Lots of family fun in town! – FREE drop-in craft workshops for kids on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2pm-4pm and Kids’ Garden Club on Fridays, 1pm-3pm.
And don’t miss Techniquest’s pop-up events with free science fun on Saturday, August 31st. There will be community painting on those days too.
Cwtch Ceramics are open 10am-5pm every day in the school holidays . You can do pottery painting from £2, slime making from £4 and clay modelling from £5. There’s also a little extra: each child can make a piece (free) for the new wind-chime mobile which will be hung in North Arcade in the autumn!
There’s also kids’ “Build Your Own Pizza” at No.22 Community Café and fab pancakes, waffles and milkshakes at Just Desserts. Both are in the food court.
Emz Cakes on Chester Street
This fun and colourful café features kids’ afternoon teas at £6 per person which includes cupcake decorating – always popular! And every Thursday at 11am, there is a FREE story from The Storyteller or music session with Piccolos Music (no booking necessary).
… has loads for the family to do – 10-pin bowling, the Odeon cinema, a kids’ outdoor play area and, of course, The Entertainer Toy Shop.
St Giles’ Parish Church
… has a totally new idea this year – “The Life of the Busy Church Mouse”. Over 400 knitted mice will be running riot all over the church with 16 displays and a trail for children and families to follow. On Saturday, 17th August, there will be a fun day, including a zip wire for mice in rockets! The event will close with a pets’ service on Sunday, 1st September at 3pm.
… hosts the Summer Reading Challenge and this year’s theme is Space Chase! Any child can enrol and pledge to read at least two books per visit. Each book completed will earn a reward and the sixth book, a medal and certificate. Call in to learn more and find out about other summer activities.
… plays host to Messy Museum Mondays for toddlers 1-3 years old, 10.30am-noon on August 5th and 8th. There will also be Family Craft Sessions for kids aged 3 and over, 10.30am–noon on August 13th and 1pm-3pm on August 20th and 27th.
The Old Café in the General Market
… will feature a robot display with Glitterbomb from BBC Two’s “Robot Wars” plus other robots and fascinating sci-tech stuff presented by April and Jazzy and their clever dad, James, and mum, Rachel!
Best shops to spend your pocket money in:
- Geckos on Bank Street for Pokemon goodies and loads more really cool stuff.
- Abode Above in Central Arcade: gorgeous “toys in a tin” range from £6.99 to £11.99 and you can admire the fun coloured lanterns on the arcade ceiling!
The clearance section upstairs in WHSmiths has amazing bargains on books, pens, crayons, etc. Some fab stalls in Tŷ Pawb, including BCCM Boarder Collectibles for a huge range of minifigures, Esmes for super kids’ clothing and a new dolls’ house stall absolutely crammed with miniature magic – our reporter couldn’t tear herself away!
With sweetie shops, we’re spoilt for choice – Sweets’N’Treets on King Street, Sweet Gift Boutique on Chester Street and there are great pick’n’mix stalls in the Butchers Market and Tŷ Pawb.
… is the UK-wide annual celebration of Children’s Right to Play taking place this year on 7th August. Wrexham celebrates national Playday each year by holding a large scale, free and open access play event from noon to 4pm in the town centre on Queen’s Square and Llwyn Isaf.
The North Wales Wildlife Trust
… has plenty going on in August as well. Please visit www.northwaleswilfdlifetrust.org.uk/events for more details.
… is a two-day musical theatre workshop called Rock School being held Tuesday, 20th and Wednesday, 21st August at Catrin Finch Centre, Wrexham Glyndŵr University, Mold Road, Wrexham LL11 2AW. Suitable for children of age 6 and above. Telephone: 07944 402 474 or 01978 860 300; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Best car parks to use for your visit to Wrexham town centre are probably Tŷ Pawb or Eagles Meadow – both are pay on exit so no worries about overstaying and getting a fine. Tŷ Pawb is only £3 for all day! If you don’t like multi-storey, check out Bodhyfryd car park, handy for the swimming baths and only a short walk to get to the other town centre attractions.