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Better Leisure, the charitable social enterprise that operates leisure facilities on behalf of Greenwich Council, has announced further details about exciting low-cost and free activities for families and children across the borough this summer, including:

  • Free Swim Fridays
  • Free child swimming
  • Affordable summer activity camps
  • Free Time 2B Active family activity sessions
  • Free family sports packs,
  • Free Xplore activity sessions at Adventure Playgrounds
  • Free Open Days

Read on to find out more about how to access these great offers.


Free Swim Fridays

Book your swimming session as normal through our app or our website, but if it’s on a Friday during the summer holidays you won’t pay a penny!

To take advantage of this fantastic offer, you will need to be a Greenwich One Card holder. Read on to find out how to become one.


Free Child Swimming

During the summer holidays, every adult ticket purchased during Adult & Child swimming sessions includes two free child tickets. This offer is open to everyone and will be automatically applied during the booking process on our app or our website.


Affordable Summer Activity Camps

Summer camps are back! We are running two activity camps this year at the incredibly low price of £10 per week. Each camp runs from 2pm – 4pm Monday to Friday during the summer holidays, and can be booked on our app or our website.

The Plumstead Centre – Dance Camp

Sutcliffe Park Sports Centre – Multi Sport Camp


Camps available for children aged 8 to 15 years.


Free Family Activity Sessions

These ever-popular sessions are running throughout the holidays in parks and open spaces right across the borough. Bring your family to a Time 2B Active session over the summer holidays in Greenwich. Sports equipment is provided (you’re welcome to bring your own). Facilitated by a qualified coach, you will be able to do a range of sports and activities to get everyone in your family active. Families are kept in their own bubbles when taking part and equipment will be provided on the day (you’re welcome to bring your own). You must book in advance, and children must be accompanied by adults.




Free Family Sports Packs

We have funded 230 family sports packs , to help get families active again after lockdown. Each pack consists of assorted sports equipment, such as racquets and balls. If you’d like to request a pack, email us via the button below: 



Free Xplore Activity Sessions

Children using our Adventure Playgrounds over the summer will be offered a free weekly Xplore session, including nutritional advice and fun exercise sessions. There’s no need to book; our Xplore team will work with our Adventure Playground team to deliver these sessions.


Free Open Days

Later this summer, we’ll be running an Open Day at all of our leisure centres with lots of fun, free activities for families, and the chance to win some great prizes. Watch this space for more information!


Greenwich One Card

The Greenwich One Card is a free leisure, library and discount card all in one! Open to Greenwich residents only, it offers discounts at participating local businesses, up to 15% saving on leisure centre prices, and this summer also entitles you to free swimming at all our indoor pools every Friday.

If you’re entitled to concessionary rates or are under 16, you can apply for a Greenwich Card Higher Saver. This gives you up to 50% discount on leisure centre prices.

You can apply for a One Card on our join page– you’ll find it under the ‘Pay & Play’ option.

Once you’ve got your membership number you can link it to your app for ease of booking and receive your digital membership card instantly. If you’d prefer a physical card our team will be able to give you one on your next visit to our centres.


Get our App

  • All sessions will need to be pre-booked online or via the Better UK app.
  • If you already have a membership with us but haven't set up your booking account, not to worry, click the link below to view our step by step guide to creating your booking account, FAQs and more.

Booking activities on the Better UK app