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Dolphin Centre

Open Now: 06:30 - 22:45
Open today: 06:30 - 22:45
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Son loves it

Have been here a few times. Main pool is half closed for lane swimming which is nice to be able to... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2018
Claire L
Darlington, United Kingdom
via mobile
Life guards

Darlington Dolphin Centre, can I just say the life guards do an amazing job im sure they don't get... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
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Horse Market, Darlington DL1 5RP, England
+44 1325 406000
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 1 November 2014

Looking for somewhere to swim with 4 children under 8, while visiting the Yorkshire Dales, we made the short drive to Darlington because the Dolphin Centre's water slides gave it the edge. Reception staff were very helpful, the changing facilities were clean, with huge lockers,...More

3  Thank Stan A
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Reviewed 15 August 2014 via mobile

If you love the smell of urine this is the place to be! As soon as you walk into the changing rooms the smell of urine is over powering, the floors aren't clean and yoni entering the pool toilets there was urine all over the...More

5  Thank Kingy199
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All reviews family friendly place my kids love excellent cafe changing area jacket potato diving gym swimmers staff float toilets activity fab
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

very clean great staff and so convenient, your welcomed the minute you come through the door, coffee is great and the toilets are very clean easily recommend this place

1  Thank Craigveryhappy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Despite the recent costly refurbishment this place is never fully open. There are three pool... a main pool which is always open and where activities and people are shoe horned in with swimmers. A diving pool which us rarely open and a large training pool...More

1  Thank Paul_SGH
Reviewed 12 September 2018

Had an acceptable full breakfast here, for, I think, £8.50 with a coffee. 2 eggs, 2 hashed browns, 2 sausages, 2 bacon, 2 toast, 2 toms, mushrooms. The chef knew what they were doing, because it all came up nice and hot, and the eggs--the...More

Thank Ian E
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Have been here a few times. Main pool is half closed for lane swimming which is nice to be able to have a proper swim but the remaining area was quite busy. My son loves the interactive pool and features as well as the slides....More

Thank Claire L
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Darlington Dolphin Centre, can I just say the life guards do an amazing job im sure they don't get much praise. And the cleaner in the changing rooms! Shes amazing Having been here a few times the only fault I have is the reception staff...More

Thank AlisonE635
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

Visited with 3 adults 5 children (15,12,11,5,2) The main pool was over half closed with lane ropes which left enough room to play with the kids but it would have been nice to have been told! The baby pool was open and there is a...More

Thank smscottie
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

I’m a regular in here when in the town. Always a lovely clean place, and the cafe is great, quick service and great staff. Sometimes use the pool, which has always been good aswell. The only thing that is disappointing is that you don’t get...More

Thank rugbyfanjack
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

We called in for a quick snack a few days ago and we were very disappointed. A cherry scone was too dry. A panini was not toasted enough. The bread in a BLT sandwich was just about stale. The Horsemarket cafe where we ate was...More

Thank Barry M M
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Menu changed food was average chicken dishes always tough Don't even do a basic sausage and chips for my son

1  Thank Dawn R
Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

We have been coming here for years and it never disappoints us. We have loads of fun and my kids love it. The slides are great, the diving boards are loads of fun and the pool is great and a decent size. Staff are friendly...More

1  Thank oocher1979
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25 April 2015|
Response from soph190728 | Reviewed this property |
Maybe because its England and it's bloody freezing