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Sports and physical activity

Sport facilities, centres and venues in the district

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NamePost CodeTelephoneWebsite/Contact EmailNormal Opening Times (ex Bank Holidays)Facilities
Westminster Lodge Leisure CentreAL1 2DL01727 736 080

Monday - Friday 6.00am - 10.00pm Saturday & Sunday 7.00am - 10.00pmSwimming Pool, Gym, Group Exercise, Sports Hall
Verulamium ParkAL1 2DL01727 868 227 April to AugustBeach Courts
Abbey View Sports ComplexAL1 2DL01727 868 227 

Please check the website for more details.Golf, Athletics, Football Pitch Café
Batchwood Golf Course and Sports CentreAL3 5XA01727 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 CentreAL5 2HU01582 767722 

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 2EF01727 736088


Please check the website for more details.Cyclo-cross track, BMX pump track, trails, function rooms, cafe
Cotlandswick Leisure CentreAL2 1LB01727 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 ParkAL1 2DL 01727 868 227 from the first bank holiday in May to the first weekend in September 10.00am - 6.00pmSplash Park
Redbourn Recreation CentreAL3 7PP01582 626202

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 GroundAL4 0NP01727 Tennis
Marford Road Playing FieldsAL4 8AY01582 Tennis
Morris Playing FieldsAL2 1JP01727 Tennis
Napsbury Open Space 01727 Tennis
Sherwood Avenue Recreation Ground 01727 Tennis
Spencer Meadows Courts 01727 Tennis
Roundwood SchoolAL5 3AE01582 Sports Hall, Outdoor courts
St John Lawes SchoolAL5 4QP01582 Sports Hall, Outdoor courts
St Georges SchoolAL5 4EY01582 716 281sportshall@stgeorges.herts.sch.ukMonday - Thursday 5.30pm - 10.00pm       Friday 5.30pm - 9.00pm   Saturday & Sunday 9.00am - 5.00pmSports Hall, Gym, Group Exercise, tennis/netball courts, cricket/rugby pitches
Greenwood ParkAL2 3HW01727 874867



 Tennis courts, football pitches and a cricket table
Marlborough Science AcademyAL1 2QA01727 856 Sports Hall, Swimming Pool, Gymnasium, outside court area, playing fields
Charters Health ClubAL4 0DB01727 Monday - Friday 7.00am - 10.00pm Saturday & Sunday 9.00am - 5.00pmGym, Group Exercise, Sports Hall
Clarence ParkAL1 4NF0800 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:

Abbey View Sports Complex

For Everyone 

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

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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Daylight Club logo

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 logo

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
  • Bowling
  • Cinema
  • 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 logo

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 go to the club's website at

Activities for young People 

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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:

Making our District an Active St Albans 

Core Leisure Prices at selected Leisure Centres (from 01 April 2024)



·        Junior: Under 18

·        Adult: Over 18

·        Senior: Over 67