Find an Activity
There are lots of ways to be active in Barnet and achieve the recommended 150 minutes of physical activity per week (more information on physical activity recommendations can be found on the Health and Wellbeing page)
Barnet has five leisure centres that are operated on behalf of Barnet Council by Better. Find out more information about your local leisure facilities and activities on offer.
There are plenty of opportunities to get active outdoors in Barnet. With an open space located within one mile of most homes in Barnet, whether you would like to take a walk using Active Trails, improve fitness using an outdoor gym or play a round of tennis with friends there is lots on offer.
Visit the Get Active London Activity Finder to find a sports club and activities in Barnet and across the Capital.
Don’t have time to travel to a leisure centre or community-based session? You can be active from home at the click of a button.
If you’d like a bit more support and need some extra guidance about getting into fitness, try our Give It A Go programme. For six weeks we’ll be by your side supporting you in a range of activities. Following an assessment we’ll be able to direct you to a range of activity options and you’ll be able to give it a go.
At the end of six weeks, we’ll have helped you to feel more confident around your activity choices and be able to work out what’s best for you in the busyness of life.
No longer will Table Tennis tables in Barnet’s Parks and Open Spaces sit lonely waiting for someone to play.
StreetTT was launched in Barnet and provides a free and fun way to play Table Tennis in Barnet. By downloading the free forever StreetTT app at streettt.com or on Google Play, you will be connected in to the fastest growing Table Tennis community, enabling you to arrange matches with local players, log your scores and compete with players across the world!
Weekly activation sessions will take place on Table Tennis tables at Sunny Hill Park (Mondays from 6pm), Montrose Playing Fields (Wednesdays from 6pm) and Kara Way (Saturdays, 2pm – 4pm).
Activities this festive period
Plan your festive break with a visit to one of our swimming pools across Barnet to enjoy:
- Free swimming for under 8s Monday to Saturday
- £1.00 swimming for 8-15 years Monday to Saturday
- Free swimming for carers and looked after children
These are available for Barnet FAB cardholders at the following participating pools: Barnet Copthall, New Barnet and Finchley Lido Leisure Centres during public swimming sessions.
Book online or by downloading the Better UK app.
Over the festive period there are a number of free and fun virtual activities for all the family:
Christmas Holiday Club 8 – 12 year olds
Week Commencing 20th & 27th December 2021
8am-3pm - £10 per day (Mon, Tue, Thu & Fri)
3pm-6pm - £5 per day (Mon, Tue & Thu)
Inclusion Days 8 - 25 year olds
Our inclusion days are open to all our members with additional needs and / or disabilities.
22nd and 29th December (Wed)
10am - 2pm - £5 per day
Barnet Accessibilty Guide
Better pride themselves on providing facilities and activities that are accessible to all Barnet residents. Download the Better Accessibility Guide and Programme for more information.