We all love spending time with our families at weekends and in the school holidays, but it can get very expensive, so finding free activities is probably at the top of your ‘to do’ list!
To give you a helping hand we’ve decided to find out what fun, free things Wrexham has to offer. Most of our options are outside, perfect for the summer months ahead
Alyn Waters Country Park
The perfect opportunity to get your kids out in the fresh air, with stunning scenery all around, as the park is set within the Alyn Valley making it a day out that that everyone will appreciate.
Young and old will enjoy the park as it offers a wide range of activities from an adventure playground to a golf driving range. There’s woodland paths, riverside and grassland to explore which all encourages the children to feel that sense of adventure as they explore and your kids can run free.
There’s a café and toilets with baby changing facilities, and free admission means it’s an activity you can enjoy all year round, whatever the weather.
Wrexham Country Borough Museum
Visiting this quaint little museum is the perfect chance to gain an insight into local history.
It may only be small, but it’s fascinating with a wide of exhibitions related to the local area and artefacts that’ll capture the imaginations of young and old. Entry if free and the museum regularly changes the exhibitions, so keep an eye out on social media for your next visit.
There’s a lovely little coffee shop on site too.
Wrexham Indoor and Outdoor Car Boot Sale
Car boot sales are fantastic for a good rummage and a nosey without having to spend any money at all; if for whatever reason you find an item you just couldn’t possibly live without, then a cheeky barter should secure it for a great price!
The car boot sale at Wrexham is huge, with a massive range of items up for grabs, from beautiful antiques and kids toys; it’s easy to spend hours here and find yourself some fantastic bargains.
Part of a world heritage site the Pontcysyllte aqueduct is a feat of engineering, a fully navigable aqueduct that takes the Llangollen Canal across the River Dee.
If you have a head for heights you can walk across this amazing structure, but don’t forget your camera as the views are sensational. You can also take a boat trip across, but there is a charger for this.
Built by Thomas Telford this amazing stone and cast iron structure spans 18 arches and is the longest navigable aqueduct in Great Britain and the highest in the world. Don’t miss it.
We’ve been a bit naughty here as the Science Discovery Centre is not free, but it’s so great we couldn’t resist it.
Techniquest offers sensational science all year round and it’s a great day out in the Wrexham area; with its highly interactive exhibitions, fascinating displays, informative programmes, fun live shows and variety of family friendly activities, it’s a must!
And there we have it, a short guide on 5 Free Things to See and Do in Wrexham. We hope you spot something which catches your fancy, and let us know how your trip went by commenting on our Facebook and Twitter pages!
If you know of a hidden gem in your local area, we’d love to hear from you. Send your experience to firstname.lastname@example.org for the chance to have your say in our next 5 Free Things Blog.