Colchester's Northern Gateway Sports Park provides both indoor and outdoor sports and leisure activities to get active, stay healthy and to have fun. It is unique in Essex in featuring a 1-mile floodlit cycle track with a range of adult and children road bikes, BMX and adaptive bikes for hire, which will enable cycling for all.
The 76-acre sport and leisure facility also features a learn to ride facility and cycle pump track for children, alongside 4G pitches, grass rugby pitches, a multi-use sports centre, indoor cricket, badminton, and futsal as well as a fitness suite, exercise and dance studios, an interactive velo studio and meeting rooms.
A stunning new state-of-the-art clubhouse overlooks the 4G and grass pitches which will become the new home of Colchester Rugby Football Club, whilst an archery range and clubhouse has been constructed to the south of the site which will become home to the Colchester and District Archery Club.
Colchester’s Northern Gateway Sports Park is set within acres of green open spaces where to date over 500 trees and almost 120,000 hedgerow plants, shrubs, perennials and grasses have been plated for people’s future enjoyment, with further extensive planting planned.
Open Day Saturday 24th July 2021 9am – 4pm
Come and experience FREE* activities at our brand new site! From cycling, football, rugby, wheelie races to family fun soft play, inflatables games, arts & crafts & SO much more!
FREE Coffee all day in our Paddy & Scott’s Coffee Shop!
FREE use all day of our Pump Track, Cycle Track, Activa Gym, Bike Hire*
9AM – 4PM -Inflatables Top Field*
9AM – 12PM – Colchester Rovers Cycle Club Child Cycle Coaching – Learn to ride / Cycle Track area
9AM – 11.30AM
-Soft Play – Sports Hall
-Stanway Badminton Club – Sport Hall
9AM – 1PM – Colchester Villa FC Mini Football – Artificial Pitches
10AM – 2PM – Bike Maintenance – Main Entrance
From 11AM Cookie Decorating
11AM – 5PM– Back-to-back Virtual Classes – Velo Studio
11AM – 2PM – Wheels for All – Learn to ride area
11.30pm-1pm British Human Power Club Race – Cycle Track
*some charges will apply
12PM – 5PM – Back-to-back Virtual Classes – Main Studio
12PM-1PM – GKR Karate – Sports Hall
1PM-2PM EPC Football Sessions – Sports Hall
Book Tickets Online
- Assistance dogs welcome
- Changing Places
- Changing Places Toilets
- Disabled access
- Disabled toilets
- On-site light refreshments
- Baby changing facilities
- Facilities for groups
Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities
- Facilities for conferencing
Map & Directions