Sports Centres, Pitches, Courts, Swimming Pools
This is a searchable resource of over 30,000 sporting facilities across the UK. The listings include sports halls, swimming pools, leisure centres, grass and artificial pitches, and many other types.
Sites may be commercially owned and run, or they may be run by a local authority. Not all sites are directly open to the public.
Types of Facility
Permanent site used for the gliding, parachuting, hand gliding
A permanent site used for either course, fly or sea fishing. Site should include specific pitches for fishing . Excludes general access to rivers, canals or lakes via towpaths.
Permanently constructed all weather 400m outdoor running track with a minimum number of 4 lanes. Does not include tracks that are seasonally marked out on grass or short (200m) training tracks that are marked out on Synthetic Turf pitches.
A purpose built site for the playing of Snooker, Billiards or Pool. The site should have a minimum of ten tables.
A permanent area of grass or artificial grass set up for the the playing of Bowls. The playing surface is typically surrounded by a ditch and a bank.
An area or building dedicated to boxing (including kick-boxing) training, with punch bags and a ring erected on a semi-permanent basis.
Permanent access to a body of water (give or take tidal restrictions). Facility should include a launching area (ramp or jetty) and an area for boat storage.
A permanent site used for mountaineeting.
Permanently constructed facilities to support cycling. Excludes facilities to support everyday cycling such as cycle lanes (including long distance cycleways), cycleparking etc.
A permanent hall used for martial arts, including judo, Ju Jitsu.
Permanent site which can be used for one of more of the following: Dressage, Show Jumping, Eventing or Horse Racing.
All golf courses with a minimum number of 9 holes and driving ranges
A grass that is marked out for at least part of the year as a pitch for a particular sport upon which a match could be played. Does not include synthetic turf pitches (these should be included in STPs). Does not include grass pitches of less than 0.4 hectares.
A specialist training hall, permanently set out for gymnastics, including landing pit.
Health and Fitness Suites
Normally a minimum of 20 stations, although some small health & fitness suites may be included.
All permanent ice rinks. Does not include temporary ice rinks such as the one at Somerset House.
Indoor Athletics Tracks
Permanently constructed indoor running track; minimum of 50m plus run-off although indoor circuits are normally 200m.
Permanent indoor facility which contains a carpeted bowls green area. Can be a purpose built bowls centre or dedicated bowls area within a sports facility. The bowls green area must be specifically constructed for bowls use. Does not include short matt bowls areas, which are temporarily laid out in multi purpose halls.
A specialist indoor centre for cricket, including nets, and bowling machines. Excludes multi use sports halls that may include a number of indoor nets.
Indoor Tennis Centres
Covered or indoor tennis courts, includes stand alone indoor tennis structures, purpose built tennis centres and indoor courts connected to other sports facilities.
A permanent site used for motor sport. Must be available for use more than 28 days a year.
Smaller than an STP these provide an all weather surface. They should be minimum of a five-a-side football pitch (two tennis courts) in size and be marked out for at least three sports. They should be fenced with a surface of tarmac.
Permanent access to a body of water (give or take tidal restrictions). Body of water must be at least 800m in length by 10 m wide. Facility must consist of boat storage area which on average contains a wide range of boats of different type and weight.
Permanent access to a body of water (give or take tidal restrictions). Body of water must include at least one marked out course. Facility should include launching area (ramp or jetty) and an area for boat storage and a variety of different classes of boat, including dinghy, personal water craft (jet ski).
Permanent sites used for small bore pistol shooting at targets. Sites may be either indoor or outdoor and include military ranges which are available to clubs/public. Excludes sites used for Game and rough shooting. Must be available for use more than 28 days a year.
A purpose built site for skateboarding or rollerblading. Skateparks should include at least five of the following objects: jump box, roll in, flat bank.
A slope for skiing; natural slopes may be seasonal. Does not include cross-country skiing tracks.
Indoor multi-sports hall where a range of sport and recreational activities are carried out. 2 or more of the sport and recreational activities must be from the list of Activities, one or more of which must be on at least a weekly basis. One hall per site must be at least 10m x 18m, the size of one badminton court including surrounding safety area. Includes specifically designed sports halls
Purpose build court(s) designed for playing squash. A Squash court is a rectangular box with four vertical walls of varying height being the Front Wall, Side Walls and Back Wall. It has a level floor and a clear height above the court area. Minimum dimensions are 9.74m x 6.39m. The clear height above finished floor level (i.e. the height to the underside of the lowest obstruction) over the whole of the court must be not less than 5.64m.
A site designed for the watching of outdoor sports. The site should have at least two sides with dedicated spectator areas (siting or standing), with associated fencing and turnstiles for controlling the entry of spectators. A site should have a minimum capacity of 3000 spectators.
A purpose built studio where classes are held for a range of activities such as yoga, aerobics, spinning.
Permanent access to a natural beach area which has the ability to accommodate a variety of surfing, including long board, short board.
Enclosed area of water specifically maintained for all forms of water based sport & recreation. Includes general swimming and teaching.
Synthetic Turf Pitches
Synthetic alternative to grass, providing an all weather surface for pitch sports in particular.
Ten Pin Bowling
A purpose built site for Ten Pin Bowling. The site should have a minimum of ten lanes. Excludes skittles alleys in pubs.
Marked out for tennis only these should be one full size court with safety margins and be fenced. May be floodlit.
Permanent access to a body of water (give or take tidal restrictions). Body of water must be at least 300m by 30m, with turning distance. Facility must consist of boat storage area
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- BASSETTS CLOSE (CLOSED) Wellingborough
- NORTHFLEET SCHOOL FOR GIRLS Gravesend
- CARTERTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE Carterton
- MALTBY MANOR FIELDS Rotherham
- LANSDOWN TENNIS SQUASH AND CROQUET CLUB Bath
- PIDDLETRENTHIDE PLAYING FIELD Dorchester
- SUFFOLK NEW ACADEMY Ipswich
- SPIKES BRIDGE PARK Southall
- NIGHTLIES PLAYING FIELDS Waltham Cross