Sports & Leisure

Sports Clubs

We are now largely an RYA affiliated cruising club. A number of members have moorings allocated by Conwy Harbour Authority. The harbour is 100 yards from the Aberhod slipway where shelter is afforded by the Rhos- on-Sea breakwater. The moorings are half tide moorings giving almost 6 hours of sailing time on one tide. Other members have moorings in the Conwy River and at Gallows point near Beaumaris. Our boat park is situated at Rhos Point about 200 yards west of the harbour, where the cruisers are laid up for winter. We have strong links with Rydal-Penrhos College who are well known for their keen sailing activities and who host the Pico championships. We provide race management during the championships. Colwyn Bay is one of the best sailing venues on the North Wales coast. Being only 90 minutes from Manchester and 2 hrs. from Birmingham. Rhos on Sea has a good wide slipway which is for the sole use of sailing boats. Launching is free and is sheltered from all but an easterly wind.

Colwyn Bay Amateur Swimming Club train three times a week, at Colwyn Bay Leisure Centre Sunday, Monday and Wednesday, 6 – 8.30pm.

Our club is set in an idyllic picturesque part of Wales overlooked by the Irish sea. Our aim is to promote the sport of athletics to all ages from 6yrs onwards. We are Athletics clubcontinually encouraging and stimulating the understanding of the sport. We offer participation to all members in Track and Field,Cross Country and Road Running underpinned with excellent coaching. Enjoy the new challenges and friendship our sport can provide.

At Colwyn Bay Cricket Club Penrhyn Avenue Rhos-on-Sea
Friendly duplicate bridge, beginners welcome, do not need to be WBU members.
Tuesday 7.30 pm – 10.30 pm
Friday 7.30 pm – 10.30 pm

The club was founded in 1923 and started playing at its Penrhyn Avenue ground in Rhos-on-Sea in 1924. This year we celebrate our 90th birthday! The 1st, 2nd and 3rd teams play in their respective ECB Premier and First Divisions of the Liverpool & District Cricket Competition. Colwyn Bay Cricket Club was assessed as the best ground in the Competition for the 7th successive year in 2012. Our most junior sides play local teams in under 9 and under 10 age groups and our under 11, under 13 and under 15 teams play in the Eryri Leagues. The club annually hosts County Cricket and in 2012 welcomed both Glamorgan CCC and Yorkshire CCC to play in the LV= County Championship in early June. This match was abandoned due to the adverse weather after only one morning’s play. Despite which, after a massive effort by both Glamorgan groundstaff and some members of our own committee, the Clydesdale Bank 40 match was played as scheduled on Sunday 10th June. Durham Dynamos returned to the ground for the first time since 1993 and played the Glamorgan now Welsh Dragons. The match resulted in the first win for the Welsh Dragons.


Colwyn Bay Football StadiumColwyn Bay Football Club
Llanelian Road
Old Colwyn
LL29 8UN
General Enquiry Telephone: 01492 514 680
Match-day Office Telephone: 01492 514 581

Capacity: 2500 (500 Seats)
Record Attendance: 5000 vs. Borough United at Eirias Park 1964

The club lounge complete with a Licensed Bar serving alcoholic & non-alcoholic drinks. The big screen is available showing sports results during match-days. There is also a canteen selling hot and cold snacks & drinks as well as a club shop selling official club merchandise.

Colwyn Bay Hockey ClubColwyn Bay Hockey Club runs 4 Men’s teams and 2 Ladies teams playing hockey in the North Wales North West league. The club runs a highly successful youth section which is the envy of other clubs from around the region.

Colwyn Bay Rugby Club fields a First XV that in season 2011/12 will play in WRU Division Two North. Colwyn Bay’s Second XV competes in Division Four North (East) Colwyn Bay also has a well supported Youth XV and runs teams from under 7 through all 10 age groups to Under 16 in a vibrant and growing Junior Section.Our original Clubhouse was opened in 1975 by Mike Roberts, a Club member, Welsh International and a British Lion. In December 2001, our new clubhouse was opened by the then Welsh Rugby UnionChairman, Glanmor Griffiths and has been further improved during 2003. It has excellent facilities for rugby and other social events, which include three pitches, a training area, new changing rooms, car park and a Clubhouse with a Big Screen TV & Wi-Fi.

which has reports and results from club league and open fishing competitions held all over North Wales, from boat and shore.


Canoe Club

Whether you are an experienced paddler or new to the sport you will find a friendly welcome at
Colwyn Canoe Club. We are an active, friendly, family club based in Colwyn Bay, North Wales involved in recreational canoeing. The Club exists for the benefit of the members, who aim to enjoy the fantastic range of canoeing experiences there are on our doorstep.

conwy skis 1The club was formed in November 1996 to promote safe personal watercraft riding, and to allow representation with the local council. We are recognised by Conwy County Borough Council and the local Harbour Authority. We are allowed access to the Eirias Park slipway in Colwyn Bay. We have an agreement with the local authority with regard to an operating license allowing club members to receive preferential access to the Victoria Pier Slipway and car park up to 12 noon on club days (Sundays and Bank Holidays) throughout the season. Visiting jet skiers are welcome after 12 noon on club days and sometimes before 12 noon at the discretion of the gate officer during quieter periods.
Club members and visitors alike must have proof of jet ski 3rd Party Liability Insurance with them whenever they launch.

James Alexander Barr Tennis Centre in Colwyn Bay has a “world class” which provides for tennis throughout the year at its two indoor courts and four floodlit outdoor courts. The center, which opened in 2003, is situated on a beautiful site and Eirias Park.

The Health & Fitness centre offering a warm friendly atmosphere for all ages male and female. We have a relaxing reception area for a quiet drink and snack. A huge range of quality equipment, spacious training rooms, squash courts, shop, saunas and changing rooms. All are welcome and you can take advantage of a show around of our facilities at anytime.


Classes are held every Wednesday between 6pm and 8pm at Upper Colwyn Community Centre.  For more information, contact Master M Johnson – 07813 196858 or Ms K Deacon  07974 772597.

Old Colwyn is regarded as the hidden gem of the North Wales Coast – our 9 hole meadowland course is situated within a mile of the A55 Chester – Holyhead coastal road.  Old Colwyn has excellent views of the Welsh hills, Bay of Colwyn  and the Irish Sea.  We would invite all players to sit and enjoy our panoramic views at the end of their round. Old Colwyn is a par 68 – 5263 yard course designed by the legendary golfer and five times Open Champion, James Braid, and was opened during September 1907.  The course consists of one par 5, five par 4‘s and three par 3‘s.   The par 3 seventh is regarded as our signature hole where you need to clear three very large Oak trees which stand guard in front of the green. The strength of Old Colwyn is not only the course, but the Club itself. You will be sure to receive a warm welcome if you chose to join us in the clubhouse after your round, for a drink, and to share your stories.

Rhos Park Bowling Club was founded in 1930,with just one team competing in the area. Today the club has 13 teams competing in eight different leagues which shows how the membership has grown. We target all ages and abilities, male and female and we are always looking for new members. We have many volunteers who help out with various duties including green keeping, kitchen, coaching and helping with the junior section, so you don’t have to be a bowler to become a member.The executive committee have great plans for the club to move us forward into the 21st century so why not browse through our web site and see what interests you.

Music & Dance

Dawns i Bawb is the umbrella organisation for community dance in North West Wales. From Pwllheli to Abergele, from Holyhead to Towyn, Dawns i Bawb works with local people, with amateur and professional dance practitioners and with choreographers to encourage dance in the area. Dawns i Bawb believes that everyone can dance and works with people of all ages and abilities including disadvantaged groups and those living in isolated areas giving them an opportunity to take part in a range of dance activities.

Live Music Now (LMN) is the leading musician development and outreach organisation in the UK. Live Music Now’s distinctive approach has been developed over 35 years, realising the vision of our founders, Yehudi Menuhin and Ian Stoutzker. We support inspirational young professional musicians to use their talents for the benefit of those who are otherwise excluded from the joy of experiencing live music.

Whether you’re a visitor or a student we have some great new features including lots of great videos from previous shows, more photos, a new forum, online timetable, online shop and a Moodle interface for senior students. Keep up to date with news and reviews in the News and Press pages respectively or read the Pearl Shaw Twitter feed ensuring you don’t miss a thing. The new website integrates with the new Pearl Shaw Facebook Group and YouTube channel, PearlShawTV!

where we provide quality part-time training in the performing arts for children aged 4-18yrs. Our aim is to nurture and develop young potential through singing, acting and dance classes in Colwyn Bay, stretching young imaginations and building confidence.
Open every weekend during term time and workshops during the school holidays, come join the fun!


TapeTAPE Community Music and Film supports people of all ages and abilities to explore and develop their creative ideas and abilities. TAPE is based in the TAPE Community Arts Centre in Old Colwyn and also works across North Wales and around the UK. At TAPE, we believe that creativity is at the heart of wellbeing for individuals and communities. Following a significant refurbishment and period of growth, we are updating our website to incorporate all the exciting developments taking place here at the TAPE Community Arts Centre.
To contact one of the team to discuss our many projects, activities and services, or call 08432 163 909.

TCIt was more than 126 years ago that the venue now known as Theatr Colwyn first opened its doors to the public. Back in the 1880s, it was then called a Public Hall – as the stone plaque at the top of the building still testifies – but it’s uses were many, just as they are today – a place of entertainment, for discussions, dances and fundraising events. We are pleased to announce that recent investigations in public archives revealed the venue is now the UK’s oldest operating cinema.

The Colwyn Bay Ukulele Group

Ukulele group 056seeks to promote live music in the Colwyn Bay area, anyone can join our regular practise sessions.  We also encourage beginners to get playing

Please see Colwyn Bay Ukulele Group on Facebook


After School Clubs

Quality childcare and play opportunities in a pleasant, caring and learning environment.

First Steps Day Nursery
01492 541946 (No Web Site) (But a Very Good Child Care Service) The Nursery Has A Large Well Equipped Rooms, Being A Spacious Detached House. Set Back from the road in it’s own grounds offering substantial, Secure out door Play Areas. First Steps Nursery is Predominantly English/ Medium with some use of welsh. Catering for children from 0- 11 years Including the after schools children.

Springfield Day Nurseries
With four nurseries in Conwy County, North Wales we are able to deliver the best childcare and choice to suit all babies, children and parents. Our aim is to provide the best care for your baby or child. Our nurseries are modern, safe, warm and bright, where babies and children can thrive. As well as being a home from home for your child, we have a structured, stimulating and fun approach, based on the principles of active learning. It is an approach that ensures that from the very beginning every child experiences a rich, supportive and vibrant learning environment to help them develop their full potential.

Wyngarth Day Nursery
26 Kings Road
West End
Colwyn Bay
LL29 7YH
Postcode: LL29 7YH
Tel: 01492 533151