Free Family Science Fun Day








Wednesday August 1st this year is a great day for kids in Wrexham. Lots of free activities for children to have fun.


Not only is it the ever popular Pay Day organised by Wrexham County Borough Play Services Department  but it is also the day that Techniquest Glyndŵr and Ty Pawb are getting together to offer a special Family Fun Day in the town centre.

Techniquest Glyndŵr is opening up the former TJ Hughes building again to offer a huge range of specially arranged activities and will be open between 11am and 4.30pm.

Entry to all venues is free!













The activities arranged by Techniquest Glyndŵr include:

  • A virtual reality under water  immersive experience within our StarDome
  • Diddy Car Races
  • A range of interactive science exhibits brought from the main centre at Plas Coch
  • A cardboard construction zone
  • Virtual reality experiences - provided by Wrexham Glyndŵr University
  • A mock-up newsreader set where visitors can produce their own newscast - provided Wrexham Glyndŵr University
  • Robotic Dementia cats - provided by Glyndŵr University
  • A stand with carnivorous plants with short presentations about biodiversity and climate change - provided by Bangor University
  • Stalls featuring a number of small local businesses offering their wares
  • and of course lots of circus skills demos

Over the road in Chester Street, Ty Pawb is organising their own activities to engage with families.

These include:

  • POP ART! – A Drawing disco for children for children of all ages where you can make your own neon artworks to chart music. activities
  • Face Painting from 11am – 1pm and
  • The Ty Pawb Treasure Hunt – Free and suitable for children of all ages. 

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  1. Want to bring my grandchildren to visit but we can’t make it on Wednesday the 1st. Is that the only day the fun day is on? On a typical day are there enough things to do for a 2, 4 and 5year old to do? Also have much is the entry fee please?

    • Hello – thanks for your question.

      Unfortunately our Family Fun Day has been timed to coincide with Wrexham’s Play Day which takes place in the central park area on the same day – 1st August. We will, however, be having another Fun Day on Saturday August 28th from a 11am until 4.30pm which is free entry and will be taking place at our temporary town centre venue on Chester St./Henblas St.

      Our centre on the Glyndwr University Campus, however, is open 7 days a week during the school holidays – We are open 10am to 5pm Mondays to Fridays and 11am to 4.30pm on Saturdays . Last entries either at weekends or during the week are at 3.30pm.

      We have over 65 interactive science exhibits which are very much “hands-on” and will engage children of a wide age range – obviously, children will engage at the level they are at but our public feedback suggests that families with children with a range of ages do have a good time with us… We have live science shows (currently “Operation Earth” which is about the environment and our seas and air) and those are included in your admission – shows are aimed at children 4 years and upwards (although younger children do find them fun as well) and are on at 1.00pm and 3.30pm with more shows put on if there is demand. You do not need to book, just turn up with your family!

      If you use Trip Advisor or Facebook you will see many reviews from our visitors which you may find helpful. Cost of entry is £6.30 for adults (or £7 with Gift Aid) and £5.40 for children ((£6 with Gift Aid). A group ticket for 4 people costs £20 (1 adult 3 children, 2 adults 2 children or 3 adults 1 child).

      I hope that answers your queries.

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