Date posted 10 Oct 2023

Keep the big and little kids busy and distracted with fun, adrenaline pumping activities this summer available accross the borough whichever one of our centres you choose to visit!

During the holidays there is free swimming for children under the age of 18. To learn more about how to access this offer and who else can benefit click below.

Free Swimming


Waltham Forest Feel Good:

One of the biggest facilities of its kind in London and offers a vast range of activities at affordable prices. From swimming to fitness workouts in our state-of-the-art gym and a range of high and low intensity fitness classes - there are plenty of ways to get involved.

Families will be kept busy too, with a host of fun activities in our trampoline park, soft play and clip ‘n climb, to a huge selection of lessons and courses for all ages - including swimming, gymnastics, football, athletics and tennis.

And if you’re looking to just relax and unwind, our thermal spa, massage and body treatments at Spa Experience by Better are only a booking away!

  • Scale to new heights during a Clip ‘n Climb session open during the holidays from 10:15 (bookable every hour) for £12.00 for non member juniors and £15.00 for adults
  • Bounce and burn off some energy in the Trampoline and Play Park open from 09:00or in our colourful and sensory Soft play sessions for your under 3’s available from 09:15 daily starting from £9.90 for a family ticket (1 adult + 1 child) or £23:00 per month for unlimited usage!
  • Are you an 11- 17 year old looking to get in the gym and explore what the gym has to offer? Well why not book in for a junior gym session (available 3pm on weekdays and 2pm on weekends bookable sessions) to discover the wonderful world the gym has to offer with a range of functional fitness, Cardiovascular and resistance equipment under the guidance of qualified Fitness Instructors?  Our Health & Fitness Junior membership not only allows you access to our Junior gym sessions but also swimming, racquet sports 
  • Go for a drop in the pool, no matter your fitness ability, our swim for all sessions from as little as £5.70 available  in our swimming pools!

Teaching Pool:

Monday 12:00-15:00

Tuesday 09:00-15:00

Wednesday 12:00-15:00

Thursday 09:00-13:00

Friday 12:00-15:00

Main Pool:

Weekdays 10:00-12:00 and 14:00-16:00

These are perfect if you’re looking for a fun filled casual swim session with family and friends

Book your space now via the Better UK App to secure your place for maximum enjoyment 

Various membership options are available. For more information or to buy a membership please refer to our memberships tab or for pricing information select the Activity price tab on our main page!

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Leyton Leisure Centre:

Offers a variety of ways for you to enjoy your leisure time. With a large gym laid out over two floors, swimming pools with a water flume, aqua play area, teaching pool for our swimming lessons, fitness class and group cycle studios, and sauna and steam rooms, there really is something for everyone to enjoy.

Check out our swimming programme on our app and book your session!

 Check our our Junior Gym programme for ages 11-17 years:


10:00-11:00, 16:00-17:00 and 17:00-18:00



10:00-11:00, 11:00-12:00 and15:30-16:30

Junior Gym Inductions: Weekends: 15:00-15:30

Adult & Junior Gym*: 15:00-17:00 (Sat/Sun)

*Juniors attending Adult and Junior sessions must attend with a responsible adult member. The adult member must actively supervise the junior at all times

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Leytonstone Leisure Centre:

There is something for everyone at Leytonstone Leisure Centre. We offer: A state-of-the-art gym on 2 floors with a large free weights area and functional fitness area including TRX, 25m main pool, teaching pool, 2 badminton court sports hall, and an indoor soft play area for under 6's. 

Swim for all Teaching Pool & Main Pool 10:00- 15:30 (Main Pool is a shared session) Monday- Friday

Junior Gym

Monday- Friday: 12:00-18:00

Weekends: 13:00-16:00

All bookings can be made directly via our app or website! 

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Walthamstow Leisure Centre:

Offering a 68-station gym, 6 badminton courts, 2 squash courts, 5-a-side red-crumb football pitch, a studio and gymnastics hall. The center offers Gymnastics lessons and hosts the Waltham Forest Gymnastics Club. Activities available at the leisure centre include fitness classes such as Body Conditioning, HIIT and Yoga...all available to book on the BETTER UK App. 

Check out our Junior Gym programme for 11-17 year olds!

Monday-Friday: 10:00-18:00 Every Hour 

Weekends: 10:00 -16:00 Every Hour 

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Chingford Leisure centre:

Located on Larkswood Leisure Park, Chingford Leisure Centre is a community focused centre with something for everyone; whether you’re looking to increase your fitness, socialise, learn to swim, or just have some fun. A spacious, newly refurbed gym offers multiple stations and personal Training is also available, plus we have a host of fitness classes programmed weekly in our newly refurbished studio. We offer a 25m, 6-lane swimming pool, as well as a smaller shallow teaching pool for children and our Better Swim School lessons, for all ageas and abilities.


Holiday Activities- Swimming


Monday - 09:00am-16:00pm

Tuesday - 09:00am-16:00pm

Wednesday - 09:00am-16:00pm

Thursday - 09:00am-16:00pm

Friday - 09:00am-16:00pm

Saturday - 09:00am-16:00pm

Sunday- 09:00am -16:00pm





Monday - 09:00am-15:30pm

Tuesday - 09:00am-15:30pm

Wednesday - 09:00am-15:30pm

Thursday - 09:00am-15:30pm

Friday - 09:00am-15:30pm

Saturday- 13:30pm- 16:30pm

Sunday - 08:00am- 16:00pm



Holiday Activities- Junior Gym & Family Classes


Monday-Friday: 11:00-18:00

Weekends: 12:00-16:00 

 Adult and Junior Gym 08:00-20:00 ( Mon –Fri)

Adult and Junior Gym 08:00-16:00 ( Sat – Sun)

Family Circuits: Saturday 12:00-12:45

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