Aberfan Community Centre

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 for pay-as-you-go. Children and the over 60’s swim for FREE!

Children and the over 60’s can now swim for FREE.

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

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 WellbeingMerthyr 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

    book a gym session
    book a fitness class
    become a member


    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

    Christmas 2023 Festive Opening Hours 

    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

    Email: Leisure@wellbeingmerthyr.co.uk

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