4 reviews of Formby Leisure Centre in English
Formby Pool is so beautiful. The architecture is very plain, very simple, with nothing traditional about it at all, a mix of wood, concrete and big sheets of glass.
The cafe is great, it has a view onto one of the pools, and I was able to watch an aerobics class.
Its very warm inside, of course, and very well used - there are classes for all ages, both swimming and exercise. Even though there are two pools, classes don’t take up the whole of the pool that they’re in, so there’s a real mix of activity the whole time.
Well, it took over 30 years, but it’s finally here, and it was definitely worth waiting for. It opened in January 2007, providing Formby with its first ever public pool. It’s a futuristic looking building, set on a large plot of land, in the centre of town, with plenty of parking. Inside, there’s a gym, a café and two pool areas. One pool is warm and shallow, which was perfect for our two little non-swimmers, while the main pool is deeper, 25m in length and five lanes wide, a proper training pool. The changing room system was a little confusing at first – enter the cubicle from one side, exit the other side, with lockers near the pool, but that’s a minor point. There are no slides or other distractions, which may disappoint some, but it gave the pools a calmer, less frantic feel, which was definitely a plus-point for us. Afterwards, we sampled the delicious cake and coffee at the café. We are looking forward to our next visit.
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