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    • Opening Times

      The times below are the general opening hours for each area. For more specific times and availability for particular activities please refer to the relevant pages. Please also refer note that our Christmas/New Year opening hours are slightly different and full details can be found at the bottom of this section.

      Sportspark opens at normal times during bank holidays.


      Fitness Centre
      Monday – Sunday: 06:30 to 22:20


      Swimming Pool
      Times vary, please refer to the pool timetable on our Pool webpage.


      Indoor Courts
      Monday – Sunday: 07:00 to last booking at 21:40.


      Outdoor Courts
      Monday- Friday: 09:00 to 22:00
      Weekends: 09:00 to 21:00


      Climbing Wall
      Monday – Sunday: 07:00 to 22:20


      Monday to Thursday: 07:30 to 21:30
      Friday to Saturday: 07:30 to 21:00

      Last food orders 30 minutes before close.


Sportspark's contact details can be found on the right hand side of this page.

Parking Information

Customers are allowed up to 4 hours free parking whilst taking part in their Sportspark activity. Please note that there is a charge of £5 for every hour or part thereof, once the 4 hour free period has been exceeded.

Customers are required to take a ticket from the car park barrier on arrival and can validate this ticket at reception either on arrival or at the time of departure. Please note that UEA Students and UEA staff are not allowed to park in the Sportspark car park at any time - even if you are using Sportspark facilities.

For more information on our car parking policy please click here.  

Getting to Sportspark by Bike

Cycling is a relatively cheap form of transport, it helps to keep you fit and healthy and is emission free - making it good for everyone!

Norwich has seven colour-coded cycle routes known as pedalways. These key routes – totalling 58 miles – have been colour coded on a Norwich cycle map and corresponding stickers have been placed along the routes to help cyclists find their way.

We have 62 bike racks outside the Sportspark entrance for customer use.

Getting to Sportspark by Car

From London take the M11/A11; just outside Norwich take the A47 (Southern Bypass) in the direction of Swaffham; the University is signposted off at the next exit. If you are driving from the North or the Midlands, you can use the A47 via King's Lynn, or the new A14 as far as Newmarket and then take the A11 to Norwich. UEA is situated on the outskirts of Norwich, around two and a half miles west of the city centre, just off the Earlham Road (B1108) which is one of the main roads out of the city.

Getting to Sportspark by Bus or Coach

National Express coaches run from all major cities in Great Britain to the Surrey Street Bus Station in the city centre. Buses run regularly from nearby Castle Meadow and St Stephen's Street in the city centre to the University campus. Bus routes 22, 25 and 26 run from the centre of Norwich to the Sportspark.

The National Express website is: 

For bus and coach enquiries: call 0500 626116 (freefone from UK only) or visit the Norfolk County Council Travel and Transport webpage.

Park & Ride

Take a closer look at the Norwich Park & Ride and see how our simple network of services can work for you. The Park & Ride which serves the UEA Campus is the Costessey Park & Ride, Long Lane, Norwich, NR9 3LX. To view all routes visit the Park & Ride website.

Getting to Sportspark by Train

Norwich is less than two hours from London by train and there is an InterCity link with the Midlands, the North of England and Scotland via Peterborough. Trains run from London Liverpool Street approximately every 30mins. The easiest way to reach UEA from the station is by taxi which takes approximately 15 minutes. There are regular buses direct to the University from just outside the station on nearby Thorpe Road, and a bus runs straight from the bus station to the University.
Rail enquiries: (+44) (0) 345 484950

Getting to Sportspark by Air

Norwich Airport has regular flights to and from Aberdeen, Bristol, Exeter, Amsterdam, Edinburgh, Manchester and Paris, and international connections to 200 cities worldwide through regular direct flights to and from Schipol Airport in Amsterdam. The easiest way to reach UEA from the airport is by taxi.

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