Try out the new Northern Gateway Sports Park for FREE!

PUBLISHED: 16 July 2021

Colchester’s Northern Gateway Sports Park is set to open its doors for FREE, on Saturday 24 July, offering a variety of activities, demonstrations and taster sessions for kids and adults alike. 
Visitors to the Sports Park Open Day will be able to use the Pump Track, Learn to Ride and 1-mile Cycle Track, as well as watch football, rugby, cricket and badminton demonstrations. If that wasn’t enough, there’s also a guided tour of the state-of-the-art Activa Gym, fitness studio and velo studio – all for FREE! Please note, some activities need to be pre-booked, as only limited spaces are available.

The Open Day starts at 9am and everyone is welcome to drop in and discover the fantastic facilities Colchester’s newest sporting facility has to offer.
You can also get free advice from Dr Bike on how to maintain your bicycle, explore 76-acres of green open spaces, traverse the play area, bounce on inflatables (at extra cost) and enjoy FREE craft coffee all day from Paddy and Scott’s Coffee Shop. 

The £28.8 million, 76-acre Northern Gateway Sports Park, which opened on 26 April 2021, is located just off Junction 28 of the A12 and boasts a multi-use sports centre, 1-mile Cycle Track, Pump Track, a Learn to Ride cycle area providing a safe space to learn to cycle at any age, 3G pitches, grass rugby pitches, fitness suite, exercise studios, an interactive velo studio, indoor cricket, badminton, futsal, archery – and a whole lot more!

Cllr Sue Lissimore, Portfolio Holder for Resources and Deputy Leader of the Council, said: “Our new Northern Gateway Sports Park is a truly wonderful facility for the borough and something we can all be proud of. The free open day is the perfect opportunity for people of all ages and abilities to discover just how much it has to offer.

“Lockdown has taught us how important keeping active is to our physical and mental wellbeing, so there has never been a better time to explore the Sports Park’s state-of-the-art facilities in a safe and enjoyable environment.

“We look forward to seeing you at the Northern Gateway Sports Park Open Day!”
Find out more and book your free taster sessions here.

Visitors are encouraged to take advantage of the safe pedestrian and cycle route into the Sports Park, via Severalls Lane and Boxted Road, and leave the car at home.

Page last reviewed: 16 July 2021


Subscribe to receive updates on Council news, events and offers, green living, leisure and sport, museums, committees, jobs and more.