Norwich is an active city with plenty to do, inside or outdoors.

Hit the Gym

Woman at the gym

Norwich city centre has no fewer than 10 gyms in and around the city centre. Most are open 24 hours, affordable with some great student discounts and introductory offers – especially around Freshers’ week.

Eaton Park

Eaton park on sunny day

Just a stone's throw from UEA, you’ll find this gem of a park. Besides the gorgeous gardens and cafe, there’s plenty going on to get fit and keep active. Here are just some of the facilities you’ll find:

  • Football pitch
  • Basketball court
  • Tennis courts
  • Skate and BMX park
  • Table tennis
  • Cycle speedway
  • Cricket
  • Nordic walking
  • Pitch ‘n putt

And if you’re really up for it, you can join one of the country’s biggest 5k weekly Park Run events.

Whitlingham Country Park and Dry Ski Slopes

Rowers at the country park

Located just outside Norwich city centre, this stunning natural wetland combines watersports with picturesque trails by the lake where you can cycle and walk. There’s also an excellent cafe and visitor centre for when you want to relax and take it easy.

If you’re looking for something that’s more high energy, you’ll find the dry ski slopes perched high above the stunning Whitlingham Country Park. Open to members and non-members alike, with activities from skiing to tubing, this is the perfect place to practice for the ski season or for trying something new.