We actively encourage the participation of everyone in swimming, Whether you want to improve your technique, get fit, meet new friends, compete or have fun, swimming is a fun activity for all abilities and ages.

There are two pools in the centre. The main pool, which is 25 metres long with 6 lanes and is 1.2 metres deep at the shallow ends and a deep section in the middle of 2 metres, and a teaching pool with a depth of 1 metre.

We offer a range of activities in the pool from our water workout fitness class to lane swimming for all to specified sessions for over 60's and disabled.

We also offer our own Better swim school, providing lessons for all ages and abilities. 

The pool is also available for private hire for birthday parties so you can make a splash with your family and friends!

There is a family village changing area with baby changing facilities, separate single sex changing rooms and accessible changing facililites, as well as a pool hoist to ensure everyone is able to enjoy our pools. There is also poolside seating for spectators.







With over 50 stations, the gym offers a range of equipment for everyone. You can choose from cardiovascular machines such as treadmills and rowers, resistance equipment including free weights and dedicated stretching areas and fitness aids such as Swiss balls.

For a fitness programme tailored to your needs, just ask a Better Fitness Instructor and they'll be happy to put together a workout to suit you.

Before using the gym you'll need to complete an induction. This gives you the opportunity to get advice about other activities the centre may offer which could help you achieve your fitness goals. Re-focus sessions are available to you at any time to mix up your fitness programme.

Did you know that keeping your workout more varied and challenging will actually keep you much fitter?



Trampoline Park & Soft Play

We are excited to announce the brand new Better, Trampoline & Soft Play Park at Carterton Leisure Centre is due to open, late 2019!

Visit our dedicated project update page for all the latest news, photos and video content below:


Be the first to find out about exciting updates from the redevelopment project at Carterton Leisure Centre. Register your interest to be in with a chance of being one of 5 lucky winners of either a family ticket* to our Trampoline Park & Soft Play VIP launch event, or a 7 day pass for our brand new gym*.


 *Terms and conditions apply - see registration form for details.

Redevelopment Project

As you may be aware, work is well underway on the exciting redevelopment of Carterton Leisure Centre. Here at Better we are delighted to be working alongside West Oxforshire District Council to provide a range of fantastic new facilities to the community, of which we can't wait to share with you all. Take a look around this site for the latest news and information regarding the redevelopment project and give us your feedback on what you would like to see in your new centre.





Vary your workout why not try a fitness class. We offer a range of classes - from beginners to advanced level - in a fun and sociable environment.

We also provide specialist equipment for the latest classes such as Circuits and Total Body Conditioning.

Classes can also be booked and paid for within the centre as a non-member on 01993 840933







Following a temporary closure as part of our redevelopment project, the crèche is due to reopen on Monday 13th May 2019.

Crèche Opening Hours:

  • Monday - 11.00 - 14.00
  • Tuesday - 09.30 - 12.00
  • Wednesday - 09.30 - 12.00
  • Thursday - 09.30 - 12.00
  • Friday - 10.30 - 12.30


  • 2 hours per week free with Better HF membership
  • 2 hours per day free with Better HF UK membership
  • £3.30 for 2 hours
  • £2.20 for 1 hour

What you need to provide

You need to provide nappies, wet wipes, nappy cream (if needed), a change of clothes, a snack and a drink for your child. It would be very helpful if you could label their bags and any other belongings.




Personal Training

Our personal trainers provide exercise programmes for all areas of general fitness, and are there to give you all the motivation and support you need to achieve your goals.

Your trainer will design a progressive training workout just for you. They'll select the appropriate loads, reps, sets and sequence of exercises, ensuring your time is best spent, giving much better results than if you were training alone. They'll also offer nutritional and lifestyle advice.

Workouts will be challenging, educational yet fun, and hopefully you'll find the experience has a positive effect on your whole life!

All personal trainers have REPS (Register of Exercise Professionals) level 3 qualifications or equivalent, which is the required national standard.



The Better Healthwise Team provide independently tailored opportunities for patients with existing medical conditions to be referred to a specifically designed physical activity programme, at an affordable rate – a programme designed to help them manage and improve their health.

To contact the Better Healthwise Team in West Oxfordshire please ring 07825 670421 alternatively email healthwise.westoxfordshire@gll.org


Witney & District Swim Club

Witney and District Swimming Club provides individuals of all ages living in West Oxfordshire, an opportunity to experience swimming within a local competitive swimming club. Swimmers can enjoy the fun of swimming at all levels from training for fitness to a competitive level competing against clubs in the South East region.

Try outs for W&DSC Academy Squads on Sunday 1st September 2019 from 4.30pm – 5.30pm

To book your swimmers place, please email membershipwdsc@gmail.com