking half a dozen orders then delivering the drinks, 25 minutes for a coffee, a pretty awful overpriced coffee, the poor lad did apologise for the delay but in truth it wasn't his fault. Parking at the venue limited, that can't be helped but the rest can !!!!
We thought the pool looked fun but will we return, or go elsewhere???????

Thank DEIRDRE8-0
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"wave machine"
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"leisure pool"
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"well equipped gym"
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"large slides"
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"water cannons"
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"great for young children"
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"great facilities"
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"well worth the money"
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"free parking"
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Reviewed 29 August 2013

We found this leisure centre really expensive, its over £6 per adult and then over £5 for kids, so a family of 4 are paying more than £20 just to go swmmming, and then if its busy you have an allocated time to have to get out.

We went here with our 2 boys aged 5 and 3, our 5 year old loves the slides and has no fear of water so this is why we went to this leisure centre as the one nearer to us has an age limit on the slides of no under 8's. We spent a good 20 minutes or so taking our eldest down the slides but then the big blue slide closed. My husband went to go back down it to be told by the life guard that it was closed for twenty minutes, when he asked why she said it was to let people go on the other slide for a bit?!? Confused, yeah so were we, there were people on the other slide so we think they closed it as there wasn't enough life guards on duty.

There is a smaller slide and also a pirate ship for the smaller kids which our youngest enjoyed using but then the main pool which we weren't allowed to go in as it is for people that can swim unaided turned on their wave machine and because the pools are not seperated by a wall the waves come through to the smaller pool and the kids get thrown all over. Our youngest was terrified and it really but a downer on the day as he was too scared to let go of me so I was left with him clinging to me until the waves were turned off.

The place itself looks ok and has ample lockers and changing rooms but we were left feeling a bit dissappointed by it especially for the price it costs so we wont be going back.

1  Thank mum_of_2_1981
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Reviewed 19 August 2013 via mobile

I have a full membership and have been using the facilities for 3 years. Hillsborough is the worst of the fitness unlimited gyms in terms of cleanliness. There's alway dirt/ dust on the machines, floor and the spa facilities are really gross and smell bad. The pool is over chlorinated and unhygienic. The best thing about Hillsborough is the classes- yoga, spin, body attack, body pump and step are just excellent and the £30 a month is a bargain.
I wish it was cleaner though!!! It would make it a much better experience.

2  Thank Gillbags
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Reviewed 17 August 2013 via mobile

My sons have swimming lessons here, my oldest his instructor Richard is fantastic cant fault him, my younger son age 2 is the youngest in his class and I think sometimes pushed a little hard by his instructor which has put him off going sometimes I think she's called Tracey, there has been a stand in the last few weeks called Gareth and another lady both has made the class more enjoyable for the very little ones, they learned /practised all the techniques but it was made fun, these instructors also was in the pool with us where as Tracey stands on the side with a head mic I think this can be a little intimidating for small children, the leisure pool is good but the blue slide is good only fault is that u constantly have to push ur self along it, but once u get going is brill, showers sometimes go really hot and cold, also going bk to lessons I haven't been informed on some occasions about changes, Also had problems getting through the the viewing gallery to watch my sons lesson going bk and forward to reception for bands, craig in reception is very friendly,Can't comment in gym/classes etc as haven't been in that area

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Reviewed 11 August 2013 via mobile

Great swiminng pool for kids with safe slides and pirate ship. My family always enjoy a time spent at the leisure centre. Staff very friendly but its seems like receptionists have a very little time to explain you anything. Just pay and go.

Thank JJDI
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