Sports and leisure

Sports and leisure

Make the most of your local country park


Royal Victoria Country Park’s flat, accessible paths make it a great place for cycling safely. As such, it’s a popular choice for people choosing to teach young cyclists how to ride a bike!

Route 2 of the national cycle network travels through the park. Hop on and enjoy cycling along this stretch of the south coast.

If you’re cycling in the park, remember to be mindful of other park users and ride your bike responsibly.

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This free, fun and friendly event takes place every Saturday at Royal Victoria Country Park. Walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate – it's up to you. There’s also a junior 2km event for children and teens to take part in every Sunday.

Find out more about Parkrun.

Football and cricket

Fans of sport can enjoy playing organised games of football and cricket on our sports field and pavilion. These are run by Royal Victoria Sports Association. Email Gavin Fox at [email protected] for more information.

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Yoga and pilates

Restore your senses, unwind and embrace your inner yogi with regularly run sessions in the Chapel at Royal Victoria Country Park.

Book your session with The Movement Specialist.


Being out in nature is proven to have measurable benefits to your mental and physical wellbeing. Royal Victoria Country Park is the perfect place to explore mindfully – discover quiet and introspective places to unwind, immerse yourself in your surroundings and reconnect with nature.

Take a look at some of our walking routes and trails to help you explore.


Into orienteering? This challenging activity is a great exercise for both body and mind. Enjoy an onsite course run via the Southampton Orienteering Club.


Geocaching is a popular activity at Royal Victoria Country Park, and there are plenty of caches to be discovered throughout the site. See the Hampshire Countryside Service guidance on geocaching to make the most out of this fun treasure hunting exercise.

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