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Address: Southampton Road | Romsey, Romsey SO51 8AF, England
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+44 1794 835550
08:00 - 21:30
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 21:30
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 18:30

Romsey Rapids swimming pool is fun for all the family. With a toddler...

Romsey Rapids swimming pool is fun for all the family. With a toddler pirate ship, rapids, flume and more.

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Cold pool, grotty changing rooms

I came for aquanatal classes. The classes themselves were good and quite reasonable at £4.10. However, the pool is always freezing! The building itself is kept stifling hot... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Southampton, United Kingdom
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was our first visit for some time and having read some of the reports was a little concerned, however, not a problem. We had to wait on our arrival as it was busy, but about 20 minutes not a problem,as control for safety. There were plenty of staff whom changed there stations on a regular basis. The floor in... More 

Thank Richard W
Salisbury, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
57 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited on a Sunday with two of our girls and grandson, the pool was very busy so we had to use the coloured wrist bands, so your time is limited to about an hour (expensive just for one hour) anyway it's a good pool, it's nice and warm and there is plenty to keep kids entertained, you can get... More 

Thank Nicr0n
RomseyRapids, Public Relations Manager at Romsey Rapids Sports Complex, responded to this review

Thank you for a 4 Star review. We are glad you had a great time at Romsey Rapids and hope to see you again soon. It can get very busy in the changing rooms at weekends and in school holidays and it is an area we are currently reviewing. More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We attended this place last Sunday and had to queue outside for 45 mins to get to the tills. Thinking that would be it we were then faced with another queue inside for 1hour and 20 mins stood on the 'bridge' waiting to get into the pool. Not great with 2 kids under 5. We were basically ignored by staff... More 

Thank Dave H
Level Contributor
34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a review for first time visitors and people considering membership. I have used Romsery Rapids for the best part of 11 years, members for 8 of those. Recently Places for People took over, this has created huge changes as they try to make more money from the complex whilst managing it. FOR FIRST TIME VISITORS If you are... More 

5 Thank Majere
Stockbridge, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Family day out and it was shocking! We had to wait 30 minutes to get in to pay, then another 30 minutes to then get to the changing rooms. It was very dirty, the staff are unbelievably miserable and rude. I would not recommend this place at all, there are much better places to take the children. The 2 stars... More 

Thank lamboy888
Southampton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
64 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I came for aquanatal classes. The classes themselves were good and quite reasonable at £4.10. However, the pool is always freezing! The building itself is kept stifling hot, making the water seem even colder - I definitely won't be bringing my child here as I think they wiĺl be shivering after a few minutes of swimming. Unfortunately the changing rooms... More 

Thank ems_erh
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A lot smaller than i thought it would be! Very dirty changing rooms! When you think of the name 'Romsey Rapids' i think you're expecting something amazing and it just wasnt! Far too many people in the pool at once so no room to move really. Its all very run down and in need of a complete overhaul! Shame.

Thank Cpatz78
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived at the pool (after a 4p minute drive) to be told it was temporarily closed due to an incident. The lady Louise said she wasn't sure when or if the pool would reopen but we could sit in Costa upstairs and wait if we wanted to. With 4 children from 3yrs to 12yr we didn't want to disappoint... More 

Thank Jade135
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As old members of the Rapids, the new operators seem more intrested in making money, rather than providing a facility for keeping fit and swimming. Classes overbooked, Gym poorly operated now. Staff seem completely de motivated. Shame used to be good facility well run, for the members

Thank Robert G
Level Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

We have been so many times and always enjoyed the visits but now with a small child, the water can sometimes be too cold. First time we went with my lil boy it seemed to be alright but the last time it was quite cold because of that we couldn't swim long because he was shaking bless him. But still... More 

Thank Niki B

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