Wrexham

An ideal mix between rural and urban, Flintshire and Wrexham offer enough attractions to keep even the most discerning child happy!

The area is saturated in history with two National Trust properties; Chirk Castle a 14th century marcher fortress and Errdig, which offers a window into relations of a family and their servants over 250 years. Downton Abbey, eat your heart out.

The Pontcysyllte Aqueduct rivals Egypt's Pyramids and The Great Wall of China according to UNESCO. This longest aqueduct in Britain sits 126ft above the river Dee, navigable by boat and an awe inspiring testament to Thomas Telford which is considered to be a masterpiece of human creative genius. Altogether there's 11 miles of World Heritage to explore and it's also home to ‘Pont Fest', an annual music, food and firework event each July.

Wrexham is the largest town in North Wales and home to the usual high street shops plus three indoor markets. For something a little more unique, the Plassey Craft and Retail Centre near Bangor-on-Dee is set in 247 acres of parkland and makes a great family day out.

Good food and drink are well represented in the area, with the eponymous Wrexham Lager, ice cream from Erbistock Farm and a range of other delicious local produce, which all star at the annual 'Wrexham Food Fest' in May.