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New Life Church Holywell, Holywell

New Life Church Holywell
New Life Church is a church of about 60 people. All ages seem to be covered in the congregation. The worship songs are fairly loud and happy. The talk is bible based, illustrative and relevant to people lives.

The church is very welcoming; described as having a family air about it. Visitors comment that they feel relaxed and at home. Kids church (sunday school) and a creche is run during the talk. Fresh coffee and tea is served afterwards.

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tel: 01352 711754

address: New Life Church Holywell, Post Office Lane, Holywell, CH8 7TB

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Holywell Craft Mill, café & Pottery, Holywell

Holywell Craft Mill, café & Pottery
The former Textile Mill Shop was converted into a Community Arts and Craft Centre with Tea Room and first floor Gallery facilities. The café provides great homemade food, cakes and coffee; parking is available both behind the centre and on the other side of the road. The venue is used by artisans such as the Carmel and Holywell Woodcraft Association and Pottery Past Times. The pottery is a great venue to visit. You can make you own pot using a potter’s wheel, paint and glaze your pot, or do creative clay modelling to create unique pieces.

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tel: 07443 869153

address: Greenfield Street, Holywell CH8 7PN,

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St Winefried’s museum and well, Holywell

St Winefried’s museum and well
A visit to Holywell wouldn’t be complete with a visit to the well that gave the town its name. According to the legend, a spring first erupted at the spot where Winefried was murdered, she was brought back to life by the prayers of her uncle St Beuno. Since that time, her well has been a place of pilgrimage and healing. The beautiful 16th Century shrine is a Grade I Listed Building and a Scheduled Ancient Monument. The well and adjacent musueam are open from 12.00 to 16.00 hours, on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 1st April-30th Sept.

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tel: 01352713054

address: St Winefride

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Holywell Pet Cemetery, Holywell

Holywell Pet Cemetery
The Pet cemetery has been listed as one of the top places for families to visit in Flintshire during the summer holidays. Although an unusual choice, with its award winning beautifully manicured gardens, statues, memorials, visitor centre, chapel and cafe serving delicious home-made food, it is easy to see why. It also has a great cafe serving homemade food. The cemetery has chickens and ducks, a picnic area and toilet facilities. The gardens are really well kept and kids can run around and play safely whilst parents sit and relax with a drink.

website: go to site

tel: 01352710500

address: The Pet Cemetery, Brynford CH8 8AD

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Pen-y-ball monument, Holywell

Pen-y-ball monument
Pen-y-ball monument was erected in 1893 to commemorate the marriage of the Duke of York, then heir to the throne. Inscriptions on the stone also commemorate him being proclaimed King George V in 1910 and his silver jubilee in 1935. Pen-y-Ball Monument sits on an important medieval smelting site. From the monument, there are extensive views over Brynford Common and towards the Clwydian hills and Snowdonia. The Pen y Ball monument can be accessed by car or on foot via a steep hill leading off the A5026, named Fron Park Road, in Holywell.

address: Fron Park Road, Holywell

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Camping in a Layby by Dolphin, Holywell

Camping in a Layby by Dolphin
This is a great layby for camping in.

address: holywell layby by dolphin

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Tatton Park, Knutsford

Tatton Park
This stunning 1000-acre Deer Park holds within it several centuries of history to be explored and discovered. From the old Tudor Hall to its more humble downstairs, to the grand gardens, this former Egerton family home is a pleasure to visit. There are events throughout the year and the 800,000 visitors who have been there are testimony to its popularity and reasonable entry fees.

website: go to site

tel: 01625374400

address: National Trust - Tatton Park, Tatton Park Gardens, Mereheath Dr, Knutsford. WA16 6QN.

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Peover Hall and Gardens, Knutsford

Peover Hall and Gardens
This Grade II listed Elizabethan Family Home dates from 1585. Situated amongst 500 acres of stunning, landscaped 18th century parkland, containing clipped box, a lily pond, Romanesque Loggia, warm brick walls, unusual doors, secret passageways, beautiful topiary work, roses and a walled garden, there is a great deal to see and enjoy, and a lovely tearoom to relax in. Next to the hall is a coach house, topped with a working bell tower. And within this building are the architecturally stunning Grade I listed Carolean Stables, built in 1654.

tel: 01565757981

address: Peover Hall and Gardens, Over Peover, Knutsford, Cheshire. WA16 9HW.

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Electric Mountain, Llanberis

Electric Mountain
If you are in and around Llanberis, electric mountain is a fun and exciting activity for any age group. This is a great fun and eductation activity where kids can learn how electricity is made.

The introduction is a fast paced short film, followed by a mountain bus trip into the dark depths of the mountain and guided tour of the colossal underground electric production site.

On site, there is a gift shop, cafe and a soft play area called the Den for the kids.

Check out their website for prices and more details.

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tel: 01286 870636

address: Electric Mountain, Llanberis, Gwynedd, LL55 4UR

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Ropes and Ladders, Llanberis

Ropes and Ladders
Fancy a bit of High Rope adrenalin adventure, why not try the High Ropes Adventure Centre close to Llanberis.

With fully qualified intructors to show you the ropes (I know), you will soon be leaping, balancing, climbing and swinging around the course.

There is a kids course for ages 4 to 8 to get involved as well. This is a great activity for groups, families and individuals.

Enjoy the fabulous scenery in a safe environment. All safety equipment is provided. Tip: book in advance.

website: go to site

tel: 01286 872310

address: situated next to the Welsh Slate Museum at the Padarn Country Park, Llanberis - Sat Nav: LL55 4TY

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