Kids activities

Keep your family entertained and bring your kids to enjoy some of their favourite activities at our fantastic sports facilities including swimming and climbing. £2.50 during term-time, all our children's activities are free-of-charge during the University holidays for our members and University community.

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Kids go free during the University holidays

Bring your family to try a range of fun activities

Did you know - you can bring your children with you to enjoy some of our most popular activities at our three campus sports facilities?

Children (aged 15 years and under) can access a great range of fun activities including swimming, climbing and squash - perfect for staying active together with the whole family. 

Just £2.50 per child during term-time - all activities are free-of-charge during the University holidays for UoN sport and fitness members and the wider University community. Ideal for keeping the kids occupied during the school break!

What can we try?


Swim in our indoor pool 


Climb or boulder on our indoor climbing wall


Have a game of squash


Book a hall for badminton, basketball, volleyball or table tennis


Book an outdoor court for 3 v 3 basketball, netball or tennis


Book our snooker tables at David Ross Sports Village

How to book

All activities are £2.50 per child during University term-time.

All activities are free-of-charge during University holidays if you hold a UoN sport and fitness membership or are a University of Nottingham student, staff member, alumni or associate. Members of the public (without a UoN sport and fitness membership) can continue to bring their children for £2.50 per child. You can bring up to three children per visit. 

Please book your activity under your adult account, then register and pay for your children upon arrival at our sports centre reception.

You can book:

  • Online
  • Via telephone at +44 (0) 115 748 7000
  • In person at any of our sports centre receptions

Useful information

Please note:

  • You can bring up to three children per adult at each visit.
  • Children must be accompanied by their parent / guardian at all times.
  • If you do not have a UoN sport and fitness membership, or are visiting a different sports centre to where you hold your membership (David Ross and Sutton Bonington public members), any adult visitors will be charged at our standard Pay as You Go rates

Upcoming University holidays:

  • Saturday 16 December 2023 - Sunday 14 January 2023
  • Friday 29 March 2023 - Sunday 28 April 2023

Bringing your children swimming:

Please note our adult - child ratio when using our swimming pool is: 1 adult to 1 child aged 0 – 3 years; 1 adult to 2 children aged 4-7 years. For children aged 8 and over, the adult is not required to go in the water but must please remain in the swimming pool environment. 

Bringing your children climbing:

If you can declare that you are a experienced climber, then you can start climbing with and supervise up to three novices or Under 16s - please complete our declaration form at reception upon arrival for your first visit. Children under 16 years of age may not belay other children or adults unless being supervised by a qualified instructor.

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