A person at the gym preparing to lift a barbell weight: they are wearing an armband and blue shoes

Sports and Leisure

Beyond the Walsall campus gym, pitches, courts, and elite fitness centre, Walsall offers plenty of options to keep you active and engaged.

If you're a football fan, Bescot Stadium, home to Walsall F.C, is just a short journey outside the town centre. Every Saturday, you can take part in the Walsall parkrun at Walsall Arboretum, where you can run, jog, or simply spectate. PureGym at Crown Wharf is also an excellent place to stay fit where you can attend a class or use the gym equipment.

Bescot Stadium football pitch, green grass and a blue sky with grey clouds, rows of seats coloured red
A swimming pool at Gala Leisure Centre with diving boards and rows of crowd seating
A sailboarder at Sneyd Water Activity Centre, turning their board at a leftwards angle, wearing a yellow and indigo wetsuit
Walsall golf course: a red flag at the hole, the green mowed in neat lines, bunkers and trees visible in the background

Top 5 ways to stay fit in Walsall.

Walsall parkrun is a vibrant community event that takes place every Saturday at 9am in the scenic surroundings of Walsall Arboretum. It’s totally free to take part and you can walk, jog, run, volunteer, or spectate – it's up to you!

Walsall Golf Club offers golf enthusiasts a premier experience on its meticulously maintained course. With its challenging fairways and scenic surroundings, the club provides a delightful setting for golfers of all skill levels to enjoy the game in a tranquil and welcoming atmosphere.

Right in the heart of Walsall is the Gala Swimming and Fitness Centre, a state-of-the-art facility offering a comprehensive range of fitness amenities, including a well-equipped gym, swimming pools, sauna, dance studio and various fitness classes, perfect for people of all fitness levels.

At our Walsall Campus, there is a dedicated gym and fitness centre offering cutting-edge facilities equipment and support, including state-of-the-art flood lit 3G pitches, a well-equipped sports centre, and a strength and conditioning weight training centre. The gym is a great place to work on your own personal fitness or engage in team sport with friends.

If outdoor activities are your thing, we recommend the Syned Water Activity Centre just a short journey from Walsall. Take part in a range of exhilarating water sports such as canoeing, windsurfing, raft building, kayaking and powerboating. There is also a range of dry-land activities to enjoy including orienteering archery and bushcraft.