Hire of Outdoor Courts

First published 15th Jul, 2020

Following, positive responses to a survey launched last week, seven temporary outdoor activity courts near Blackweir Changing Rooms are available for hire from Monday 20th July.

  • It is envisaged they will be operational for 8 weeks and provide an alternative home for group activities that usually take place in an indoor setting and may still be experiencing difficulties due to Covid-19.
  • This is a scheme designed to help businesses and organisations and make use of outdoor event areas that are not being used due to the pandemic.
  • The temporary courts will provide a private space for group sizes from 9 to 29.
  • Social distance markings are painted on the floor, hand sanitising stations are provided and the venue will operate a one-way system.
  • Prices vary depending on group size, groups up to 9 are £15/hr, groups up to 18 are £20/hr and groups up to 29 are £30/hr.
  • Discounts are available for charity and not for profit groups.
  • Discounts are also available for longer duration bookings.
Standard Court (18 + 1 capacity)Large Court (29 + 1 capacity)
Up to 9 participants£15 / hour +VAT£25 / hour+VAT
Up to 18 participants£20 / hour+VAT£25 / hour+VAT
Up to 24 participants£25 / hour+VAT
Up to 29 participants£30 / hour+VAT

More information

Please read the Terms and Conditions (given as part of the application form) and the Application Form for full details.

Venue information for the Blackweir Outdoor Courts

Participant Access to Outdoor Courts at Blackweir


How to book:

Complete and return the following paperwork to butepark@cardiff.gov.uk


Welsh Government Regulations (extracts below taken 15.07.2020)

Who can I play sport or exercise with?

You must play sport or exercise alone, with members of your household or your extended household if you have formed one, and/or with members of one other household or extended household.

Can outdoor sports classes take place?

Yes, but only if no more than two households or extended households are taking part at any one time and social distancing is maintained at all times.

What do you mean by organised group activities?

Organised outdoor activities, including team sports and classes, involving up to 30 people are able to go ahead from Monday July 13.

The activity must be outdoors and organised by a business, a public body or charitable institution, a club, or the national governing body of sport or other activity.

The person organising the activity needs to have carried out an appropriate risk assessment.

Can I organise a group activity myself?

The activity needs to be organised by a business, a public body or charitable institution, a club, or the national governing body of sport or other activity.