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Places to Visit in Wrexham this Month

by Adam Howarth, Editor
Places to Visit in Wrexham this Month

There is a whole host of places to visit in and around Wrexham this summer.

Tŷ Pawb and Xplore!

To start with, you could go to the centre of town. Tŷ Pawb is home to over 30 local businesses and features a food court with five vendors selling food from around the world, Bar Sgwâr and a café called Gusto d’Italia. Your children can play in a safe space and participate in several organised events throughout the month.

Next door to Tŷ Pawb, you can find Xplore! Science Discovery Centre, an interactive exhibit space full of brain-teasing and mind-bending puzzles and displays that will keep your kids entertained.

The Museum and YaB

Pop into the Yellow and Blue Community Hub while you’re at it. There are many events planned for kids here and you can get a bite to eat too.

The other major attractions in the town centre are St Giles’ Church and Wrexham Museum. The church features a Crown Festival celebrating the Queen’s Jubilee – you can read more by clicking here. There’s always something interesting going on at the museum and you can see lots of exhibits and displays with a local flavour.

Don’t forget there’s also the Cefn Mawr and District Museum.

Tenpin offers a great way to spend a couple of hours. Find them in Eagles Meadow by the cinema and Nandos. Don’t forget that Waterworld offers a fantastic swimming experience and tremendous fun for your young ones.

Out of Town

There are three major tourist attractions out of town. Two are National Trust properties: Erddig (the Wolf’s Den is a must-visit!) and Chirk Castle. The other one is the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Trevor Basin Visitor Centre, one of the seven wonders of Wales.

Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Trevor Basin Visitor Centre

There are several fabulous parks dotted around the county. Bellevue Park and Acton Park are the most central. Further afield, Moss Valley, Alyn Waters, Plas Power, Tŷ Mawr and Bonc yr Hafod are all worth a visit.

There’s a special mention for Nant Mill Visitor Centre because it features an education centre, picnic area and walking trails.

You can book your children on a three-day programme at the Maes-y-Nant Activity Centre. They can participate in raft building, canoeing, archery and many other fun activities there.

Tŷ Mawr Country Park Information Centre

Spectacular Gardens

The amazing Erlas Victorian Walled Garden on Bryn Estyn Road should also be on your list. The gardens are spectacular, and you can take a walk around the nature trail or buy some of their delicious vegetables.

There are also two North Wales Wildlife Trust areas in Wrexham – one at Marford Quarry and another at Minera Quarry.

Minera Quarry Panorama

No article about fun places for children would be complete without mentioning a few play areas, such as Banana Ben’s, Round The Twist and Good Time Charlie’s (on the Industrial Estate). The Plassey also has a large and well-equipped outside play area.

Always do a little research before visiting the places we’ve mentioned to ensure they’re open and suitable for your children. Don’t forget to check Niomi’s What’s On feature in the middle two pages for August events or, our What’s On Guide online, here.

If you have exhausted all the wonderful places to visit in Wrexham town and county, why don’t you have a look at some great offers from Transport for Wales.

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