Get Active - Just Play

Being active is about finding out what works for you. That could be a short walk in the park, a beginner sport session or a fitness challenge. Find your 'active' today.

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Just Play sessions

What is Just Play?

Our Just Play programme offers a flexible way for students to try out different sports and make new friends in a fun and friendly environment.

Sessions are open to all regardless of skill or ability and with a wide range of sports to choose from, there really is something for everyone! You can attend as many sessions as you wish, with no weekly commitment to attend and no requirement to be a UoN Sport and Fitness or club member. For UoN Sport and Fitness members, there will be no charge to attend these sessions. Non-members will pay £3 per session.

The timetable for 2022 is listed below. Most of the sessions will resume w/c Monday 31 January although there are a couple of sessions starting prior to this date. Check the timetable below for further information. If there is an *, this means the session doesn't run weekly and individual dates will be specified. 

As part of the Refreshers campaign, all on campus Just Play sessions between Monday 31 January and Sunday 6 February will be free

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Monday 17:00 - 18:00 Netball - resumes Monday 31 January David Ross Sports Village Sports Hall Book
Monday 17:00 - 18:00 Ultimate (indoor) - resumes 31 January Jubilee Sport Centre Sports Hall Book
Monday 17:00 - 18:00 Wheelchair Basketball - resumes Monday 31 January David Ross Sports Village Sports Hall Book
Monday 17:00 - 18:00 Trampoline - resumes Monday 31 January David Ross Sports Village Sports Hall Book
Monday 17:00 - 18:00 Badminton - resumes Monday 31 January Sutton Bonington Sports Centre Sports Hall Book
Monday 18:15 - 19:15 Gymnastics - resumes Monday 31 January David Ross Sports Village Studio Book
Monday 19:00 - 20:00 Women's Futsal - resumes Monday 10 January Sutton Bonington Sports Centre Sports Hall Book
Monday 19:00 - 20:00 Climbing* - set dates only 31/01, 14/02, 28/02, 14/03 (pre-booking required by 5pm on the date of the session) Sutton Bonington Sports Centre Climbing Wall Book
Monday 20:00 - 21:00 Korfball - resumes Monday 31 January David Ross Sports Village Sports Hall Book
Tuesday 10:30 - 11:45 Climbing - resumes Tuesday 1 February David Ross Sports Village Climbing Wall Book
Tuesday 18:00 - 19:30 Squash - resumes Tuesday 1 February David Ross Sports Village Squash Courts Book
Tuesday 18:00 - 20:00 Taekwondo* - set date only 01/02 David Ross Sports Village Dojo Book
Tuesday 18:45 - 19:45 Artistic Swimming* - set dates only 01/02, 15/02, 01/03, 15/03, 29/03 David Ross Sports Village Swimming Pool Book
Wednesday 13:00 - 14:00 Tennis - resumes Wednesday 2 February Nottingham Tennis Centre Tennis Courts Book
Wednesday 14:00 - 15:15 Climbing - resumes Wednesday 2 February David Ross Sports Village Climbing Wall Book
Wednesday 15:00 - 16:00 Couch to 5K (Running for Beginners) - resumes Wednesday 2 February Portland Building (Lakeside Steps) Outdoor
Wednesday 15:30 - 16:45 Climbing (Female ONLY) - resumes Wednesday 2 February David Ross Sports Village Climbing Wall Book
Wednesday 15:30 - 16:30 Tai Chi (Booking required via email) Cripps Medical Centre Meeting Room Book
Wednesday 18:00 - 20:00 Judo - resumes Wednesday 19 January David Ross Sports Village Dojo Book
Thursday 17:00 - 18:30 Mixed Lacrosse* - set dates only 20/01, 17/03 Sutton Bonington Sports Centre Sports Hall Book
Thursday 17:00 - 18:00 Thai Boxing* - set dates only 10/02, 24/02, 10/03, 24/03 David Ross Sports Village Dojo Book
Thursday 17:00 - 18:00 Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)* - set dates only 03/02, 17/02, 03/03, 17/03, 31/03 David Ross Sports Village Dojo Book
Thursday 17:00 - 18:00 Dodgeball* - set dates only 03/02, 17/02, 03/03, 17/03, 31/03 Jubilee Sport Centre Sports Hall Book
Thursday 17:15 - 18:15 Men's Cricket - resumes Thursday 3 February (no session 24/03) David Ross Sports Village Sports Hall Book
Thursday 19:00 - 20:00 Volleyball - resumes Thursday 3 February (no session 24/03) David Ross Sports Village Sports Hall Book
Thursday 20:00 - 21:00 Volleyball - resumes Thursday 3 February (no session 24/03) David Ross Sports Village Sports Hall Book
Thursday 19:00 - 20:00 Taekwondo* - set date only 03/02 David Ross Sports Village Dojo Book
Thursday 20:30 - 22:30 Mixed Netball* - set dates only 20/01, 17/02 Sutton Bonington Sports Centre Sports Hall Book
Friday 14:30 - 15:45 Climbing - resumes Friday 4 February David Ross Sports Village Climbing Wall Book
Friday 17:00 - 18:00 Floorball - resumes Friday 4 February (no session 25/03) David Ross Sports Village Sports Hall Book
Friday 18:00 - 19:00 Ladies Basketball - resumes Friday 4 February Jubilee Sport Centre Sports Hall Book
Friday 18:30 - 19:45 Climbing - resumes Friday 4 February David Ross Sports Village Climbing Wall Book
Friday 18:30 - 20:00 Futsal - resumes Friday 4 February (no session 25/03) David Ross Sports Village Sports Hall Book
Friday 19:00 - 20:00 Handball - resumes 4 February David Ross Sports Village Sports Hall Book
Saturday 11:00 - 12:00 Taekwondo* - set date only 05/02 David Ross Sports Village Dojo Book
Sunday 11:30 - 12:30 Softball/Baseball* - set dates only 20/02, 06/03, 13/03 Jubilee Sport Centre Outdoor Book
Sunday 14:00 - 15:00 Inclusive Climbing - resumes Sunday 6 February (booking required) David Ross Sports Village Climbing Wall Book
Sunday 14:00 - 17:00 Aikido - resumes Sunday 6 February David Ross Sports Village Dojo Book
Sunday 15:00 - 16:00 Inclusive Climbing - resumes Sunday 6 February (booking required) David Ross Sports Village Climbing Wall Book
Sunday 17:00 - 18:00 Hockey (Mixed) - resumes Sunday 6 February David Ross Sports Village Outdoor Book
Sunday 19:00 - 21:00 Table Tennis - resumes 6 February (no session 27/02) David Ross Sports Village Salle Book
Sunday 19:00 - 22:00 Archery* - set date only 27/02 David Ross Sports Village Salle Book
Monday 17:00 - 18:00

  • Netball - resumes Monday 31 January
  • David Ross Sports Village
  • Sports Hall
Book
Monday 17:00 - 18:00

  • Ultimate (indoor) - resumes 31 January
  • Jubilee Sport Centre
  • Sports Hall
Book
Monday 17:00 - 18:00

  • Wheelchair Basketball - resumes Monday 31 January
  • David Ross Sports Village
  • Sports Hall
Book
Monday 17:00 - 18:00

  • Trampoline - resumes Monday 31 January
  • David Ross Sports Village
  • Sports Hall
Book
Monday 17:00 - 18:00

  • Badminton - resumes Monday 31 January
  • Sutton Bonington Sports Centre
  • Sports Hall
Book
Monday 18:15 - 19:15

  • Gymnastics - resumes Monday 31 January
  • David Ross Sports Village
  • Studio
Book
Monday 19:00 - 20:00

  • Women's Futsal - resumes Monday 10 January
  • Sutton Bonington Sports Centre
  • Sports Hall
Book
Monday 19:00 - 20:00

  • Climbing* - set dates only 31/01, 14/02, 28/02, 14/03 (pre-booking required by 5pm on the date of the session)
  • Sutton Bonington Sports Centre
  • Climbing Wall
Book
Monday 20:00 - 21:00

  • Korfball - resumes Monday 31 January
  • David Ross Sports Village
  • Sports Hall
Book
Tuesday 10:30 - 11:45

  • Climbing - resumes Tuesday 1 February
  • David Ross Sports Village
  • Climbing Wall
Book
Tuesday 18:00 - 19:30

  • Squash - resumes Tuesday 1 February
  • David Ross Sports Village
  • Squash Courts
Book
Tuesday 18:00 - 20:00

  • Taekwondo* - set date only 01/02
  • David Ross Sports Village
  • Dojo
Book
Tuesday 18:45 - 19:45

  • Artistic Swimming* - set dates only 01/02, 15/02, 01/03, 15/03, 29/03
  • David Ross Sports Village
  • Swimming Pool
Book
Wednesday 13:00 - 14:00

  • Tennis - resumes Wednesday 2 February
  • Nottingham Tennis Centre
  • Tennis Courts
Book
Wednesday 14:00 - 15:15

  • Climbing - resumes Wednesday 2 February
  • David Ross Sports Village
  • Climbing Wall
Book
Wednesday 15:00 - 16:00

  • Couch to 5K (Running for Beginners) - resumes Wednesday 2 February
  • Portland Building (Lakeside Steps)
  • Outdoor
Wednesday 15:30 - 16:45

  • Climbing (Female ONLY) - resumes Wednesday 2 February
  • David Ross Sports Village
  • Climbing Wall
Book
Wednesday 15:30 - 16:30

  • Tai Chi (Booking required via email)
  • Cripps Medical Centre
  • Meeting Room
Book
Wednesday 18:00 - 20:00

  • Judo - resumes Wednesday 19 January
  • David Ross Sports Village
  • Dojo
Book
Thursday 17:00 - 18:30

  • Mixed Lacrosse* - set dates only 20/01, 17/03
  • Sutton Bonington Sports Centre
  • Sports Hall
Book
Thursday 17:00 - 18:00

  • Thai Boxing* - set dates only 10/02, 24/02, 10/03, 24/03
  • David Ross Sports Village
  • Dojo
Book
Thursday 17:00 - 18:00

  • Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)* - set dates only 03/02, 17/02, 03/03, 17/03, 31/03
  • David Ross Sports Village
  • Dojo
Book
Thursday 17:00 - 18:00

  • Dodgeball* - set dates only 03/02, 17/02, 03/03, 17/03, 31/03
  • Jubilee Sport Centre
  • Sports Hall
Book
Thursday 17:15 - 18:15

  • Men's Cricket - resumes Thursday 3 February (no session 24/03)
  • David Ross Sports Village
  • Sports Hall
Book
Thursday 19:00 - 20:00

  • Volleyball - resumes Thursday 3 February (no session 24/03)
  • David Ross Sports Village
  • Sports Hall
Book
Thursday 20:00 - 21:00

  • Volleyball - resumes Thursday 3 February (no session 24/03)
  • David Ross Sports Village
  • Sports Hall
Book
Thursday 19:00 - 20:00

  • Taekwondo* - set date only 03/02
  • David Ross Sports Village
  • Dojo
Book
Thursday 20:30 - 22:30

  • Mixed Netball* - set dates only 20/01, 17/02
  • Sutton Bonington Sports Centre
  • Sports Hall
Book
Friday 14:30 - 15:45

  • Climbing - resumes Friday 4 February
  • David Ross Sports Village
  • Climbing Wall
Book
Friday 17:00 - 18:00

  • Floorball - resumes Friday 4 February (no session 25/03)
  • David Ross Sports Village
  • Sports Hall
Book
Friday 18:00 - 19:00

  • Ladies Basketball - resumes Friday 4 February
  • Jubilee Sport Centre
  • Sports Hall
Book
Friday 18:30 - 19:45

  • Climbing - resumes Friday 4 February
  • David Ross Sports Village
  • Climbing Wall
Book
Friday 18:30 - 20:00

  • Futsal - resumes Friday 4 February (no session 25/03)
  • David Ross Sports Village
  • Sports Hall
Book
Friday 19:00 - 20:00

  • Handball - resumes 4 February
  • David Ross Sports Village
  • Sports Hall
Book
Saturday 11:00 - 12:00

  • Taekwondo* - set date only 05/02
  • David Ross Sports Village
  • Dojo
Book
Sunday 11:30 - 12:30

  • Softball/Baseball* - set dates only 20/02, 06/03, 13/03
  • Jubilee Sport Centre
  • Outdoor
Book
Sunday 14:00 - 15:00

  • Inclusive Climbing - resumes Sunday 6 February (booking required)
  • David Ross Sports Village
  • Climbing Wall
Book
Sunday 14:00 - 17:00

  • Aikido - resumes Sunday 6 February
  • David Ross Sports Village
  • Dojo
Book
Sunday 15:00 - 16:00

  • Inclusive Climbing - resumes Sunday 6 February (booking required)
  • David Ross Sports Village
  • Climbing Wall
Book
Sunday 17:00 - 18:00

  • Hockey (Mixed) - resumes Sunday 6 February
  • David Ross Sports Village
  • Outdoor
Book
Sunday 19:00 - 21:00

  • Table Tennis - resumes 6 February (no session 27/02)
  • David Ross Sports Village
  • Salle
Book
Sunday 19:00 - 22:00

  • Archery* - set date only 27/02
  • David Ross Sports Village
  • Salle
Book

Educational Sessions

In addition to all the Sport sessions that take place as part of the Just Play programme, there are also a number of educational sessions happening over Term 2. Please review the below table and follow the relevant booking information. Any questions, email the Just Play Team

 

Day Time Dates Description Venue How to book
Wednesday 9am-10am

6 week course ONLY

16/02, 23/02, 02/03, 09/03, 16/03, 23/03

Mindfulness Course
Are you experiencing low mood? 
This course explores how to reduce stress, manage negative thoughts, improve focus and become more present. 

Online Email Sally Cuthbert
Wednesday 11am-12.30pm 02/02, 09/02, 16/02, 23/02, 02/03, 09/03, 16/03, 23/03, 30/03, 06/04

B-Resilient (Life Skills)
Learn skills to cope with life - including how to deal with anxiety, how to establish a positive routine and how to be your best self!

Cripps Health Centre Call 0115 846 8888
Wednesday 2-3pm 02/02, 09/02, 16/02, 23/02, 02/03, 09/03, 16/03, 23/03, 30/03, 06/04

Relaxation Group
An hour of calm and relaxation for the body and the mind.

Bring your own mat if you have one. 

Cripps Health Centre Call 0115 846 8888

Members

Pre-book your chosen activity using the links in the timetable. Bookings will be loaded onto your student card and you'll be able to swipe at the turnstile and head straight to your chosen activity.

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Pre-booking is optional but can speed up entry on the night

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Bookings open three days before the session is due to take place

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Bookings will be loaded directly onto your student card meaning you can self-swipe in at the turnstiles

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Non-Members

Once your account has been activated, you'll be able to pre-book an activity using the links in the timetable. Payment will be required at the time of booking. Should you need to cancel or re-arrange a booking, please contact our Reception team. Bookings will be loaded onto your student card and you'll be able to swipe at the turnstile and head straight to your chosen activity.

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Register for a pay as you go (PAYG) account and activate online

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Bookings open three days before the session is due to take place

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Payment will be required at the time of booking

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Frequently asked questions

If attendees wish, they can pre-book ahead of their visit. Bookings for each session will open three days before the session is due to take place. Please note, some sessions have to be booked in advance, and the timetable will advise of this (for example, Climbing must be booked in advance). 

Alternatively, just turn up 10-15 minutes before the session and sign up at the Reception Desk (please be aware sometimes our Reception Desks can get busy so you may be required to wait).

 

Most of our sessions are £3 although some are priced differently. Please check the timetable for details of specific sessions.

No - however, UoN sport and fitness members can attend all sessions on University Park Campus, Jubilee Campus or Sutton Bonington Campus for free so it may be worth considering purchasing a sports membership. This will give you access to use all of our facilities, including the pool and fitness suites.

If you are a complete beginner to a sport, then we recommend you choose one of our coached sessions as these are designed for those who have never played before. A friendly instructor will show you the basics and then you'll get chance to try out your new skills. 

Not a problem - Just Play sessions are designed with busy students in mind and it doesn't matter if you miss a session. Don't forget though, the more you attend the bigger the health and wellbeing benefits!

Yes, you can attend as many Just Play sessions as you can fit in! The programme is designed to help students try as many sports as possible to find the ones they enjoy the most.

Wear comfortable sports clothing and suitable footwear. If the session is outdoors, warm/waterproof clothing is recommended.

All equipment will be provided! Make sure you are suitably dressed, have water to keep yourself hydrated and have pre-registered for your chosen session. We recommend bringing sanitiser with you although this will be available at various locations on site at each of our facilities. 

Staff members are welcome to join Just Play sessions, but the University of Nottingham runs a programme of sport designed for staff which may be more suitable. Visit our staff sport webpage for more information.