YMCA at the Ellerslie Recreation Centre

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Family friendly with awesome facilities – welcome to YMCA at the Ellerslie Recreation Centre!

Welcome to our wonderful Ellerslie Recreation Centre managed by YMCA, where we have something for the entire family.

From our fitness centre, to our school holiday programmes, we are your one-stop shop whether you’re looking to play sports, get fit, make sure the kids are taken care of, or get active as a family.

At the YMCA at the Ellerslie Recreation Centre , we’ve spiced up our group fitness classes, with different sessions for all preferences and abilities. Plus, we’re home to boot camps, sports leagues, and exciting activities for kids after school.

Our aim is to get people of all ages active, educated, and living a healthy lifestyle so we can build strong kids, strong families and strong communities together.



46 Michaels Avenue



0800 677 936



This Centre Is Proudly Owned By Auckland Council

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Operating Hours

Monday - Thursday
5.30am - 9.00pm
5.30am - 8.00pm
Saturday & Sunday
8.00am - 4.00pm

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Virtual Tour

To really experience everything Ellerslie Recreation Centre has to offer you'll have to come in and see us but until then this video will give you an idea of what you will find in our centre.

Ellerslie Recreation Centre Facilities

Personal Training

Achieve greater results faster with a fully tailored programme coupled with the expertise, motivation and support of a dedicated personal trainer.

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Holiday Programmes

Send your kids on a new adventure every day! From arts & crafts to games, cool activities, day trips and more YMCA has your kids covered next school holidays. 

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Before & After School Care

Our after school care programmes offer a variety of activities including art, crafts, cooking, sports, games and free play. We know kids always come home from school hungry, so we’ll also provide a healthy afternoon tea.

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Kids Programmes

Specially designed for children aged one to 16 years, YMCA kids’ programmes allow your little (and not so little!) ones to focus on an area they are interested in. We offer programmes in gymnastics, dance, trampolining, badminton or basketball, so your kids are sure to find something to excite them.

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Birthday Parties

Are you looking for birthday venues in Auckland? With all the facilities you need in one place, Ellerslie Recreation Centre managed by YMCA is ideal as a kids party venue in Auckland.  

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Venue Hire

At Ellerslie we offer a variety of sports that you can either play casually with a group of friends or hire the facilities for that big work function.

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Check out the latest news from Ellerslie Recreation Centre

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Improving Lives Together: Ellerslie Leisure Centre and the Halberg Disability Sports Foundation

Founded in 1963 by Sir Murray Halberg, the Halberg Disability Sports Foundation works to ensure that all people, regardless of their ability, have equal opportunity to take part in and enhance their lives through sport. Over the past several months, the foundation and the Ellerslie Recreation Centre managed by YMCA have fostered a very rewarding partnership, with the two organisations working together for the good of the community.

Find out how the Halberg Disability Trust have been working together for the benefit of the community.

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It's All Fun & Games At Ellerslie

You may have heard that the suburb of Ellerslie has been dubbed ‘Arterslie’ for its fun arts and crafts scene. But did you know that the Ellerslie Recreation Centre managed by YMCA has held a lot of events to contribute to the effervescent vibe? Ellerslie Recreation Centre holds big and small events for the local community every couple of months, and best of all they’re free!

Several particularly exciting events were held recently. In May, Ellerslie Recreation Centre put on a huge carnival for their ‘Family Day Out.’ No tightrope walking elephants or roaring lions were there of course, but there were plenty of other fun carnival games.

Find out about the fun, games and activities that local families enjoyed at the Ellerslie Leisure Centre Family Day.

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YMCA Auckland helps with the transition from Iran to Ellerslie

It’s difficult to be new. Whether you’ve started a new job, or moved to a different city, it’s not always easy finding your feet and settling in. Imagine how difficult it would be moving to an entirely new country, where you’re unfamiliar with everything from the language and culture to the suburbs and weather!

Find out how YMCA has been helping Shahram transition to New Zealand from Iran and settle into the local community.

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