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England: Locations now open

Last updated 12th April 2021

  • Better leisure centres and locations in England are open for indoor and outdoor activities and services.
  • Activities including gym, indoor swimming, children's swimming and sports lessons and indoor courts for tennis, squash, badminton have resumed.
  • All activity sessions will need to be pre-booked ahead of your visit. Click here to view our step by step guide to creating your booking account, FAQs and more.
  • Applicable memberships will be re-activated and members have been notified of any membership payments re-starting and will be given the option to continue to have their membership 'frozen'.

Click the links below for the latest information about Better locations re-opening in your local area. Can't find your nearest location? Click here to use our centre finder.

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England: Indoor activities from 17th May

Last updated 12th April 2021

Providing everything goes to plan with the government's roadmap out of the current lockdown for England, we'll be able to re-open a number of indoor activities and services from 17th May. These include:

  • Indoor fitness classes
  • Adult swimming lessons and courses
  • Birthday parties
  • Trampoline parks
  • Soft play
  • Ten pin bowling
  • Ice skating rinks
  • Health suites and spas including sauna and steam facilities

Members will be notified with further information closer to the re-opening date.

Can't find what you're looking for?
Visit our Help Centre for frequently asked questions and to contact us.

England: Library services

Last updated 12th April 2021

Library services in England are open. Choose your local library below to find out more information, including the current available services:

Bromley 
Dudley 
Greenwich 
Lincolnshire 
Wandsworth

Northern Ireland: Locations now open for outdoor activities

Last updated 20th April 2021

Note: dates are subject to the Executive's guidelines and may change without notice. Click here for further information about locations and services re-opening in Belfast.

Outdoor activities now available

  • Some leisure centres are open for outdoor activities, including outdoor sports pitches (for affiliated clubs only) and outdoor fitness classes.
  • Members and non-members are now able to book outdoor fitness classes via the Better UK app or online.

Indoor activities from 24th May (if review allows)

  • Members will be notified with further details once re-opening dates, details and activity programmes are confirmed.
  • Annual membership holders, will automatically have an extension applied to their account for the period we are closed.

Wales: Outdoor activities from 26th April

Last updated 19th April 2021

Note: dates are subject to the Welsh government's roadmap out of lockdown and may change without notice. Click here for further information about locations and services re-opening in Cardiff.

Outdoor activities from 26th April

  • Some leisure centres will be able to re-open for outdoor activities from 26th April, including outdoor sports pitches and outdoor fitness classes.
  • Members and non-members will be able to book outdoor activities closer to the re-opening date.
  • Members in Cardiff will be notified with further details once re-opening details and activity programmes are confirmed.

Indoor activities from 3rd May

  • Some leisure centres will be able to re-open for indoor activities (for individual activity) from 3rd May, including gym and indoor swimming.
  • Members will be notified with further details, including payments restarting and membership freeze options.
  • Annual membership holders, will automatically have an extension applied to their account for the period we are closed.

Indoor activities from 17th May

  • Some leisure centres will be able to offer further indoor activities (for group activity) from 17th May, including swimming lessons, indoor fitness classes, soft play and sports hall / court activities.
  • Members will be notified with further details once details and activity programmes are confirmed.

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Memberships

Membership payments

Last updated 12th April 2021

Your membership restarting

  • Most locations in England are now open and members have been notified regarding payments re-starting and membership freeze options.
  • Members have not been charged for any of the period we were temporarily closed.
  • If members hold an annual membership, we have applied an extension to the membership for the closure period.

Restart your membership with us and enjoy a fee freeze

  • If you choose to re-start your membership on 12th April 2021, we will apply a price freeze to your membership fee for the remainder of 2021.
  • Should you wish to keep your membership frozen to re-start at a later date, your monthly fee will continue at the advertised membership price at the time you choose to re-start your membership.

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Your membership matters

  • Community is as important as ever right now and as a charitable social enterprise, we rely on the amazing support of members.
  • Without our valued members we would not be able to operate, and we would like to thank you for your continued support.
  • New members who join a pay & play, monthly direct debit or annual membership, will benefit from no joining fee for a limited time.
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Leisure centres, gyms and pools

How to make activity bookings

The Better UK app is an important part of your experience, as all activity sessions will need to be pre-booked ahead of your visit. View our step by step guide to creating your booking account, FAQs and more.

Learn more

Staying safe in our leisure centres

We're ready to welcome you back safely. Read more about our safer, better, stronger approach across our leisure centres.

Learn more

Spa Experience

We’re so excited to welcome you back to your local Spa Experience for treatments. For the latest information and what to expect during your visit, click the link below.

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Lessons and Courses

Lessons and courses

Last updated 12th April 2021

England only

  • Children's lessons and courses have resumed in England, including Better Swim School (Foundation, Development & Academy), gymnastics and tennis.
  • Members have been contacted with confirmed lesson dates and details, and payment re-start information.
  • All other junior lessons and courses are currently under review to re-start soon (e.g. Pre-School swimming lessons).
  • Adult lessons and courses currently remain suspended, in line with the government's roadmap out of lockdown.
  • Lessons and courses are available to book here.

Cardiff and Belfast only

  • Lessons and courses remain suspended until further notice in Cardiff and Belfast.
  • Members have been contacted regarding their memberships and payments.
  • Lessons & Courses remain available to book and we look forward to welcoming you when we re-open.

Can't find what you're looking for?
Visit our Help Centre for frequently asked questions and to contact us.

Suspended Services

Last updated 12th April 2021

England locations only

  • Providing everything goes to plan with the government's roadmap out of the current lockdown for England, the following activities and services are currently suspended until 17th May at the earliest:
    • Indoor fitness classes
    • Adult swimming lessons and courses
    • Birthday parties
    • Trampoline parks
    • Soft play
    • Ten pin bowling
    • Ice skating rinks
    • Health suites and spas including sauna and steam facilities