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About the Centre for Sport & Exercise

The Centre for Sport & Exercise (CSE) is the generic name that encompasses all facilities and activities for both sport and exercise at Heriot-Watt University.

The Sport & Exercise Centre is the name for the original buildings and facilities available prior to the development of the Sports Academy. These include two multi-purpose sports halls, a climbing wall, eight squash courts, cardiovascular and conditioning suites, a strength and conditioning centre and a walking/jogging course.

Opening hours

Term time (January–April & September–December):

  • Monday–Friday: 7.30am–9.15pm
  • Saturday–Sunday: 9.00am–9.15pm*

Non-term time (April–September):

  • Monday–Friday: 7.30am–9.15pm
  • Saturday–Sunday: 9.00am–4.15pm

The CSE is closed for about two weeks over the Christmas period, and on Good Friday and Easter Monday. Any other closures will be advertised in advance.


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King's Camp

With the holidays just around the corner, we are delighted to be partnering with children’s activity camp specialists, Kings Camps, to offer your children an exciting summer experience. Kings Camps combine the best elements of sports and holiday clubs with specially trained and inspiring coaches, making school holidays even more memorable.

Their exciting summer programmes include new Commonwealth Games-inspired activities as part of the Multi-Active programme, a World Cup edition of their International Soccer Schools, and more Splash swim improvement sessions. Children will enjoy team and age-specific games, activities and challenges, making new friendships and being inspired to reach their full potential – important elements of the King's Experience.

We’re thrilled to be working with Kings Camps to offer children from the wider community, a fantastic holiday experience. You can save 15% on your booking when you use the code VSD41 and if you book before 27th June your child will receive a FREE T-shirt for camp. For more information have a look at the King's Camp flyer, or call Sophie and the team on 0114 263 2165, or book online.