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Great Days Out in North Wales

When you are thinking about caravan holidays in North Wales and are considering what facilities there are on site to keep you entertained, it is also well worth looking at what other options there are in the local area for family days out. At Plassey, as well as the huge amount of on-site amenities we can offer you, we are also ideally placed for you to enjoy the full range of local attractions there are in the area surrounding Wrexham.

One of the most popular local days out in Wales is the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct. This World Heritage Site (one of only three in Wales) stands at 196 feet (38.4 metres) and spans the Dee Valley. This outstanding monument of the Canal Age is free to walk over, or you can take a ride on one of the many canal boat tour boats there are. You can also hire a boat for the day and explore the surrounding area in more detail. They also have a wide variety of activities on in the summer holidays, including creating elf and fairy wands, bilberry walk and a Trevor rocks guided walk.

If you fancy something a little more refined, then why not take a short trip to Erddig? This National Trust estate is set in 1200 acres including a garden that has recently been returned to its 18th-century formal design with some impressive water features. It also features a delightful house where you can learn about life at the turn of the century – very Downton Abbey! There are lots for the kids to do as well, with the Wolf’s Den wild play area being top of the list of places for them to visit – and you can’t miss out on saying hello to our old married couple (Jerry & Claire, our shire horses). There are also 4 places where you can food and drink – including the Little Red van in the Wolf’s Den area.

On a rainy day, why not head to Techniquest Glyndwr to keep the kids (and yourself) entertained? Techniquest is a science discovery centre that is spread over five zones and is really hands on. There are loads of fun and interactive displays such as the mirror maze, how to make a film, and shadow pictures, as well as a really interesting ‘Destination Space’ show in association with Tim Peake. It is a great day out for everyone.

Another rainy day idea is a visit to the Wrexham County Borough Museum. The museum is housed in one of Wrexham’s landmark buildings – namely the old Royal Denbighshire Military barracks, which has been updated and refreshed in recent years. There are a wide range of exhibitions to see, mainly based on the eventful history of the local area and its bases on the English/Welsh border. At the moment, there is a great exhibition on the story of Welsh International Football, to celebrate their success in the Euros this year.

For more information on great days out in the local area, check out the ‘Local Attractions’ page on our website. To book a pitch on our site, please call us on 01978 780 277 or send us an email to enquiries@plassey.com

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