From leisure centres and local sports events to a whole range of lively entertainment, there really is something for everyone in King’s Lynn.
Leisure Opportunities in King’s Lynn
King’s Lynn has a wide range of facilities and amenities to help you stay fit and healthy, and more importantly have fun during your visit to West Norfolk.
The Alive Lynnsport and Leisure Park, on the Eastern edge of King’s Lynn town centre, is an award-winning centre helping visitors live life better through the exceptional sports and leisure activities, health and wellbeing opportunities, great customer service and value. Set in over 70 acres of parkland, it is one of the most impressive sports, leisure and business conferencing facilities in the East of England.
Alive Lynnsport boasts the largest Bodyworks fitness studio in the borough, with a dedicated Bodyworks toning studio. The fitness studio contains a range of cardiovascular and resistance equipment in addition to cardio theatre, unique lighting systems and surround sound stereo. The toning studio contains a series of chairs which can increase mobility, assist with inch loss, toning and re-shaping and improve flexibility.
Sports performed in the main hall include: Badminton, 5-a-side football, short tennis and volleyball. The complex has synthetic and grass pitches, athletics facilities, and much more. Special spectator entertainment events at the hall include professional wrestling matches and family show competitions by the King’s Lynn Fury Basketball Club.
The St. James Swimming & Fitness Centre, within the town centre itself, was opened in 1974. The centre has developed over the years with the latest development being the refurbishment of the Fitness Suite which was completed in December 2010. The Centre offers a range of facilities, including two Swimming Pools (Competition Pool and Learner Pool), a Sauna & Steam Room, a Bodyworks Fitness Suite, a Spectator Area with Vending Provision, and a Multi-Activity Room incorporating Indoor Group Cycling.
The Bespak Grand East Anglia Run in King’s Lynn (GEAR) is an exact 10 kilometres (6.2 miles) run that takes over King’s Lynn town once a year. It is a one-lap course around the centre of town, on paths and roads, flat and fast, starting and finishing in the town’s historic Tuesday Market Place and draws huge crowds of spectators every year.
Entertainment in King’s Lynn
There is a lively arts scene in West Norfolk, providing high quality live entertainment throughout the region. Whatever your taste you will find something to suit, be it a small intimate play, top comedy, cinema or music.
The King’s Lynn Alive Corn Exchange is a lively hub of activity offering a huge range of entertainment including live music concerts, top comedians, classical ballet, opera, spectacular ice shows, drama and much more. It is also available to hire and is regularly used for fairs, concerts, dinner dances and wedding receptions. The warm and friendly Coffee House offers a selection of freshly baked cakes and treats as well as some of the best coffees in town. Also open for pre-show drinks.
The 15th century Guildhall of St George, one of England’s oldest surviving Guildhalls, comes alive with its varied range of presentations in the main auditorium, used as a venue for theatre, music, dance, and films presented by local groups.
The Majestic Cinema is the town centre’s main venue for the latest films for all the family. Opened in 1928 the distinctive building, with stained glass windows at the front, is an independent cinema with three screens, often showing films in 3D.
The GroundWork Gallery (opposite the spectacular Custom House building) offers a wide range of cutting edge exhibitions of contemporary arts which show how art can enable us to respond to our changing environment and shape its future.
Alongside the South Quay, The Hanse House gallery space on the first floor of the Hanse House complex shows a varied and modern selection of art exhibitions at certain times of the year (check their official website for more details), with one-off cultural events, craft and education workshops also happening at the gallery space throughout the year.