Pool parties are scheduled to take place this Sunday November 26th at Merthyr Leisure Centre between 3.30pm-4.30pm. The Learner and Leisure Pools will be unavailable during these times. Thank you.



Would you like to try a new activity? 
Interested in finding out more about walking football, fitsteps, tai chi, badminton, table tennis, curling, boccia, walking netball and Nordic walking but not sure where to start?
Our activity taster day is a perfect opportunity to find an activity that suits you and meet others at our fun and friendly groups. 
All taster day activities take place in the Main Hall at Merthyr Leisure Centre on Thursday November 30th between 9.30am and 2pm.
Free tea and coffee served! Come and join us!

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Mermaid and Sharks at Merthyr Leisure Centre 

Brand new to Merthyr Leisure Centre, Mermaid and Shark Swim Sessions for children aged 4 and over. Taking place every Wednesday 6pm and 6.30pm we are pleased to offer a block of five sessions at the introductory price of £25. 

Each session features lots of fun swimming activities for children to enjoy (Participants must meet criteria listed below). Booking is essential, please contact the Swimming Team for details on 01685 727476 or 01685 727363. Alternatively please email

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New Sky Ultimate Package comes to Merthyr Leisure Centre Fitness Suite.

We are delighted to announce that gym customers at Merthyr Leisure Centre can now view a range of premier sporting events thanks to our brand new Sky Ultimate package.

This is available on screens and a range of fitness machines in our Merthyr Leisure Centre gym. Sky music channels are also available to help motivate you as you work out.

Speak to staff for details!


Pick up your Cafe Loyalty Card and start saving across the Trust today.

Have you collected your Merthyr Tydfil Leisure Trust Cafe Loyalty Card yet? 

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At Merthyr Tydfil Leisure Trust we value your custom and we are pleased to now be able to offer all customers a loyalty card which can be used across our venues. Whichever Trust venue you may be visiting- Redhouse Cafe, Merthyr Leisure Centre Hub Cafe, Cyfarthfa Tea Rooms/Canolfan Cyfarthfa or Aberfan Community Centre- make sure you collect a stamp or signature every time you buy a tea or coffee, collect four and enjoy the fifth on us for FREE

Pick up your loyalty card at any of our cafes today and on behalf of the Trust thank you for your custom!   

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New Library Hub at Merthyr Leisure Centre

Merthyr Tydfil Library Service has been awarded a £100,000 grant from CyMAL: Museums, Archives and Libraries Wales, funding new plans to make the Library Service more accessible than ever before.

The Library team, which is also now managed by the Merthyr Tydfil Leisure Trust, are set to expand on the success of their pilot project, the Library Hub, which was introduced into Merthyr Leisure Centre in August 2015.

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Providing loan services, a weekly reading group and IT sessions, the Library Hub saw membership increase significantly with more than 200 new customers joining Merthyr Tydfil Library Service in the first four months. Benefits to new customers included seven day extended opening hours, free parking and a café area onsite while Merthyr Tydfil Library Service were also able to link in with the various classes and activities for children and adults already taking place at the popular Trust-run Centre.

The team now plan to build on this success using the new funding to expand the Hub as a multi-functional Library area. The new development will offer a greater range and number of books to borrow, a PC suite for IT sessions and drop in use and a better space for visitors to relax, socialise or take part in organised Library activities.

And it will be business as usual at Merthyr Central Library with customers still able to access the same services and activities as before.

Principal Librarian Jane Sellwood, said: “We are delighted that thanks to Welsh Government we will now be able to move forward with our plans to develop the Library service to better meet the needs of people living in Merthyr and visiting Merthyr.

“While we will continue to provide services at the current Central Library we recognise that the lack of a customer lift means all our services are not accessible to all our visitors.

“Merthyr Leisure Centre provides an ideal opportunity for us to change this and we are looking forward to working with our Leisure Trust colleagues in Leisure to engage more people with our services.

Merthyr Tydfil Library Service has already seen the benefits of linking in with Leisure Services with the introduction of Aberfan Library at Aberfan and Merthyr Vale Community Centre.

A successful refurbishment of the Aberfan Library venue saw a 33.3% increase in Library visits and the Library now hosts a popular programme of events and activities for the whole community.




















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