Contact us

Get in touch with the University Recreation team at Kelburn or Pipitea, find contact details and check the opening times.

Recreation Centre—Kelburn

We have an extensive range of facilities and services, including a main gym, core and stretching room, fitness studio, dance room and Functional Training Room.


Opening hours

Peak hours: 19 February 2024 to 2 June 2024 and 8 July 2024 to 13 October 2024

Monday–Thursday: 6 am–10.30 pm

Friday: 6 am–8 pm

Weekends: 9 am–6 pm

Off peak hours: 3 June 2024 to 7 July 2024 and 14 October 2024 to 23 February 2025

Monday–Thursday: 6.30 am–9.30 pm

Friday: 6.30 am–8 pm

Weekends: 9 am–6 pm

Closure dates

University holidays and public holidays

Pipitea Fitness

Located in the basement of Rutherford House, Pipitea Fitness studio provides a comprehensive selection of machine, free weights and cardio equipment as well as a group exercise room for classes.


Opening hours

20 February to 19 December 2023

Monday–Thursday: 11 am–7 pm

Friday: 11 am–6 pm

Weekends: closed

University and public holidays: closed

Request a venue booking

Complete the online booking form with the following information as a minimum:

  • activity name and type
  • date of event (or start and finish dates if it is a booking for a long-term event)
  • number of attendees
  • preferred room or location (if you have one).

Ensure that you provide as much information as possible and ensure that you include any additional services you may require (additional equipment, security, cleaning, health & safety compliance).

Recreation updates

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Recreation feedback

Thank you to all users who completed the 2023 feedback week survey. We appreciate your responses and are working hard to continually improve the services we are providing.