Using data to help people get active



Get into all the details surrounding the technical requirements of our data standards

The open data being gathered by OpenActive and associated partners will transform the sport and physical sector

We’ve made it easy for developers to understand and engage with our data standards and the Opportunity Data Dashboard, to ensure relevant organisations nationwide can join us in transforming the way people find, access, and take part in new activities.

Because no single platform or app holds all the data available under OpenActive, we’ve designed the first set of OpenActive standards to support developers in harvesting and collecting data from multiple sources.

The Data

Opportunity data

This is data that describes a physical activity including what it is, where and when it’s taking place.

Opportunity data includes enough information for a participant to decide whether an activity is right for them.

  "title": "Tai",
  "description": "Tai chi Class",
  "remainingSpaces": "12",
  "time": "2017-03-22T20:00:00 Z",

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  "@context": "",
  "type": "Event",
  "name": "Tai chi Class",
  "url": "",
  "startDate": "2017-03-22T20:00:00 Z",
  "activity": "Tai Chi",
  "location": {
    "type": "Place",
    "name": "ExampleCo Gym",
    "address": {
      "type": "PostalAddress",
      "streetAddress": "1 High Street",
      "addressLocality": "Bristol",
      "postalCode": "BS1 4SD"

Publishing opportunities

The specification defines a data model to help different platforms and applications to publish data in a consistent way.

Describing Events

Data Tools


The opportunity data dashboard

The dashboard lists all opportunity data feeds currently available.

Explore the dashboard to find the data you need, identify which feeds conform to our standards, and provide feedback to publishers.

Vist dashboard


The open data map

The map displays all activity data available in England from the last month and is updated regularly.

Explore the map to find the data you need, identify which areas are embracing open data, and which are yet to.

View data map

Success stories

Our Parks


Get Active London


Table Tennis England


Open Data Publishing

Developer documentation - Reference documentation associated with the OpenActive specifications.

Validator - A validator to check your implementation, including feed samples.

Paging specification - The specification for the OpenActive API transport

Modelling specification - The specification for the OpenActive API data fields

Beta Namespace - Additional fields that are available for use but still under discussion

British Cycling Annotated Example - A “batteries included” example of a publishing endpoint - Google’s vocabulary on which the OpenActive specifications are based

Activities list

OpenActive activity list - A canonical list of activities for reference in OpenActive data feeds

Open booking

Open Booking API Editor’s Draft - A draft version of the OpenActive booking specification

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