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Summer Holiday Activities in Wrexham

NOTE: This content is old - Published: Thursday, Jul 19th, 2012.

Looking to keep the kids happy during the summer holidays? Below are some activities going on in Wrexham over the school holiday period.  Wrexham Council also has a Summer Bonanza guide to events going on in the town’s leisure centres, libraries, parks and museum which can be found here.

Bellevue Park

Wrexham Council’s Park and Countryside Service is putting on a range of activities to keep the kids happy this summer holiday in Bellevue Park.

The park, which was recently revealed as the most visited free attraction in North Wales, provides a range of high quality facilities including tennis and basketball courts, bowling greens, playgrounds and attractive landscaped grounds.

The first activity will be a free bowls taster session for all ages on Thursday 26th July. This will give you a basic introduction to the game of crown green bowls, the session runs 1-3pm and anyone interested should just turn up at the greens. On Tuesday 31st July there will be fun orienteering course aimed at families. Please meet at the bandstand between 1pm and 2.30pm to take part.

A session of fun sports and games will be available on Wednesday 15th August. Suitable for 8-14 year olds, there will be a mixture of activities and sports on offer. The session runs 1pm – 3pm please meet by the playgrounds if you wish to join in. The final activity of the school holidays is a summer crafts session on Thursday 23rd August. The craft event will run 11am – 1pm from the bandstand and there is a £2 charge per child.

There is no need to book for any of the sessions. If you require any further information please contact Bellevue Park on 01978 264150 or bellevue.park@wrexham.gov.uk.

Wrexham Museum

As the summer school holidays begin Wrexham Museum have once again put on a range of exhibitions and activities with young people in mind.

To compliment the To War with Wellington exhibition that’s currently ongoing from 21st July there’s an opportunity to make your own Peninsular War soldier to take home. Two hundred years old but still deadly on the field of battle. There’s a recommended donation of £1.00 per soldier and it’s suitable for accompanied children aged 6 and over.

There’s an Olympic Sleepover on Friday 31 August and those staying the night at the Museum will take on a pentathlon of activities including a Torchlight Treasure Hunt, designing a T shirt and identifying mystery objects. Please book before Saturday 18 August. This event is suitable for families with children aged 7 – 11. Admission is £7.50 per child, £3.75 per adult including breakfast.

At Bersham Heritage Centre there’s an “Eagle Eyed Explorers” trail that tests powers of observation artistry and mental arithmetic. Pick up a free trail guide from the Centre or download the trail from www.wrexham.gov.uk/heritage.

The “Made in Wrexham” exhibition that’s currently ongoing also provides the focus point for another activity – the Powell motorbike on display can be made in mini form for a donation of 50p.

For information about these and all other events organised by Wrexham Museums contact 01978 297560 or check out the what’s on section of our website www.wrexham.gov.uk

Acton Park

There are four events for children and families organised at Acton Park over the summer holidays. The events have been organised by Seasonal Ranger Rachel Davies, who is working at Acton Park over the summer months thanks to funding from Acton Community Council.

The first event is a summer Animal Trail on Thursday 2nd August between 1pm- 3pm. Children of all ages can get involved in the trail around the park, looking for Acton’s animal friends.

The second event is a fun sports and games session and will take place between 1pm and 3 pm on Friday 10th August. The event is open to 8-14 year olds, who will play a range of sports and games.

On Wednesday 22nd August, between 12pm-3.30 pm, there will be a Fun Day. Families are welcome to join us for an afternoon of fun with various activities. This event is supported by the Friends of Acton Park.

The park’s final event of the summer is a nature arts and craft session on Thursday 30th August, running between 1pm-3pm. This event is suitable for 5-14 year olds, who will be able to join in various craft activities using natural materials.

All of the events are free with no booking required; please just meet by the infant’s playground in the park. All children attending these events should be accompanied by an adult.

For more information please call 01978 264150 or email richard.aram@wrexham.gov.uk

We will be adding to this as and when we hear of more summer related activities.

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