Main Hall Sessions
The multi-purpose sports hall offers a
seamless, non-structured surface, outstanding for most indoor
sports. Well complemented with all the equipment you require for
all common indoor sports – utilising its 65m x 25m capacity to the
full. It is also complimented with a 4 lane 60m sprint straight
that can be utilised for a multitude of activities.
The range of sports on offer include
Athletics, Badminton, Short tennis, Basketball, Netball,
Volleyball, Martial Arts and a variety of general fitness
There are eight badminton courts in the hall,
and one court for team sports like football. From mid-October to
mid-April two badminton courts are not available due to the
sand-pit being in use for long/triple jump.
For up to date opening times of the sports
hall, please see our ‘opening times’ link. The sports hall operates
on a winter and summer programme as outlined below.
Winter programme (mid-October –
During the winter period Bedford and County
Athletic club use the indoor hall for training: pole vault; high
jump; long and triple jump; throws using the indoor cage; sprints
and specific fitness and stamina exercises.
Their exclusive training times are:
Mon & Weds
6.30pm - 8.30pm – Zone B,C,D.
Thurs 6.30pm -
8.30pm – Zone A,B,C,D
10.30am - 12.30pm – Zone A,B,C,D
Outside of these times the hall is available
for casual use, football, badminton etc and courts can only be
booked up to a week in advance (Discounts available with a Bedford
During the Summer the athletes use the outdoor
facilities which means that the whole hall is available for
Bookings can be made by phone or in person up
to a week in advance.
Badminton rackets and footballs may be hired
from reception, a deposit of £5 will be required.
current price list for all hire charges and court
An application to block book the facility on a
6 monthly basis is available if used regularly. These renewals are
completed in October and April to coincide with the winter and
summer programme. For more information please contact the Stadium
reception. Please read terms and conditions in Admission prices
Other sessions that are regulars in the sports
hall programme include:
- 50+ activity groups on a Monday afternoon
(1.30pm - 4.30pm) and Wednesday
(9.45am - 12.30noon). Come and try a fun badminton/table tennis
session and use it as a great way of making new friends. Price
includes a hot drink for afterwards to help you wind down and chat
about your game!! Men and Women welcome.
- Ladies Recreation mornings (please see
fitness classes/crèche facilities)
- Bedford Beagles and Passport to Athletics.
Sessions for children to come along and ‘have a go’ at various
activities. (please see Resident clubs).
For more information on athletic facilities
available please look at ‘Indoor and Outdoor athletic facilities’