Always on the go

Cheshire based mum of 3 sharing our favourite family adventures


Eagle eyed readers may have recognised the playground at Plassey as the cover photo for the ‘Parks’ section on my website! But Plassey isn’t your usual park, it’s actually part of a holiday village called Plassey Holiday Park which is open to non residents and has a lovely playground, shops and restaurants.

As you head south from Wrexham along the A483 you’ll have probably seen the brown Plassey signs from the road and it’s an easy 6 minute journey from here.

It’s a lovely long sweeping drive up to the holiday park and as you follow the road round to the right, you’ll see the retail village housed in some lovely red brick Edwardian buildings.

There’s free parking dotted around this area, but if all the spaces are taken just keep following the road and you’ll come to the car park.

Let’s start with the Adventure Play Park, which is such a lovely playground, hats off to them as they’ve done a brilliant job. It’s set around a large wooden Welsh castle with 2 big slides, turrets, rope bridges and all the kids love clambering all over it.

There’s also a zip wire, small trampoline, bird’s nest swing and a small climbing frame for younger children.

It’s fully enclosed with gated entry and a few picnic benches around to save you standing, as you could be here a while!

The lure of ice cream normally drags them away from the playground to the retail area. You’ll find lots of small boutiques to explore with everything from a blacksmith and crafts to fashion & jewellery!

There are 2 family friendly restaurants - Haybank Clubhouse & Blk Sheep Baa & Grill (pictured below), if you want a proper meal.

Or for a quick coffee and cake or light lunch there is the The Stables Coffee Shop, housed in the converted stable area of the original farm buildings, hence the name!

To the right of the Stables Coffee shop is a large lawned area with picnic benches. During special events they sometimes put games out to play, we were here over a bank holiday weekend and as you can see from the pictures there was all manner of things to play with.

If not though, on the bottom left of the lawn is a turreted folley. A few steps lead up to it’s circular interior and although there’s nothing really of interest in it, the kids have always loved playing in it!

The little teddy’s house is equally adored. Pre Covid it used to be full of teddies, but these have unfortunately gone now.

Take a second too to admire the lovely view from the bottom of the garden.

We have loved our visits to Plassey over the years, sometimes we visit it from Chester if we want an easy hour or two out, or more often, if we’re travelling along the A483 having been on a walk elsewhere, we’ll nearly always pop in for an ice cream and play.


April 2022
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