For information on health events, and the importance of staying healthy, please see our Health & wellbeing section. For local classes and swimming pool information, please visit  Westgate Leisure Centre .

Cobnor Activity Centre

Cobnor Activity Centre, located in Chichester Harbour, offers a full range of water and land based outdoor activities including: dinghy sailing, kayaking, sea kayaking, canoeing, mountain biking, climbing, abseiling, low ropes, archery, raft building, team building, problem solving, orienteering, and power boat trips.

An excellent range of equipment and qualified staff help to deliver a variety of taster sessions, camps, expeditions and certified courses. Cobnor are specialists in the following courses: RYA sailing, RYA powerboating, BCU canoeing, BCU kayaking, and British Cycling mountain biking.

From April a range of evening sessions and evening courses are available for all ages and abilities. Summer Camps, Expeditions Camps, Sailing Camps and Multi-Activity Camps are run for 8-16 year olds during the summer.

Chichester ParkRun free events

Chichester parkrun is a free weekly 5km timed run provided. It takes place all year round every Saturday at 9am in Oaklands Park. To take part you just have to register using our website and bring your unique barcode along to have your time recorded.

Participants from the age of 4 can take part. Under 11s must run with an adult. There is no restriction on time to complete the course. We all run for our own fun and enjoyment. Please come and join in whatever your pace. For more information visit the ParkRun website .

Chichester parkrun is organised completely by volunteers. We require volunteers between 8:30-10am every Saturday to help organise our fun, friendly and free event in Chichester. No previous experience or skills are required. All roles are simple and full training will be given in minutes on the day.

Chichester Ronin Judo Club

Chichester Judo club has just had a brand new dojo built at the New Park Road Community Centre and are running beginners classes for all, ages 5-8, 8-16 and 16+/adult.

You may have seen Judo at the Olympics where Britain won a Silver and a Bronze. Judo is for all, no matter what your age, gender or ability - not just elite athletes. Why not come along and give it a try. You can just turn up on a Monday or Friday evening for a free lesson, or join the Beginners Class Scheme. Lessons are just £2.50 (£3.50 for 16+) and we can lend you all you will need to start with.

Karen French
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The Dojo, Jubilee Hall
New Park Centre
New Park Road
West Sussex
PO19 7XY
United Kingdom

Royal Yachting Association (RYA) Training Courses

Want to get out on the district's stretches of beaches on a powerboat this summer but need a bit of training first?

Chichester District Council's Foreshores Service offers Royal Yachting Association (RYA) powerboat training from the Bracklesham Bay Foreshores Office.

Sail Boat Project

Sail Boat Project operates a 30 foot yacht out of Chichester Harbour. They run RYA courses (2 day Start Yachting, 5 day Competent Crew or Day Skipper) and arrange personalised sailing trips as well as being available for charter, with concessionary rates for students, pensioners and anyone on a low income.

Sports Coaching Courses

The Sports Activity and Research Centre (SARC) at the University of Chichester provides you the chance to unleash your competitive spirit, enjoy social activity with friends and improve your health and wellbeing. Our University's world class Sports Activity and Research Centre (SARC) is here to provide students and local community with all your sport and recreation requirements. There is no better place to enjoy your sporting experience. Whether you want to unleash your competitive spirit, enjoy some social activity with friends, or improve your health and wellbeing in our modern fitness suite; our fantastic facilities and friendly team are available at all times to ensure all your sport and leisure needs are met.

Sports Dream

Sports Dream encourages exercise, recreation, activity and sport in Selsey. The website gives details and contacts of all that goes on in Selsey as well as a facility to plan future events in partnership and cooperation with others.