Sports and Activities

Stay active and keep fit in Bournemouth. We have lots of activities and sports that you can take part in. Our Littledown Leisure centre bustles with fun things to do, including its swimming pool with slides. We also have watersports on the seafront.

Book a sports pitch

Pitch hire for rugby, football and cricket in Bournemouth and Poole.

Bournemouth and Poole Sports Strategy

A strategy and action plan to develop sports provision up to 2026.

Bowling greens

Outdoor bowling greens and indoor bowls facilities in Bournemouth.


Cycling in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole, including training, routes and healthy rides.

Fitness activities in our parks

Find out about regular fitness classes and activities at parks in Bournemouth and Poole.

Free access for national sportspeople

Free access for leading sportspeople at sports and leisure facilities.

Kings Park Athletics Centre

Information about the athletics centre at Kings Park in Bournemouth.

Local sports associations

Associations promoting sports and representing local clubs and organisations.


Tennis courts in Bournemouth and Poole, including safeguarding and membership.


Play pétanque on a 7 lane, floodlit pétanque terrain at Muscliff Park in Bournemouth.

Sports grants and funding

Local and national organisations offering funding and grants for sportspeople and sports clubs.

Sports and leisure centres

Sports and leisure centres in Bournemouth.