Plassey Leisure Park9.7
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Well. We might have to say that Plassey Leisure Park is pretty much perfect, even for picky peeps. The family-run and five-star Wrexham park has received plenty of plaudits over the years: it’s been voted Best Park in Wales (three times), got gongs for its commitment to conservation and sparkingly clean loos and – our fave – won awards for its own real ale, Dragon’s Breath strong bitter. Fire up the motorhome and get going.
Plassey’s location is pretty classy too, near the villages of Overton and Bangor-on-Dee, a paltry thirteen miles from Chester and with views on site over the Dee Vallley: sit in the garden with a cream tea from the coffee shop and drink in…
There’s stacks more to do on site whatever your inclination: start off at the craft and retail centre in the Edwardian buildings for free events and essential shopping; there’s the award-winning licensed Shippon restaurant here too serving up fresh local produce, and a hair and beauty studio for park pampering.
If you prefer to burn off energy, there’s also free coarse fishing available at the Plassey lake, a nine-hole golf course (with licensed clubhouse), a heated indoor pool, a couple of miles of footpaths, a badminton court and table tennis: take yourself off to the sauna afterwards for some virtuous steaming.
Plassey pitches have electric hook-up and there are deluxe serviced pitches on site too, with water, electric, waste water disposal and digital/satellite TV services. The spotless amenities are centrally heated and have individual washrooms, disabled facilities, and a parent and baby washroom.
Do try and make it off site at some point…there are attractions and activities around for all ages and weather, from roman around the historic walled city of Chester to barging around (by horse) on the Llangollen Canal.
Plassey Leisure Park has nature trails and nature areas around the site: if this gets your brood fired up there are several other animaltastic attractions in the area, such as Chester Zoo, with over 11,000 animals to see covering four hundred species, regular events including daily animal talks and a Zoofari monorail to see the sights around the 110 acres.
Both Ty Mawr Country Park near Wrexham and award-winning Park Hall Farm across the border in Shropshire have animal petting and feeding; Park Hall Farm also has two massive indoor play barns to stop day trip dampeners in wet weather. Cheshire Farm Ice Cream has animals too, but as there are also over forty flavours of award-winning ice-cream to try, this time the farm animals might not get a look in (there’s loads more on offer here too including crazy golf, quad bikes and adventure play areas).
Live science shows and over sixty hands-on exhibits are the flavour of the day at the excellent Techniquest science centre in Wrexham, with special toddler days too for very small experimenters. Older kids can make a splash at the slides and wave machines at the Plas Madoc Leisure Centre indoor pools, at Wrexham Waterworld or in the pools and leisure centres of Snowdonia National Park, where other options on offer include mountain biking, watersports and climbing that big high mountain. More leisurely, you can take the Snowdonia Mountain Railway to the summit.
As it’s Wales, you’ll also find castles: Chirk, Powis, Beaumaris and Caernarfon are all within easy reach. Chirk Castle is next to the World Heritage Site Pontcysyllte Aquaduct, a must-do for its horseshoe of waterfalls and those horse-drawn barge trips along the canal. Fancy something completely different? See a steeplechase at nearby Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse, where jockeys have been jumping their horses since 1859.
- Chester Castle (13.2 miles)
- Cheshire Military Museum (13.3 miles)
- Chester Cathedral (13.7 miles)
- Chirk Castle (6.7 miles)
- Speke Hall, Garden and Estate (23.5 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
- Erddig Hall and Wat's Dyke (2.3 miles)
- Erddig Hall - Wrexham Steeple (2.3 miles)
- Overton / Owrtyn - Erbistock - Overton / Owrtyn (2.6 miles)
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Fantastic site exceptional firework display 18 Nov 2013
Adelegriffin (Family with young children, 1 review)
5 star service! 6 Nov 2013
RodgetheDodge (Family with young children, 1 review)
It was ok not good value for money for us 20 Oct 2013
craig_m6 (Family with young children, 1 review) Confirmed
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Fantastic site 3 Oct 2013
Julyan01 (Mature couple, 1 review)
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Wow - thanks for such a lovely review!
I stayed here for 2 nights and was very impressed. 29 Jul 2013
Jayne_P (Family with young children, 1 review) Confirmed
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A gem for families and couples alike 31 Aug 2013
katehutchins92 (Mature couple, 1 review, 1 photo)
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"....more than perfect"
A site to be proud of! 2 Nov 2013
Hall (Family with young children, 1 review)
What A Site 18 Aug 2012
RegandMabel (Mature couple, 2 reviews)
The nicest site we have stayed at 7 Apr 2012
ayeupducks (Mature couple, 1 review)
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Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Gas cylinders available
Touring and motorhomes
Drainage hook-up points for tourers
Electrical hook-up points for tourers
Fully serviced pitches
Tourer storage facilities
Water hook-up points for tourersMax. motorhome length: 10.0 metres
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Leave the car at home
Cycle hire nearby
Horse riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Mountain biking nearby
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Large (51-200 pitches)
Ordnance Survey maps (GB and Northern Ireland only) are available at lower levels via the drop-down menu.
- Coach stations
Ruabon: High Street Coach Stop — 3.0mi
Johnstown (Wrexham): Ruabon Rd Coach Stop — 3.1mi
Wrexham Bus Station — 3.5mi
- Train stations
Ruabon Rail Station — 3.2mi
Wrexham Central Rail Station — 3.4mi
Wrexham General Rail Station — 3.7mi
- Ferry ports
Woodside Birkenhead Ferry Terminal — 27.3mi
Birkenhead Ferry Terminal — 27.9mi
Liverpool Pier Head Ferry Terminal — 28.0mi
Liverpool John Lennon Airport — 23.8mi
From the north
Follow the M56 to Chester onto the A55. Follow the A483 (signposted for Wrexham) for approximately four miles. Past Wrexham, take the B5426 towards Bangor-on-Dee for approximately 2.5 miles. We are on the left-hand side.
From the south
From Birmingham head onto the M54, head past Shrewsbury on the A5 towards Wrexham and onto the A483 for one mile. Take the B5426 towards Bangor-on-Dee for approximate 2.5 miles. We are on the left-hand side.