Our fully equipped, air-conditioned gym offers a range of fitness equipment for everyone. Our members 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, so our fitness instructors can check you are well enough to train. As well 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, where our fitness instructors will mix up your fitness programme. Did you know that keeping your workout more varied and challenging will actually keep you much fitter?


Swimming is great at any age. Whether you want to improve your technique, get fit, meet new friends, compete or have fun, you're sure to find a pool session that you'll love.

There are two pools in the centre. The main pool, which is 25 metres long with 6 lanes, and a teaching pool.

There is a family village changing area with baby changing facilities, separate single sex changing rooms and accessible changing facililites.

Soft Play & Crèche

Crèche Opening Hours:

  • Monday - 09.00 - 12.00
  • Tuesday - Closed
  • Wednesday - 09.00 - 12.00
  • Thursday - Closed
  • Friday - 09.00 - 12.00

Please Note: Crèche will operate in the Soft Play Area.


Soft Play Opening Hours

  • Monday - 13.00 - 18.00
  • Tuesday - 09.00 - 18.00
  • Wednesday – 13.00 - 18.00
  • Thursday – 09.00 - 18.00
  • Friday – 15.00 - 18.00

For weekend opening hours please contact Reception on 01993 202020 or email

Fitness Classes

To 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 Float Fit and Extreme Interval Fitness.

Classes can also be booked and paid for within the centre as a non-member on 01993 202020

Studio Cycling

We have invested over £60,000 into the purpose built cycling studio. With brand new equipment, redecoration and over 15 classes on offer a week, why not come for a spin?

Sports Hall

The Sports Hall is a multi-sport arena featuring 4 badminton courts, 1 football court, 1 basketball court and a viewing gallery.

Courts may be booked for play during centre opening times and racquets are available to hire. Choose from:

  • Pickleball
  • Badminton
  • Short Tennis


Squash is a brilliant way to work out, let off steam and perfect if you have a competitive streak! There are 3 squash courts available at the centre, complete with a viewing balcony and a glass backed court. The courts are in demand so please book courts in advance to secure your game.

Club 60+

Are you 60+ or over? Want to take some first steps towards being more active, but not sure where or how to start?

Here at the Windrush Leisure Centre members on the Better Health and Fitness 60+ Club membership are now able to enjoy even more.

Club customers will be able to take advantage of the facilities through reduced membership rates meaning you can enjoy your leisure time at an affordable price. All of this is available during off-peak times.

All is aimed at getting you out of the house, having fun and keeping healthy at the same time. You'll receive a great support from our professional and friendly staff that will be happy to help you achieve your best.

It's never too late to discover your sporting talent!


Better’s firm belief that physical activity at appropriate levels can have a beneficial effect upon the health of an individual underpins our commitment to the provision of a GP referral programme across our leisure centres.

Working in partnership with healthcare professionals, we are dedicated to breaking down barriers to physical activity and to tackle health inequalities.

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

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

Yellow Submarine Cafe

The Yellow Submarine Cafe, Witney, don’t just sell delicious freshly made food and drinks, they create incredible, life-changing opportunities for young people with disabilities.

They currently employ three apprentices with learning disabilities and have four young people engaged in supported traineeships. Pop in for to sample their friendly and welcoming atmosphere, as well as a great coffee!

Just hear it in the words of our Witney customers.

Eat good food, change a life. Make a difference #WECAN  Find out more -

Opening Times:

  • Monday-Friday: 10.00 - 17.50
  • Saturday: 07:30 - 15:30
  • Sunday: 09:30 - 15:00

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.

We pride ourselves on competing successfully at all levels, from local friendly galas to National Championships. Competitive swimming demands much from swimmers and their parents, but the rewards for hard work, dedication and commitment are high too. And not just in individual success, but also in fostering team spirit, gaining self-discipline and confidence, improving fitness and making friends that last a lifetime.

For more info contact