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Address: Southampton Sports Centre Thornhill Road | Bassett, Southampton SO16 7AY, England
Phone Number:
+44 300 020 0135
09:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 22:30

The Outdoor Sports Centre is a 56 acre site full of green space dedicated...

The Outdoor Sports Centre is a 56 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?

We are also home to the Alpine Snowports Centre, the pleasure park and the View public house.

Athletics track opening times

Mon - Wed - Fri - Sat - Sun:

All Daylight Hours

Tues and Thurs:

9.00am - 9.00pm

Opening Times

Mon - Sun:

9.00am - 10.30pm

Bank Holidays:

10.00am - 4.00pm

Opening hours may vary according to bookings.

Car Parking

Free parking is available on site. Whilst this may be a short walk to your activity please respect our neighbours and do not park in neighbouring streets.

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Lovely open space

What a lovely park. Plenty of open space for all to use. There's an athletics track, dry ski slope, kids play area (x2), bmx track, mini golf plus plenty of grass areas for... read more

Reviewed 7 April 2016
Rachael H
Portchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great area lots of activities great paths for rollerblading, cycle routes, outside press up bars, skiing and snowboarding, netball, football, tennis courts big athletics track and the old kiddies amusement Park which has been there since the dawn of time.

Thank Emma D
Southampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

They're is something for everyone here. Lots of grass for kids to play, playground wirh settings etc there's a lovely long walk around the golf course, the golf course cafe where you can get a drink or a cuppa and something to eat. Theres also a pub just inside the sports centre, by the bowling greens 🎳 Older ones can... More 

Thank Peter M
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Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

😏 What makes this place ok is its location with the attractions all around it. Looking at it through the eyes of my 6 year old I can see why he loves it, which child doesn't like an amusement park, then again as an adult you would thrown upon the state of the equipment.

Thank Deon M
Southampton, United Kingdom
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228 reviews
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Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Visited here for an event that had us running all over this park. What a lovely area, great to run around. Decent paths and lots to do. A small kids rides area although this was closed, various cricket/football/enclosed areas, dry ski slope area, a bistro/bar, the orienteering event which I believe was trailing a permanent orienteering set up that will... More 

Thank Sarah M
Portchester, United Kingdom
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123 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2016 via mobile

What a lovely park. Plenty of open space for all to use. There's an athletics track, dry ski slope, kids play area (x2), bmx track, mini golf plus plenty of grass areas for picnics and other sports. There are toilets although they are nothing to write home about. There is also an area with kids rides suitable for younger kids.

Thank Rachael H
Southampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

I recently went to The View following on from a funeral. I was pleasantly surprised, the interior has been updated since my previous visit. We were guided to a large room behind the scenes, what an asset to have. Parking was so easy too. The food was spot on, there were sandwiches, sausage rolls, chicken drumsticks, chips, crisps, pizza and... More 

Thank Pippa M
Southampton, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
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Reviewed 6 November 2015 via mobile

Took my little one to the sports centre to burn off some energy. They have two play parks (jacks corner being the better one) my little one loves it and we went to the pleasure park it is old and out dated but if its not broke dont fix it. And its popular there is also many fields for kids... More 

Thank ProjectAlice56
Montego Bay, Jamaica
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Reviewed 22 July 2015

Needs updating - Could not believe how many dogs were in the funfair NOT good with so many children around. Poor seating, some rides not working, Come on update the funfair as the sports center is a lovely place.

1 Thank cindyelliOtt_12
Southampton, United Kingdom
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169 reviews
59 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 8 August 2014

Despite the financial constraints the centre continues to provide a wide range of sporting facilities of a good standard including an athletics track and a ski slope. There are many dedicated supporters of the facilities and events organised for school holidays etc. I have taken my children and grandchildren to the Children's Pleasure Park which has changed very little in... More 

Thank Bilje113
Southampton, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2013

My house nearly back onto this facility. I've lived here for about 45 years. This place was built just prior to WW2 as a public facility with a nice Art Deco pavilion at the top of the site, woodland, open grass areas, pitches, astro turf, hard tennis courts, busy dry ski slope, crazy golf, putting, changing rooms, toilets, athletics, cyclo... More 

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