There's no holiday gift like family time

Having family time together is great. But everyone knows that the happiest family time comes with a pulse.

If your lot have been cooped up too long during the school holidays, treat them to something different at your local Better leisure centre. From swimming, trampolining, climbing and skate parks, to tennis, ice skating and more, we’ve got everything you need for proper, affordable, full-on, laugh-your-socks-off family time together – and all without a computer screen in sight.


Once you’ve shopped all the sales, treat the children to some proper family time in one of our pools. A good family swimming session just brings out the best in everyone. It’s a great way to get your blood pumping and blow off the Christmas cobwebs. So look up your nearest pool and reboot your Christmas break.




Ice Skating

If you’ve never ice-skated at Christmas as a family, make this the year you treat them. It’s the coolest way to blow off some steam and enjoy some proper family time together. Try it and you’ll wonder why you didn’t do it before.

Better offers three of the country’s best indoor ice rinks: Streatham Ice and Leisure Centre, Sobell Leisure Centre and Swindon Link Centre.

If you’ve never been on the ice before, don’t be shy. Whatever your family’s skating experience, we offer all the support and equipment you need to have bags of fun getting the hang of it and developing your skills.

Or you can just come for some  fun together at our public sessions. We even do ice discos.

You can hire skates from us (from child size 7 to an adult size 15) at reasonable prices, so you don’t need to bring anything except warm clothes and a big appetite for family fun.

For little ones who need extra support, we have fun penguin skating aids to help to build their independence and confidence on the ice. 

Find out more about ice skating at a Better venue near you. And to save time and avoid the queues, book a session below. 


Extreme trampoline parks

For big kids of all ages, Better Extreme centres are a great way to get everyone’s hearts pumping again these winter holidays Bring your family along for the ultimate trampolining experience, with zoned play and bouncing areas for different ages. Or challenge your children to beat you up one of our climbing walls! It’s all here to be discovered at Better.

Find a Better Extreme centre near you and start planning your family Christmas treat: Barking, BathIslington, Sutcliffe Park, SuttonSwindon, Waltham Forest, Newcastle and Gosling in Welwyn Garden City



Tom Daley Diving Academy

Let the kids dive into an amazing week of discovery with our Tom Daley Diving Academy. From fun 'splash down' camps, to weekly sessions, Tom's expert team inspires and coaches kids from five years and above, helping them pick up an amazing skill early in life.



Sports camps and holiday courses

The holidays are a great chance to to give something new a try, so why not introduce your children to a new sport? With many camps and courses taking place over the holidays, including Tom Daley Diving Academy, tennis, gymnastics, football, athletics, performing arts and more, there's something for everyone to explore.

Spaces can go fast, so book today to avoid disappointment. 



Soft play

Let the kids loose in one of our 21 indoor Soft Play facilities across the UK.

They can swing, jump, play, climb and laugh, all in a safe, enjoyable and stimulating environment.


And much more...

If we haven't tempted you already, you'll be pleased to read there are many more activities for kids available. Holiday Activities do vary by centre so be sure to check out the programme at your local Better leisure centre for all activities on offer. Simply visit the timetable page at your selected location, select your school holiday week and click on Kids Activities timetable tab to see what's on offer.



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