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    Brookes Sport Harcourt Hill Campus (Botley)

    Monday to Friday: 6.30am - 11.00pm
    Saturday: 7.30am - 10.00pm
    Sunday: 8.00am - 10.00pm 
    Bank Holiday Mondays: 12.00pm - 8.00pm

    Brookes Sport Headington Campus

    Monday - Friday: 6.30am - 11.00pm
    Saturday - Sunday: 9.00am - 10.00pm
    Bank Holiday Mondays: 12.00pm - 8.00pm 

    Last entry always 1 hour before close. 

    Contact us

    General enquiries including membership, classes and facility bookings:

    Headington Campus

    Harcourt Hill Campus (Botley)

    Specific enquiries:



    Student sports teams and clubs

    Pitch and hall block bookings

    Frequently asked questions

  • All Brookes Sport facilities are well served by public transport with the BROOKESbus connecting all campuses, the city centre and halls of residence. Bike racks are available next to each sports centre.

    We encourage use of public transport or active travel such as cycling or walking wherever possible. 

    Parking is subject to restrictions.

    Occasional sports users (those without sports membership) may park at any site off peak (16:30-06:59 weekdays and all weekend/bank holidays) The first two hours’ parking is free, with stays of longer than two hours attracting a charge. You will need to input your vehicle registration into the parking machines upon arrival (even if parking within the two-hour free window) to avoid a fine.

    Sports members wishing to park can purchase a parking permit (£10 annually). Parking will then be free off peak (16:30-06:59 weekdays and all weekend/bank holidays) at Headington and Wheatley and any time at the Harcourt Hill sports centre car park.

    You can apply for an application for the sports member permit online by visiting www.brookes.ac.uk/travel/parking/

    You will require your membership number  (on your receipt ) or ask reception. When applying please use Sport and Leisure tab.

    Please note: any Oxford Brookes student or staff who also has a sports membership is not permitted to apply for a sports permit.


    If you use our facilities as a non-member and then decide to join within 7 days and have a receipt we will refund this when you come to reception to activate your membership, however if you have lost your receipt we are unable to do a refund (maximum 1 refund only).
    If you do not have a UK bank account (we legally can’t take payments from bank overseas accounts) we have other memberships which you can pay by cash or credit/ debit card on a monthly/ annual basis. Please speak to reception for details.
    If you have applied for a Brookes student/staff or a Discounted membership please bring the appropriate ID or if you are a community member bring a form of photo ID upon your first visit to the centre. 
    Please visit reception to complete a direct debit form with your new bank account details, however if you do this after the 15th of the month you may have to pay by cash or card for the following month as your bank may not have been notified in time.
    If you have lost your Brookes student card please go to Student Central and apply for a new card and activate your new card at the Sports centre reception. If you are not a Brookes Student you may have to pay £5.00 for a replacement card.
    Please contact reception who will unlock your account for you after performing some security checks.
    If you have joined within 14 days and have changed your mind please contact us within 14 days (in writing by email only) for a full refund. You will be required to visit reception as we only do refunds at reception.
    Memberships over 14 days - please contact your bank directly and for your peace of mind get confirmation the direct debit has been cancelled (with your bank) as we do not refund any payments received.
    Yes, you can freeze your membership in monthly blocks from 1 month up to 4 months for a £10 fee, if you wish to freeze over 4 months you may wish to cancel your membership, however you will be required to pay the joining fee if you re-join, currently at £15.