Have you ever fancied trying out some of the activities on offer at our leisure and activity centres, but didn’t know which one might be right for you?

Would a taster weekend where you get to try things out for free be of any interest?

If so, read on…


Open Weekend

From Friday, March 1 until Sunday, March 3, Freedom Leisure will be opening the doors of its four centres run in partnership with us at Wrexham Council, and inviting the public in for free.

That includes: Waterworld Leisure & Activity Centre, Gwyn Evans Leisure & Activity Centre, Queensway Stadium and Chirk Leisure & Activity Centre.

The range of activities on offer during the Open Weekend will include:

  • FREE use of the fitness suites
  • FREE exercise classes
  • FREE use of pool inflatable Aqua Run for Under 16s (at Waterworld, Gwyn Evans and Chirk)
  • FREE use of squash courts and athletics tracks at Queensway
  • Membership offers, including three months FREE, or membership with no joining fee

– and plenty more!

The open weekend marks three years since we joined in partnership with Freedom Leisure, to run our leisure and activity centres.

Cllr Andrew Atkinson, Lead Member for Youth Services and Anti-Poverty, said: “There’s likely quite a lot of people out there who have wanted to give gym or pool membership a go, or wanted to try out an exercise class, but haven’t been sure whether or not it was for them.

“The open weekend, which marks three years since we joined with Freedom Leisure to run our leisure and activity centres – will provide an excellent opportunity for anyone who’s considered trying something out.

“And if they enjoy the day to the point where they want to take things longer-term, we’ll have membership offers available as well.”

Andy Harris, Freedom Leisure Area Manager, said : “As Cllr Atkinson says, we are running this free open weekend as a sort of ‘try before you buy’ type event – because we frequently hear from locals that they don’t use the facilities because they have no idea what they will and won’t enjoy.

“This way people can come and try whatever they fancy for free without any obligation, then if they decide to join, they can take advantage of some of the special offers we currently have running.”

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