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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

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

       

      Sportscafé
      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 Parties

If you’re looking for ideas for a fun and active children’s party, you've come to the right place as Sportspark offers a range of fantastic, active party packages.

Choose from a range of party-themes including gymnastics, climbing and archery. For children aged 4 and under, we also offer pre-school gymnastics party in our fantastic, purpose built SPRING Gymnastics and Trampolining Centre.

Hosted by Sportspark's team of enthusiastic staff, we aim to provide your child/children with a stress-free, active, and most of all fun party!

Standard activity parties do not include food, but to help make your child’s party extra special, why not choose from a range of catered post-party packages. Please see below for more information.

For more information or to make a booking please call (01603) 592814 or email conferences.sportspark@uea.ac.uk

 

Sportspark offers the following party options:

Archery Parties
Fun, memorable and informative, our fantastic archery parties help children to develop their archery shooting skills. Run by qualified coaches, children will be taught basic archery skills and  safely learn all about this Olympic sport

Cost: £130 for up to 12 children
Days offered: Saturday or Sunday.
Minimum age: 8 years

 

Climbing Parties
Give your child a party to remember! Sportspark's climbing parties offer a fun and challenging environment in which everyone can safely learn some basic climbing skills. Starting with a safety talk and warm up, children will have the opportunity to try traversing, climbing the wall and belaying. Our climbing parties are great for building team work skills and for encouraging friendly competition!

Running length: approximately 120 minutes
Cost: £130 for a maximum of 8 children
Days offered: Saturday or Sunday
Minimum age: 8 years

 

Gymnastics Parties
If your child loves Gymnastics, our amazing SPRING Gymnastics and Trampolining Centre is the ideal venue for your party. Gymnastics parties typically include a warm up and games on the sprung floor, challenges on the beams and bars, games on the fast track and races on the tumble track and through the foam filled pits.

Running length: approximately 80 minutes
Cost: £170 for a maximum of 16 children
Days offered: Saturdays at 14:30 and 16:00 hrs
Minimum age: School age and above (see below for parties for under 5's)

 

Pre-school Gymnastics Parties
Our pre-school gymnastics parties are perfect for toddlers with a sense of adventure. Offering a fun and active party experience for all, children and parents are encouraged to play together.

Please note, recommended ratio - one child per Parent/ Guardian (maximum 1 parent  to 2 children) and standard pre-school play rules apply. These can be found on the SPRING Gymnastics page, (under the section titles: Drop-in Sessions - Pre-School).

Running length: 60 minutes
Cost: £170 for a maximum of 30 children
Days offered: Saturdays at 13:15, 14:45 and 16:15 hrs
Minimum age: walking - 4 years old (see above for Gymnastics parties for children aged 5+)
 

If you are booking a pre-school/ gymnastics party age restrictions apply as shown above. Exceptions will only be made for siblings of the birthday child.

* Please note that the prices listed above do not include food.
 


Catered Party Packages

Why not extend the party fun and upgrade to a Catered Party Package?

We offer a selection of delicious and healthy child-friendly Sportscafé party menus and can also reserve a Sportscafé table exclusively for your birthday group.  

  • Offering both hot and cold options, choose from a buffet with fruit for £4.00 per person or a hot meal (several choices) with dessert for £5.40 per person. Both options include refreshments.
  • Additional jugs of squash are available at £1.80 per jug and jugs of juice are available at £2.40 per jug. Each jug provide 4-5 servings.
  • Tea and coffee is available at £1.44 per adult.
  • Please let us know of any special dietary requirements when placing your catering order (see below).
  • You are welcome to bring a birthday cake along to your child's Sportspark party, providing you have pre-booked and purchased food from our Catered Party Package menu.

 

Special Dietary Requirements

Our Catering Team are able to cater for a range of dietary requirements (i.e., gluten-free or dairy-free), for example:

  • Sandwiches on gluten-free bread with a dairy-free filling, e.g. jam or ham filling without the dairy spread.
  • Vegetarian fillings.


Please let us know well in advance of any child's special dietary requirements so that we can discuss any alternative menu options with you and the Catering Team.

 

How To Book a Sportspark Party

  • For all party enquiries and bookings, please call our Events office on tel: (01603) 592814 or email conferences.sportspark@uea.ac.uk, providing as much information as possible, including dates, type of party requirement, number of children, children's ages and any special dietary requirements.
  • Catering choices must be ordered and paid for at least 2 weeks in advance of the party, and once placed, are non-refundable.  If you require a hot menu choice, there are several options. Please ask for more details when you make your booking enquiry.
  • Please note that all prices quoted above are inclusive of VAT.

 

Gift Vouchers

Remember, our gift vouchers make an ideal birthday present and are available at reception in values of £5.00.

Sportspark's gift vouchers can be used to purchase courses or tasters in full or in part-payment. For more information, please ask at reception.

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