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School Holiday Activities for Kids

If you’re looking to keep your little one entertained during the May half-term then we have plenty of activities on offer, from aqua splash to outdoor tennis sessions – all of our courses have been designed with children in mind. Plus, with so many courses available, there’s something for every child.

We understand how important it is to introduce children to a healthy lifestyle early on. That’s why we offer a range of term-time and holiday activities for kids that help them learn about fitness and develop key skills while having fun at the same time.

Our friendly staff are always on hand to help, and our trained instructors work to make sure everyone is included. That means we’re there to support your child every step of the way.

From tots to teens, find activities to keep your little and not so little kids active at your local Better leisure centre. Whether they’re into swimming, tennis or want to kick start training in the gym.

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Activities for Everyone

Discover family time with our activities for all ages. From sessions for babies and toddlers to lessons that older kids will love, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.  

Want to bring the whole family together? Make a splash during our Family Fun Swim sessions, go ice skating or jump around at a General Jump session at one of our trampoline parks.

You’ll also find sessions for children with special education needs and disabilities (SEND). From disability swimming and basketball lessons to SEND Bounce sessions, everyone is welcome at Better.

What’s more, 11–17-year-olds who join as a Junior Gym member can not only attend dedicated gym sessions and fitness classes but will also enjoy discounts on a range of activities and access to every Better swimming pool at no extra costs.

Have a look at our activities below to find out more and see what’s on offer for different age groups.

Holiday Activities and Courses for Kids Near Me

From taster day session to weeklong courses, we have a range of school holiday clubs and activities to keep your kids entertained.

Our holiday short courses run on weekdays, giving you peace of mind as you plan your time. Depending on your location, activities could include swimming lessons intensive courses, gymnasticstennis and more.

Check your local centre to find out more.

To find and book a holiday short course online:

  • Click here to book a visit our Lessons and Courses page
  • Enter your location plus activity
  • Select 'Holiday and Short courses' in the left-hand filter (you'll also find 'Swim School Holiday courses' which you can filter separately)

Days and times will be confirmed as you select your booking.

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Kids Swim for £1

Searching for a school holiday activity everyone can enjoy? We have a fantastic value swimming offer for children, allowing under 16 year olds to swim for just £1 (accompanying adults' usual admission applies).

The offer is available on participating Swim for All sessions before 10am, Monday to Friday, school holidays and during weekends. Bookings are recommended to guarantee admission.

Swim for All sessions are a great way for family and friends to have fun and spend some casual time together, for just £1. Whether it’s during school holiday mornings or on the weekends during term time, these sessions are the perfect way to unwind.

Swim safety rules apply. Full terms and conditions available at

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Our Activities for Kids

Lessons and Courses

From athletics to ice skating, we’ve got plenty of lessons and courses to keep your little ones occupied over the holidays. Introduce young kids to racquet sports for the first time with Teddy Tennis lessons or help teens level up their gymnastics skills with more advanced sessions. Our trained teachers are there every step of the way, helping kids get active and have fun while doing it.

Swimming short courses

Develop your child’s swimming skills by enrolling them in swimming lessons. With group swimming classes for children between 3-17 years old and parent and baby sessions, we have a variety of swimming short courses for you to choose from. Our trained swimming teachers help kids gain confidence in the water whilst having fun and learning new skills.

Swimming and Water sports

Get in the water and discover a range of water-based activities at your local Better centre. With over 140 indoor swimming pools across the UK, you can find a pool near you for some family fun in the water. Get the family together for some Aqua Splash fun or head to Lee Valley White Water Centre and try out outdoor activities for kids of all ages like paddleboarding and kayaking.

Indoor Activities

If you’re looking for indoor activities for kids, you’ll find a whole variety of sports and sessions that everyone can enjoy.  Bounce down to a trampoline park near you for fun no matter the weather. Or get to grips with something new with our all-level climbing sessions. If you have little ones who love to explore, head to one of our indoor soft play facilities.

Gym Sessions

Get your kids and their friends active and moving with our junior gym sessions and fitness classes. These sessions introduce children from 11-17 year old to fitness fundamentals. With guidance for our expert instructors, they can learn to use the equipment and work out in a safe and supportive environment. Check your local centre to find Junior Gym sessions near you.

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Babies, Toddlers and Pre-Schoolers

Whether you want to help your baby learn how to swim or teach pre-school aged kids how to socialise with their peers, we offer a range of activities for younger children across our centres. From after school activities for toddlers and summer holiday baby groups, we have sessions for little ones of all ages and abilities. Activities include:

Swimming | Swim School | SWIMBiEs | Soft Play | Rise Gymnastics |  | Trampolining

Under 11s

Encourage older kids’ love of adventure with a wide range of activities. From Swim School and tennis lessons to birthday parties and football matches let your kids learn something new while having fun at your local Better leisure centre. We offer both term-term and summer holiday activities for kids so they can get active anytime. Activities include:

Clip n Climb | Swim School | Tennis Lessons | Soft Play | Holiday activities | Junior Badminton drop-in | Junior Football drop-in | Rise Gymnastics Trampolining | Aqua Splash | Swimming

Under 17s

Kick-start their gym routine from age 11 with our Junior Gym sessions or let older kids join their parents at our Basic or Family Fitness classes. From athletics and tennis courses to gymnastics, basketball and more, we’ll help you keep them motivated and moving with our range of activities. Activities include:

Clip n Climb | Swim School | Tennis Lessons | Holiday activities | Junior Badminton drop-in | Junior Football drop-in | Junior Basketball drop-in | Rise Gymnastics | Junior Gym | Family and Basics Fitness classes Trampolining | Swimming

Family Fun and Our Libraries

From Baby Rhyme Time and Knit and Natter sessions to Arts and Crafts and skill-based courses, our libraries have something for everyone.

Our library children’s activities are suitable for kids under 16 years. They run throughout the year but can be a perfect way to keep everyone happy over the holidays – especially if the weather takes a turn!

Babies and toddlers can enjoy sessions like Storytime and Rhyme Time which help them develop their listening skills and explore their imagination.

For older kids, activities like Scrabble Club, Chess Club or Bookworms will help them develop their skills in a fun way, keeping them entertained all summer long.

Find out what's happening at your local library in the following areas:

Bromley | Dudley | Greenwich | Lincolnshire | Wandsworth

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I choose the right activity for my kids?

Picking the perfect activity for your kids depends on a lot of factors like what their interested in, your schedule, their abilities and how much you want to spend.

At Better, we offer a range of activities for all budgets and schedules so you have the freedom to choose an activity that works for you. We also aim to accommodate a range of access needs, giving you peace of mind.

So, all you need to do is pick an activity they’re going to love!

What are the most popular kids activities?

No matter their interests, we offer a range of activities for kids that remain popular year after year. From splashing about in the pool at one of our swimming sessions to running around the field during athletics lessons, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Do you have more questions? Take a look at our Help Centre to find out more about our facilities and activities.

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