Holiday activities for kids

This summer, why not turn up the fun at Better. We have plenty of family friendly activities available across the UK, from splashing about in one of our many pools to junior gym, tennis,sports holiday clubs, racquet sports, trampoline parks, soft play and football, you’ll find something to keep everyone entertained over the holidays.

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Kids Swim for £1

Enjoy the summer with a fantastic value swimming offer for children, allowing under 16s to swim for just £1 (accompanying adults usual admission applies). The offer is available on participating Swim for All sessions before 10am. Bookings are recommended to guarantee admission. Swim for All sessions are great for family and friends to have fun spend some casual time together during the school holiday mornings and on the weekends during term time.

Full terms and conditions available at better.org.uk/offer-terms.

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Holiday camp short courses

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A holiday short course at your local Better leisure centre provide hours of fun and range from a variety of sporting activities including swimming lessons intensive courses, gymnastics, tennis and more.

To find and book a holiday short course:

  • Click here to book a holiday short course
  • 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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Fun summer family activities for everyone

Find yourself running out of ideas to keep the entire family entertained over the summer holidays? Look no further than Better. Our leisure centres across the country have an array of facilities and activities so you can have maximum fun, whilst making some amazing memories with friends and family. Activities include:

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Swimming

With over 140 indoor swimming pools and 10 outdoor lidos available, why not add swimming to your list of holiday activities in the confidence that whatever the weather, you’ll make some great holiday memories.  

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Junior gym

Get your kids and their friends active and moving this holiday with our junior gym sessions. Available at most Better gyms and leisure centres, find your local centre for more information.

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Holiday club

You'll find a number of centres hosting holiday clubs that will keep the kids entertained throughout the school break. Depending on location, holiday club activities range from arts & crafts, athletics, swimming, football and more.

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Trampoline Parks

Bounce down to a trampoline park near you for the ultimate trampolining experience. From foam pits and battle beams to obstacle areas, there’s something for everyone to raise the excitement levels and get the adrenaline flowing.

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Soft Play

If you have children who love to adventure, why not head to one of our indoor soft play facilities across the UK for a fun day out with the kids. Younger children can swing, jump, play, climb and laugh, all in a safe, enjoyable and stimulating environment.

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Climbing walls

If you're looking for something to get to grips with, 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.

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Racquet sports

Whether it’s a tennis court to practice your Wimbledon worthy serves, a badminton match with friends or a game of squash, there’s a range of racquet sport facilities to hire across the UK over the holidays.

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Watersports

Watersports are suitable for all ages and are a great outdoor activity to try in the warmer months. We have locations around the country that offer everything from paddleboarding, canoeing, kayaking and more.

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Ice skating

Definitely the coolest way to spend the school holidays! Whether you are looking for fun ways to enjoy some quality family time, or learn a new skill, our ice rinks are the perfect place for you and the kids. 

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Summer family fun at our libraries

From Baby Rhyme Time and Knit and Natter to Arts and Crafts plus skill-based courses, Better libraries have something for everyone. Join now to enjoy all they have to offer, whether that be e-books, online magazines and more. Find out what's happening at your local library in the following areas:

Bromley | Dudley | Greenwich | Lincolnshire | Wandsworth 

For more information on what libraries have to offer, take a look at our online resources.

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Find a holiday sports activity near you

Whether you're choosing a home away from home or making the most of the holidays in your local area, discover what Better has to offer around the country. 

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Summer in the capital

There’s nothing like being in London in the summer. We have a range of outdoor lidos and indoor pools, tennis courts, trampoline parks, soft plays, climbing walls and so much more on offer. So, with many locations and activities to choose from across the capital, we’ve got the cure for any holiday boredom.

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Visit Lee Valley

If you're after a family day to remember, Lee Valley boasts a range of sporting venues across London and Hertfordshire. 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 with over the summer.

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Cornish adventure

There are many things to keep you entertained on your visit down to the Cornish coast this summer. Swing by the fun-filled leisure pool in Bude, or take a trip to the epic trampoline and play park at Newquay Leisure World. Find plenty of children's activities in Cornwall.

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Sport in Manchester

Better venues across Manchester have so much to offer this summer. You have a great choice of things to do from swimming, BMX cycling, watersports and much more, perfect for kids and adults alike to try a number of new activities over the holidays.

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Activities in Belfast

Get active in the capital of 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 holidays will fly by with so much to do in Belfast this summer.

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Grab a 7 day membership pass

If you want to try our facilities over the summer before purchasing a membership, why not get a 7 day membership pass with us. 

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Book a birthday party

Start planning for their special day in advance! With fun sporting activities, we’ll ensure they have a party the whole playground will be talking about.

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