Aberfan Community Centre

Hello From Halo…

“Award winning social enterprise Halo Leisure is bringing its expertise in getting more people more active to Aberfan and Merthyr Vale Community Centre.

There are exciting plans for the leisure facilities at Aberfan Community Centre thanks to a new partnership between Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council and Halo Leisure. The partnership means the Council will still own the building and facilities, and have a big say on how they are run and developed, especially when it comes to what’s on offer. Award winning social enterprise Halo Leisure will now be responsible for managing and maintaining the leisure centre for the immediate future.

For over twenty years Halo Leisure has helped the people of Bridgend County, Gloucester, Herefordshire, Shropshire and Wiltshire to live a healthier and more active life by managing the leisure centres and swimming pools on behalf of the local councils. Halo is a social enterprise and registered charity. This means that we don’t have shareholders and any surplus money is put back into the services and facilities. This helps to keep costs low and offer outstanding value for money so everyone can enjoy an exciting range of leisure opportunities. We’ve won multiple national awards, in recognition of our work to develop leisure opportunities for local communities. We know how important swimming is especially to children and families, so we are committed to reopening the pool as soon as practically possible – watch this space for updates.

It is very much business as usual, but do check out the staff’s new uniforms.

We are looking forward to welcoming you to a work out or wind down soon.”

The Aberfan and Merthyr Vale Community Centre was officially opened in 1973 and has a long history of providing excellent sports and social facilities to all.

Ideally located in the centre of the village, Aberfan & Merthyr Vale Community  Centre offers a wide range of facilities and activities for all abilities. So whether you want an energetic workout in one of our 2 fitness suites, a leisurely dip in the pool or to just enjoy a relaxing cup of coffee in our Cafe; there’s something for everyone!

Health & Fitness

Well equipped, modern, air conditioned and with a user friendly environment, this is the ideal place to start your fitness regime! 

The Gym hosts a range of state-of-the-art Technogym CV and Resistance machines, all of which are fully equipped with an audio visual system which allows you to watch what you select on each individual machine; just plug your headphones and watch the program of your choice.

Away from the main fitness area, the Free Weights Zone is an open, well-lit environment offering a superb range of equipment for a thorough weight training programme.

Our friendly staff are fully qualified to offer an induction to show you how to use the equipment safely and to offer advice about achieving the results you’re aiming for!


Aberfan and Merthyr Vale Community Centre’s pool is 25 x 10m swimming pool.

Swim Sessions are FREE for monthly memberships and £4.50 for pay-as-you-go. Under 16’s and the over 60’s swim for FREE during our free swim initiative sessions!

Under 16’s and the over 60’s swim for FREE during free swim sessions which are:

  • Monday and Wednesday mornings 10.45-11.30am for over 60’s.
  • Under 16’s swim is Saturday afternoons 1.30-3.30pm.

Children 4 years and under must be accompanied by an adult (one on one)

Outside of our free swim sessions Under 16’s swim sessions are £3.00

Children aged 5-7 must be accompanied by an adult (one adult to 2 children)

Children over 8 can swim unaccompanied.

Other Activities

Our Main Hall has the capacity for various activities, such as Badminton, Football and much, much more.

At Aberfan & Merthyr Vale Community Centre we are passionate about our communities,  health and wellbeing. As well as our in-house class timetable our centre is also used by a number of local groups and clubs for all age ranges and abilities, as well as local business.

Lauren’s Groom Room

Serenity Beauty Clinic 

Supertots Rugby & Netball

Trinity Tots 

Aberfan Library 

Merthyr Swim Club 

Aberfan Canoe Club

Merthyr Tri CLub

Food & Drink

Darganfod Catering

Our café provides a varied menu with a range of light bites, main meals (including a children’s menu) and refreshments.

So whether you are looking for a place to grab a quick cuppa or meet with friends over lunch we’ve got something for everyone.


Contact the Centre

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    Aberfan and Merthyr Vale Community Centre’s pool is a 25 x 10m swimming pool.

    pool timetable


    WellbeingFitness offers a wide range of classes for all fitness levels. All classes can be booked up to seven days in advance either online, on the phone or through our app – search for “iScuba” in your app store of choice.

    class timetable

    Opening Times:

    Bank Holiday: 8.30am – 4pm

    Monday | Dydd Llun6.15am - 9pm
    Tuesday | Dydd Mawrth 8.15am - 9pm
    Wednesday | Dydd Mercher 6.15am - 9pm
    Thursday | Dydd Iau 8.15am- 9pm
    Friday | Dydd Gwener 6.15am - 9pm
    Saturday | Dydd Sadwrn 8.15am - 3.30pm
    Sunday | Dydd Sul 8.15am - 3.30pm

    Contact Details

    Aberfan & Merthyr Vale Community Centre
    Pantglas Road
    Merthyr Tydfil
    CF48 4QE

    Telephone: (01685) 727 362

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