Leisure centres in Watford

Woodside stadium

Woodside Stadium is one of the country's leading athletic stadiums and plays host to numerous high profile and prestigious events. 

As well as providing a venue for top athletes, this stadium also caters for the enthusiastic and club athlete.


  • 8 lane synthetic track with full markings
  • 2 x 100 metre straights with full markings
  • Steeplechase water jump (standard height) full set of adjustable barriers
  • Hammer and discus circles - shared cage
  • Separate discus cage
  • 4 sandpits with synthetic runways and changeable take-off boards for long and triple jump (2 infield, 2 outfield)
  • Olympic standard pole vault - 2 way run up
  • High jump (can accommodate 2 beds)
  • Pole vault and high jump facilities
  • 2 synthetic javelin runways
  • 2 competition standard shot putt fans, both with shale surface (1 infield, 1 outfield)
  • 700 seater covered spectator stand (grass perimeter seating in good weather)
  • Commentary facilities
  • Toilets and first aid
  • Photo-finish for hire
  • Track conditionally certified
  • Clubhouse facilities
  • Full floodlighting
  • Disabled access

You do not have to be a top athlete to use Woodside Stadium. It is here for everyone, whatever your age or ability.

Groups, times and days vary depending on the time of year and demand. Check with Watford Leisure Centre - Woodside to find out more information about the current programme or email them at woodsideinfo@everyoneactive.com

Hiring Woodside Stadium and Photo-finish

Woodside Stadium is available for hire for athletics meetings, field sports, corporate and charity events and other large outdoor activities. 

For more information on prices, terms and conditions, contact Watford Leisure Centre - Woodside on 01923 892710.

Watford Harriers Athletics Club

Watford Harriers Athletics Club provides facilities for all ages and abilities with qualified athletics coaches. 

The Clubhouse has a lounge and bar facilities, meeting rooms and showers and these can be hired out for private functions. 

Please contact Watford Harriers Athletics Club on 01923 675423 for further details or visit their website www.watfordathletics.co.uk.



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