Contact and opening hours

Get in touch with our University Recreation team at Kelburn or Pipitea, check the opening times or book one of our venues.

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 long room.


Opening hours

Standard: 22 February - 6 November 2022 
Monday–Thursday: 6 am–10.30 pm
Friday: 6 am–8 pm
Weekends: 9 am–6 pm
Summer: 7 November 2022 to 19 February 2023 
Monday–Thursday: 6.30 am–9.30 pm
Friday: 6.30 am–8 pm
Weekends: 9 am–6 pm
Christmas closure: 
Kelburn Recreation Centre - 10:30 pm Tuesday 20 December until Wednesday 11 January 2023 inclusive Pipitea Fitness.
University holidays: closed  Public holidays: closed

Pipitea Fitness

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


Opening hours

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).

Current information

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