Places to get active and play sport

Young man on a chest press exercise machine

There are lots of places to play sport in Westminster, including leisure centres, clubs and open-air sports grounds. 

1. Getting involved

There are loads of ways that children and young people can get involved in sports across Westminster including:

2. Leisure centres and sports facilities

The links below provide detailed information about locations, facilities, opening times, clubs, activities and memberships:

Find your local centre on a map 

Paddington Recreation Ground and most other centres offer sports camps during the holidays. Contact the centres for more information.

Alternatively, you can choose one of the venues run by our partners providing even more sports facilities on your doorstep:

3. Sports and activities clubs

Why not join a sports club to refine your skills in your chosen sport or try out a new one? 

Get Active London lists a range of venues and activities across London. 

Search for a club on Get Active London

Leisure Kicks also provides a detailed list of sports and lifestyle clubs in the capital.

Search for activities on Leisure Kicks


Some local clubs have been awarded the Active Westminster Mark because they provide a particularly high quality service and meet high standards for things like health and safety, coaching qualifications and insurance. We're working to get as many Westminster clubs as possible to achieve this accreditation.

View Active Westminster Mark clubs

4. School holiday sport

Paddington Recreation Ground and most other sports centres offer some sort of sports and fitness schemes for the school holidays. Contact the leisure centres for more information.

Academy Sport offers a range of all-day and two-hour drop-in sessions for children aged 6 to 13. Activities include football and basketball camps, street dance, multi-sports and more.


EDUTAIN is a sports and arts activity programme for young people
aged 8 to 13. There are 3 locations:

  • Academy Sport, Westminster Academy, 255 Harrow Road, W2 5EZ
  • Churchill Gardens Youth Club, The Annexe, Churchill Gardens Road
  • St. Andrews’ Youth Club, Alec Wizard House, 12 Old Pye Street, SW1P 2DG

It runs during school holidays:

School holiday Dates
Winter half term Monday 15 February to Friday 19 February
Summer July to August 2016 (details TBC)
Autumn half term Monday 24 October to Friday 28 October 

Contact Westminster Sports Unit to book a place. The cost is £1 per day.

5. Sayers Croft Field Centre

If you feel like escaping the hustle and bustle of inner-city London life, why not visit Sayers Croft Field Centre.

It's a beautiful, safe site in Surrey, with woodland, meadows, ponds and fields. It's been providing quality outdoor experiences for young people for over 70 years. You can get involved in rock climbing, clay pigeon shooting and pond dipping.

There are discounts for schools and young people's organisations from Westminster - let your teacher or youth leader know.

6. LEAP - Parkour Centre

How does scaling walls, leaping across obstacles and jumping down steps sound? If you fancy something a bit different to traditional sport, then parkour could be for you. 

The London Experience of Art du Deplacement and Parkour (LEAP) is the world’s first managed outdoor parkour facility - and it's right here in your borough of Westminster.

7. Get Active magazine

Our sports magazine has full information on:

  • leisure centres
  • outdoor pitches
  • outdoor activities
  • classes
  • sports clubs
  • sessions for disabled people

Read Get Active magazine

Last updated 28 April 2017