Opening hours

See the below opening hours for each facility within the Sports Centre and The Pavilion.

Please ensure you bring your Kent One Card (students and staff) or Kent Sport membership card (public) to each session. You will need your card to check in at reception and to gain entry through the turnstiles.

See our list of closures and reduced hours during bank holidays.

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Sports Centre indoor sports facilities

  Term Vacation
Monday to Friday 7am to 10pm 7am to 9pm
Saturday 9am to 5pm 9am to 5pm
Sunday 10am to 5pm 10am to 5pm

Squash court and martial arts room permanent closure

From Monday 19 June, our squash court and matted martial arts room will no longer be bookable for members as these areas are due to be converted into new facilities. 

Read the full statement. 

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Gym at the Sports Centre

  Term Vacation
Monday to Friday 7am to 9.45pm 7am to 8.45pm
Saturday 9am to 4.45pm 9am to 4.45pm
Sunday 10am to 4.45pm 10am to 4.45pm

Women-only gym hours

In collaboration with Kent Union, Kent Sport are supporting the initiative to remove barriers for women looking to use the gym and create a non-judgemental space which will motivate and empower women to be physically active, giving them the confidence to go into the gym and exercise on their own.

These sessions will run weekly at the following times;

  • Tuesdays between 1000-1200
  • Thursdays between 1700-1900

See the full statement on our blog.

Please note: Last entry to the gym is 30 minutes before the gym closure times as stated above.

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Kent Sports Clinic

Appointment times vary between qualified and student-led services. Please visit the Kent Sports Clinic website for more details.

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The Pavilion outdoor sports facilities

  Term Vacation
Monday 11am to 10pm 11am to 9pm
Tuesday 9am to 10pm 9am to 9pm
Wednesday 11am to 10pm 11am to 9pm
Thursday 11am to 10pm 11am to 9pm
Friday 9am to 10pm 9am to 9pm
Saturday 9am to 5pm 9am to 5pm
Sunday 10am to 7pm 10am to 7pm

Changes to The Pavilion opening hours

Please note that the opening hours for The Pavilion outdoor facilities have been adjusted for the summer term and summer vacation and will be in effect from Monday 1 May 2023. 

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The Cycle Hub hire and maintenance services - currently closed

The Cycle Hub is currently closed over the summer period and will be available again in September 2023. 

The Pavilion Café Bar - Currently closed

The Pavilion Cafe Bar is currently only available to hire. Contact our events team for booking details:

Bank holidays

Kent Sport facilities will be open on bank holidays within term time and closed on bank holidays in vacation periods. You can see the full list below:

Good Friday* Friday 7 April 2023 Open 10am to 4pm
Easter Monday* Monday 10 April 2023 Closed
Early May bank holiday Monday 1 May 2023 Closed
Bank holiday for the coronation of King Charles III Monday 8 May Open 10am to 4pm
Spring bank holiday Monday 29 May 2023 Open 10am to 4pm
Summer bank holiday Monday 28 August 2023 Closed
Christmas holiday Thursday 21 December 2023 to Monday 1 January 2024 Closed

*Facilities will be open as usual on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 April.

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