Our recently refurbished gym costing over £500,000 offers a range of fitness equipment for everyone. The investment has seen us change the majority of equipment to a brand new supplier, Technogym. The new gym provides over 125 workout stations, this includes a new functional astroturf training area with a range of equipment such as TRX bands, core bags and battle ropes. There is also state of the art industry equipment such as Technogym's SkillMill and SkillBike as well as two Concept Ski Ergs, allowing our members to further train as elite athletes.

There is also a wide range of new traditional equipment for both cardiovascular and weights equipment such as treadmills, bikes, cross trainers and a large range of fixed resistance machines as well as free weights ranging from 2kg to 40kg. Finally, we have dedicated stretching areas and fitness aids such as Swiss balls.

For a fitness programme tailored to your needs, just ask one of our fitness instructors 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 go through the equipment with you and answer any questions you may have to ensure we help you achieve your fitness goals.

Re-focus sessions are also 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?





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 end going to 2 metres at the deep end, and a teaching pool with a depth of 1 metre.

We offer a range of activities in the pool from our float fit 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.






Soft Play & Crèche

Why not make the most of our new indoor soft play area. A great place for your children to let off some steam and have fun. Fully enclosed 2 storey play structure allowing your child to climb, crawl, hang and do all the other stuff they love but in complete safety. This will provide a great foundation for children to develop fundamental physical literacy skills needed for healthy, active lifestyle.

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, booking ahead is advised.


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

Please note: No booking is required for Soft Play.

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




Staying motivated can be a challenge, but with a wide variety of fitness classes you'll find the perfect way to keep active for you.

Whatever you’re goal, fitness or fun, we’ve got classes for the whole community. From our fundamental fitness classes to classes for older adults, woman and ante and postnatal. We’ve got something to suit everyone. 

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 Technogym spin bikes, redecoration and over 15 classes on offer a week, why not come for a spin?




Sports Hall

The Sports Hall is a 4 court multi-sport arena suitable for Badminton, Pickleball, Short Tennis, Mini Basketball as well as other activities. The whole hall can also be hired for indoor football and basketball.





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, 2 complete with a viewing balcony and 1 with 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