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Dee Estuary - Point of Ayr, Talacre

Dee Estuary - Point of Ayr
Best to visit during the winter as the Dee Estuary is a haven for wintering birds. Visit during high tide, when rising waters force the birds onto the saltmarshes, so you get even closer views. The seawall is accessible to wheelchairs/pushchairs, but the hide entrance may prove difficult to access.

Follow the signs for Talacre beach you can park on the beach car park. The bird hide is signposted.

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tel: 0151 3367681

address: On the A548 in Talacre. Walk the length of Station Road and proceed to the end

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Cycle Route - Talacre to Gronant, Talacre

Cycle Route - Talacre to Gronant
At Talacre you can join the national cyle route through the sand dunes to Gronant.

This is a beautiful part of the North Wales coast. The coastline is great for animal and plant life. If you are lucky (on your bike), you may spot some rare flying visitors including Snow Buntings and sometimes Shore Larks mixed in with half a dozen different type of ducks.

If you are feeling more energetic you can go onto Prestatyn. Ample parking available at Talacre Beach.

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address: Talacre Beach, Nr Holywell - signposted off the A548 (Mostyn Road)

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Cheshire Farm - Ice Cream Farm, Tattenhall

Cheshire Farm - Ice Cream Farm
Suitable for both sunny and rainy days - a fabulous place to take the kids and doesn`t break the bank either. Overall the farm is free to get into and this includes visiting the farm animals and various outdoor play areas.

There is a small charge of £1 for some of the activities crazy golf, quad bikes and gold rush. There is a great indoor play barn (additional charge). You must try the scrumptious ice cream over 20 flavours to choose from!

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tel: 01829 770 446

address: Cheshire Farm Ice Cream,Drumlan Hall Farm, Newton lane Tattenhall, Chester, Cheshire, CH3 9NE

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Jacksons Boutique Garden Centre, Trelawnyd

Jacksons Boutique Garden Centre
Jacksons is more than just a great garden centre. It has a very nice cafe, where you can relax with a nice hot cup and cake as well as a fairly large gift shop.

Gift shop actually does not do it justice. They sell all manner of unusual arts and crafts, furniture, quirky jewelry, clothes etc. The shop is great for finding an unusual gift.

At Christmas, santa`s grotto is especially well done and kids will love it. The selection of plants is fantastic and the staff are very knowledgeable.

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tel: 01745 570680

address: Jacksons Boutique Garden Centre, Trelawnyd, Nr. Dyserth, Flintshire, LL18 6EB

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Nant y Ffrith Woods, Treuddyn

Nant y Ffrith Woods
A nice walk through wooded valley on the border between Flintshire and Wrexham, if you can find where it is! Privately owned, the landowner allows public access, however as there are steep drops and quarries in the woods it is important to stick to set paths, which are clear and well made. There is a three-tier waterfall in the woods, which is the largest in the area, halfway down the gorge, hidden amongst the trees; however access is poor and paths to both the bottom and top of the falls are narrow, steep, uneven and slippery.

address: Nant y Ffrith, Bwlchgwyn

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Walton Hall and Gardens, Warrington

Walton Hall and Gardens
There is something for everyone at Walton Hall and Gardens. Whether there to see the Elizabethan-style hall, for a stroll in the stunning gardens, for large formal weddings, to enjoy the heritage cafe, the children's zoo, special events, the golf course or pitch and put, the cycle museum, pottery making, or trampolines, you will not be disappointed. Please follow the link to Warrington council below for more detailed information on the many events and activities available throughout the year.

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tel: 01925262908

address: Walton Hall and Gardens, Walton Lea Rd, Higher Walton, Warrington. WA4 6SN.

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Warrington Museum and Art Gallery, Warrington

Warrington Museum and Art Gallery
With over 200,000 items of historical significance, mostly relating to Warrington but also further afield, there is a great deal to see here. You can view objects that cover natural sciences, antiquities, social history, numismatics, ethnology, fine and decorative arts, plus an extensive local photographic archive. Several visits would be required to see it all. Add to this regular award winning events, free family friendly craft activities, guided tours, and then consider that all this is offered completely free of charge. Just brilliant.

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tel: 01925442399

address: Warrington Museum and Art Gallery, Bold Street, Warrington. WA1 1DR.

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Maen Achwyfan, Whitford

Maen Achwyfan
This 12ft tall impressive stone cross is located near the village of Whitford some three miles west of Holywell and stands near a crossroads between that village and the village of Llanasa. It has Celtic and Viking style carving on it and is one of Flintshire’s most impressive ancient monuments; believed to be the tallest wheelcross in Britain. Historians have never been able to determine why or when the stone was erected although it is generally thought to have been erected around 1000 A.D. as a Lamentation Stone.

address: Whitford

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Coed y Garreg Watchtower, Whitford

Coed y Garreg Watchtower
Coed y Garreg Watchtower is located on the highest point in Coed y Garreg woods near the village of Whitford about three miles west of Holywell with excellent views over the Clwydian hills, Snowdonia, Wirral and the Lancashire and Cumbrian hills. This round stone structure is thought by some to be a Roman lighthouse built to help ships navigating the River Dee Estuary, whilst others think it is a 17th C watchtower, built to give warning of pirate raids. The watchtower can be reached by a choice of five footpaths from the village of Whitford.

address: Whitford

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Ty Mawr Country Park, Wrexham

Ty Mawr Country Park
Ty Mawr is one of my favourite places for sunday afternoon walk with the kids and dog. Situated by the Cefn Viaduct on the River Dee this country park offers walks, a fantastic play area, BMX track and farm animals.

There is a lovely circular walk which is great for those with younger children. There are adequate facilities - Toilets, visitor centre and small cafe.

Parking is free - so take your own picnic and you have a free day out!

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tel: 01978822780

address: Ty Mawr Country Park, Cae Gwilym Lane, Cefn Mawr, Wrexham LL14 3PE

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