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.

If there is an *, this means the session doesn't run weekly and individual dates will be specified. 

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Monday 17:00 - 18:00 Wheelchair Basketball David Ross Sports Village Sports Hall Weekly Book
Monday 17:00 - 18:00 Badminton Sutton Bonington Sports Centre Sports Hall Weekly Book
Monday 17:00 - 18:00 Netball David Ross Sports Village Sports Hall Weekly Book
Monday 17:00 - 18:00 Trampoline David Ross Sports Village Sports Hall Weekly Book
Monday 18:15 - 19:15 Gymnastics David Ross Sports Village Studio Weekly Book
Monday 19:00 - 20:00 Women's Football Sutton Bonington Sports Centre Football Pitch Weekly Book
Monday 20:00 - 21:00 Softball David Ross Sports Village Sports Hall Fortnightly from Monday 10 October Book
Monday 20:00 - 21:00 Handball David Ross Sports Village Sports Hall Fortnightly from Monday 17 October Book
Tuesday 18:00 - 19:30 Squash David Ross Sports Village Squash Courts Weekly Book
Tuesday 19:00 - 20:00 Taekwondo David Ross Sports Village Dojo Weekly Book
Tuesday 19:00 - 20:00 Karate David Ross Sports Village Studio Weekly Book
Wednesday 12:00 - 13:00 Tennis Nottingham Tennis Centre Tennis Courts Weekly (no pre-booking required, just turn up)! Book
Wednesday 13:30 - 14:30 Climbing (booking required) David Ross Sports Village Climbing Wall Weekly Book
Wednesday 14:40 - 15:40 Climbing (booking required) David Ross Sports Village Climbing Wall Weekly Book
Wednesday 15:50 - 16:50 Climbing (booking required) David Ross Sports Village Climbing Wall Weekly Book
Wednesday 16:00 - 17:00 Couch to 5K (Running for Beginners) David Ross Sports Village Reception Weekly Book
Wednesday 18:00 - 20:00 Judo David Ross Sports Village Dojo Weekly Book
Thursday 11:00 - 12:15 Climbing (booking required) David Ross Sports Village Climbing Wall Weekly (no session Thursday 20 October) Book
Thursday 20:00 - 21:15 Climbing (booking required) David Ross Sports Village Climbing Wall Weekly (no session Thursday 13 October) Book
Thursday 16:30 - 17:30 Men's Football David Ross Sports Village Outdoor Weekly Book
Thursday 17:00 - 18:00 Dodgeball Jubilee Sport Centre Sports Hall Fortnightly from Thursday 13 October Book
Thursday 17:00 - 18:00 Thai Boxing David Ross Sports Village Dojo Fortnightly from Thursday 13 October Book
Thursday 17:00 - 18:00 Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) David Ross Sports Village Dojo Fortnightly from Thursday 20 October Book
Thursday 18:00 - 19:00 Korfball David Ross Sports Village Sports Hall Weekly Book
Thursday 19:00 - 20:00 Ladies Lacrosse David Ross Sports Village Outdoor Fortnightly from Thursday 13 October Book
Thursday 19:00 - 20:00 Volleyball David Ross Sports Village Sports Hall Weekly Book
Thursday 20:00 - 21:00 Volleyball David Ross Sports Village Sports Hall Weekly Book
Friday 13:30 - 14:45 Climbing (booking required) David Ross Sports Village Climbing Wall Weekly (no session Friday 21 October) Book
Friday 15:00 - 16:15 Climbing (booking required) David Ross Sports Village Climbing Wall Weekly (no session Friday 21 October) Book
Friday 17:00 - 18:00 Artistic Swimming David Ross Sports Village Sports Hall Weekly (no session Friday 18 November) Book
Friday 17:00 - 18:00 Ladies Basketball David Ross Sports Village Sports Hall Weekly Book
Friday 18:00 - 19:00 Floorball David Ross Sports Village Sports Hall Weekly Book
Friday 18:00 - 19:15 Climbing (booking required) David Ross Sports Village Climbing Wall Weekly (no session Friday 14 October) Book
Friday 18:30 - 20:00 Futsal David Ross Sports Village Sports Hall Weekly - no session 25 November Book
Friday 19:00 - 20:00 Ultimate Frisbee David Ross Sports Village Sports Hall Weekly Book
Sunday 12:00 - 13:00 Hockey (Mixed) David Ross Sports Village Outdoor Weekly Book
Sunday 14:00 - 15:00 Inclusive Climbing (booking required) David Ross Sports Village Climbing Wall Weekly Book
Sunday 15:00 - 16:00 Inclusive Climbing (booking required) David Ross Sports Village Climbing Wall Weekly Book
Sunday 19:00 - 21:00 Table Tennis David Ross Sports Village Salle Weekly Book
Monday 17:00 - 18:00

  • Wheelchair Basketball
  • David Ross Sports Village
  • Sports Hall
  • Weekly
Book
Monday 17:00 - 18:00

  • Badminton
  • Sutton Bonington Sports Centre
  • Sports Hall
  • Weekly
Book
Monday 17:00 - 18:00

  • Netball
  • David Ross Sports Village
  • Sports Hall
  • Weekly
Book
Monday 17:00 - 18:00

  • Trampoline
  • David Ross Sports Village
  • Sports Hall
  • Weekly
Book
Monday 18:15 - 19:15

  • Gymnastics
  • David Ross Sports Village
  • Studio
  • Weekly
Book
Monday 19:00 - 20:00

  • Women's Football
  • Sutton Bonington Sports Centre
  • Football Pitch
  • Weekly
Book
Monday 20:00 - 21:00

  • Softball
  • David Ross Sports Village
  • Sports Hall
  • Fortnightly from Monday 10 October
Book
Monday 20:00 - 21:00

  • Handball
  • David Ross Sports Village
  • Sports Hall
  • Fortnightly from Monday 17 October
Book
Tuesday 18:00 - 19:30

  • Squash
  • David Ross Sports Village
  • Squash Courts
  • Weekly
Book
Tuesday 19:00 - 20:00

  • Taekwondo
  • David Ross Sports Village
  • Dojo
  • Weekly
Book
Tuesday 19:00 - 20:00

  • Karate
  • David Ross Sports Village
  • Studio
  • Weekly
Book
Wednesday 12:00 - 13:00

  • Tennis
  • Nottingham Tennis Centre
  • Tennis Courts
  • Weekly (no pre-booking required, just turn up)!
Book
Wednesday 13:30 - 14:30

  • Climbing (booking required)
  • David Ross Sports Village
  • Climbing Wall
  • Weekly
Book
Wednesday 14:40 - 15:40

  • Climbing (booking required)
  • David Ross Sports Village
  • Climbing Wall
  • Weekly
Book
Wednesday 15:50 - 16:50

  • Climbing (booking required)
  • David Ross Sports Village
  • Climbing Wall
  • Weekly
Book
Wednesday 16:00 - 17:00

  • Couch to 5K (Running for Beginners)
  • David Ross Sports Village
  • Reception
  • Weekly
Book
Wednesday 18:00 - 20:00

  • Judo
  • David Ross Sports Village
  • Dojo
  • Weekly
Book
Thursday 11:00 - 12:15

  • Climbing (booking required)
  • David Ross Sports Village
  • Climbing Wall
  • Weekly (no session Thursday 20 October)
Book
Thursday 20:00 - 21:15

  • Climbing (booking required)
  • David Ross Sports Village
  • Climbing Wall
  • Weekly (no session Thursday 13 October)
Book
Thursday 16:30 - 17:30

  • Men's Football
  • David Ross Sports Village
  • Outdoor
  • Weekly
Book
Thursday 17:00 - 18:00

  • Dodgeball
  • Jubilee Sport Centre
  • Sports Hall
  • Fortnightly from Thursday 13 October
Book
Thursday 17:00 - 18:00

  • Thai Boxing
  • David Ross Sports Village
  • Dojo
  • Fortnightly from Thursday 13 October
Book
Thursday 17:00 - 18:00

  • Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)
  • David Ross Sports Village
  • Dojo
  • Fortnightly from Thursday 20 October
Book
Thursday 18:00 - 19:00

  • Korfball
  • David Ross Sports Village
  • Sports Hall
  • Weekly
Book
Thursday 19:00 - 20:00

  • Ladies Lacrosse
  • David Ross Sports Village
  • Outdoor
  • Fortnightly from Thursday 13 October
Book
Thursday 19:00 - 20:00

  • Volleyball
  • David Ross Sports Village
  • Sports Hall
  • Weekly
Book
Thursday 20:00 - 21:00

  • Volleyball
  • David Ross Sports Village
  • Sports Hall
  • Weekly
Book
Friday 13:30 - 14:45

  • Climbing (booking required)
  • David Ross Sports Village
  • Climbing Wall
  • Weekly (no session Friday 21 October)
Book
Friday 15:00 - 16:15

  • Climbing (booking required)
  • David Ross Sports Village
  • Climbing Wall
  • Weekly (no session Friday 21 October)
Book
Friday 17:00 - 18:00

  • Artistic Swimming
  • David Ross Sports Village
  • Sports Hall
  • Weekly (no session Friday 18 November)
Book
Friday 17:00 - 18:00

  • Ladies Basketball
  • David Ross Sports Village
  • Sports Hall
  • Weekly
Book
Friday 18:00 - 19:00

  • Floorball
  • David Ross Sports Village
  • Sports Hall
  • Weekly
Book
Friday 18:00 - 19:15

  • Climbing (booking required)
  • David Ross Sports Village
  • Climbing Wall
  • Weekly (no session Friday 14 October)
Book
Friday 18:30 - 20:00

  • Futsal
  • David Ross Sports Village
  • Sports Hall
  • Weekly - no session 25 November
Book
Friday 19:00 - 20:00

  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • David Ross Sports Village
  • Sports Hall
  • Weekly
Book
Sunday 12:00 - 13:00

  • Hockey (Mixed)
  • David Ross Sports Village
  • Outdoor
  • Weekly
Book
Sunday 14:00 - 15:00

  • Inclusive Climbing (booking required)
  • David Ross Sports Village
  • Climbing Wall
  • Weekly
Book
Sunday 15:00 - 16:00

  • Inclusive Climbing (booking required)
  • David Ross Sports Village
  • Climbing Wall
  • Weekly
Book
Sunday 19:00 - 21:00

  • Table Tennis
  • David Ross Sports Village
  • Salle
  • Weekly
Book

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