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Best outdoor sports to try in Wolverhampton

By bzbeth 18 Jun 2019

University is over, the sun is out (at times) and you need plans to fill your summer holidays...

If you're not jetting away then you need something to keep you occupied in Wolverhampton for the next few months.

Have you visited these before?

West Park: Probably a stupid question as it's one of the more obvious ones that you'll pass every day when going to university BUT it's ideal. It has set areas for cricket so get your bat and ball ready or you could set up a rounders game or a game of 5-aside on the grass. 

East Park: This is another place you might have been during your time at UoW but with less students around, it's a great space to chill out and play sport. With plenty of space for running and riding a bike, you're spoilt for choice. East Park also has tennis courts and football pitches so convince some friends to join you and you're good to go!

Phoneix Park: If you'd prefer to play a game of basketball with some friends or just practice shooting some hoops then this is the place to be! It's about a half an hour walk from the City Centre or you could jump on the 61 bus near our City campus. The park has outdoor fitness equipment and a BMX track too if you're looking for somewhere to go on your bike.

Challenge Academy: If you're more of an adrenaline junkie and like to set yourself a challenge then visit Challenge Academy at some point during summer. They have all sorts you can get involved in, including rock climbing, zip wires and lots of other exciting activities that are guaranteed to get your adrenaline pumping.

Perton Park Golf Club: Even if you're not the biggest golf fan, check this place out over summer. You could spend some time at the driving range (remember not to take it too seriously) or even playing footgolf. Perton Park isn't too far from town, if you don't drive you can jump on the 10, 10A or 10B for about 20 minutes. It'll be worth it! 

Take some inspiration from those - most of them are free and if not, they won't break the bank so, no excuses...

Have a great summer!