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School Holiday Activities for Kids
Whether you’re looking to help your little ones burn off some energy during half term or want to help them choose a hobby for the holidays, we offer a range of activities, lessons and courses, all designed with children in mind.
At Better, we understand how important it is to introduce children to a healthy lifestyle early on. That’s why we offer a range of 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.
Kids Swim for £1
Searching for a school holiday activity everyone can enjoy? We have a fantastic value swimming offer for children, allowing under 16s to swim for just £1 (accompanying adults' usual admission applies).
Swim for All sessions are a great way for family and friends to have fun and spend some casual time together. Whether it’s during school holiday mornings or on the weekends during term time, these sessions are the perfect way to unwind.
The offer is available on participating Swim for All sessions before 10am. Bookings are recommended to guarantee admission.
Full terms and conditions available at better.org.uk/offer-terms.
Holiday short courses
From taster day session to week long courses, we have a range of school holiday clubs and activities to keep your kids entertained all summer long.
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, gymnastics, tennis and more.
Check your local centre to find out more.
To find and book a holiday short course:
- 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.
Indoor and Outdoor Activities for Kids
Find yourself running out of ideas to keep the entire family entertained? We’ve got you covered. At Better, our leisure centres in England, Cardiff and Belfast have an array of fun activities for kids and the whole family so you can have a great time and make some amazing memories. Take a look at our family-friendly activities below:
Bounce down to a trampoline park near you for an indoor activity for kids that’s fun no matter the weather. From foam pits and battle beams to obstacle areas, there’s something to raise everyone’s excitement levels and get the adrenaline flowing.
Why not add swimming to your list of fun kids activities to try? With over 140 indoor swimming pools across the UK, you can find a pool near you for some family fun in the water.
If you have little ones who love to explore, head to one of our indoor soft play facilities. With centres across the UK, you can plan a fun day out with the kids wherever you like. Younger children can swing, jump, play, climb and laugh, all in a safe, enjoyable and stimulating environment.
Get your kids and their friends active and moving with our junior gym sessions and fitness classes. These sessions introduce children under 18 years to fitness fundamentals. Check your local centre to find Junior Gym sessions near you.
Whether you’re visiting a tennis court to practice your Wimbledon-worthy serves, planning a badminton match with friends or a game of squash, we’ve got a range of racquet sport facilities to hire across the UK. Explore our tennis lessons and introduce your tot to Teddy Tennis and continue the journey with LTA Youth Go - there's so much to choose from at Better.
You'll find a number of centres hosting holiday clubs that will keep the kids entertained. Holiday club activities run during half terms and school holidays. Depending on location, activites will range from arts & crafts, athletics, swimming, football and more.
Ice Skating is our favourite summer activity to help kids cool down when the temperatures rise. Whether you’re looking for fun ways to enjoy some quality family time, or want to learn a new skill together, our ice rinks are the perfect place for you and the kids.
If you're looking for something to get to grips with this summer, why not try indoor climbing? Fun, exciting and bound to get your adrenaline pumping, you'll find a range of sessions and courses for all abilities.
Watersports are a great outdoor activity for kids of all ages to try in the warmer months. We have locations around the country that offer everything from paddleboarding, canoeing, kayaking and more so you can make a splash this summer.
Full of flips, rolls, and balance exercises, your child will love the variety our gymnastics lessons we have to offer. These classes promise a fun, energising adventure, helping your child discover movement and master new skills in no time.
Unleash your child's inner athlete with our specially-designed athletics classes. From thrilling sprints to exhilarating jumps and explosive throws, our sessions offer an exciting journey where your child can enjoy and learn new sports.
For a day of fun in the pool, try one of our Aqua Splash courses. Slip and slide your way around this inflatable water obstacle course as you compete with friends and family to see what can finish without falling in.
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Family fun at our libraries
From Baby Rhyme Time and Knit and Natter sessions to Arts and Crafts and skill-based courses, Better libraries have something for everyone.
Our library children’s activities are suitable for kids from newborn to 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 Bookwormz 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:
Find Activities for Kids in your Local Area
For indoor activities for kids in the capital, we have a range of pools, trampoline parks, soft plays, climbing walls, tennis courts and so much more on offer. So, with many locations and activities to choose from across London, we’ve got the cure for any weekend boredom.
If you're after a family day to remember, Lee Valley boasts a range of sporting venues across London and Hertfordshire, offering a range of outdoor activities for kids (and the rest of the family too). Whether its watersports, cycling trails, horse riding or tennis & athletics activities that takes your fancy, there is something for the entire family to get involved in.
Get active in Northern Ireland with Better. Whether you want to swim, zoom down waterslides, try our indoor surfing simulator, play tennis, have a kickabout with friends, or take part in an outdoor activity, the weekends will fly by with so much to do in Belfast.
Whether you’re taking a trip down to the Cornish coast or are based in the South West, there’s plenty of things to keep you entertained all year round. Swing by the fun-filled leisure pool in Bude, or take a trip to the epic trampoline and play park at Newquay Leisure World.