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Popular Calypso Cove Releases Successful Figures

Tuesday March 12 2013


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CALYPSO Cove is proving to be an extremely popular attraction for people throughout the region.

The water park has gone down a storm with swimmers since it opened in February last year - and it's attracted over 300,000 people.

The latest figures from the recent half term prove the Metrodome is a popular place to visit from the surrounding areas and beyond.

Barnsley schools had their half term holidays a week before the surrounding areas, with a total of 6,770 visitors during the Barnsley half term week.

But once all Barnsley schoolchildren were back in the classroom, youngsters from throughout the region headed for the Metrodome.

The number of visitors that second week was 12,131 - a 79 per cent increase - showing Calypso Cove draws in families from areas outside Barnsley.

Joni Millthorpe, its manager, said: "Calypso Cove has proved an extremely popular addition to the leisure centre. Not only is this great for the Metrodome but also for Barnsley as a town. With people coming from surrounding areas, this also brings a secondary spend into the Barnsley community.”

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Reply Posted by Stuart on Tuesday March 12 2013 at 17:07
It will have successful figures after they closed down Wombwell and Penistone swimming pools where else can they go for swimming

Reply Posted by Grim on Tuesday March 12 2013 at 21:07
It will be the same old story. Spend a bit on it then hammer it until it is filthy and run down again.
Last time I took my kids the changing rooms were disgusting. There were two turds on the floor, a dirty nappy and a used tampon.
There is a lack of facilities in the borough as Stuart has said. Therefore if you just want to swim in a nice clean pool without loads of scrubby kids screaming next to you well to be honest you have no chance.

Reply Posted by Wreck it ralph on Friday March 15 2013 at 00:50
Been today with the kids third week in a row where first diving board 1m still out of order - why does it always take so long to fix things in this place !
Water cold in calypso cove only usually warm at weekends so no good for toddlers -
As for nappys being left in changing rooms,that'll be down to the scruffy twats n that's just the parents -DISCUSTING it's not as though there's no bins in there !