Sports Centres

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 has an abundance of beautiful parks and green spaces with Gheluvelt Park and Cripplegate Park benefitting from Children’s play areas, tennis courts and bowling greens, making these parks multi-functional; with events held throughout the year for the benefit of local residents and tourists.

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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.

Home of Worcestershire County Cricket Club

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.

Worcestershire County Cricket Club Season April to September

Worcester Warriors

Worcester Warriors are one of the top 12 rugby union clubs in England and compete in the Gallagher Premiership, Premiership Rugby Cup and European Challenge Cup. Warriors play their home matches at Sixways Stadium, which has been the club’s home ground since they moved from Bevere in 1975. The stadium, which is conveniently located close to Junction Six of the M5 motorway, has a capacity of 11,499, ample on-site parking and has modern conference and banqueting facilities which are used extensively throughout the year.

Worcester Rugby Club Season September to May

Worcester Racecourse, home of Summer Jump Racing

Worcester Racecourse is one of the oldest racecourses in the country, with racing first taking place on the site known as Pitchcroft in 1718. Pitchcroft has seen a host of events in those 300 years, including bare knuckle boxing in 1824, a record 229 runners on an 8 race card in January 1965 and HRH The Princess Royal riding her own horse Cnoc Na Cuille to victory, before the racecourse became the home of summer jumps racing as it is known today.

Worcester Racecourse Season May to October

Worcester Arena, home of Basketball

The Worcester Wolves are the West Midlands’ premier Basketball team playing in the British Wheelchair Basketball Women’s Premier League and the National Basketball League WNBL1 and NBL3. The Club is owned by the University of Worcester and home games and training take place at the 2,000 seat University of Worcester Arena. The University of Worcester Arena boasts state of the art conference facilities in a fresh, modern and dynamic conference suite on the first floor of the building. The suite can be fully partitioned to create smaller, soundproof rooms if required; and includes exciting views overlooking the Arena Hall and across the River Severn to the city centre beyond.

Worcester Basketball Season September to April