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Littledown Centre

Chaseside, Bournemouth BH7 7DX, England
+44 1202 055500
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Filthy

We visited the littledown center last Saturday morning and could not believe how filthy the bar... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
davemoore19
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Bournemouth
via mobile
Swimming lessons

After recently returning from a holiday in Thailand, and experiencing snorkeling, we decided to... read more

Reviewed 13 April 2018
Marc B
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Set in 47 acres of parkland, Littledown has some of the finest leisure, swimming, football and gym facilities in the country. Accredited by quality scheme QUEST and Sport England, Littledown is ranked among the top performing leisure centres in the UK. The centre is home to clubs including Bournemouth Swimming Academy, Swim Bournemouth, Littledown Juniors Football Club and Play Football leagues. It provides more than 200 weekly fitness classes, has one of the largest gyms in the UK with personal training, an exercise referral and children’s activity programme. The team also works with local health authorities, trusts, education providers and organisations to encourage greater participation in physical activity. Indoor facilities include a 25-metre swimming pool, 17-metre teaching pool, waterslides, splash pool and spa. There is a large sports hall for events and multi-sports including trampolining, badminton, table tennis, football and gymnastics. The centre also has on-site catering and an Ofsted registered creche. Outdoor facilities include: ALTITUDE High Ropes Adventure at Littledown Park, floodlit 3G rubber crumb training pitches, grass football pitches, parkland for recreation and events, a cricket pitch and pavilion, lake, paddling pool, children’s playground, outdoor catering outlets, leisure orienteering course and parking.
  • Excellent21%
  • Very good21%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible34%
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“main pool” (2 reviews)
“classes” (5 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Chaseside, Bournemouth BH7 7DX, England
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+44 1202 055500
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the littledown center last Saturday morning and could not believe how filthy the bar terrace and seating in cafe terrace end was , the terrace looked like it hadn’t been swept for weeks cigarette butts Strewn all over the place , and the...More

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BHLive, Manager at Littledown Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your comments and we are sorry to read about your experience. We agree that what you have described is not acceptable and will speak with the housekeeping team and operations teams to ensure this doesn't happen again. If it's not up to...More

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Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

After recently returning from a holiday in Thailand, and experiencing snorkeling, we decided to come back and sign up for swimming lessons, having signed up for more than 2 months now, just wanted to say, the teachers here are fantastic, very patient, they're small classes...More

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BHLive, Manager at Littledown Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your fantastic feedback on the swimming lessons at Littledown we’re really glad you are enjoying them and benefitting from the expertise of our instructors and the small class sizes. R Flower, Operations Manager

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Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

I've been coming to Littledown for some years, I'm a member and attend classes, gym and swimming. Positives; lots of facilities and classes, class availability not great, should been in a week advance. Pool good, a lot of my friends think is very dirty, how...More

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BHLive, Manager at Littledown Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

Thank you for your review, and for being a valued member. I will be sharing all of your feedback with the team and would like the opportunity to speak with you. If you’d be happy for me to get in touch, please can you email...More

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Reviewed 5 January 2018

I have been a member for a few years now. If full I was told I could park on the other side, which is what I did. I was not over my 3 hours and there is a notice saying up to 3 hours. So...More

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BHLive, Manager at Littledown Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2018

Thank you for being a longstanding member with us and we are sorry to read about your experience. So we can look into this, please email me at Richard.flower@bhlive.org.uk with the details of your visit including where you parked. If you can also please give...More

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Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

This is an annual event and each year the fireworks get more and more impressive and well worth the entry fee. As well as plenty of food outlets there is also quite a large fun fair with sone excellent rides although definitely avoid the ghost...More

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BHLive, Manager at Littledown Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2017

Thank you for coming to see the fireworks – we are so pleased you think Littledown is a great venue for this event. We are also pleased you think it is good value for money and will pass your comments onto the organisers. R. Flower,...More

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Reviewed 26 October 2017

I've been a member of The Littledown for years. The standard of cleanliness has been getting worse and worse. You used to occasionally see a cleaner in the ladies swim changing rooms, but it's probably over a year since I saw one. The stretch-down area...More

1  Thank holidayswoop
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BHLive, Manager at Littledown Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2017

Thank you for your review, although I was very sorry to read your comments. I will be sharing all of your feedback with the team and would like the opportunity to speak with you too to chat through your concerns. If you’d be happy for...More

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Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Visited with my sister in law to be. Attending a bridal fayre. Lots of parking for free for a certain amount of time. Ensure you park in the correct area , as there is pay for parking on the other side of the carpark ....More

1  Thank kerryj1980
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BHLive, Manager at Littledown Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2017

Thank you for visiting us and posting a review about your experience. We are delighted you think there is lots of signage, parking, activities and a friendly atmosphere. I am sorry though to read you didn’t like your coffee. If you do decide to bring...More

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Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

The food was appalling. I had jacket potato with beans and cheese. It wasn't hot as the cheese never melted. It was chewy and the beans had a skin on them like they were left out. Won't be eating here again at all. The coffee...More

1  Thank Sam M
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BHLive, Manager at Littledown Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2017

Thank you for your comments and we are sorry to read about your experience. I will speak with the team and hope you will see an improvement if you visit us again. If it's not up to standard, then please let us know at the...More

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Reviewed 2 August 2017

This place came to our rescue two years ago when we were holidaying in Bournemouth with grandchildren in the rain. This year followed a similar weather pattern and we all trooped off for a swim and a slide whilst the wet weather persisted all day....More

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BHLive, Manager at Littledown Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

Thank you for your review and it’s great to see that you have had such positive welcomes from our team. I am glad you managed to make use of our pool and slide facilities again while the weather has been a bit soggy. Hope to...More

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Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

We used to come swimming at littledown regularly and there was always something out of order or being repaired in thr spa and sauna area. We took a short break and have now started swimming again, excited to see what changes they made with the...More

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BHLive, Manager at Littledown Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

Thank you for your review, although I am sorry to read some of the recent improvements are not to your liking. The decision was made to not replace the spa baths as they could not handle the high volume of customers who were using them....More

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