Bored over the school holidays?

Every parent has been there…you’re barely a week or two into the school holidays, when your children utter those dreaded words: “I’m bored.”

Cue lots of moping about and long faces – interspersed with zombie-like periods when they’re glued to the Play Station or TikTok, or just messaging friends to say they’re bored.

Thankfully, there’s a lot of stuff going on in Wrexham despite the tough times caused by the pandemic.

What’s more, staying active over the holidays can make it easier for children to get back into the right frame of mind for school in September.

Councillor John Pritchard, Wrexham Council’s lead member for youth services, says:

“Staying busy over the school holidays is important, but it’s not always easy to find things that children want to do…and sometimes they need that extra nudge.

“Keeping their minds and bodies active can make it easier for children to move up a gear when it’s time to go back to school, and it can also make the holidays a lot more fun and interesting.

“Despite the pandemic, there are still lots of things going on in Wrexham and many activities are free.”

Some ideas…


1.Fun stuff to do at schools

For starters, there are various things going on at some of our schools and school-based leisure centres.

Read our previous article for more info…

Fun stuff to do at school this summer

2.More fun from the Active Wrexham team

As well as the things going on at school-based leisure centres, our Active Wrexham team has organised a heap of other fun stuff – including Tae Kwon Do, gymnastics, athletics and football skills training.

Read more…

3.Free family activities at Ty Pawb

There’s stuff going on every week at Ty Pawb as part of the venue’s summer holidays programme – and it’s free!

There’s activities for all ages – including movies, crafts, comics, den-building and even some mini-gardening!

Read more…

4.Get involved in Play Day (August 4)

Instead of just being based in the town centre, Play Day will be spread across the county borough this year – making it even easier for everyone to take part.

Follow the Wrexham Play Team on Facebook or Twitter for more info…

5.Visit our parks and country parks

Getting out and about in the fresh air is great for kids (and for adults too). There are loads of great outdoor spaces in the county borough and even a trip to your local park can help blow off the cobwebs.

And of course, we have some great country parks in Wrexham – including Alyn Waters, Nant Mill and Ty Mawr.

6.Go swimming

Swimming is great fun, great exercise and a potentially life-saving skill. So why not check out what Freedom Leisure can offer at Waterworld, Chirk and Gwyn Evans (Gwersyllt) this summer?

Read more…

7.Play footy!

There are loads of opportunities for both girls and boys to enjoy the beautiful game this summer.

For example, the Racecourse Community Foundation (the official charity of Wrexham AFC) is running weekly football hubs for girls throughout the hols.

And if your child is interested in joining a local football team, now is the time (during pre-season). You’ll find most grass roots teams have Facebook pages with training times and contact details.

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