Newcastle Sports and Outdoor Activities

(Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear, England, UK)

Newcastle Sports and Outdoor ActivitiesThe city of Newcastle has excellent sports facilities, including a wide range of popular Newcastle spectator sports, such as rugby and cricket. There are also good sports facilities in Newcastle for participants, such as golf courses, tennis courts, central badminton courts, popular swimming pools, modern fitness centres and gyms. The local Newcastle newspapers provide a useful sports section that regularly lists daily and weekly local Newcastle sports events, which are held in and around the city centre.

The River Tyne runs straight through the centre of Newcastle and is a particularly scenic area for walking and cycling in Newcastle. There are also a number of pubs along the way, close to the riverside.

Newcastle Sports and Outdoor Activities


Address: St. James's Park Stadium, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE1 4ST, England
Tel: +44 (0)191 201 8400
Newcastle United, Newcastle's premiership football club, plays regular home games at St. James's Park Stadium, which seat almost 40,000 people. With a large number of loyal supporters, tickets to Newcastle United Football Club matches should always be booked in advance. St. James's Park Stadium is the second largest football stadium in the United Kingdom, holding around 52,000 people. It is also the oldest football stadium in the North East, and the first game of football was played here more than 125 years ago.


Address: Kingston Park Stadium, Brunton Road, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE13 8AF, England
Tel: +44 (0)191 2145588
Rugby is an increasingly popular spectator sport in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Newcastle's leading rugby team is the Newcastle Falcons. Playing regular matches at Newcastle's impressive Kingston Park Stadium, the Newcastle Falcons usually attract large crowds.


The all-seater Gateshead International Stadium hosts many major British and International athletics events and has excellent sporting facilities.


Address: Metro Radio Arena, Arena Way, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE4 7NA, England
Tel: +44 (0)870 707 8000
Newcastle's premier basketball team is the Newcastle Eagles and they play regular matches at the Metro Radio Arena, formerly known as the Telewest Arena, close to Redhrugh Bridge.

Fitness Centres and Gyms

There are numerous well-equipped fitness and sports centres in central Newcastle, with excellent state-of-the-art fitness and weight training equipment, aerobic courses, personal trainers, saunas, solariums, steam rooms, hydrotherapy and massage. Most gyms and sports centres in Newcastle are open daily, from early in the morning until late at night.
  • Bannatyne's Health Club
    Address: 5 St. Ann's Road, Quayside, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE1 2BH, England
    Tel: +44 (0)191 261 4664
  • Cowgate Leisure Centre
    Address: Harehills Avenue, Cowgate, Newcastle, England
    Tel: +44 (0)191 286 9521
  • David Lloyd Leisure
    Address: Castle Farm Road, South Gosforth, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE3 1SN, England
    Tel: +44 (0)191 284 1275
  • Eldon Leisure
    Address: High Friars, Eldon Square, Newcastle, England
    Tel: +44 (0)191 232 5917
  • Elswick Park Leisure Pool
    Address: Elswick Road, Elswick, Newcastle, England
    Tel: +44 (0)191 273 7801
  • Healthlands Ladies' Fitness Centre
    Address: 229 Two Ball Lonnen, Fenham, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE4 9RX, England
    Tel: +44 (0)191 274 2626
  • Lightfoot Centre
    Address: Wharrier Street, Walker, Newcastle, England
    Tel: +44 (0)191 265 5597
  • Newburn Leisure Centre
    Address: Grange Road, Newburn, Newcastle, England
    Tel: +44 (0)191 264 0014
  • Kenton Sports Centre
    Address: Anfield Road, North Kenton, Newcastle, England
    Tel: +44 (0)191 271 5143
  • Scotswood Sports Centre
    Address: Denton Road, Scotswood, Newcastle, England
    Tel: +44 (0)191 274 3716

  • Megabowl

    Address: 1 Garden Walk, Metro Centre, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, NE11 9XY, England
    Tel: +44 (0)191 460 0444
    Newcastle's Megabowl centre is located in the Gateshead area of Newcastle and features modern tenpin bowling facilities, an arcade area with state-of-the-art video games and a café.
    Open hours: daily - 10:00 to 23:00

    Deep Blue Dive

    Address: 69a Front Street, Tynemouth, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE30 4BP, England
    Tel: +44 (0)191 296 0218
    Deep Blue Dive is a popular diving shop in Newcastle's Tynemouth area, with equipment hire, a diving school and boat trips.
    Open hours: Monday to Wednesday, Friday - 09:00 to 18:00, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday - 09:00 to 17:30

    City Pool

    Address: Northumberland Road, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE1 8SE, England
    Tel: +44 (0)191 232 1981
    Newcastle's City Pool is located in Newcastle city centre and is home to three large swimming pools, a Turkish bath, a sauna and a fitness centre.
    Open hours: Monday - 08:30 to 19:30, Tuesday and Wednesday - 07:30 to 19:30, Thursday - 07:30 to 19:00, Friday - 07:30 to 18:00, Saturday - 08:30 to 16:00