Here is a list of family activities in Wrexham and Flintshire that you can access by train or public transport.
Despite the drop in temperatures, the summer school holidays are still in place for about two more weeks.
This means that families may be looking for activities, events and hobbies to participate in that are accessible by public transport.
Wrexham has two stations Wrexham General Station and Wrexham Central.
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Wrexham General trains head to further afield destinations such as Cardiff, Birmingham and Holyhead stopping at destinations such as; Chester, Flint, Ruabon, Chirk and Gobowen.
While Wrexham Central covers stops primarily in Wrexham and Flintshire along its route from Wrexham to Bidston in Merseyside.
The route from Wrexham to Bidston stops at Gwersylt in Wrexham and subsequent stops in Flintshire; Cefn-y-bedd, Caergwrle, Hope, Penyffordd, Buckley, Hawarden and Shotton.
Here is a list of things to do within a 30 minute walk of Wrexham and Flintshire train stations.
Wrexham and Flintshire offer an array of beautiful parks and outdoor destinations that are perfect for admiring nature as well as getting some fresh air and exercise.
- Wepre Park (Shotton Station – 21 mins): This 160 acre woodland offers boardwalks, a free children’s play area, a fishing pool and a newly refurbished visitor centre. As part of the Groundworks North Wales group, Our Back Yard runs a new weekly Quay Nature Club every Tuesday (11am-3pm) at Wepre Park, Connah’s Quay, ending Tuesday 23rd August.
- Green Acre Wildlife Park (Hawarden Railway Station – 27 mins): This park in Mancot, Deeside is home to a variety of animals including domestic, zoo and barnyard friends! Tickets cost £16 for adults and children with toddlers (under 24 months) entering free. The park is open from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- Lane end reserve CH7 3FB (Buckley Station – 21 mins): Lane end is a newly created reserve in Buckley. As part of the Groundworks North Wales Group events, a free bush activity is being held on Thursday 25th August with one session from 10am-12pm and the other from 1.30pm-3.30pm. Kids will make dens, cook marshmallows over the campfire, and explore wildlife in the nature reserve.
- Park in the past (Hope Station – 4 mins): The 120-acre park features woods, wetlands, and a huge 35-acre lake that offers paddleboarding, kayaking, and wild swimming. The park also offers a range of medieval re-enactment sessions for children such as painting, the Stone Age experience and a Celtic warrior experience.
- Caergwrle Castle (Caergwrle Station – 9 mins): The 13th century castle, which is semi-built, is open from 10am to 4pm daily. The castle is free to visit.
- Alyn Waters National Park (Cefn – y – bedd/Gwersylt Station – 24 min): The largest nature park in the Wrexham region; Alyn Waters is located in the beautiful Alyn Valley and is a Green Flag Award accredited site. The Gwersyllt side offers parking, a visitor center with cafe, gift shop and restrooms with baby changing facilities. The Llay side of the park has ample parking, a children’s play area and a local nature reserve.
- Acton Park (Wrexham General Station – 27 mins): Acton Park lies approximately half a mile north of Wrexham town center and covers 64 acres.
- Bellevue Park (Wrexham Central Station – 9 mins): Bellevue is a popular and traditional park just a short walk from the town centre.
- Cafe Jemoleys (Penyffordd station – 14 mins): In addition to serving tea, coffee, sandwiches and cakes, this café also allows adults and children to paint on ceramics. Open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday to Tuesday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday.
- Jump 2 it Deeside (Shotton Station – 9 mins): The first indoor trampoline park in North Wales. Open from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Friday and from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekends.
- Ty Pawb (Wrexham General – 13 mins): The center hosts art exhibitions, as well as activities for families and adults. The center organizes free playworker sessions with free access on Tuesdays until August 30 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. These activities are suitable for 5-15 year olds.
- Xplore Science Center (Wrexham Central Station – 9 mins): Science and discovery center with an interactive exhibition space as well as a cafe and shop. Open 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday.
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- Buckley Recreation Center: (Buckley Station – 25 mins) Center including swimming pool, fitness room, grass pitches, gymnasium, gymnasiums, tennis courts etc.
- Deeside Leisure Centre: (Shotton Station – 9 min) Center including an ice rink, inflatable park, skate park, fitness room, spa, etc.
- Jade Jones Pavilion: (Flint Station – 5 min) Center including swimming pool, bowling alley, learning pool, indoor flat green bowling, etc.
- water world ( Wrexham General – 13 min) Center with swimming pool with slides and gym etc.
- Gwyn Evans (Gwersylt station – 15 min) Center with swimming pool, gymnasium, sports hall etc.