||There’s no excuse
for sitting idle while you're in the city-on-the-sea as Brighton has
a wealth of sports facilities where you can have fun and get fit.
Whether you’re into footy, rugby,
swimming, running or even chess, there’s a sporting venue here
with your name on it (well, not literally, but you know what we mean!)
The city is home to two swimming complexes and a leisure centre with
swimming pool, so if you fancy a dip in the pool, you’ll be
spoilt for choice.
Prince Regent Swimming Complex [map]
has four pools offering swimming for all ages and abilities, along
with some great water slides. There is also a new fitness suite with
the latest hi-tech equipment. St Luke’s Pool [map],
on the other hand, is a small indoor teaching and training pool offering
early morning swimming, lessons, special sessions and fitness workouts.
Brighton and Hove City Council’s largest indoor sports centre,
the King Alfred Leisure Centre [map]
also has a pool that is available for a leisurely swim. There is also
a wide range of dry indoor sports facilities here with two multi-purpose
sports halls, which offer opportunities for five-a-side football,
badminton, volleyball, basketball and table tennis. For those who
aim high why not have a go at trampolining at the King Alfred
Leisure Centre, which offers hour-long sessions on Saturdays for both
kids and adults. You can also make use of the fitness suite here for
your exercise needs.
Brighton and Hove’s other three leisure centres are referred
to as ‘dry’ centres as they do not have swimming facilities
but they still offer plenty of keep fit opportunities. An example
is Stanley Deason Leisure Centre [map],
which has a multi-purpose sports hall, gym, squash courts and two
all-weather football/hockey pitches.
Withdean Sports Complex
is a versatile arena that plays host to athletics, league football,
American football, tennis, squash, and dancing. While Moulsecoomb
Community Leisure Centre [map]
has a multi-purpose sports hall and fitness/weights room, along with
a function room and lounge bar.
For the ladies there is plenty of opportunity to get involved in netball,
and even train for the England team, or take up running with the Brighton
and Hove Running Sisters, a women-only group based in the city.
If you prefer to watch other people working up a sweat then there
are plenty of venues around the city where you can be a spectator
such Sussex Country Cricket Club [map],
who play in the top flight, or Brighton Hove Albion Football Club
who play in the Coca-Cola Championship.
Both Brighton and Hove also have their own rugby teams, and there
are a number of golf courses in and around
the city centre, including Hollingbury Golf Course [map],
an 18-hole championship course, with a Pro shop, café and bar.
If you want to comment on our choices or recommend somewhere for sport
in Brighton, why not use our What
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