Kids love to run around, having fun and getting lots of exercise. Make the most of our range of children’s classes, holiday activities, and birthday party ideas at our sports centres!

What's on offer at Carlisle


Gymnastics is one of the key activities that develop agility and movement skills for all young children. It's rewarding, fabulous fun and a great sport in its own right!

Gymnastics sessions are run by fully qualified staff and are suitable for beginner/intermediate level. Sessions incorporate a number of different aspects to allow children to experience the sport and improve their skills and abilities.

Suitable for ages 5-11.


  • Tuesday 4-5 pm, sessions for ages 5-7
  • Tuesday 5-6 pm, sessions for ages 8-11

Places are limited, so children will need to be booked on in advance. Please call our team on 01228 616006 for more information.

Children’s Parties

Celebrate your birthday with one of our fun filled sports parties.

If you're looking for a safe, affordable place to host a party for your child, come to the Carlisle Sports Centre.

You can book the multi-purpose sports hall for an hour of fun activities and use the seminar room for food afterward.

For more details, contact our team on 01228 616006.

What's on offer in Lancaster


Gymnastics is a great activity for developing agility and movement skills in children of any age and ability. It's rewarding, fabulous fun and a great sport in its own right! General disciplines of gymnastics are practised and perfected using the floor, beam, bars, vault and acrobatics.

Sessions are led by qualified coaches and last 50 minutes. Gymnasts progress from Transition to Fun Fit Gym groups.

Please download our leaflet for more information

Gymnastics leaflet


Trampolining lessons for children are run on three days of the week, catering for beginners, intermediates and advanced levels.


Tuesday 16:30-17:20 Rockets (Beginners Group)
17:30-18:50 Comets (Intermediate Group)
Saturday 11:00-11:50 Rockets (Beginners Group)
12:00-12:50 Comets (Intermediate Group)

Prices and Booking

All sessions cost £5.00 (Disability class £4.00) per session payable in short term blocks (5-8 weeks). Advanced payment is required each term. For more information, contact reception at 01524 590 841.

Summer Activities

UoC Active Summer Activities 2019

Keep your kids active this summer with our kids' summer activities programme. We have plenty of activities for 5 to 7 and 8 to 12 year olds.  For more information on anything listed here, feel free to get in touch on 01524 590841.

Mix 'n Match Fun Sessions

These sessions include a variety of activities such as ball games, arts and crafts, team games, relay races, quizzes, obstacle courses and much more.

Each session generally includes at least two different activities.

Themed Days

Your kids will love our themed days, including favourite literary character day, splash day, adventure challenge, favourite sports person day and Olympics. These days will include a variety of activities with games, arts and crafts designed around the set theme.

Drop off time: 8.30am

Session times: 9.00am-12.00 noon and 1.00pm-4.00pm

All breaks including lunch time will be fully supervised. Activities will take place in the Sports Complex.

Specialist Activities include:

Archery, Climbing Wall, Fencing, Judo, Gymnastics, Street Dance, Trampolining, Kidz Fitness Zone.

To register your child for any of our summer activities, please complete our booking form and return it to the Sports Complex in person or by post to:

Kids' Summer Activities
University of Cumbria Sports Complex
University of Cumbria
Bowerham Road
Lancaster LA1 3JD

Contact us

For more information on any of the activities listed, please contact us on 01524 590841 and we'll be happy to help.

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