Sports and Leisure


There are three sports centres in the city – Nunnery Wood Sports Complex, St. Johns Sports Centre and Perdiswell Leisure Centre & Swimming Pool with a wide range of facilities offering an excellent choice of sporting activities.  Opened in January 2017, the pool at Perdiswell boasts an eight-lane 25-metre competition standard pool, training pool with moveable floor and facilities for disabled people, including Pool Pod hoist

Worcester is a sporting hub, especially if you like watching rugby, basketball, cricket and horseracing. Shelsley Walsh Motorsport is also located near to the city and provides spectators with a hill climb experience, at the oldest motorsport track in the world.

Worcestershire County Cricket Club plays cricket at England’s most beautiful sporting ground, on New Road. The ground is set with the backdrop of the magnificent Worcester Cathedral.

Worcester Warriors play premiership rugby at Sixways, Worcester Wolves play first division basketball at the University Arena, and horse-racing takes place throughout the summer at Worcester Racecourse.

Worcester Basketball Season September to April
Worcestershire County Cricket Club Season April to September
Worcester Racecourse Season May to October
Worcester Rugby Club Season September to May

Green Spaces

Worcester has an abundance of beautiful parks and green spaces attracting thousands of visitors every year.

Gheluvelt Park, Fort Royal Park and Cripplegate Park boast coveted Green Flag awards meaning that they rank as some of the best in the country.  We have a recently refurbished Civil War Playground at Fort Royal Park which is located on the site of the Battle of Worcester and has some of the best views across the city, whilst our Riverside Park winds along the banks of the Severn providing plenty of picnic spots and scenic views.