A new destination for sport in Essex
The Northern Gateway Sports Park, part of Leisure World, is a 76 acre site providing both indoor and outdoor sport and leisure activities.
The Sports Park is unique to Essex and features a 1 mile floodlit cycle track. This facility is a safe space for both leisurely and challenging cycling. The track will have cycling provisions for people with disabilities and for those with special needs.
Award winning food and drink
Our new cafe, Paddy & Scott's, is a great place to stop and relax with a drink and some
delicious locally-sourced food.
Do laps around your competition
From beginners to elite, enjoy an exhilarating spin around the floodlit 1 mile cycling track, or discover the basics at our learn to cycle facility.Find Out More
Start your fitness journey
Join as a member and make use of our state-of-the art fitness centre, offering personal training sessions alongside a timetable of exercise classes.Find Out More
Try an exhilirating new sport
Take aim at the Northern Gateway Sports Park with this unique sport that is both welcoming and engaging.Find Out More
Train, learn and play rugby
One of Colchester’s largest established sports clubs, Colchester Rugby Football Club caters for all ages and abilities, with successful Mini, Youth and Colts rugby, plus several senior teams including a newly established Women’s side.Find Out More
High quality pitches available for hire
Enjoy a game with friends or colleagues, or join a local league at the new 5 and 6-a-side 3G football pitches.Find Out More
Challenge a friend
Badminton is a fast-paced game which can improve balance, co-ordination, agility and speed. Enjoy a match with two or four players, a sociable and fun way to keep fit.Find Out More
Fast-paced indoor and outdoor cricket
Bowl out the competition with a choice of two or four nets when playing an indoor game. Our cricket facilities are available to hire for clubs, groups and individuals.Find Out More
Score goals in netball
Turn Goal Defence into Goal Attack on one of our bookable netball courts.Find Out More
Favour ball control in Futsal
Futsal is a variant of football played on a hard court, smaller than football pitch, and indoors. The game favours ball control and passing in small spaces, with an emphasis on improvisation, creativity and technique.Find Out More
Facilities at the Northern Gateway Sports Park
The Sports Park has a multi-use sports centre, indoor cricket facilities, a fitness suite and exercise and cycle studios. It has a new state-of-the-art rugby facility which will become the new home of Colchester Rugby Football Club along with two all weather pitches, additional grass pitches and an archery range for local clubs.
There is ample parking at the Colchester Northern Gateway with a surface car park of 300 spaces. This can be used by customers of Colchester Northern Gateway Sports Park and members of Colchester Rugby Club and Colchester Archery Club.
There’s acres of space to explore – whether for picnics, rambles, or kick-abouts with friends. Plus our new Paddy & Scott’s cafe is a great place to eat and drink or catch up with friends and family.
Award winning food and drink
Enjoy an award-winning craft coffee, whilst taking in views of the sports park.
With a wide selection of local hot and cold food, Paddy & Scott’s is the ideal setting for a catch up with friends, a business meeting, or a pit stop whilst walking the dog.
Be sure to tag us on Instagram when you make your next visit – @colchestersportspark