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Sports and recreation

Kent Sport operating update

You are no longer required to book gym sessions in advance. You’re now able to arrive and use the gym at any time during our advertised opening hours.

Further information can be found on our Coronavirus webpage.

Children's holiday camps coming this August!

Our popular holiday camps return this August, and they are bigger than ever! With daily sports and activities including Nerf, tennis, cricket, mini golf, New Age Kurling, and much more, your children are sure to have fun!

Online booking for SummerZone and CricketZone is now live!

New! Give It A Go

Give It A Go (GIAG) is a programme of events open to all students at the University of Kent.

The aim is to provide a variety of activities for students to try out, these could be craft sessions, sports, trips off campus and much more! There are no memberships or long-term commitments and you can get involved in as many events as you want. Simply check the event listing to see if you need to book in advance or can just drop in on the day to get involved.

Give It A Go is a great opportunity to try something new, meet new people and develop your skills.

Give It A Go sessions will return for term 1!

Active Campus Routes

We've put together some great route videos of varying length across the Canterbury campus, so you can get out and explore more of our beautiful surroundings.   

Campus routes sponsored by HR GO Recruitment and Sporting Events UK


The [Couch to 5K] programme helped me get back into running. This is a truly fantastic and motivational programme which is great for runners and non-runners of all levels – it’s also a lot of fun and a great way to socialise!

Active Retirement

Join our over 55 group every Friday for badminton and table tennis and join a fun, social group and get active!

  • Each session costs just £4.50 for 3 hours with our free Pay to Play membership
  • No commitment to play every week
  • Every Friday 9am to 12pm
  • Join a fun, social group and get active

Email for more information.