A standardised list of activity types used across OpenActive. Learn more and suggest changes to the list here.
Business case for system providers to implement OpenActive standards
Explaining the benefits for system providers that implement OpenActive standards, including estimations of the development time
Elearning module: Business in an open data-led sector
This module looks at the current market, and the impact an open future will have on the physical activity sector.
Elearning module: Creating impact from open data
This module covers opportunities for the public sector, innovation and growth in business, and how society is changing.
Elearning module: How to make your data useful
This module looks at what quality data is and provides some simple checks to minimise problems.
Elearning module: Open data in the activity sector
Understanding open data is the first step to using it. This module looks at what open data is, and why we need it in the sport.
Elearning module: Physical activity data: the future
In this module we will explore different degrees of openness, what the future looks like, and the journey to get there.
Elearning module: Prioritising data to publish openly
This module looks at how to prioritise which physical activity data to publish for the biggest impact.
Guidance for coaches and facilities
For anyone who offers sporting opportunities to get active and would like to get involved with OpenActive
Guidance for school facilities
For anyone managing school facilities to help you get involved with OpenActive and start publishing open opportunities.
Guide: How to improve data quality
This guide is for anyone who manages data entry about classes, sessions and/or facilities for sports and physical activities.
Guide for activity providers: Who uses open opportunity data?
A guide for activity providers to understand which product and services use open opportunity data and what their requirements are.
Guide for system providers: How to encourage your customers to open data
A guide to help booking or class management system providers encourage their customers to publish open opportunity data.
Modelling opportunity data 2.0
A data model to support the publication of opportunity data
OpenActive design and brand guidelines
Guidance for using OpenActive logos, design and font
OpenActive Enabled badge
A badge for organisations that publish and use open data to OpenActive data standards.
OpenActive logo – horizontal
Horizontal version of the OpenActive logo
OpenActive logo – stacked
Stacked version of the OpenActive logo
OpenActive messaging guidelines
Messaging guidelines to use when talking about OpenActive
OpenActive one-page explainer
An infographic to explain the potential benefits of OpenActive for activity providers.
Watch past presentations that introduce OpenActive and how to get involved
Open Booking API
Open Booking API specification
Open licence guide
If you publish data that you do not own (e.g. a booking system), use this guide to inform and get consent from your customers
Realtime Paged Data Exchange 1.0
This specification introduces a data model to support the publication of opportunity data
Route Guide Specification 1.0
This specification introduces a data model to support the publication of data describing paths and trails for recreational use.
Template: ask your network to open their data
Suggested messaging to ask members of your network to publish open data about activities.
Template: ask your system provider to open your data
An email template for activity/ opportunity providers who use a booking/ management system which is not yet OpenActive enabled
Template: delivering OpenActive as part of a leisure contract
Requirements and guidance on how to meet your client’s contractual expectations for delivering on OpenActive
Template: let your customers know about OpenActive functionality
Let your customers know that your system has built OpenActive functionality to publish open data, and how they can benefit
Template: request OpenActive is included in a leisure contract
Guidance for any organisation that wants to add OpenActive requirements into a leisure or facility management tender.
Template: tender requirements for data consumers
This document suggests requirements to include in a tender for open data feed aggregation and activity finder services.
A validator to check your open data feeds conform to OpenActive standards
Workshop presentation template slides
Powerpoint slides for anyone to use when delivering presentations on OpenActive