There's no shortage of things to do in and around Wrexham and the surrounding areas to keep you occupied.

Whether you're looking for historic sites, shopping or something a little more active, you certainly won't get bored.

Days out

Open year-round, the Xplore! Science Discovery Centre is designed to inspire young people about science through its collection of hands-on exhibits, live shows and themed days. Staff from the centre work extensively with local schools and the University to further promote the take-up of science, technology, engineering and maths in education.

Tenpin Bowling can be found in Eagles Meadow with a state-of-the-art ten-pin bowling alley, featuring 24 lanes, a Take 10 diner, licensed bar, pool tables and amusements.

Tŷ Pawb is Wrexham’s community, gallery and arts hub. There are shops, places to eat and drink, a bar, art galleries, a theatre and spaces for musical performances. Regular events include gigs and concerts, record fairs, film showings, comedy nights, jobs fairs, art exhibitions, theatre shows and arts and crafts events.

Waterworld is the local leisure centre offering aquatic fun and games. The impressive layout of facilities includes a 25 metre, 6-lane competition pool with spectator seating for 300, learner and function pools, a 65-metre slide, which is great for the family, as well a relaxing bubble pool and rapids river ride.

The Snowdonia National Park boasts vast areas of natural beauty and unique scenery. The park covers 838 square miles, and is home to Mount Snowdon, which, at 3,560ft, is the biggest mountain in England and Wales.

North Wales is also blessed with more than 200 miles of coastline, and a great number of blue flag beaches, all within easy reach.

Staying in North Wales, head over to nearby Deeside to try your hand at Go Karting, or challenge yourself at the Boardroom climbing centre.

Nearby Chester Zoo houses over 12,000 animals and 400 different species. It is regularly named as the best zoo in the UK and has been ranked seventh in the world by TripAdvisor. Also across the border in Cheshire you'll find Delamere Forest, full of beautiful walks, segway tours, cycling and home to the Go Ape treetop ropes courses.

If shopping's your thing (and you've already shopped out Wrexham town centre and Eagles Meadow!) head over to Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet in Ellesmere Port to find designer items at bargain prices. While you're in the area, try out one of the trampoline parks, play some adventure golf or explore the Blue Planet Aquarium.

Historic sites

One of the seven wonders of Wales, the steeple of St Giles Church can be seen from across the town centre. Did you know you can climb to the top to enjoy the fantastic view of the town it gives you? Tower Tours only happen during the fairer months, and you’ll need to book, but it’s well worth the effort! Call Wrexham Tourist Information Centre for more information 01978 292015.

Thomas Telford's notable and striking Pontcysyllte Aqueduct is a World Heritage Site situated just a few miles from Wrexham. The Grade I Listed building is the longest and highest aqueduct in the UK and was completed in 1805. It attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year.

18th-century Erddig, three miles from Wrexham town centre, is one of Britain's finest historic houses. Maintained by the National Trust, it holds events year-round, including an annual apple festival, Christmas markets and outdoor plays in the summer. 

Wales is known for its castles, and North East Wales is no exception. Nearby Chirk Castle dates from 1310 and the reign of Edward I and features a medieval tower, dungeons and expansive gardens - plus a segway experienceConwy Castle, on the North Wales coast, is a dark stoned fortress built for Edward I, by Master James of St George. The castle is amongst the finest surviving medieval fortifications in Britain.