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Get Ready to Play: Exploring Sports in Dundee

Dundee, a city full of discoveries, also boasts an outstanding sports culture. Whether you’re seeking an exciting activity to do during your vacation or another method to exercise, the city has much to offer.  

With lots of modern facilities to cater to your needs, get to know fun sports activities you can do in Dundee here!

What sports can you do in Dundee?

In the humble city of Dundee, you can do a wide variety of sports, including axe throwing, ice skating, indoor rock climbing, trampolining, kayaking and canoeing, surfing, wakeboarding, and stand-up paddleboarding.

We listed some of the most popular options for you below, as well as where you can enjoy them and how much they cost.

1. Axe Throwing 

Axe Throwing
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Where: Axe Hurling Dundee

Axe Hurling Dundee, located on North Isla Street, is a great place to hone your axe throwing skills. 

There, professional instructors will brief you before you begin. They will provide suggestions and ideas to help you enhance your aim. 

Once you’ve perfected your throws, you may participate in a variety of mini games with your buddies. Afterwards, you’ll be ready to play.

This sport is only available to people above the age of 16 and session lasts 1.5 hours long for £20 per head. There are 8 persons per lane, so arrive early to avoid delays in your schedule.

2. Ice Skating

Ice Skating
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Where: Dundee Ice Arena

Ice skating is one of the best sports experiences to be had in Dundee! You can have a good time whether you’re experienced or not. 

Skates come in sizes ranging from baby size 6 to adult size 14. You may also hire a skating assistant to help you, your friends, or your children in maintaining balance.

The arena is also surrounded by shops and cafés. So, if you’re hungry and exhausted, you can grab a bite! 

Fees are as follows: 

Public Session £5 (for 90 minutes)
Adult Skate Hire£2
Child Skate Hire£1
Skating Aids£2 (per 20 minutes)

Lessons are held during the following days and time: 

  • Monday and Tuesday – 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
  • Saturday – 9 AM to 10 AM
  • Sunday – 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Meanwhile, snow babies can take lessons during Monday and Wednesday from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM and must be accompanied by a guardian.

3. Indoor Rock Climbing

Indoor Rock Climbing
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Where: Avertical World Climbing Centre

Break a sweat and check out Dundee’s Indoor Rock Climbing! This sport is accessible to people of all ages. It’s an excellent way to spend time with your family and friends, or if you wish to have some ‘me’ time, then come on in and test your limits.

Before you come on board, we urge that you stretch first. This will not only make you more flexible, but it will also enhance your blood circulation.

Rates are as follows: 


Here are the sessions you can avail any time of the year: 

  • Kids club sessions
  • Family + junior coaching sessions 
  • Adult courses + sessions

Meanwhile, courses are as follows: 

  • Rope courses
  • Abseiling courses
  • Training for outdoors
  • Lead climbing courses
  • Parent supervisor courses

4. Trampolining

Photo by Matheus Costa from Unsplash

Where: Ryze Dundee

Get more flexible and try trampolining in Dundee! Here, you can practise your gymnastics skills at your own pace and enjoyment. 

Trampolining is also a great way to spend time with family, friends, and loved ones. You may sign up for classes online or in person.  

Ryze Dundee is open Monday to Sunday from 11 AM to 11 PM for trampoline guests.  

Here are the rates per hour for people aged 5 and above:

1 hour£12
1.5 hours£15
2 hours£18

Meanwhile, Kids Jump, which costs £8 is only available from 10 AM to 11 AM every Monday to Sunday and is limited to children ages 2 to 6 only.

5. Kayaking and Canoeing

Kayaking and Canoeing
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Where: Broughty Ferry, River Tay or Loch Tay

Moving to water sports, Kayaking and Canoeing is the first to do in Dundee. You can search kayaking and canoeing places near your accommodation as the city has a lot.

However, venues vary on restrictions. Some need a licence, while some don’t. Locations such as the sea, estuaries, and most tidal water, do not require a licence.

Before kayaking and canoeing, you can check first the weather, tides, flow and visibility as this will be essential during the activity. 

It’s often preferable to paddle in calmer waters rather than facing a raging river with increased risk near boat vessels, meanders and bridges, so keep this in mind. Plus, we recommend that you dress according to the weather. 

6. Surfing

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Where: Broughty Ferry

Dundee University provides access to surfing equipment and transportation. It is open to people of all ages, whether you’re a pro or not. 

7. Wakeboarding 

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Where: Wild Shore Dundee 

Wakeboarding is another fun sports activity you can try in Dundee. It is ideal for group bookings, family holidays, or for those who just want to experience the activity. 

Single and double classes are offered, with single sessions costing £18 for 15 minutes and double lessons costing £30 for 30 minutes. A kit fare is already included in the pricing.

Wakeboarding is only allowed for people aged 6 and over. 

Meanwhile, bundle deals are as follows: 

  • 5 session for £80 (15 minutes per session)
  • 10 sessions for £140 (15 minutes per session)

8. Stand-up Paddleboarding

Stand-up Paddleboarding
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Where: Wild Shore Dundee 

Stand-up paddleboarding is also a fun and unique way to experience City Quay by yourself, or with family and friends. 

Wild Shore Dundee offers courses according to your experiences. A 50-minute session costs £25 and is allowed for persons aged 8 and up only.

Session hours are 11 AM, 12 PM, 2 PM and 3 PM.

You may also rent the equipment and explore the Quay on your own. An hour of rental costs £10 and already comes with a wetsuit and buoyancy aids.      

All participants must verify that they are competent in paddling and swimming 25 metres before renting, and children must be accompanied by adults. 

9. Swimming

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Where: Wild Shore Dundee

Swimming has always been fun and is great for exercise! 

Wild Shore Dundee ensures a great session where you can learn swimming at a quick speed, so you don’t have to worry about the tides or other water participants since you’re well-guided by the instructors.

Open water swim costs £4 for 2 hours and must be booked in advance. 

FAQS about Dundee

Dundee has something for everyone when it comes to sports and physical activities. 

Whether you’re just getting started or you’re a seasoned veteran of the sports world, there are plenty of options to keep your body active and healthy. 

While you’re here, you may also want to check out other places to visit in Dundee

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