Sports and physical activity
Sport facilities, centres and venues in the district
Sports facilities and Leisure Centres in the District Toggle accordion
|Name||Post Code||Telephone||Website/Contact Email||Normal Opening Times (ex Bank Holidays)||Facilities|
|Westminster Lodge Leisure Centre||AL1 2DL||01727 736 080||Monday - Friday 6.00am - 10.00pm Saturday & Sunday 7.00am - 10.00pm||Swimming Pool, Gym, Group Exercise, Sports Hall|
|Verulamium Park||AL1 2DL||01727 868 227||https://www.everyoneactive.com/centre/abbey-view-sports-complex/||April to August||Beach Courts|
|Abbey View Sports Complex||AL1 2DL||01727 868 227||Please check the website for more details.||Golf, Athletics, Football Pitch Café|
|Batchwood Golf Course and Sports Centre||AL3 5XA||01727 844250|
Monday - Thursday 06.30am - 10.00pm
Friday 06.30am - 09.00pm
Saturday & Sunday 8.00am - 6.00pm
Please see the centres website for the golf course opening times.
|Golf, Tennis, Gym, Group Exercise, Squash, Racket Ball|
|Harpenden Leisure Centre||AL5 2HU||01582 767722||https://www.everyoneactive.com/centre/harpenden-leisure-centre/|
Monday - Friday 6.00am - 10.00pm
Saturday & Sunday 7.00am - 6.00pm
|Swimming Pool, Learner Pool, Sauna, Spa Pool, Steam Room|
|Cottonmill Community and Cycling Centre||AL1 2EF||01727 736088|
|Please check the website for more details.||Cyclo-cross track, BMX pump track, trails, function rooms, cafe|
|Cotlandswick Leisure Centre||AL2 1LB||01727 822 447|
Monday - Thursday 6.00am - 10.00pm
Friday - 6.00am - 8.00pm
Saturday & Sunday 8.00am - 5.00pm
|Gym, Group Exercise, Sports Hall, Soft Play, Football|
|Splash Park||AL1 2DL||01727 868 227||https://www.everyoneactive.com/centre/abbey-view-sports-complex/||Open from the first bank holiday in May to the first weekend in September 10.00am - 6.00pm||Splash Park|
|Redbourn Recreation Centre||AL3 7PP||01582 626202||https://www.everyoneactive.com/centre/redbourn-leisure-centre/|
Monday & Wednesday - 6.00am - 10.00pm
Tuesday & Thursday - 8.00am - 10.00pm
Friday 6.00am - 8.00pm
Saturday 8.00am - 6.30pm
Sunday 9.00am - 10.00pm
|Gym, Group Exercise|
|Colney Heath Recreation Ground||AL4 0NP||01727 email@example.com||Tennis|
|Marford Road Playing Fields||AL4 8AY||01582 firstname.lastname@example.org||Tennis|
|Morris Playing Fields||AL2 1JP||01727 email@example.com||Tennis|
|Napsbury Open Space||01727 firstname.lastname@example.org||Tennis|
|Sherwood Avenue Recreation Ground||01727 email@example.com||Tennis|
|Spencer Meadows Courts||01727 firstname.lastname@example.org||Tennis|
|Roundwood School||AL5 3AE||01582 email@example.com||Sports Hall, Outdoor courts|
|St John Lawes School||AL5 4QP||01582 firstname.lastname@example.org||Sports Hall, Outdoor courts|
|St Georges School||AL5 4EY||01582 716 email@example.com||Monday - Thursday 5.30pm - 10.00pm Friday 5.30pm - 9.00pm Saturday & Sunday 9.00am - 5.00pm||Sports Hall, Gym, Group Exercise, tennis/netball courts, cricket/rugby pitches|
|Greenwood Park||AL2 3HW||01727 874867||Tennis courts, football pitches and a cricket table|
|Marlborough Science Academy||AL1 2QA||01727 856 firstname.lastname@example.org||Sports Hall, Swimming Pool, Gymnasium, outside court area, playing fields|
|Charters Health Club||AL4 0DB||01727 731540||ChartersHealthClub.Highfield@WatfordYmca.com||Monday - Friday 7.00am - 10.00pm Saturday & Sunday 9.00am - 5.00pm||Gym, Group Exercise, Sports Hall|
|Clarence Park||AL1 4NF||0800 3457405||Bowls green, tennis, cricket, hockey, astroturf pitch|
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Abbey View Sports Complex's beach courts allows you to enjoy both beach volleyball and beach tennis. More information on the Abbey View Sports Complex website via the link below:
Activities for Older People
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Our Exercise GP Referral scheme aims to provide opportunities for people with underlying medical conditions, or those at risk of developing conditions to become more active in a safe and welcoming environment and raise awareness of the benefits of physical activity, helping to create long-term behaviour change.
Regular physical activity can help you manage your weight, have a positive effect on you mentally, improve your muscle and joint functions, and benefit your heart health too. Not only will it help you manage and control existing conditions, but it will help protect you from developing other health complications as well.
The 12 week programme will be designed to help individuals self-manage their condition more effectively and with more confidence.
Moving more will get you on the path to a happier, healthier you
We operate out of Harpenden Sports Centre, Batchwood Golf & Sports Centre, Cotlandswick Leisure Centre and Westminster Lodge Leisure Centre and allow you to access the gym, swimming pool and exercise classes at these facilities.
For more information please visit www.everyoneactive.com/content-hub/home-workouts/gp-referral/
Disability sport and wellbeing
St Albans City and District Council actively develops, supports and promotes activities that enable everyone in the community to access quality sports, leisure and well being activities. The Everyone Active Communities Team have implemented a number of activity programmes accessible to both children and adults who have a learning and/or physical disability. These projects have been developed to provide a wide range of opportunities in a fun and supportive environment.
The following pages provide information on specific community projects.
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The Daylight Club is a social club for adults with physical disabilities living in the St Albans District, which includes Harpenden.
The Club welcomes new members and meet every Wednesday from 10am to 4pm at St Johns Church Hall, St John’s Rd, Harpenden and Friday from 11am to 3pm at Christchurch, High Oaks, St Albans. The Club provides a safe and supportive environment where members meet for social contact and community involvement. Members can take part in a wide range of creative or recreational activities, interactive workshops, useful or interesting topics covered by guest speakers, community events and day trips in our own minibus. The Daylight Club can also offer door to door transport.
For more information please contact the Everyone Active Communities Team on 01727 822447.
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Passport to Leisure is a local project which supports adults with learning disabilities to access and integrate with the community through a variety of leisure and sporting activities.
The main emphasis of the project is for the members to have fun with friends in a supportive environment, where independence is encouraged and promoted.
A programme of events is produced every Friday with a wide variety of trips and activities to suit people's different interests, abilities and needs. The project is run by a co-ordinator and a dedicated team of volunteers. If you require 1:1 support, please bring a carer with you.
The group activities take place weekdays, weekends and evenings and include some of the following
- Wildlife Parks
- Stately Homes
- Parks & Gardens
- Pub Visits
- Community Events
- Shows & Concerts
- London Attractions & Exhibitions
- Sport Sessions
- Seaside trips and more
For more information please contact the Everyone Active Communities Team on 07762 595936.
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Special Olympics St Albans (SOSA) provides sporting opportunities for those aged 8 years and over with a learning disability. They use sport as a vehicle to empower their members to enhance their health and wellbeing, develop as individuals, establish friendships and feel equal and valued
The project provides year-round weekly sport sessions for athletes aged 8yrs+, in a wide range of sports including Athletics, Swimming, Equestrian and Boccia. SOSA also work with a number of partners to provide additional satellite sessions, such as Rugby, Judo, Golf, Football and Trampolining. In addition to the sessions, members are also able to compete at local, regional or national competitions or get involved in volunteering and coaching opportunities.
Registered charity number: 800329
For more information please contact the Everyone Active Communities Team on 01727 822447.
Activities for young People
Elite Card - Sporting Champions Toggle accordion
The Sporting Champions scheme from Everyone Active gives talented athletes the opportunity to make use of training support and mentoring sessions to further their burgeoning careers.
Launched in 2016, the Sporting Champions scheme has been responsible for more than £1 million worth of support to over 1,000 athletes across a huge variety of disciplines; from wheelchair basketballers and swimmers to artistic gymnasts and figure skaters.
From a total of 30 Sporting Champions competing at the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, our athletes achieved a combined five gold, two silver and three bronze medals.
The programme has been designed to assist this country’s next generation of superstar athletes in making the most of their natural talents.
As an Everyone Active Sporting Champion, you’ll benefit from access to FREE training facilities at any of our 200-plus sports centres located all over the country, as well as to mentoring days throughout the year.
For more information or to apply please visit: https://www.easportingchampions.com/
Making our District an Active St Albans
Core Leisure Prices at selected Leisure Centres (from 01 April 2023)
· Junior: Under 18
· Adult: Over 18
· Senior: Over 67