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Groundwork North Wales: Summer Fun 2019 – Hwyl yr haf 2019

by Love Wrexham Magazine
Lead Mines, Minera

Minera Lead Mines and Venue in the Park at Alyn Waters, have lots of exciting activities taking place this summer! After the fantastic success of the school holiday activities in 2018 and at the start of 2019, Groundwork North Wales are also expanding the activities to Venue in the Park at Alyn Waters.

Minera Lead Mines and Alyn Waters Country Park offer a fantastic opportunity to get everyone outside in the natural environment. At Minera, you have 53 acres of grassland, wooded areas and archaeological sites to explore. This includes the restored beam engine house, winding engine and also the boiler houses.

Minera is not alone in sharing an interesting past. The site at Alyn Waters sits on top of a pile of sand, gravel and clay. Which was dumped by the melting glaciers at the end of the last ice age 13,000 years ago. It was not only sand, gravel and clay dumped by the glacier. In 1966, part of a woolly mammoth’s huge tusk was found (the tusk is now in the Liverpool Museum). The site is a rich variety of grassland flowers, including thousands of common spotted Orchids and plentiful numbers of Pyramid and Bee Orchids.

Groundwork with Susan Elan Jones MP
Groundwork team with Susan Elan Jones MP

Caffi Cyfle

Venue in the Park is behind Caffi Cyfle. Contracted by Wrexham County Borough Council, Groundwork North Wales now operate the event space Venue in the Park and Caffi Cyfle..

Caffi Cyfle is a place where delicious, seasonal and wholesome food is made. They provide inclusive opportunities for the wider community to participate in work and volunteering programmes. Our emphasis is on using fresh, sustainably sourced local ingredients and supporting Welsh suppliers. A new menu has arrived, which features paninis, a new Club sandwich, hot and cold drinks, fantastic cakes locally produced and much more. The menu is available yn Gymraeg.

What’s Happening This Summer?

This summer, Minera Lead Mines and Venue in the Park, will be hosting an exciting programme of activities for all ages and abilities. We have interactive Slime Time, Bushcraft skills, Graffiti, Gold Panning, Natural Crafts, model building and much much more planned. This is all run by the Education and Play Team from Groundwork North Wales. Booking is essential on some of the activities. With more events planned at both locations through the autumn and winter, please visit www.groundworknorthwales.org.uk, Facebook @GwkNorthWales and @VisitMinera or email info@groundworknorthwales.org.uk to find out more and to keep up to date with all the details.

Project Manager Lisa Jones is excited to be expanding the activities to Venue in the Park at Alyn Waters. “We are excited to be expanding our offering of school holiday activity sessions for this year’s summer holidays. The activities allow families a chance to take part and encourage them to get outside and enjoy the outdoors”.

Minera Lead Mines visitor centre and toilet facilities are open 10am to 4pm daily. It is also dog-friendly and includes plenty of parking.

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Minera Lead Mines Country Park, Minera, Wrexham LL11 3DU.

Caffi Cyfle is open daily from 9.30am to 4.30pm (food served until 4pm). Alyn Waters Country Park, Mold Rd, LL11 4AG.

For further information contact:

Hanna Clarke, Marketing and Events Manager 01978 757524 or email


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