Alyn Waters Country Park

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Alyn Waters Country Park
4.5
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Jonathan Powell
Wrexham County, UK87 contributions
Something For Everyone!
Sep 2020 • Friends
Alyn Waters is a lovely country park situated in Wrexham. The entrance is very obvious (make sure you start at the main car park with gates because there are a few carparks on different sides) Parking can be a problem but there is plenty of space to park either side of the road that leads down to the small car park. There is a lovely picnic area with an outdoor gym and children’s park. If you are going with a group and plan to sit and chill I’d recommend taking some camping chairs because the benches only sit 4 and are spaced out far from each other.

The park itself is lovely. There are three walks (green, yellow, orange) each different lengths and difficulties. I would suggest following the orange path that circuits the whole park and passes the wide but shallow river Alyn (perfect for a paddle), it probably takes almost an hour at a leisurely pace. However be warned that half way around this route you will face a steep section which may be a challenge for wheelchairs and buggies (if this isn’t something you fancy perhaps take the green route) - Each path is very good terrain (a mixture of concrete, wood & hardened dirt). Along the route you will encounter numerous metal sculptures of animal which are perfect for children.

The play park is very large and has slides, swings, big swings, climbing frame, sand pits etc with grass and benches scattered throughout. Right next door there is an outdoor gym which has plenty of pull up bars, sit up platforms etc...

It’s a lovely park and I would highly recommended for all ages and abilities.

Written 8 September 2020
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929Buzz
York, UK118 contributions
perfect on a summer's day
Aug 2020
Staying near Chester and this was the perfect spot fro a morning walk down by the river
Very clean and safe
Written 10 August 2020
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AnneMarie775
Chester, UK674 contributions
Nice walk
Jul 2020 • Family
Parking is FOC at the moment and lots of space. Can be a small walk or a large walk. Suitable for all abilities, bikes, prams and wheelchair users. Toilets are closed. Picnic benches on site for use and bins. Nice to paddle in the river
Written 30 July 2020
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Nigel D
Chester, UK59 contributions
Wonderful and worthwhile
Mar 2020 • Family
We come here all the time and it really is the most wonderful place to go all year round, this time as spring is on its way!

The caffi is absolutely outstanding with amazing staff and incredible well priced food for all types of dietary requirements including home made cakes and snacks.

I would suggest it is under priced as the portions and staff are so awesome you could charge a little more and still have very happy customers!

The car park is £1 all day, as of March 2020, and they do offer a mobile way of paying if you have no cash - but clearly as with all council run car parks if you don't pay, it's at your own risk.

There are two play parks for those who are under 5/6 and those a little older which are really good fun and stimulate the mind.

The obvious missing bit I haven't mentioned here is the massive outdoor space which kids, adults and animals alike can enjoy and go mad in.

We'll be back as soon as we can. Much love, ZEN family.
Written 15 March 2020
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Gaz883
Wrexham, UK19 contributions
Expensive parking and hyper vigilant ticketing
Feb 2020
This is a lovely park and can be enjoyed by those with poor mobility. There are a number of paved routes through the park for wheel chairs or adapted cycles.

Word of warning - be quick to pay for your parking as I know people that have been booked within minutes of arrival and even one that was booked whilst in the process of getting a parking fee paid.

There used to be free parking and footfall has dropped significantly since this ended. :(
Written 6 March 2020
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john d
Wrexham, UK12 contributions
Great country park
Feb 2020 • Family
Visited with daughter and granddaughter aged 3. Fully accessible footpaths with woodland and Riverside walks. Granddaughter loved rustic play area. Nice friendly cafe with well prepared and presented food.
Written 12 February 2020
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Shelly74
7 contributions
Family day out
Feb 2020 • Family
Fantastic place such lovely walks. Also great photos! The only let down on this place was the restaurant/cafe not a lot to choose from! Mainly a snack bar! And they didn’t have hot chocolate! So we had to go back to the car and go to subway just up the road from there. And take our food back to the park and had it there! We’re definitely going back but next time bringing our own food!!
Written 6 February 2020
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roland g
Nantwich, UK42 contributions
Wasted day out!!
Nov 2019
Having seen this venue advertised in a regional magazine we made a special trip, from our home in Cheshire, to visit it as we had not been before. When we arrived we found that all the parking meters ( £1 fee) were out of order and the onlw way we could pay was by mobile phone. Unfortunately we had left ours at home. I went into the adjacent office and the lovely staff ( hence 1 star rating) said that there was nothing that they could do and they could not accept my payment. They sggested that we took a chance, took a photo of the machine ( with what?) and contested any fine received. As if I was going to get involved in all that hassle for £1. Locals advised me not to park without paying. A little bit of common sense from somebody in authority, eg suspending payment whilst the machine was out of action our allowing payment in the office would have been an easy solution. But no, Wrexham Council wanted their pound of flesh. What a way to treat visitors.
Written 14 November 2019
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David B
Coedpoeth, UK118 contributions
A Nice place to go and walk
Sep 2019
Situated on the outskirts of Wrexham, Alyn WAters is a large area of country park ideal for walkers and dog owners. THe park is situated on both sides of the river Alyn with access to the river from the Wrexham side of the park where the visitors centre and cafeteria is located.
Written 9 October 2019
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alwyn j
109 contributions
Why pay?
Jun 2019 • Family
This is a lovely walk and a park for the kids. However why introduce parking costs?
Not many places for free in Wrexham so the council finds one and makes you pay. What a way to try to fill the financial black hole. Typical councils for you
Written 24 September 2019
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