Living Southampton

Sports, Leisure & Wellbeing

Fancy a sail on the solent, getting active at a health club or setting a slower pace at a spa? Southampton is a great city in which to get active, whether it’s to get fit, compete, or just to have fun and meet new people. But if relaxation is at the top of the list then there are also plenty of places to visit in the city.

All Sports, Leisure & Wellbeing: Click on a marker to find out more

Alpine Snowsports Centre

2.22 miles to city centre

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Southampton Sports Centre
Bassett
Southampton
SO16 7AY
GB
Get Directions
Tel: 0300 0200 135
Web: Visit Website
Admission: Paid Admission

Nestled in the trees at the 150-acre Outdoor Sports Centre, the Alpine Snowsports Centre caters for all your winter sport needs all year round. Beginner or advanced - the centre caters for all. Many a fine skier and snowboarder has graced the slope over the years, including Billy Morgan, who recently became one of the few boarders to land a triple rodeo.

Bitterne Leisure Centre

2.22 miles to city centre

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Dean Road
Southampton
Hampshire
SO18 6AQ
GB
Get Directions
Tel: 023 8043 7647
Web: Visit Website
Admission: Paid Admission
Community is very much at the heart of Bitterne Leisure Centre. Being located in the middle of Bitterne makes the Centre a thriving hub for the local population. This is evident as soon as you walk into our recently refurbished reception area and meet our team: friendly and welcoming, our Supporters feel they make a real difference, which certainly encompasses that community feel.
 
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Botleigh Grange Spa

4.88 miles to city centre

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Botleigh Grange Hotel & Spa
Grange Road, Hedge End
Southampton
Hampshire
SO30 2GA
GB
Get Directions
Tel: 01489 776 955
Web: Visit Website
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A warm welcome is always on hand, experience the uplifting ambience immediately as you enter Botleigh Grange Spa where a member of the team will be delighted to guide you and offer individual treatment advice to help create your perfect spa experience.

Opening Times: Monday – Friday 07:00 – 20:30, Saturday 08:00 – 21:00

Free Admission for residents

Paid Admission for non residents

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Chamberlayne Leisure Centre

2.27 miles to city centre

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Chamberlayne Leisure Centre
150 Weston Lane
Southampton
Hampshire
SO19 9SJ
GB
Get Directions
Tel: 023 8043 7668
Web: Visit Website
Admission: Paid Admission

You’ll always get a warm and friendly welcome at Chamberlayne, and our experienced Campaign Team will soon have you on your way to achieving your sport and exercise goals. It’s the most accessible leisure centre in Southampton and we offer all manner of fun activities for all ages and abilities, which take place both inside the leisure centre and out in the open air.

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Exciting Escapes

1.61 miles to city centre

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100 Shirley High Street
Southampton,
Hampshire
SO16 4FB
GB
Get Directions
Tel: 02380 361 549
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Rated the *"most fun thing to do in Hampshire"* by TripAdvisor (over 370 FIVE STAR reviews). It is a bit like the Crystal Maze – you work together in small teams of between 2 and 7 people and you have to solve puzzles, clues and challenges to complete your mission! Located on Shirley High Street and open Tuesday to Sunday 10am to 10pm.

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First Class Sailing

1.06 miles to city centre

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Shamrock Quay
William Street
Southampton
Hampshire
SO14 5QL
GB
Get Directions
Tel: 023 8001 1077
Web: Visit Website
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Admission: Paid Admission

Ever wanted to cast off and sail into the sunset? Or perhaps just wanted to have a go in a boat and see what it is like? Our RYA yacht sailing courses cater for complete beginners through to the very  experienced. Sail on board modern yachts and explore the Solent with all it’s harbours, creeks, and marinas. Tasty food and passionate, friendly, mature instructors.

Opening Times: Monday to Friday, 8am to 7pm

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Go Ape

3.38 miles to city centre

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Itchen Valley Country Park, Allington Lane
West End
Southampton
SO30 3HQ
GB
Get Directions
Tel: 0845 643 9215
Web: Visit Website
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Admission: Paid Admission
Take to the trees and speed down zip slides. They’re part of a course of rope bridges, Tarzan swings and crossings; all set up to 120 feet above the forest floor.

Go Ape offers two to three hours of tree top fun. It’s a great way to get outdoors and have an adventure.

Grand Harbour Hotel Health Club

0.70 miles to city centre

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Grand Harbour Hotel
West Quay Road
Southampton
Hampshire
SO15 1AG
GB
Get Directions
Tel: 023 8063 3033 (Ext 766)
Web: Visit Website
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Admission: Paid Admission

Work out in the fully equipped techno gym or have a quick dip in the pool. Whether you fancy some light exercise or want to get your blood pumping, the gym at the Grand Harbour has something for everyone. The Personal Trainers will help you make the most of your time and can suggest a programme to enhance development of your health and fitness.  The Pool area boasts a sauna, steam room and Spa Pool. Free Admission to Members & Hotel Residents. 

Opening Times: Monday – Friday 6:30 – 22:00 (last swim 21:15) / Saturday & Sunday 07:00 – 21:00 (last swim 20:15). 

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Meon Valley A Marriott Hotel & Country Club - Golf Course

8.33 miles to city centre

Type

Sandy Lane
Shedfield
Southampton
Hampshire
SO32 2HQ
GB
Get Directions
Tel: 01329 833455
Web: Visit Website
Email: Email now
Admission: Paid Admission

This premier golf venue features 27 holes over 2 courses and is located on the beautiful Hampshire countryside. The 18 hole Meon Course cuts through an ancient English oak forest, offering tree-lined fairways, large bunkers and natural water hazards.The 9 hole Valley Course is slightly less demanding but provides excellent entertainment for the golfer who does not have the time to play a full 18 holes. It is built around the ruins of a Roman village and features well-protected, manicured fairways and beautifully designed greens.

Opening Times: Varying depending on time of year

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Outdoor Sports Centre

2.22 miles to city centre

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The Outdoor Sports Centre
Thornhill Road
Southampton
Hampshire
SO16 7AY
GB
Get Directions
Tel: 0300 0200 135
Web: Visit Website

The Outdoor Sports Centre is a 150 acre site full of green space dedicated to the love of the great outdoors! It’s full of sport and exercise opportunities; we’ve got something for everyone including cricket pitches, multi-purpose pitches for football and hockey, tennis courts, a cyclocross and BMX track, an assault course style trim trail, an athletics track and even a crazy golf course! What more could you want?

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