In 2018, Jade Jones Pavilion Flint underwent a £936k development. Now, almost 6 months on since the new development opened in October 2018, colleagues and customers have expressed their enthusiasm and excitement.
The development included an extension of the existing fitness suite to create a 55 station gym, a refurbishment of the existing swimming pool wet changing rooms, and an increased poolside spectator viewing gallery.
Hannah Zeise, a local resident of Connah’s Quay, took her young daughter, Enfys, who was 6 months old at the time, for her first ever swim. Hannah and Enfys attended the Adult and Baby session which runs every Tuesday and Friday morning from 10.00-10.30am at Jade Jones Pavilion. Hannah kindly shared her thoughts with us, here’s what she had to say about the experience: “We had a great time for Enfys’ first ever swim, she took to it wonderfully. It was a lovely clean pool area as well as clean changing areas. Shona, the swimming co-ordinator was very friendly and welcoming and as I am very fussy and don’t like swimming much myself, it made my experience much better, as well as the facility being so nice and clean.
“They had a family changing area where it was ideal for me and my little girl to get ready. It was spacious enough so I could put a mat on the floor for Enfys to play while I got myself ready. The spectator area gives other family members who don’t want to swim the opportunity to watch at the pool side so they can still be a part of the experience and not miss out.
“We had a toasted tea cake and coffee after the swim with the other parents that were there; the café served fabulous coffee and food was very nice with lots of options available on the menu. We will definitely be going back! We are excited to try out the Pirate Ship Soft Play facility as well as the Tenpin bowling alley when Enfys is older. We are lucky to have a great facility like this on our doorstep!”. See the below image of Hannah and Enfys enjoying the Adult and Baby session.
“The brand new changing village has modernised our swimming pool facilities with a variety of cubicles to suit our customers’ needs. We have team changing rooms for our local swimming club and state of the art equipment for our disabled users”, said Jordan Mapp-Jones, a Leisure Supervisor at Jade Jones Pavilion. Jordan expressed his enthusiasm about the new development, saying: “I think the development has had a really positive effect on the staff and we hope our customers are able to see the positive changes we are trying to make as Aura Leisure and Libraries.”
The development at Jade Jones – as well as the development of the fitness suites at Mold Leisure Centre which also took place in 2018 – represents a major commitment from Aura Leisure and Libraries to provide high quality facilities, with a variety of activities, to encourage more people to live happier, healthier and more active lifestyles.