Hillside Gardens


Hillside Gardens is conveniently located adjacent to the M32 motorway and minutes from the UWE Bristol Frenchay Campus. With on-site parking, changing facilities and spectator areas, it is ideally placed for easy access for students, colleagues or members.

Brand-new facilities

Hillside Gardens is part of UWE Bristol Sport and provides pitch facilities for Team UWE Bristol sports teams such as football, rugby, lacrosse, American football and Ultimate Frisbee.

The facilities include:

  • two floodlit artificial pitches
  • separate artificial surface warm-up area
  • undercover seating for spectators
  • pitch-side dugouts
  • grass football pitch and training grids
  • changing rooms
  • parking.

In April 2019, Hillside Gardens won a Considerate Constructors Scheme 2019 National Site Award.

Hillside Gardens sports pitch, near Frenchay Campus.

Technical specifications

  • FIFA approved and IRB compliant artificial surfaces
  • state-of-the-art dugouts with player benches and player/coach area at back for team talks and tactics with internet connection and safe
  • internet connection throughout the site
  • video analysis tower – 180 degree view of both pitches
  • latest in turf technology to ensure we have the best playing surface possible
  • designated artificial warm up area
  • app controlled flood lights for bespoke lighting options
  • hot and cold vending for spectators
  • self-service facility check-in.

Booking and hire

Hillside Gardens is available to UWE Bristol students and staff, members of the local community, and businesses and organisations to hire on a one-off basis or regular hire agreements.

From corporate away days, school events and one-off bookings, to regular hire agreements and block bookings, Hillside Gardens can accommodate your sports facility needs.


  • training and match fixtures for your club
  • move your school PE curriculum to an all-weather surface
  • away days
  • sports holiday camps
  • pre-season training
  • a perfect place for your cup final and tournaments.

You can email the Assistant Head of Sport at uwebristolsport@uwe.ac.uk or call us for more information and tailored booking arrangements.

Hire prices

  Students/staff  Community 
All-weather astro - half pitch
(one hour)
 £40 £55 
All-weather astro - whole pitch
(one hour) 
£65  £95
All-weather astro - whole pitch
(two hours) 
£120  £145 
Grass pitches (two hours)  £65 £65

Terms and conditions

Please read our facilities hire terms and conditions.

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