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We know you are happiest spending time with your children, watching them smile and laugh. Kids love to splash, jump, and run about so why not join them?


Treat them, and yourselves…, to something different at your local Better leisure centre. 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. Across Lambeth, we have a range of activities available from swimming and tennis to soft play and ice skating.


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 treat the children to some proper family time in one of our pools. We have five centres situated across the borough with open or specific play sessions. Search for Swim For All, Parent and Baby, and Aqua Splash on the centre timetables below.


BrixtonClaphamStreathamVauxhallWest Norwood


For those more interest in racquet sports, aiming to be the next Wimbledon champion or just keen to learn a new sport, we have a range of activities available. Courts can be booked for tennis, squash, and badminton.


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Ice Skating is the coolest way to blow off some steam. Come along to Streatham Ice and Leisure Centre for London’s only Olympic sized ice rink. If you’ve never been on the ice before, don’t be shy, try it and you’ll wonder why you hadn’t sooner. 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. Skates (from child size 7 to an adult size 15) can be hired 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. Join a Public Session or Ice Disco today.


Ice Timetable


For your really little ones, come along to our Toddler’s World sessions. A bouncy castle and variety of colourful soft play equipment, including a range of sensory equipment to support those with autism or special educational needs, is available for your child to interact with. Sessions are aimed at under 5s and children must be supervised at all times. Toddler’s World is the first step towards a child's early years of physical and emotional development and is a great way to meet other parents with children of a similar age. Soft Play sessions are available at Brixton Recreation Centre, Clapham Leisure Centre, Streatham Ice and Leisure Centre, and West Norwood Health and Leisure Centre. View your local centre timetable below:


BrixtonClaphamStreathamWest Norwood