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“Too many tots”
Review of New Olympia Centre

New Olympia Centre
Ranked #18 of 96 things to do in Dundee
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Reviewed 1 August 2014

I recently visited the new improved Olympia with my teenage son and was sorely disappointed.The opportunity to design a new facility seems to have been compromised by lack of space.Everything is smaller ,the splash pools,the wave pool and the training pools.Large pools are not always the best but in this case the size meant that there was no room for adults or teenagers to enjoy the leisure pool without being surrounded by tots and mums, even though there is a new dedicated toddler pool with fountains etc.In the old pool you often saw groups playing ball of using floats, or just swimming,there is no room for this now.The training pool is also half the size.
I would only recommend this pool for families with very young children.

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Reviewed 29 July 2014 via mobile

The toddlers pool was very crowded and my wee one likes to have her own space. My older kids loved the waves and the water slides different themes for each slide.

1  Thank Ali C
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Reviewed 29 July 2014

The Olympia centre is great fun. There is food upstairs for the kids and parents great price too, £13 for two burgers chips and cokes and one soup.The water slides (four of them), busy I admit, but all the same brilliant fun. There are also three diving boards but only one of them was open. There is a wave pool that goes every half hour. Nearby is a lazy river and in the middle there is a jacuzzi. There is a mini water park for toddlers and its way warmer than all the other pools! At the other side there is a 50 metre swimming pool. Great family day out for everyone, reasonably priced at £15 for a family of 4.

Thank Holly6811
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Reviewed 26 July 2014

Fantastic facility which is easily accessible by car and public transport. There is lots of parking right next door. The changing rooms were clean and spacious. The pool has a big leisure pool with a wave machine. The waves are effective and last a long time. There is a shallow beach end for non-swimmers to sit and enjoy the waves too. Just off the leisure pool there is a circuit of rapids which is great fun. There are 4 flumes which vary in speed and are all great fun. You can personalise your ride with music and sounds. On two of them children can ride with an adult so no-one misses out. There is also a separate toddler pool, a diving pool, and a pool for lane swimming. In between the diving pool and the lane pool there is another section with an adjustable floor for classes. Upstairs there is a good cafe. This is a great place to go for a family treat. The only diffiulty is it can be difficult keeping an eye on children when it gets really busy. Also young children move much faster than adults in the rapids so unless you keep hold of them the current takes them off.

Thank Alison923
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Reviewed 24 July 2014

i visited here with my husband and sister-in-law as we wanted to try it out after hearing mixed-reviews. firstly, I was surprised at how expensive it is for 2 adults for an hour, just under £8.00! (and that's not including the £3.00 minimum parking charge in the car-park). we then proceeded to enter the changing rooms, and went straight away to some lockers - no one was on the little desk there, and there are no notices telling you what to do, so after we had changed and filled a locker a woman came up to us and told us to move lockers as we were in the wrong ones, but the way she spoke to us wasn't great. we then went into the pool, which is ok, the lanes are fine, the todler pool seems ok (although we didnt use it) and the main non-lane pool was a bit dissapointing, it seems alot smaller than the previous olympia. the flumes are good for some people, but i wasnt informed than some parts are in darkness and can be dissorientating and didnt enjoy my experience on them at all - i felt as though i was going to have a panic attack.

so all in all, it was a bit of a dissapointment, some staff were rude and rather expensive.

3  Thank rose d
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