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If you’re looking for a fun activity to enjoy this summer with your friends and family – look no further than our brand new Foot Golf course at Parc Bryn Bach in Tredegar!

As the name suggests, Foot Golf is a fun mix of football and golf, where players kick a football around our nine hole golf course, aiming to get them into the special foot golf holes in as few shots as possible.

Foot Golf is infectiously fun, competitive and a great activity for people of all ages and fitness levels to participate in – our nine hole golf course also provides stunning views of our Green Flag award winning park and the surrounding valleys, so you can admire the scenery as you play!

Our Foot Golf and Golf Course is open 7 days a week; Saturday & Sunday 9am - 7pm (last tee off 4.50pm) and Monday to Friday 9am - 9pm (last tee off 6.50pm).

Tickets can be purchased from the lakeside Visitor Centre and are priced at £7.50 for adults, £3.75 for juniors and OAP’s and £17.50 for a family of four (two adults and 2 children). Players must also pay a small cash deposit for use of the footballs, which will be refunded after your game; £5 ball deposit for individual players or £10 ball deposit for two or more balls.

As well as Foot Golf, players can also play the more traditional game of Golf and practice their swing at our Golf Driving Range.

Parc Bryn Bach is easily accessible just off the A465 Heads of the Valleys Road at Tredegar and has FREE on-site parking for all visitors.

For more information call us on 01495 355920 or visit us at www.parcbrynbach.co.uk
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Keep Wales Tidy has unveiled this year’s Green Flag Award winners – the international mark of a quality park or green space - and we’re excited to announce that Parc Bryn Bach is one of them!

This year a record-breaking 201 parks and green spaces, including universities, cemeteries, woodlands and allotments across Wales, have met the high standards needed to receive the coveted Green Flag Award and Green Flag Community Award.

Anthony Hughes, Managing Director of Aneurin Leisure, the charitable trust that manages Parc Bryn Bach said; “We at Aneurin Leisure are extremely proud to earn the right to fly the prestigious Green Flag at Parc Bryn Bach. The award means a great deal to us as it not only recognises the quality of our excellent facilities, but also our commitment to delivering great quality green spaces for our visitors.”

The Green Flag Award programme is delivered in Wales by environmental charity, Keep Wales Tidy, with support from Welsh Government. It is judged by green space experts, who volunteer their time to visit applicant sites and assess them against eight strict criteria, including horticultural standards, cleanliness, environmental management and community involvement.

Lucy Prisk, Green Flag Coordinator at Keep Wales Tidy said: “We’re delighted to be celebrating another record-breaking year for the Green Flag Awards in Wales. The 201 flags flying are a testament to the dedication and enthusiasm of the staff and volunteers across the country who work tirelessly to maintain Green Flag Award standards. I’d encourage everyone to get outdoors this summer and enjoy the incredible parks and green spaces we have on our doorstep.”

A full list of award winners can be found on the Keep Wales Tidy website www.keepwalestidy.cymru/greenflag

You can put your park or green space on the map by getting involved too. Visit the Keep Wales Tidy website www.keepwalestidy.cymru for more information.

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Hundreds of cupcakes bearing the likeness of Tredegar-born hero Aneurin Bevan and Jennie Lee were gifted to the public last week to celebrate the 70th birthday of the NHS on Thursday 5th of July.

The cakes were organised by award-winning Neath based theatre company Theatr na nÓg, and aimed to help promote their autumn tour of Nye & Jennie, a co-production with Aneurin Leisure which visits 17 theatres across Wales and Scotland this October and November.

Exactly 70 years after the NHS was founded on 5th July 1948, cupcakes were handed out to local shoppers and townspeople in Abertillery, Aberystwyth, Edinburgh, Maesteg, Pontardawe, Ystradgynlais, Brecon and Newport.

Nye & Jennie is an intimate and poetic play offering a fascinating insight on the marriage of one of the most outstanding political partnerships of the 20th Century – NHS founder Nye Bevan and the first ever arts minister, Jennie Lee. The play saw writer Meredydd Barker nominated for Best Playwright at the Welsh Theatre Awards 2017. A notable cast features Gareth John Bale as Aneurin Bevan, who has recently returned from New York performing his celebrated role in Torch Theatre’s one-man show Grav, and fresh from touring with the Royal Shakespeare Company, Louise Collins as Jennie Lee. This is Theatr na nÓg’s first co-production with Aneurin Leisure Trust, a natural partner for a play about their local hero.

Aneurin Bevan, better known as ‘Nye’, and his wife Jennie Lee fought together for a new way of life for the people of Britain; he the Welsh Valleys’ firebrand on the Labour backbenches, who rose to become one of the greatest politicians this country has ever seen, and she the miner’s daughter from Fife who became a Socialist MP before she was old enough to vote. Together they navigated the turbulent world of politics to set up great British Institutions for the benefit of all - the National Health Service and the Open University.

Director of Nye & Jennie, and Theatr na nÓg Artistic Director Geinor Styles said; 

"The running theme through all of our work as a company is to tell stories of inspirational characters, whether it be a large scale musical, show for schools or main stage drama. We wanted to tell the story of two extraordinary individuals, who both from humble origins succeeded in changing the lives of generations of ordinary people.”

Tickets are now on sale for the full UK tour at nyeandjennie.com


2018 Tour Dates & Venues:

17 Oct – The Metropole, Abertillery


18 Oct – Blackwood Miners’ Institute, Caerphilly

19 Oct – The Welfare, Ystradgynlais

20 Oct – Aberystwyth Arts Centre

23 Oct – Maesteg Town Hall

24 Oct – The Riverfront, Newport

25 Oct – Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon

26 Oct – Galeri, Caernarfon

2 & 3 Nov – Edinburgh Festival Theatre

7 Nov – Garth Olwg, Pontypridd

9 Nov – Theatr Stiwt, Rhosllanchrugog

10 Nov – The Hafren, Newtown

13 Nov – Neuadd Dwyfor – Pwllheli

14 Nov – Pontardawe Arts Centre

15 Nov – The Ffwrnes, Llanelli

16 Nov – The Borough Theatre, Abergavenny

17 Nov – The Torch Theatre, Milford Haven
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Join us this summer for an amazing range of events and activities for children of all ages at our Aneurin Leisure venues – whether you’d like to discover adventure, get sporty, take to the stage, delve into a good book or enjoy a fun themed afternoon tea, we’ve got something for everyone at Aneurin Leisure!

Throughout the Summer holidays each of our Sports Centres at Abertillery, Ebbw Vale and Tredegar will be hosting weekly Playsheme sessions offering a fun mix of activities such as netball, football, basketball, racquet sports, inflatable fun, swimming and much more for children aged 8 – 12 years. Playscheme sessions cost £7 per child (including lunch) or if you’re planning to visit regularly, why not take out our new Playscheme Membership which costs £59 for 6 weeks – that’s less than £10 per week!

For the under 8’s we will also be launching new weekly Mini Playscheme sessions at all three Sports Centres, which feature a range of activities like soft play, inflatable fun, arts and crafts and mini gym. Sessions are £4.95 per child or two sessions for £8, and are split into morning sessions for under 5’s and afternoon sessions 5 - 7 year olds.

If your little ones would like to work on their football or rugby skills during the holidays, we have a range of weekly Rugby and Football Camps running throughout the summer; on Mondays at Abertillery, Tuesdays at Tredegar and Cardiff City FC Foundation Soccer School at Ebbw Vale Sports Centre on 23rd – 24th July, 8th – 9th August and 20th – 22nd August.

For more information on any of these activities please visit www.bglife.co.uk or call Abertillery on 01495 357779, Ebbw Vale on 01495 357777 and Tredegar on 01495 353395.

Discover adventure at Parc Bryn Bach this Summer with our exciting range of Adventure Activities from 23rd July to 31st August. Choose from a thrilling range of activities including canoeing, bush craft, climbing, archery, caving and gorge walking for a Summer break your children will remember for years to come. The activity days are suitable for ages 8 - 12 years and cost just £15 per person. For more information call 01495 355920 or visit www.parcbrynbach.co.uk

Bring your little Princesses and Superheroes along to Bedwellty House & Park this summer for our fabulous themed Afternoon Teas with a difference! In addition to a delicious array of sweet and savoury treats we’ll also have a range of fun filled activities for them to enjoy. Our themed teas are £10 per child – fancy dress is welcome! For more information call 01495 353397 or visit www.bedwelltyhouseandpark.co.uk

Join the Mischief Makers Summer Reading Challenge at your local library by borrowing and reading 6 books over the holidays. Throughout the challenge, Dennis, Gnasher and friends will help you solve clues and collect stickers, having lots of fun and adventures along the way! Ask at your local library for more information or visit our facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/BlaenauGwentLibraries/

Take to the stage with our Musical Theatre Summer School at The Met, Abertillery from 23rd July to 3rd August. Participants will get the opportunity to take part in a well-known stage production where they’ll learn new songs, meet new friends and develop their acting skills over the course of two weeks in a happy and relaxed arts environment. The Summer School costs £80 per person and is suitable for ages 10+. For more information call 01495 355945.

Click on the following link to view or download our full summer brochure: - Aneurin Leisure Summer Programme 2018
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Congratulations to Scott Morris, from our Inspire Sports Development team, for successfully completing his fundraising challenge of 7 Olympic distance triathlons over 7 days to raise money for Neuroblastoma UK.

The challenge took place across our three Sports Centres at Abertillery, Ebbw Vale and Tredegar, with the final finish line at Ebbw Fawr Learning Community Primary Phase.

Each intensive Triathlon consisted of a 1500 metre swim, 24 mile bike ride and a 10 kilometre run – which means that over 7 days Scott swam 10,500 metres, cycled 168 miles and ran 70 kilometres!

Scott undertook the challenge in memory of a little girl called Eva, and this is her mother’s story…

"My beautiful little girl Eva (known fondly as Eva Diva) was diagnosed in February 2016 (age 6) with a rare aggressive children’s cancer, called Neuroblastoma which was located in her abdomen.

Neuroblastoma is the second most common solid tumour in children, with around 100 children in the UK diagnosed each year.

Her battle with this aggressive form of cancer lasted 15 months. Eva's strength was incredible and she never complained. After numerous rounds of chemotherapy, major surgery and radiotherapy, Eva's cancer could not be cleared from her bone marrow and she developed secondary tumours throughout her little body. She was sadly taken from us in May 2017 when she lost her battle, but her strength, courage and humour will never be forgotten."

If you’d like to make a donation please visit Scott’s Just Giving page at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/scott-morris7
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