With the summer holidays looming and the kids set to break up from school next Tuesday, Wrexham.com thought that now would be an ideal opportunity to create a guide of summer activities for children and teenagers alike.
Whether you’re a parent worrying about how to keep the kids entertained or a youngster looking for some fun over the summer holidays we hope that there’s something in our guide for everyone.
Starting with one of this reporter’s favourite places to go as a child there’s the Nant Mill Visitor Centre on Rhosberse Road, Coedpoeth. I can remember being kept occupied for hours by the centre’s giant mole tunnel (at one point I genuinely wanted to turn my bedroom into one) and I’m told there’s now and interactive mini beast display to keep kids happy. For adults the centre’s location on the 6.5 mile Clywedog Trail taking in the Minera Lead Mine, Bersham Iron Works and Heritage Centre, and the Erddig Estate along the way, means it’s an ideal location for starting a walk, with plenty of places to visit along the way. The nearby River Clywedog often plays host to duck races (of the rubber variety). The Visitor Centre is open Easter to September daily from 10.30am – 4.30pm, however according to the council website is shut on weekends. More information on all of Wrexham’s country parks including Nant Mill, Ty Mawr and Alyn Waters can be found here
If it’s something in the town centre you’re looking for then Eagles Meadow offers a number of opportunities, most notably Tenpin and the Odeon cinema. Tenpin is open from 11am-12am most days and offers a number of discount offers for families and children such as family bowling from £5 per person, kids eat free deals and children’s birthday parties from £12 per person. More information can be found here using the book online service. The Odeon runs discounted rates for families and children including special kids screenings on weekends with tickets costing £1 for children and one accompanying adult allowed in free. For screen times and information follow this link
A bit further afield in neighbouring Chester (boo hiss etc) there’s the Crocky Trail, again this is somewhere which evokes childhood memories. Adults and children alike will find themselves enjoying the Crocky Trail’s outdoor activities which include tunnels, a giant hamster wheel and loads more although be prepared to get muddy! Admission prices are steeper than I was a young un, but still offer value for money currently standing at £10 per person with under 5’s getting in for free and group discount rates of £8.00 per person available. Directions and further information can be found via the following link.
The National Trust owned property Erddig Hall in Wrexham is offering a range of Summer Holiday Family Fun Days this year including Victorian Tuesdays, Workshops, Open air Theatre, Wild Child Creating Days, playing the Victorian Toy Playground, and Punch & Judy. Weekends also include the Victorian Weekend, Mad Hatters Tea Party and The Enchanted Garden. The historic property is based two miles outside the centre of Wrexham and also offers tours of the house and gardens which will be of interest to adults. More information including how to find the property and admission prices can be found here
We will be adding new parts to the guide as the summer goes on.