Go-for-less cards give discounts of up to 50% on Norwich City Council-run sports and leisure attractions including pitch and putt and footgolf. Click here to find out more.

To update or add new listing information to this website just email info@friendsofeatonpark.co.uk

Friends of Eaton Park has installed a way-marked running route, outdoor ping pong tables and a petanque terraine; co-funded by Active Norfolk, Comic Relief, Norfolk Community Foundation, Sport England and individual donors.

Basket Ball

There’s a basket ball court in the multi-use games area beside the Community Centre.

Bike riding

Eaton Park’s perfect for cycling. It’s a safe place for young children (or adults!) to take their first steps into riding a bike and a favourite leg in many day trips and commutes. There’s also a brilliant cycle speedway track – see separate entry.

Friends of Eaton Park and Eaton Park Community Centre are working together to encourage cycling in the local community. Click here to find out how you can be part of our growing community.

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Boules (or ‘petanque’)

Eaton Park’s petanque terraine is located near the rotunda, between the floodlit tennis courts and the lily pond. It is free to use and has space for three games to take place at the same time. Bring your own boules set or borrow a set for a returnable deposit of £10 from Eaton Park Café. Last loans one hour before cafe closing.
Click here for guidelines on how to play.

Crazy Golf

Open daily from Easter until the end of September, then at weekends and in school holidays from October to Spring (please check website for dates and times. Discounts for families and groups.

Website: here.


Cricket pitches: artificial pitches available mid-April to mid-August. Charges here
Bookings: 01603 987900, ncslsportsbookings@norwich.gov.uk

Equipment hire: quick cricket sets (stumps, bats and balls) available to hire for free from the pitch and putt hut, next to the west (lower) car park. £10 returnable deposit required.  Provided by Norfolk Cricket Board.

Earlham Village Cricket Club hold matches in the park on Thursday evenings.





Norwich Croquet Club plays on the greens by the boat pond from April to October. This friendly club welcomes new members and offers equipment and coaching. ‘Association’ (needs regular play and coaching) and ‘golf’ croquet (very easy and enjoyable) are on offer. Flat-soled shoes, and for tournaments and matches, white clothing. Read more in this blog from Peter Scott.

Golf croquet: Hazel Medler | 01603 418257 | hazelmedler@btinternet.com

Association croquet:  Nick Harris | 01603 504571 | nick.harris89@talktalk.net

Cycle Speedway

Norwich Stars Cycle Speedway has clubmark recognition and is affiliated to British Cycling. The club is based on Eaton Park’s track on the North Park Avenue side of Eaton Park. Coaching sessions are Tuesdays, 6.30-7.30pm April to September, and this is you can also ‘come and try’ for free.  Racing is at 1pm on Sundays, March to October.

Bikes are loaned free of charge and have no brakes or gears. The club has two fully qualified trainers and at least one is available at all sessions. First aid is also always available.

Contact: gary.colby1@gmail.com


5-a-side: two pitches, one near the rotunda and children’s play area, the other near the multi-use games area next to the Community Centre and skatepark.

Football Pitches: hire charges and contact details for booking here.


Tuesdays and Fridays 3pm ’til dusk; Saturdays 1pm ’til dusk

Played on the pitch and putt course, footgolf involves getting the football in the hole in as few shots as possible. Perfect for groups and celebrations such as birthdays and stag dos.

To book, email info@norwich.gov.uk with the details and put ‘Footgolf group booking’ in the subject.


Adults £6.87, children and Go-for-less card holders £3.44.
Family tickets £15 (2 adults + 2 children or 1 adult + 3 children)
25% off with a 10-round card (footgolf or pitch and putt).

£3 football deposit and £3 football damage or loss.

Full details here.



parkrun: free 5km timed run every Saturday at 9am. Website here. Register here.

Junior Parkrun: free 2k timed run for 4-14 year olds every Sunday at 9am. Website here. register here.

(not)parkrun: run 5k whenever suits you. Upload your time on the website and let parkrun tell you how you’ve done and keep a record for you of your (not)parkruns. Registration as for parkrun or junior parkrun.





One-mile run route: way-marked route for use by runners, walkers and pushers (wheelchairs or buggies) to measure and time their exercise session. Start /finish line at the ‘Rock up and Run’ notice board beside the children’s play area.

Beginners running with Up the Tempo
Free, friendly and supportive community running group – everybody welcome, no experience needed. Meets 9.45am for a 10am start, Wednesdays and Fridays at the Rotunda. Courses start in January, May and September.

You’ll start out walking and just doing a bit of running. Running is at talking pace in small groups. Each week the time you spend running increases. Each session ends with stretches. At ten weeks you’ll be able to run 5km. Group leaders: Dudley Garner and Lawrence Wade.

Full details here

Pitch and Putt

Eaton Park’s 18-hole course is located at the Bluebell Road end of the park. £3 deposit for golf clubs and balls, or bring your own.

Open: Mon, Wed, Thur, Sun: 9am ’til dusk; Tue & Fri 9am ’til 2.30pm; Sat 9am ’til 12.30pm.

Eaton Park Pitch and Putt Club for over 50s welcomes new members – men and women, all abilities. Handicaps operate.

For more information contact: Rick, 01953 607063 or Stephen, 01603 409470

U3A Pitch and Putt Group plays Tuesdays, 9:30am throughout the year.

Contact: Lesley MacLeod, 01603 743789

Skate Park

Super smooth 1000 square metre concrete park. Floodlit and with a mixture of transition and street obstacles for riders of all abilities. Demonstration and event standard. Heaven for skate boarders, BMXers, in-line skaters and scooter-riders. 4yrs to 50+ yrs all welcome. Floodlights operate on a push button system and go off at 10.30pm.

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Table Tennis

Two outdoor table tennis tables are located near the rotunda between the floodlit tennis courts and the lily pond. Bring your own bats and balls or borrow a set for a £5 returnable deposit from Eaton Park Café. Last loans one hour before café closing.


Norwich Parks Tennis: enjoy a year’s tennis for £35 per household. Seven floodlit all-weather courts. Online booking. Plus, through EA Tennis, coaching, social play, have-a-go sessions, competitions and more.

One-off games, pay and play online £6 an hour.

Website here.

Click here for information on other tennis courts in Norwich including free courts at Alderman Walker Park, Bowthorpe Park and Lakenham Recreation Ground.


Touch Rugby

Touch rugby is suitable for all ages and abilities, inclusive, friendly and fun. And  according to Eaton Park’s resident club Norwich Rebels “you don’t need specific kit or experience to get started.”

Norwich RebelsTouch Rugby Facebook page
Email contact@norwichrebels.com