Printed Date: 23/05/2015

School Holiday Activities

Here's your affordable and hassle-free solution to keeping the kids active and entertained this school holiday

Your local Better leisure centre offers a wide range of fun activities that don’t cost the earth and will keep the kids entertained for hours. From day playschemes for toddlers to weekly coached sports sessions for teenagers, you’re bound to find something to keep your child busy this school holiday.

School holiday activities are:

  • Affordable
  • Convenient: we have over 145 leisure centres across the UK, so you’re bound to find an holiday activity near you
  • Reliable: our qualified staff will keep your children in safe company, whichever activity they take part in.

Click here to book on to a holiday activity or see below for a list of what’s on offer.


Holiday Playscheme

Children can make new friends, try new sports, enjoy arts and crafts sessions, and have lots of fun with our holiday playscheme this half term, all in a safe environment.
Join in the fun this school holiday

Swimming lessons

We teach more than 50,000 swimmers a week at over 70 locations. Our swim school programme is designed to be flexible, while our experienced, qualified teachers follow the Amateur Swimming Association’s National Teaching Plan. Prices vary by area, but start from as little as just £3 per lesson. 

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Swimming sessions

Not only is swimming a fun thing to do; it’s crucial for children to learn how to be safe in the water. Prices range by activity and leisure centre; some are free, some cost only £1 (‘kids for a quid’ swimming) and others can be purchased in courses to reduce the cost.

Ready to make a splash?


Better Gymnastics works in partnership with British Gymnastics and aims to encourage all children to be physically active. With strong links to the national governing body, Better Gymnastics provides a structured programme that motivates and helps each pupil work towards a recognised award.

Take the leap…


Our new, unique curriculum for children is designed to put fun at the centre of learning and education at the forefront of our coaching. Every player will be taught the four core technical principles; control, passing, shooting and dribbling and each player, regardless of their experience or intention, gets individually and continually developed to ensure the best and most personalised experience. 

Kick off, now…


Inspired to take to the tennis court this October? Many of our Better leisure centres offer tennis sessions to children. Whether your child is the next Andy Murray, Venus Williams or poor old Tin Henman, our qualified tennis coaches have what it takes to give your child the edge this school holiday,.
Wimbledon 2015 is waiting…


Our athletics holiday programmes cover core foundations of all sport; Balance, Coordination and Agility. They’re designed to be educational and fitness based, with traditional skills introduced; challenging for participants in a fun environment. 

Get ahead of the rest…


We’re partnered with the London School of Basketball to give everyone the chance to learn from the pros. With coaching from London’s best basketball talent ensure our courses are a perfect introduction to this fast paced, exciting sport.

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Teen Fitness

Get involved in tailored Group Exercise classes for 13-16 year olds.  A great way to exercise with friends and get an extra push from our fitness instructors while you do it. No pain, no game.
Ages: 13-16

Get ahead of the rest…

Toddler’s World

Soft play is key to stimulating small children. Equipment includes soft play, inflatables, ladders, slides and a variety of other elements that will assist develop balance, coordination and social skills.

Activities mentioned above are tailored, short versions of Better Lessons and Courses, which run in and out of term time. Courses are available in a wide range of sports and many are open to adults as well as children. To find out more about Lessons and Courses or to take yours or your child’s sporting potential to the next level, click here.

Please note: activities and facilities vary by centre.


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Want to experience the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park?

Want to swim in the World’s greatest pools? The London Aquatics Centre has a full programme of holiday activities from lessons and courses to our unique Aqua-Splash sessions. Find out more and book your tickets for the holiday period by clicking here.

While you’re at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, don’t forget to stop by the Copper Box Arena, where the sports hall will play host to a variety of fun activities. To find out more, click here.

Short term passes

Enjoy more flexibility with a short term pass at any one of our many leisure centres.

Become a Better member

We’ve memberships with no contracts available to suit everyone. Choose the one that’s right for you and become a member today!