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Posted: Thu 21st Jul 2011 Summer Activity Guide Part 2 for people living in or visiting the wrexham area
This article is old - Published: Thursday, Jul 21st, 2011

The National Eisteddfod is coming to Wrexham this summer.

Last week we launched the first part of’s Summer Activity Guide, this week we hope you find more fun summer activities in the second part.

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.

This year sees the National Eisteddfod visit Wrexham for the first time since 1977. Thousands of people are expected to visit the are over the course of the festival with the main pavilion playing host to a range of competitions and concerts. The opening concert takes place on Friday July 29th at 8pm, tickets cost £10 children and £22 adults. If you want to take in the whole week of it a children’s week ticket costs £25 for under 12s and £60 for 12-21 year olds. A special deal is also open to local people, allowing you to get buy one get one free tickets for the opening weekend of the Eisteddfod.

Just 9 miles out of Wrexham you’ll find the Llangollen Railway, ideal for adults seeking a relaxing way to spend the day travelling up and down picturesque Llangollen. The are a number of themed events to be enjoyed on board the trains including Murder Mystery Excursions and a Real Ale Train. And for the kids, what better way to spend the day than a getting to meet Thomas the Tank Engine and Sir Topham Hatt along with Donald, Clarabel, Rickerty and Toad? A full programme of events taking place on the railway can be found here.

National Trust owned Chirk Castle will be holding a number of events throughout the summer, including den building days, nature quests, woods and wildlife adventures and a family day every Thursday with discounted rates for families. Chirk Castle is ideally located just 12 miles out of Wrexham and the castle and garden tours will also please adults and children alike. To find out more about events at the castle go to

Keep your eyes peeled for the third part of’s Summer Activity Guide next week.

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