A bicycle riding across a footpath, kicking up dust

Sports and Leisure

Telford has so much to offer when it comes to staying active and occupied as a student. Telford Town Park is on your doorstep and offers a variety of ways to keep you fit, on Saturday’s you can even take part in the Telford parkrun, a 5km community event which you can walk, jog, run, volunteer, or spectate. PureGym is also centrally located and offers a range of gym equipment and classes. 

Inside a PureGym, rows of cycling machines illuminated by red lights, a graphic reading GO surrounded by running track lanes on the right wall
Telford Bike Hub, with green Cycle Station signage and a flag planted in the ground
Telford Ice Rink with four people skating on the ice, the words ENERGY CENTRE printed onto the far wall
The counter in Telford Snowboard and Ski Centre: boards, boots and skis arranged on the wooden wall behind the counter, various ski and snowboard brand logos displayed on pinned flags

Top 5 ways to stay fit in Telford.

Keep fit and meet some new friends at Telford parkrun. Taking place in Telford Town Park every Saturday at 9am, it’s a free, fun, and friendly weekly 5k community event. Whether you want to walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate – it's up to you! 

PureGym, situated conveniently near Telford Southwater, is a 24-hour fitness facility. With memberships starting at just £15.99 with an additional 30% off for students, PureGym is a cost-effective and convenient option for fitting in a workout session around your studies.  

If cycling is more your thing, there is an abundance of trails and cycle routes in and around the local area, such as the Silkin Way, a local 14-mile scenic green corridor route.  

If you don’t have your own bike, we recommend checking out Telford Bike Hub, located in Telford Town Park. With bike and scooter hire available from 10am – 4pm daily, we think it’s a great way to get in some exercise and take in the local sights!  

One for the adrenaline junkies is Telford Snowboard and Ski Centre. Home to an all-weather 85-metre outdoor dry slope, there is skiing, snowboarding, tubing and tobogganing activities on offer.  

Located in the Southwater Complex is Telford Ice Rink. Whether you’re looking for ice skating or ice hockey lessons, or just some fun on the ice with friends, this place is one to check out. Don’t forget to check their website for regular upcoming events.