Sport and leisure in Norwich
Riverside Swimming Centre – Situated by the River Wensum, between Norwich City Football Club and the railway station, this is a modern complex with a 25 metre pool and a well-equipped gym.
Sportspark – This is within the University of East Anglia’s campus, but is open to the paying public, and is the largest in the region. It has excellent facilities for swimming, squash, climbing and badminton and a fitness centre.
Norwich Sports Village (David lloyd) – This is on Drayton High Road adjacent to Asda supermarket. The aquapark has a 25 metre pool, leisure pool with bubble jets, rapids and slide and a shallow paddling area suitable for toddlers. There are facilities for tennis, badminton, squash, snooker and aerobics and a soft play area suitable for the younger visitor.
Norwich City Football Club – Norfolk’s Championship football club is on Carrow Road. The ground will seat 27,000+ fans for the 2004–2005 season. The Club’s Director and majority shareholder, Delia Smith, has a superb restaurant within the grounds for those who want to sample food at its very best.
Snooker originated amongst British Army officers who were stationed in India in the 19th century and is today popular around the globe and governed by the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA). Top professional players compete regularly around the world and earn themselves millions of pounds on the World Snooker Tour. The WPBSA believes that snooker is a sport for all and that it offers opportunity and equality for all who want to take part.
Take part in these free weekly 5km parkrun events suitable for runners of all standards around Norfolk. They offer an opportunity for all, male or female, young or old, to come together on a regular basis and enjoy running outdoors in some of Norfolk’s most beautiful parks and open spaces.
Whether you'e on a date, in a big group, out with the family or work colleagues or are wanting to play competitively, there are many places in Norfolk where you can play ten pin bowls. Suitable for all age groups and abilities, ten pin bowling is a fun way to pass a few hours and is especially popular on a rainy day.
Over the past 30 years skateparks have increased in number, with skateboarding, scootering and BMXing all growing in popularity. Skateparks come in varying shapes and sizes, with differing terrain and designs. They can be both indoor and outdoor and in Norfolk you can find many examples, dotted around the county. Attracting riders of skateboards, BMX bikes and scooters, these skateparks offer visitors a fun location to practice their skills and stunts.
Swimming is a great way to improve fitness, burn calories, tone up and relax. It is a low impact exercise meaning there is less risk of injury, it will improve flexibility and is great for rehabilitation. It’s also a fun activity that the whole family can enjoy together and learning to swim is an important life skill.