Kings Cliffe Active
KC Active is a sports and recreation complex set on a 12-acre site in the Northamptonshire village of Kings Cliffe. It has two full-sized grass football pitches, a floodlit 3G all-weather multi-use games area (MUGA), floodlit tennis and netball courts, play areas with equipment and a pavilion with changing facilities plus a sizeable community or function room with kitchen and bathroom facilities. It is operated as a charity and funded solely by grants and income for hiring the facilities, with all profits put back into maintenance and improvements for its users. Getting here is easy, with pedestrian access from both the east and west. And, if we’re too far to walk, we also have a huge free car park.
Kings Cliffe United FC has made KC Active its permanent home after 90 years of playing in farmers’ fields and shared pitches. The club runs many teams starting with under 8’s.We have two grass pitches each 100m x 64m (minimum size for level 6 football). Hiring a pitch includes marking out, goal posts and use of changing facilities. But the pitches are not just for football. Other sports and activities can be accommodated.
The Multi Use Games Area, or 3G, is a well maintained 60m x 40m floodlit all-weather area that can accommodate football, hockey, fitness training and a wide range of other sport and fitness activities. Bookings available in hourly slots.Kings Cliffe FC run junior and senior coaching regularly throughout the week and are always looking for new members. The facilities are also used by other local clubs.
Three state of the art tennis courts were built in 2018. Nets are well maintained and the playing surface is excellent.Kings Cliffe Tennis Club is very active with free play and coaching sessions available for all abilities. The courts are available to hire for all users with discounts for club members.
Two state of the art floodlit netball courts with were built in 2018. Nets are well maintained and the playing surface is excellent.We have hosted a number of successful netball tournaments at the facility and have a team, Cliffe Ladies, operating from the centre who play in a number of local leagues.
The Active Cafe opened in 2022. It’s currently searching for optimum opening hours.If you’d like to book for your event, or you’re just in regular attendance at the site (watching your children play sport, perhaps) and would like a cuppa while you wait, give us a shout. We’ll do our best to accommodate. And, we’re always on the lookout for volunteers to work in the cafe, so if you’re interested in that please get in touch.
The pavilion building includes the underfloor-heated community room, equipped kitchen, changing facilities, storage and toilets.The function room has hosted a broad range of activities including dance and fitness classes, a toddler playgroup, the Old Blokes Club, cycling training and the local Rainbows group. It has a maximum capacity of 45. The Kings Cliffe Gardening Association and Heritage Society were among the first to recognise that the KC Active community room in the pavilion was a great place to hold a meeting.
Children and young people need space to let off steam and play. KC Active offers all the space they need and lots of equipment. There is a playground for young children and the OurSpace area for older kids and young people which was significantly upgraded in 2019.OurSpace includes swings, climbing equipment, an aerial rope slide, outdoor table tennis and picnic tables.
KC Active is a great place to hold an active party or a picnic. Why not book the community room and combine indoor and outdoor activities.The large car park can be hired for car boot sales, etc. Please give us a call if you’re interested.
State of the art gym with PAYG or membership options available.Fitness classes, Strength and Conditioning / Sports Performance and Personal Training from highly qualified coaches GP Referral, Pre and Post Natal and much more!
With the success of Cliffe Fest in 2019, a village fete and festival combined, we are now renting the facility out for events such as parties, weddings, fundraisers, sports events and celebrations.There is plenty of space for a marquee and loads of parking.
KC Active is a charitable organisation. The ‘parent’ legal entity is Kings Cliffe and Area Community Sports Project (KC & ACSP) Ltd. It is run by a group of local volunteer trustees.
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KC Active is for you, people of all ages in rural East Northants. It is a local initiative to meet the needs for sports, healthy living and community facilities not only for Kings Cliffe but also for the surrounding villages and hamlets and their communities.
We’re always looking for ways to extend our usefulness to the community. If you have any ideas you’d like to contribute please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Can KC Active be a base for your leisure or sports club? Perhaps you want to start a club or classes? We can not only provide the facilities but help you publicise them through this website, posters and local forums. Call 0333 006 2129 or email email@example.com and we will see what we can do to help.
We thank all the organisations and individuals that have contributed to the development of KC Active
East Northamptonshire Council Kings Cliffe Environmental Association Big Lottery (Peoples Millions) WREN (Weldon Landfill) Groundwork UK and Big Lottery Fund’s Community Spaces programme The Football Foundation Northamptonshire County Council Welland Pot Bullimores Bulwick PC Northamptonshire Community Foundation Landfill Community Fund of Waste Recycling Group (WRG) Cory Environmental Trust in East Northamptonshire Kings Cliffe PC Fathers of Kings Cliffe (FOKC)