There are a great number of sports facilities available to hire in Luton and the surrounding areas. It is a fantastic area to work and live if you love to keep active and play sport as there is so much on offer. Whether you're looking to find your nearest 5 a side football pitch or a gym near you, MyLocalPitch is here to help. A wide range of additional sports facilities are available to book such as athletics tracks, 11 a side football pitches, tennis courts, rugby pitches, netball and squash courts. You can also use MyLocalPitch to find your nearest golf club in Luton, as well as your local swimming pool or cricket facilities, including both pitches and nets.
###Pitches and courts in Luton###
PlayFootball Luton has some of the best 5 a side pitches to hire in Luton. Part of Stopsley High School, this stunning venue boasts an impressive eight 5 a side pitches, as well as a larger 7 a side pitch. This is a great sports venue for Luton sportsmen and sportswomen and is also ideal for those looking to hire football pitches in Cockernhoe and Wigmore. The surfaces of all the football pitches at PlayFootball Luton are 3G astroturf and are also floodlit, meaning you can play after work or after school during the darker winter months.
Venue 360 in Luton has a whole host of sports facilities available to hire. The venue has some great indoor facilities, including a 5 a side football pitch, hockey pitch, cricket nets, as well as a netball and tennis court. Their outdoor facilities include an 11 a side grass football pitch and rugby pitch. There are also some hard macadam tennis courts to hire. This venue is situated on the doorstep of Luton Airport Parkway station, meaning it’s incredibly easy to get to if you’re travelling using public transport. If you’re looking to hire sports facilities near Wigmore, Capability Green or Slip End then Venue 360 is just a short drive away.
Inspire Luton Sports Village is a luxurious sports centre with a wide array of booking options to keep even the most enthusiastic sports lover happy. The venue has an indoor football pitch that caters for five-a-side to enable play all year around. It is also possible to enjoy games of badminton and netball in the smart indoor space. Fitness fanatics are looked after with a modern gym area that has all the latest equipment. If individual sports are more up your street, then there is a swimming pool here too. Anyone arriving by public transport should head to Luton National Rail station which is a short distance from Hart Hill and High Town.
Luton’s Hightown Community Sports and Arts Centre has a superb indoor sports hall for hire. The sports venue sits between High Town and Hart Hill and sports lovers travelling by train are best off travelling to Luton train station. If you’d rather travel to the facility by car then there is free parking on site. The indoor sports hall can be booked for netball, badminton and basketball. Other sports that are available for booking include table tennis and short tennis.
Lea Manor Recreation Centre in Luton is a fantastic football venue for hire. The facility has 3G astroturf pitches, an indoor 5-a-side pitch and also a 3G 11-a-side football pitch. The shorter format pitches for hire can be used for six-a-side and seven-a-side football games too. There is an indoor space for hire too that caters for netball and badminton. Lea Manor, situated near to Marsh Farm library and Lea Manor High School, has a gym and state-of-art swimming pool. Anyone travelling on public transport should travel to Leagrave national rail
Lewsey Sports Park has a cracking selection of sporting activities for hire. There is a concreate five-a-side football pitch with floodlights and nearby changing rooms that can be booked with ease. Other outdoor sports for hire at Lewsey Sports Park are netball and tennis, both of which are played on the macadam surface under floodlights. Anyone looking to book an indoor sport can play squash and go for a swim. The sports venue is next door to St Martin De Porres Primary School and a short distance from Chalk Hills
Stockwood Park Athletics is an outstanding athletics facility for hire in Luton. It can be found on the Stockwood Park Golf Centre site, which is based off the M1. The track is an artificial surface that means it can be used for training throughout the year. Athletes that hire out the facility can train for hammer, discus, long jump as well as the 400m running track. The gym here is perfect for anyone wanting to warm up or concentrate on more muscle intensive programmes. Luton Airport Parkway is the best station for anyone travelling via public transport.
Luton’s Stockwood Park Golf Centre is an 18-hole course for hire just off the M1. There is free parking for anyone that has booked a tee-off time or the nearest station is Luton Airport Parkway for those coming by public transport. The course doesn’t have a driving range on site so ensure your swing is in good nick before arriving. Golf players can hire buggies and there is a shop to stock up on essentials. There is also a bar where you can share a pint and discuss how well or badly you played. Stockwood Park Golf Centre is also available for hire for the new phenomenon Footgolf.
###Additional information for Luton residents###
Luton council understands the major benefits of leading an active lifestyle and is committed to helping locals enjoy sport as much as possible. There are huge amounts of venues in the borough that can be used for a wide range of sporting activities. The council continues to invest in grassroots sports with the mission of building healthier and happier lives for locals.
Active Luton is a charitable trust that aims to enhance the lives of Luton locals from all backgrounds. Fitness, health and wellbeing are at the core of the charity and the programmes implemented are designed to encourage, motivate and help people in the borough.
Luton Sports Network is a non-profit organisation that works tirelessly throughout the community to support local sports men and women and encourage an all-round healthy lifestyle approach. They provide funding to individuals, sports clubs and organisations in Luton in order to help promote and develop various grassroots sports. The Luton Sports Network also helps to organise sporting events in the local area with one of their ultimate aims being to make sport as accessible to all as possible.
Bedfordshire and Luton’s county sports partner is team BEDS&LUTON, whose aim is to increase sports participation across the borough with the motto ‘activity for life’. With healthy and active living for all being their ultimate goal, they bring together local authorities and national governing bodies, as well as coaches and sports clubs to create an infrastructure that makes sport accessible for all. They also organise events and run various sports programmes to encourage physical activity in all areas of life. Equal opportunity is also highly important to team BEDS&LUTON and they aim to make sure people from all backgrounds and abilities are able to get involved and enjoy participating in sport.
If you live in Luton and you’re looking to start practising a healthier lifestyle then Live Well Luton, the town’s free lifestyle service, will be able to help you. Covering many aspects of life, such as weight loss, dieting and addiction, the service they provide offers advice on how to improve health through things such as physical activity and exercise. Live Well Luton strongly promotes activity on a regular basis to make real changes to people’s lives.
Bedfordshire Cricket is a non-profit establishment that looks after all recreational grassroots cricket throughout the county, developing close links between schools, clubs, leagues and the local community.
The mission is to enhance cricket in Bedfordshire by boosting the number of people who play, support, enjoy and give something to the sport. Bedfordshire Cricket covers everything from county and district youth teams to grounds maintenance and disability cricket. They also help train coaches, umpires and scorers.
Bedfordshire Cricket has more than 90 cricket clubs under its remit and are dedicated to helping them grow membership numbers and improving their facilities.
Bedfordshire FA has been around for over 100 years and in modern times boasts of a membership of over 500 clubs including Wembley finalists. Bedfordshire FA has an ongoing mission to establish safe and structured football opportunities for the benefit of everyone in the area irrespective of age, colour, gender and disability.
Another key initiative is developing a better class of players, coaches and referees. At the same time the association promotes equality within all leagues and respectable behaviour for all players, coaches, and the fans.
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