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 new sports and meet 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.

Our timetable below outlines all the sessions that will be taking place. 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 Book
Monday 17:00 - 18:00 Ultimate (Indoor) Jubilee Sport Centre Sports Hall Book
Monday 17:00 - 18:00 Gymnastics* (04/10, 18/10, 01/11, 15/11, 29/11) David Ross Sports Village Sports Hall Book
Monday 17:00 - 18:00 Trampoline David Ross Sports Village Sports Hall Book
Monday 17:00 - 18:00 Badminton Sutton Bonington Sports Centre Sports Hall Book
Monday 19:00 - 20:00 Women's Futsal Sutton Bonington Sports Centre Sports Hall Book
Monday 19:30 - 20:30 Triathlon - Swim Taster* (01/11, 06/12 - bookings must be made by midday the Sunday before the session) David Ross Sports Village Swimming Pool Book
Monday 20:00 - 21:00 Korfball David Ross Sports Village Sports Hall Book
Tuesday 18:00 - 20:00 Taekwondo David Ross Sports Village Dojo Book
Tuesday 18:00 - 19:30 Basketball* (19/10, 16/11) Sutton Bonington Sports Centre Sports Hall Book
Tuesday 18:00 - 19:30 Squash David Ross Sports Village Squash Courts Book
Tuesday 18:45 - 19:45 Artistic Swimming* (05/10, 19/10, 02/11, 16/11, 30/11) David Ross Sports Village Swimming Pool Book
Tuesday 18:45 - 19:45 Inclusive Cheerleading* (12/10, 26/10, 09/11, 23/11, 07/12) David Ross Sports Village Sports Hall Book
Tuesday 19:00 - 20:00 Triathlon Run Taster - Intervals* (02/11, 07/12 - bookings must be made by midday the Sunday before the session) David Ross Sports Village Outdoor Book
Wednesday 12:00 - 13:00 Lane Swimming* (Booking required - 17/11, 08/12) David Ross Sports Village Swimming Pool Book
Wednesday 13:00 - 14:00 Tennis Nottingham Tennis Centre Indoor Courts Book
Wednesday 14:00 - 15:00 Triathlon - Cycle Taster (Wattbikes)* (03/11, 08/12 - bookings must be made by midday the Sunday before the session) Jubilee Sport Centre Studio Book
Wednesday 14:00 - 15:15 Climbing (Booking required) 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 15:30 - 16:45 Climbing (Booking required) David Ross Sports Village Climbing Wall Book
Wednesday 20:00 - 21:00 Karate David Ross Sports Village Dojo Book
Thursday 15:30 - 16:30 Rugby David Ross Sports Village Outdoor Book
Thursday 16:30 - 17:30 Men's Football David Ross Sports Village Outdoor Book
Thursday 17:00 - 18:00 Dodgeball* (14/10, 28/10, 11/11, 25/11, 09/12) Jubilee Sport Centre Sports Hall Book
Thursday 17:00 - 18:00 MMA* (07/10, 14/10, 04/11, 18/11, 02/12) David Ross Sports Village Dojo Book
Thursday 17:00 - 18:00 Thai Boxing* (14/10, 28/10, 11/11, 25/11, 09/12) David Ross Sports Village Dojo Book
Thursday 17:15 - 18:15 Men's Cricket David Ross Sports Village Sports Hall Book
Thursday 17:30 - 18:30 Ladies Lacrosse David Ross Sports Village Outdoor Book
Thursday 18:00 - 19:00 Women's Futsal David Ross Sports Village Sports Hall Book
Thursday 19:00 - 21:00 Volleyball David Ross Sports Village Sports Hall Book
Thursday 19:30 - 20:30 Triathlon - Circuits Taster* (04/11, 09/12 - bookings must be made by midday the Sunday before the session) Jubilee Sport Centre Studio Book
Thursday 17:00 - 18:30 Lacrosse* (21/10, 18/11) Sutton Bonington Sports Centre Sports Hall Book
Thursday 20:30 - 22:30 Netball Mixed* (21/10, 18/11) Sutton Bonington Sports Centre Sports Hall Book
Friday 17:00 - 18:30 Netball David Ross Sports Village Sports Hall Book
Friday 17:00 - 18:00 Floorball David Ross Sports Village Sports Hall Book
Friday 17:15 - 18:30 Triathlon - Yoga Taster* (05/11, 10/12 - bookings must be made by midday the Sunday before the session) David Ross Sports Village Studio Book
Friday 18:00 - 19:00 Women's Basketball Jubilee Sport Centre Sports Hall Book
Friday 18:30 - 20:00 Futsal David Ross Sports Village Sports Hall Book
Friday 19:00 - 20:00 Handball David Ross Sports Village Sports Hall Book
Friday 20:00 - 22:00 Judo David Ross Sports Village Dojo Book
Saturday 19:00 - 20:00 Softball/Baseball* (23/10, 06/11, 27/11) David Ross Sports Village Sports Hall Book
Sunday 09:00 - 12:00 Triathlon - Bike Taster* (07/11, 05/12 - bookings must be made by midday the Sunday before the session) David Ross Sports Village Outdoor Book
Sunday 11:00 - 12:00 Hockey (Mixed) David Ross Sports Village Outdoor Book
Sunday 11:30 - 12:30 Ultimate (starting 14 October) Jubilee Sport Centre Outdoor Book
Sunday 14:00 - 16:00 Inclusive Climbing (Booking Required) David Ross Sports Village Climbing Wall Book
Sunday 14:00 - 17:00 Aikido David Ross Sports Village Dojo Book
Sunday 17:00 - 18:00 Ultimate Frisbee Sutton Bonington Sports Centre Outdoor Book
Sunday 19:00 - 21:00 Table Tennis (no session 14 November) David Ross Sports Village Salle Book
Sunday 19:00 - 22:00 Archery* (14 November) David Ross Sports Village Salle Book
Monday 17:00 - 18:00

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

  • Ultimate (Indoor)
  • Jubilee Sport Centre
  • Sports Hall
Book
Monday 17:00 - 18:00

  • Gymnastics* (04/10, 18/10, 01/11, 15/11, 29/11)
  • David Ross Sports Village
  • Sports Hall
Book
Monday 17:00 - 18:00

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

  • Badminton
  • Sutton Bonington Sports Centre
  • Sports Hall
Book
Monday 19:00 - 20:00

  • Women's Futsal
  • Sutton Bonington Sports Centre
  • Sports Hall
Book
Monday 19:30 - 20:30

  • Triathlon - Swim Taster* (01/11, 06/12 - bookings must be made by midday the Sunday before the session)
  • David Ross Sports Village
  • Swimming Pool
Book
Monday 20:00 - 21:00

  • Korfball
  • David Ross Sports Village
  • Sports Hall
Book
Tuesday 18:00 - 20:00

  • Taekwondo
  • David Ross Sports Village
  • Dojo
Book
Tuesday 18:00 - 19:30

  • Basketball* (19/10, 16/11)
  • Sutton Bonington Sports Centre
  • Sports Hall
Book
Tuesday 18:00 - 19:30

  • Squash
  • David Ross Sports Village
  • Squash Courts
Book
Tuesday 18:45 - 19:45

  • Artistic Swimming* (05/10, 19/10, 02/11, 16/11, 30/11)
  • David Ross Sports Village
  • Swimming Pool
Book
Tuesday 18:45 - 19:45

  • Inclusive Cheerleading* (12/10, 26/10, 09/11, 23/11, 07/12)
  • David Ross Sports Village
  • Sports Hall
Book
Tuesday 19:00 - 20:00

  • Triathlon Run Taster - Intervals* (02/11, 07/12 - bookings must be made by midday the Sunday before the session)
  • David Ross Sports Village
  • Outdoor
Book
Wednesday 12:00 - 13:00

  • Lane Swimming* (Booking required - 17/11, 08/12)
  • David Ross Sports Village
  • Swimming Pool
Book
Wednesday 13:00 - 14:00

  • Tennis
  • Nottingham Tennis Centre
  • Indoor Courts
Book
Wednesday 14:00 - 15:00

  • Triathlon - Cycle Taster (Wattbikes)* (03/11, 08/12 - bookings must be made by midday the Sunday before the session)
  • Jubilee Sport Centre
  • Studio
Book
Wednesday 14:00 - 15:15

  • Climbing (Booking required)
  • 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 15:30 - 16:45

  • Climbing (Booking required)
  • David Ross Sports Village
  • Climbing Wall
Book
Wednesday 20:00 - 21:00

  • Karate
  • David Ross Sports Village
  • Dojo
Book
Thursday 15:30 - 16:30

  • Rugby
  • David Ross Sports Village
  • Outdoor
Book
Thursday 16:30 - 17:30

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

  • Dodgeball* (14/10, 28/10, 11/11, 25/11, 09/12)
  • Jubilee Sport Centre
  • Sports Hall
Book
Thursday 17:00 - 18:00

  • MMA* (07/10, 14/10, 04/11, 18/11, 02/12)
  • David Ross Sports Village
  • Dojo
Book
Thursday 17:00 - 18:00

  • Thai Boxing* (14/10, 28/10, 11/11, 25/11, 09/12)
  • David Ross Sports Village
  • Dojo
Book
Thursday 17:15 - 18:15

  • Men's Cricket
  • David Ross Sports Village
  • Sports Hall
Book
Thursday 17:30 - 18:30

  • Ladies Lacrosse
  • David Ross Sports Village
  • Outdoor
Book
Thursday 18:00 - 19:00

  • Women's Futsal
  • David Ross Sports Village
  • Sports Hall
Book
Thursday 19:00 - 21:00

  • Volleyball
  • David Ross Sports Village
  • Sports Hall
Book
Thursday 19:30 - 20:30

  • Triathlon - Circuits Taster* (04/11, 09/12 - bookings must be made by midday the Sunday before the session)
  • Jubilee Sport Centre
  • Studio
Book
Thursday 17:00 - 18:30

  • Lacrosse* (21/10, 18/11)
  • Sutton Bonington Sports Centre
  • Sports Hall
Book
Thursday 20:30 - 22:30

  • Netball Mixed* (21/10, 18/11)
  • Sutton Bonington Sports Centre
  • Sports Hall
Book
Friday 17:00 - 18:30

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

  • Floorball
  • David Ross Sports Village
  • Sports Hall
Book
Friday 17:15 - 18:30

  • Triathlon - Yoga Taster* (05/11, 10/12 - bookings must be made by midday the Sunday before the session)
  • David Ross Sports Village
  • Studio
Book
Friday 18:00 - 19:00

  • Women's Basketball
  • Jubilee Sport Centre
  • Sports Hall
Book
Friday 18:30 - 20:00

  • Futsal
  • David Ross Sports Village
  • Sports Hall
Book
Friday 19:00 - 20:00

  • Handball
  • David Ross Sports Village
  • Sports Hall
Book
Friday 20:00 - 22:00

  • Judo
  • David Ross Sports Village
  • Dojo
Book
Saturday 19:00 - 20:00

  • Softball/Baseball* (23/10, 06/11, 27/11)
  • David Ross Sports Village
  • Sports Hall
Book
Sunday 09:00 - 12:00

  • Triathlon - Bike Taster* (07/11, 05/12 - bookings must be made by midday the Sunday before the session)
  • David Ross Sports Village
  • Outdoor
Book
Sunday 11:00 - 12:00

  • Hockey (Mixed)
  • David Ross Sports Village
  • Outdoor
Book
Sunday 11:30 - 12:30

  • Ultimate (starting 14 October)
  • Jubilee Sport Centre
  • Outdoor
Book
Sunday 14:00 - 16:00

  • Inclusive Climbing (Booking Required)
  • David Ross Sports Village
  • Climbing Wall
Book
Sunday 14:00 - 17:00

  • Aikido
  • David Ross Sports Village
  • Dojo
Book
Sunday 17:00 - 18:00

  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Sutton Bonington Sports Centre
  • Outdoor
Book
Sunday 19:00 - 21:00

  • Table Tennis (no session 14 November)
  • David Ross Sports Village
  • Salle
Book
Sunday 19:00 - 22:00

  • Archery* (14 November)
  • David Ross Sports Village
  • Salle
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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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.