Welcome to the Dowlais Engine House Website

Home of Pant & Dowlais Boys & Girls Club, Britains Best Youth Facility

What are you doing Today?


Opening Times for the School Holidays

  • Breakfast Club Monday to Friday 10AM- 12PM
  • Youth Club Monday to Friday 12PM- 6PM

There's lots of Fun to be had At the Club inside and Outside from Bike rides to Badminton - Football to Cricket - Music Lessons to Singing - Netball - Pool - Darts - Xbox - PS3 - Internet games and loads more!

Plus there's plenty to eat and drink in our all new Snack Shop                                  

If you are a young person in Merthyr or beyond who's looking for something to do (or you know a young person who is) have a look around the site and see what we have to offer, and believe me, there's something for everyone!

Whats happening at the Engine House

New Mini Bus Design

The young people are over the moon with our new fun mini bus design.
Mr Alan Davies president of The Dowlais Engine House has kindly donated a New Mini Bus for transporting the young people to the Dowlais Engine House for the many activities available. The young people come from many areas of the borough and also other areas. They are taken safely home after their visit. A competition was held to highlight the vast number of activities on offer. One hundred and thirty boys and girls took part and the winner was Caitlyn Reed of Galon Uchaf, aged 15 years. The activities are shown as art images and decorate the vehicle. Congratulations to all who took part, especially Caitlyn Reed.
The Engine House now have three mini busses up and running that pick up our young people daily, to and from home.
if you are interested in our FREE bus service contact us on 01685 375318

Celebrating the Young Peoples fantastic LAMDA results

Celebrating the fantastic LAMDA exam marks the young people achieved. Once again the Engine House students all received 100% Distinctions, with outstandly high marks ranging from 85-100. The Engine House members out preformed and matched those in London Stage School. A massive Well Done to all the young people for all their hard work and dedication.

FREE Daily Pick up Service

Pick up areas Dowlais, Pant, Penydarren, Gurnos, Galon Uchaf, Fochriw, Swansea Road, Troedyrhiw, Aberfan, Merthyr Vale and Twyn Carmel


The Engine House now have Twitter

Tuesday Night Activities

Tuesday Night Activities
You don't want to miss out on all this evenings activities
Come along and get involved

Thursday Night Activities

These are the activities that will be taking place every Thursday evening

Cantref Farm 29.07.15

Another brilliant day out! The young people spent the day at Cantref Farm.

Big Pit 24.07.15

Another amazing educational trip that the young people enjoyed, experiancing life as a miner and learning the history beind it all

Role of Honour - Many thanks for your continued support!


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Ponty Park 22.07.15

The young people enjoyed meeting their favourite Super Hero's at Ponty Park

Big Pit 21.07.15

The young people got to experience life as a Miner and the history behind it at The Big Pitt National Coal Museum. It was fun filled day while educating the young people.

Half Term Trips

WEEK 1 Tuesday 21st July - Big Pitt / Coal House (3.00) Wednesday 22nd July - Ponty Park (3.00) Friday 24th July - Big Pitt / Coal House (3.00) WEEK 2 Monday 27th July - Cantref Farm (8.00 per child/ 10.00 per Adult) Wednesday 29th July - Cantref Farm (8.00 per child/ 10.00 per Adult) WEEK 3 Tuesday 4th August - Beach / Monkey Sanctuary (6.00 per child/ 8.00 per adult) Wednesday 5th August Ponty Park (Minion Day) (3.00) Thursday 6th August Beach / Monkey Sanctuary (6.00 per child/ 8.00 per adult) WEEK 4 Wednesday 12th August Ponty Park (Princess & Pirate Day) (3.00) Thursday 13th August Wookey Hole (15.00 per child/ 20.00 per adult) WEEK 5 Tuesday 18th August Oakwood Park (15.00 per child/ 20.00 per adult) Thursday 20th August Oakwood Park (15.00 per child/ 20.00 per adult) WEEK 6 Wednesday 26th August Fun Day

The young people getting their hands dirty

The young people at The Dowlais Engine House are getting their hands dirty as they help out with some gardening.

Friday Night Activities

There are loads of fun activities to keep you entertained for hours

Wednesday Night Activities

Come along and get involved in all the fun activities taking place tonight.

Monday Night Activities

Come along and get involved in all our fun activities Open 4.00pm - 8.00pm 2.00 Entry fee for members 3.00 Entry fee for non members

Homework Club

Come along Every Monday, Wednesday & Friday for Homework Club! Access to the internet, arts and crafts equiptment to help with any School projects you may have.

The Big Pink Lunch

The aim is to get as many people as possible across the whole of the UK to have Lunch with their neighbours annually in a simple act of community, friendship and fun! Asda have partnered The Big Pink Lunch for the past 4 years!


Boxfit! Every Tuesday 6.00pm - 7.00pm For girls aged 11 to 18 years It is a great way to get fit, make friends and to keep healthy and active.

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