Family fun on the borders is for all the family not just the children. Mums and dads, nanas and granddads, you can all take part too.
Get up close and personal with the cutest animals at a national award-winning farm attraction, Park Hall Countryside Experience. Pig Racing is the main event each day – hilarious! Ever milked a cow? You can do it here, along with unlimited play for the kids.
The British Ironworks is all heavy metal and is a more alternative animal attraction! Catch up with a local blacksmith after you’ve been on a wild safari through a jungle of metal animals. Watch out for the dinosaur sized scorpion or maybe a larger than life spider or a cute baby elephant. For lots of science discovery, a day at Techniquest Glyndwr at Wrexham will challenge kids and parents too.
More animals nearby at Chester Zoo and The Blue Planet Aquarium, discover over 11,000 wonderful animals and 400 different species including some of the most endangered in the world!
Want a peek into history? There are lots of living history events throughout The Borderlands each summer. Visit Whittington or Chirk castles or maybe rediscover the joy of the heritage railways at the Cambrian Railway Museum, Tanat Valley Light Railway or Llangollen Railway.
At Llangollen, why not book a trip on the horse drawn canal barges? Another canal adventure is with Jones the Boat – he’ll take you across the world famous ‘stream in the sky’ by narrowboat at Pontcysyllte Aqueduct.
Looking for adventure? Try canoeing, white-water rafting, paragliding, horseback riding, go-karting or quad trekking at brilliant local venues. Football, rugby or cricket your family favourites? Cheer along at great local venues.
Park Hall Countryside Experience: a great day out for every family member. From lamb feeding to pig racing, indoor play to adventure trails, children will spend the whole day engrossed. Something for the grown ups? Why not visit the Welsh Guards museum or explore the newly dug replica first world war trenches?
The British Ironwork Centre – discover the unique metal sculpture park, watch the blacksmith in action and meet the birds at the regular falconry displays on the A5 at Aston.