Sports facilities

About our sports facilities

With top-of the range equipment, amenities and playing surfaces, UWE Bristol Sport provides a range of facilities to join, hire and visit.

Most of our facilities are available for hire, and we can host a variety of events ranging from sports training and tournaments to corporate fun days and children's parties.

The Centre for Sport currently offers three inclusive changing spaces for those who require privacy. A curtained off area is available for female-only activities and at the discretion of the duty manager, exceptions will be made for those who engaging in Isha (night-time) prayer during Ramadan.

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Get fit and keep active

We know just how important it is to stay fit and healthy. It not only boosts energy levels and focuses the mind but it also helps you to de-stress and feel happier. At our Centre for Sport, you’ll find everything from climbing walls to squash courts, football pitches to fitness studios. And whether you are an elite athlete or a total beginner there is something here for you. Explore the Centre for Sport for yourself on our 360° tour.

Sports and recreation facilities

Gym equipment at the Centre for Sport gym on Frenchay Campus.

Gym facilities

Located on Frenchay Campus, we have two fully equipped gyms and a dedicated performance sport gym.

The sports hall at the Centre for Sport on Frenchay Campus.

Sports hall

Our competition-standard facilities feature a double sports hall which are ideal for a huge range of sports, from netball to indoor hockey.

Hillside Gardens sports facility, near Frenchay Campus.

Hillside Gardens

Industry-leading multi-sports pitch facilities including floodlit artificial pitches and a grass football pitch.

The astro pitch at the Centre for Sport on Frenchay Campus.

Astro pitch

Our all-weather astro pitch is a hub for hockey in the Bristol area. Located on Frenchay Campus, it has floodlighting and covered seating.

Exercise bikes in use at the Centre for Sport studio.


Hosting over 40 exercise classes per week, the studio is kitted out with the latest cycles, coloured lighting and mirrors.

The squash court at the Centre for Sport gym on Frenchay Campus.

Squash courts

Four glass-backed squash courts are available on Frenchay Campus.

The climbing wall at the Centre for Sport in use.

Climbing wall

From hosting the climbing club, to kids parties and climbing courses, the indoor wall is suitable for everyone.

The welcome sign outside of the Centre for Sport.

Trim trail

Get fit in the great outdoors with the free-to-use trim trail on Frenchay Campus.

The Lockleaze Sports Centre.

Lockleaze Sports Centre

Lockleaze Sports Centre provides state-of-the-art sport and pitch facilities in Bristol.

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