As the summer holidays come to a close, traders in the town centre are gearing up for the August Summer Festival which takes place in and around the town centre this Saturday, August 31.

And it promises to be a great one with mice, sand and robots!

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At St Giles Parish Church there’s the Mouse Festival  – “The Church Mouse in God’s House” which celebrates the life of the church mouse.

More than 400 mice have been knitted by volunteers and community groups who have created a unique take on life within the Church. It shows the different groups and activities that take place in the church from the Babes in the Pew, parent and toddler group to the Memory Café for people with dementia, and from Christenings to funerals.

Also at St Giles you can climb the Church tower for fantastic views across Wrexham. These take place in the morning – some excellent exercise before lunch, perhaps!

“All that sand”

Then there’s all the activities taking place in Tŷ Pawb.

Here you can take part in some free family science fun, pottery painting or slime making at Cwtch Ceramics; browse the market stalls; contribute to the community painting and perhaps have some lunch or a coffee at the food court.

If you have little ones with you they’ll love the PLAY-WORK art exhibition that has seen the gallery space changed into an indoor adventure playground.

The exhibition celebrates children’s right to play and the fantastic opportunities for play there are in Wrexham. We think you’ll be very impressed at what they’ve done with the space – particularly all that sand!

There’s also the two other markets in Wrexham town centre – the Butcher’s Market and General Market – both in lovely Victorian buildings with a fantastic range of stalls.

The General Market will also have a Robot and Science display which includes Glitterbomb from TV’s Robot Wars.

You can “Look UP” in Central Arcade to see the original lanterns which are proving very popular – and if you find the mice you can get a prize.

Throughout the town centre there’s also an excellent selection of indie shops for you to browse in addition to the markets so why not check them out?

And if you’re a football fan you might want to take a stroll to Wrexham Museum and Archives on Regent Street for their Football Forever exhibition. You can read more about that below:

Football Forever – Major new exhibition to open at Wrexham Museum

Cllr Terry Evans, Lead Member for Economic Development and Regeneration said: “It promises to be an excellent Festival and there’s lots going on in the town centre for all the family to enjoy. There’s a huge amount of hard work behind all these activities and I would like to thank everyone involved for their commitment to the town centre and to promoting all that’s on offer for you to enjoy.”

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