Date posted 12 Jul 2023

Join us for an exciting open weekend of 90’s themed activities at your local Croydon leisure centre where we celebrate 30 years of GLL’s passion and purpose across the UK. Bring your friends and family along for celebrations and fun between Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd July 2023.

Activity highlights;

  • 90’s themed pool parties with floats and music from the 1993 era
  • Free Open Day Swim for All sessions
  • 90s themed Group exercise classes
  • 30th Birthday cake competition - challenge our staff to bake the best cake
  • For younger children arts and crafts featuring ‘Design the best 30th GLL Birthday card’
  • Challenges and prizes to be won throughout the day
New Addington Leisure and Community Centre Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd July Saturday - FREE Swim for All session from 12:30 - 15:30, FREE Gymnastics Taster Session 14:30 -16:30 Ages 1 - 12, FREE Judo Taster Session 14:30 – 16:30 and Pool inflatable session 13:30-14:30. Sunday FREE Swim for All session from 11:00 - 13:00, FREE Hip Hop Dance class – dress code 90s and glow sticks – 12:30pm, Pool inflatable session 13:30-14:30 and a special senior club cake sale
Waddon Leisure Centre Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd July FREE Swim for All sessions from 15:00 - 17:00 on Saturday and 09:00 - 11:00 on Sunday. 1990's music played in the gym, A 1990's Pool inflatable session on Sunday from 14:30-16:00, a ‘Design the best 30th GLL Birthday card’ at the Better Cafe Corner and 90s fancy dress fitness classes. 
Thornton Heath Leisure Centre Saturday 22nd July A 1990's Pool inflatable session (all ages) from 12:00-13:00, a special Outdoor Group Cycle class (adults only) at 12:15 with Grayce and Taekwondo Tasters sessions (all ages) from 13:15-15:15.
South Norwood Leisure Centre Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd July FREE Swim for All sessions from 13:00 - 14:30 on Saturday and 14:00 – 16:00 on Sunday. A weekend of 90s themed activities which will include group exercise classes delivered along with 1993 music , 90s themed pool swim sessions & 90’s music played throughout the centre.
Croydon Sports Arena Sunday 23rd July A 90s themed Outdoor Functional Fitness class at 10am with Sue

Thank you for choosing Better – which is provided by not-for-profit leisure and cultural social enterprise GLL. (

We exist to get more people more active more often – and hope you will join us at our open weekend to do just that.

David, Croydon’s Partnership Manager said “We are very excited for our customers and community to join us in celebrating GLL’s 30th Birthday on the 22nd and 23rd July, with celebration events going on in all of our leisure and sport centres in Croydon. Every time you choose BETTER you’re choosing a social enterprise dedicated to local community, that doesn’t pocket profits as we reinvest back into our facilities, our people and our communities for the benefit of everyone.”