Students Staff

Active sessions

This year we are introducing our brand new Active Sessions – Open to all and free for our Essex Sport members. If you are not sure you are ready to commit to one of our weekly courses, then this might be the offer for you. Our Active Sessions will have trained activators or coaches leading each session and are a great way to try something different and meet new people whilst getting active, so give it a go!


How to book

  • via the Essex Sport App
  • at the Sports Centre reception
  • by telephone on 01206 873250 using your debit card or credit card
  • pay using our online 'Connect' system with your e-mail and pin number

If you are a non-member, you will need to either telephone or visit our Sports Centre reception. Our friendly Essex Sport team is on hand to guide you through the booking process.

Exception dates

Please note that there may be some weeks during term-time that our Active Sessions are unavailable due to 'Essex Crown' events taking place in the Sports Hall.

More information

To find out more about current or future Active Sessions, please email our Sports Development Team: ( or visit the Essex Sport App.


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