The Dome Big Splash

Doncaster Lakeside,
Bawtry Road,

01302 370777


The dome

We took our five year old to The Dome in Doncaster today to go swimming and we were very impressed with the pool so here is a quick review.

This is not a swimming lengths pool, its a total fun and relaxation pool with many swimming areas each offering a different experience from a kids area with a water fountain, a slightly larger and deeper pool with relaxing waterfall and lazy loungers built into the tiled walls and a much deeper pool at the top for more experienced swimmers.

The outdoor part includes a lazy river and more loungers and because of its position it gets the sun. There are also a couple of Jacuzzi’s.

The whole building and water is warm, very warm really which is quite nice.  There are three slides including a family slide, the Dragon slide is mostly in darkness with a big drop at the end for  the thrill seeker.

Overall we were really impressed, my daughter gave it 99 out of 10 and it kept us busy for 2 hours.

Cost to get in was £6 per adult and £4 for a child though you can get day passes which includes the soft play and the ice rink.

Travel was approx. 39 miles.

Pirate Ship Swimming Pool

Meridian Centre
Wood Ln
LN11 8RS


Meridian Centre

A fun place to swim with a great slide, a Pirate Ship suitable for 2 to 6 or 7 year olds (parents or guardians – if you are thinking of taking a ride down the Pirate ship slide, not the big one, then think twice because adults are not allowed and the pool attendants get very upset) and a full size pool with definite shallow and deep ends.

This seemed to be quite a new facility and it has a small café and viewing area.

The main pool has a large seating area and there were lots of pool attendants/ life guards when I visited.

The changing rooms are combined male and female which seems to be the standard these days.  They were clean and had an all over body drying cubicle and plenty of toilets.

The kiddies pool was very shallow and slightly warmer than the main pool though overall we found it cooler that Cleethorpes pool.

Prices were reasonable though I cant remember exactly how much they were which is probably a good sign.

Don’t be put off by the pool attendants pacing up and down in a vigorous manner, I think they are trying to see all the areas of the pool around the pirate ship.

Well worth a visit if you can get to Louth.





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