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Dolphin Centre

Closed 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 1 week ago
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 3 weeks ago
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Horse Market, Darlington DL1 5RP, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 9 December 2017

Brilliant night out, good food served hot, excellent service. Band really good thoroughly enjoyed evening would recommend to friends and will be booking again for next year.

Thank claregeraghty
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

I mostly visit this restaurant when on my dinner break with friends it’s good value for money and you don’t have to wait long for your order which is perfect when you only have a short time to eat. The food is always nice my...More

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