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9 Best Ways To Spend Your Summer In & Around Wrexham

Looking for ways to get the most out of your summer without having to travel too far?

We know how hard it is trying to decide on a day out for the kids, or ways to spend your evenings, so we’ve done the work for you. We’ve compiled a list of some of the most exciting and cost friendly events happening in your local area over the next few months. 

Aled Jones – 8th May

Don’t even try to deny it, whenever you picture a snowman, this guy’s voice automatically comes into your head.

Welsh born singer/presenter Aled Jones brings his 2017 tour to Wrexham with a date at William Aston Hall this May.

We all know songs like “Walking in the Air”, “Come To Me Soothing Sleep” and his cover of “You Raise Me Up”, right? Catch Aled performing some of his greatest hits and fan favourites on Monday 8th May at Glyndwr University.

Tickets start at £27 and are available here.

Focus Wales 2017 – 11th – 13th May

FOCUS Wales Arts & Music Festival is back again this year, featuring over 200 bands over 20 different stages.The festival is spread across 3 days, with new emerging bands as well as established acts and even a few artists from overseas. Some of the artists already announced for this stacked event include Lucy Spraggan, Astroid Boys, British Sea Power and Cabbage. 

Is music not your thing?Don’t worry… 

There are multiple comedy acts across the weekend and lots of art and film exhibitions. There will also be interactive panels with some music industry pros such as Grammy award winner Don Letts and Rough Trade A&R representative Paul Jones.

Get tickets and more information for this ever growing event here.

Wrexham Food & Drink Festival – 13th & 14th May

Think about this for a moment, all of Wales’ finest tastes at hand without having to travel further than a mile. Impossible, right?

Nightingale House Hospice present the Wrexham Food & Drink Festival 2017, an event celebrating some of the highest quality food & drink in Wales.

Presented over two days, the event promises to showcase tender burgers, fresh bread and a lot of fine wine. Throughout the weekend, there will be live cookery classes, as well as demonstrations from both celebrity and local chefs, making this an event not to be missed by aspiring cooks or food lovers alike.

The Food & Drink Festival in addition will be bringing back star chef Sean Wilson by popular demand, who is the founder of Saddleworth Cheese and even starred as ‘Martin Platt” on Coronation Street. The event will also feature live music and multiple food stands, making this a perfect day out for all the family.

UB40 ft. Ali, Astro and Mickey – 26th May

Imagine if your favourite 80s pop band growing up played in your hometown.Seems like a far off dream, right? 

Well now that dream is a reality.

Legendary pop/reggae outfit UB40 and 80s pop band Level 42 bring their sound to Wrexham with a date at the Racecourse Ground this May. Known for their hits “Red Red Wine”, “Falling In Love With You” and “The Way You Do The Things You Do”, the band’s current line-up mixes up the old sound, featuring original singer Ali Campbell, and long time members Mickey Virtue and Astro.

Don’t wait on this, tickets are selling fast, available here.

Guided Bat Walks – 6th June

Why not take advantage of the warm summer nights and pay a visit to Chirk Castle’s bat population.

The Ranger Team at Chirk Castle are giving guided tours through the gardens and will be lending their expert knowledge, finding the best spots to watch the bats and teaching about their food and habitats. This unique look into the bat’s world is set to run from 20:30 to around 22:00.

Tickets are £5 and it promises fun for all the family! Book your tickets here.

Olly Murs – 24th June

Calling all Olly Murs fans!

Pop sensation Olly Murs makes a stop at the Racecourse Ground on Saturday 24th June, supporting the release of his number one album “24 Hrs”.

His Spring & Summers tour promises big things, where you’re likely to hear hits like “Heart Skips A Beat”, “Wrapped Up” “Troublemaker” and “You Don’t Know Love”, as well as some fan favourites. Support comes from Louisa Johnson, know for her singles “Forever Young” and “Best Behaviour”.

You can find tickets through the Wrexham FC website.

Rock The Park Music Fesitval – 12th August

Wouldn’t it be great if you could see some of the biggest rock bands in the world on your doorstep?

We present you with the next best thing.

Rock The Park is a brand new festival coming to Wrexham this August. The event takes place in Penylan Farm and promises to put on a must-see show.

The festival will feature a huge line up of bands and artists, featuring amazing cover bands Live Wire (The AC/DC Show), Metallica Reloaded and Green Date. Also on site will be the festival village where you can eat and shop to your heart’s content and some of the fastest fairground rides in the UK.

Tickets for this unmissable event start from £16.50 and are available for purchase here.

Techniquest Glydwr – All Summer

Interested in Science? The Techniquest Discovery Centre welcomes you to a day filled with fun and education.

With over 5 Zones to explore and 60+ interactive exhibits to discover, the Techniquest Centre provides enough variation for the whole family to enjoy. They have a live science theatre, hosting two daily shows with a variety of subjects such as inventions, space and even robots. There is also the option to join the monthly ‘TechZone’ sessions on Saturdays, teaching children to build robots and computer coding.

With over 150 reviews averaging 4.5 stars on TripAdvisor, the response to Techniquest has been very positive. The reviews have described it as a “fantastic and interesting place” and “a brilliant day out”, with one person even saying “we were like children!”, showing there is fun to be had for all ages.

For more information, head over to the Techniquest Discovery Centre site.

Stiwt Film Club & Sinema+ – All Summer

Are you a film fanatic? This might be the perfect way to spend your afternoons then.Throughout the summer, Stiwt Theatr Rhos will be showing all types of films, varying from old classic to some of the latest releases. Every Tuesday is the Kids Film Club where entry is free, leaving you some spare cash to grab some ice cream or sweets from the concessions stand. This event starts at 4:30pm. 

There is also the Film Club for Members of the Community, focusing on films aimed at an older audience which starts at 2:00pm every Friday. This event is 20+ and includes a biscuit and a cup of tea, what more could you ask for? There will be a £3 pound entry fee to cover the film and refreshments.These events are supported by Rhos Community Council and are a good way to keep the community alive whilst enjoying cheap films and a good day out! 


So there you have it, there’s no excuses now, go enjoy your summer!

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