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Sports and leisure facilities


The Borough offers a wealth of sports and leisure facilities, parks and children's playgrounds.  We are committed to creating a healthy, vibrant community with sport and physical activity playing an integral part. You can read our Sports, Play and Leisure Strategy (PDF) [1MB] (opens new window) here or find out details of sports and leisure facilities plus cycling and walking routes below.

To find out about the redevelopment of the Marina Centre, visit our dedicated page, Marina Centre redevelopment.

What sports facilities do you offer?

Freedom Leisure (opens new window), working in partnership with the Council, runs the Marina Centre (opens new window) (due to open in summer 2022) and the Phoenix Leisure Centre (opens new window)

Visit the Active Norfolk (opens new window) and Tourism (opens new window) websites to find more sports facilities. Watch the '150 minutes' video (opens new window) from Active Norfolk for information on why it is important to live a healthy life.

Can I hire a sports hall?

Sports halls that are available for hire:
HallContact Information
Bracecamp Village Hall, Ormesby 01493 730365
Caister High School

01493 720542 (or extension 340)

Cliff Park High School, Gorleston 

01493 661504

Flegg High School, Martham01493 740349
Fleggburgh Village Hall01493 368245
Great Yarmouth High School

01493 842061

John Grant School, Caister 

01493 720158

Lichfield Community Centre, Southtown01493 661166
Lynn Grove High School, Gorleston 

01493 660623

New Road Sport and Leisure Centre, Belton

01493 602960

Marina Centre, Great Yarmouth 01493 851521
Mill Lane Community Centre, Bradwell01493 445231
Ormiston Venture Academy, Gorleston01493 662966
Shrublands Centre, Gorleston 

01493 660225

St Olaves Village Hall

01493 488268

Where can I find information on parks?

Visit our Tourism website (opens new window) to find out where our parks are located. We work closely with our cleaning partners to make sure they stay clean and safe.

Where can I find a playground for my child?

Look on the map to find your nearest playground:

Are there any cycle routes in the Borough?

Download our  cycle map for Great Yarmouth and the surrounding area (PDF) [3MB] (opens new window)  with seven leisurely routes, mostly run on roads and dedicated cycleways. It aims to provide cyclists with routes that make the most of the rich and varied local scenery in the area, from beaches to historic churches, to longer cycle routes that take in castles, windmills, country estates and other tourist attractions.

The Norfolk Coast Partnership provides information on cycle routes in the county, including the Norfolk Coast Cycleway (opens new window). Further information on walking and cycling routes in Norfolk can also be found on the Norfolk Trails interactive map (opens new window).

How can I get involved in promoting cycling across the Borough?

There is a local Cycle Forum that meets to encourage and promote cycling and to influence policy, and is involved in the implementation and design of many cycle schemes across the Borough. The forum always welcomes new members. Please see the agendas and minutes from the previous three meetings for more information:

Where can I walk using public footpaths in the Borough?

Great Yarmouth is a beautiful borough to discover on foot. Click here for full details on walking in the Borough of Great Yarmouth. (opens new window)

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