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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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Catalyst Science Discovery Centre, Widnes

Catalyst Science Discovery Centre
This excellent science centre and museum near Spike Island in Widnes, is accredited by the Arts Council England. Focusing on Chemistry and the Chemical Industry, static exhibitions, hands-on experiments and the Alchemy Theatre, walk you through a journey of discovery in this old four-storey Tower Building. The archives consist of over thirty-five thousand items. For more information on these archives and all the other sites at the incredible Catalyst Science Discovery Centre, please click on the link to their web page.

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tel: 01514201121

address: Catalyst Science Discovery Centre, Mersey Road, Widnes. WA8 0DF.

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Quarry Bank Mill, Wilmslow

Quarry Bank Mill
Quarry Bank Mill is one of the best preserved textile mills of the industrial revolution, and now serves as a museum. This site shows us how a complete industrial community lived, and it is overflowing with atmosphere. Enjoy the clattering and whirring of steam engines, take a guided tour of the pauper house, visit the stunning gardens, the Greg family's picturesque valley retreat, or the newly restored curvilinear greenhouse, or take a stroll through Styal Village, which was built to house the Mill workers.

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tel: 01625527468

address: Quarry Bank Mill, Styal, Wilmslow. SK9 4LA.

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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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Wrexham Waterworld, Wrexham

Wrexham Waterworld
More than just a swimming pool, Wrexham Waterhold is host to a 6-lane competition pool, learner and function pools, a 65 metre slide, which is great for the family, as well a relaxing bubble pool and rapids river ride for the more adventurous. There is a 300 seat specatator gallery, ample family changing facilities and a small cafe which is great for snacks and drinks after your swim. The centre is served by a large pay and display car park.

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tel: 01978 297300

address: Waterworld Leisure and Activity Centre, Bodhyfryd, Wrexham LL13 8DH

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Plas Madoc Leisure and Activity Centre, Wrexham

Plas Madoc Leisure and Activity Centre
Plas Madoc is a great leisure centre on the outskirts of Wrexham. The pool is great for families particularly those with small children as there is a shallow beach area ideal for paddling.

In addtion there are slides and a wave machine which all children love. If swimming isn't your thing there are other activies available including; squash courts, badmintion courts and indoor foorball. There is a cafe onsite and ample parking facilities.

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tel: 01978 821600

address: Plas Madoc Leisure and Activity Centre, Llangollen Road,Acrefair Wrexham, LL14 3HL

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Techniquest Glyndŵr, Wrexham

Techniquest Glyndŵr
Techniquest provides good hands on activities for children (and adults) to learn about science and engineering in a practical and visual way. Located at Glyndwr University - this attraction is good quality educational fun and can easily occupy a morning or afternoon. The prices are reasonable too and they also accept Tescoclubcard vouchers to pay for entry.

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tel: 01978 293400

address: Techniquest Glyndwr, Glyndwr University Campus, Mold Road, Wrexham, LL11 2AW

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Erddig House, Wrexham

Erddig House
The beautiful National Trust property of Erddig is located approximately 2 miles south of Wrexham.

The house is described as a unique family home that's captured the way of life of a bustling household community during the early years of the last century.

The house and gardens are fantastic for a day out on a dry day. The house has been returned to its former glory and will captivate any audience.

There is also a restaurant and shop on site. Be aware that pushchairs cannot be taken around the house.

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tel: 01978 355314

address: Erddig House, Wrexham, LL13 0YT

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The Plassey, Wrexham

The Plassey
The Plassey offers a great family day out with over 25 individual shops and craft workshops set around charming Edwardian buildings. Enjoy lunch in the coffee shop, Tea Garden and Restaurant. Take a leisurely stroll along the 2 miles of nature trail walks. Keep an eye on the website for special events such as family fun days.

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tel: 019787800277

address: The Plassey Craft and Retail Centre, Eyton, Wrexham, LL13 0SP

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