Easter Weekend 2011 is the Friday 22nd to the Monday 25th April with Easter Sunday being the 24th April and The Glan yr Afon Inn, Holywell, Flintshire will be offering a special meal deal.
From Friday through to Monday tables of 4, who reserve a table before the Easter Weekend, will receive a free bottle of wine with their meal.
In addition there will be a Childrens Easter Egg hunt on the Sunday and children will receive a free chocolate bunny.
More details of The Glan yr Afon Inn, which is in Milwr, Dolphin near Holywell can be found here
or Telephone 01352 710052.
Weekends are quite busy at The Glan so we recommend booking in advance.
Events that are taking place in Flintshire and Denbighshire include:
RHYL SUN CENTRE – Waterpark with 300ft The Buzz slide, 200ft Black Hole, surfing and waves, with baby pool. Cafe & shop
Open 10.30am-5.15pm (Friday 4pm-8.15pm) Admission £7.95. East Parade, Rhyl 01745 344433 or rhylsuncentre.co.uk
SEAQUARIUM – Life beneath the waves. Find lobsters, conger eels and mystical axolotls before entering the Lethal Reef, home to some of the most poisonous animals on our planet
Open daily 10am-5pm. Adults £6.50, children £5.25, seniors £5.25. SeaQuarium, East Parade, Rhyl 01745 344660 or seaquarium.co.uk
RUTHIN GAOL – Discover how prisoners were forced to stay in solitary confinement or do hard labour from Victorian times through to World War I
Open daily 10am-5pm. Adults £3.50, children £2.50, seniors £2.50, families £10. Clwyd St, Ruthin 01824 708281 or ruthingaol.co.uk
LLANGOLLEN MOTOR MUSEUM – See the cars and motorbikes that Taid or Grandad used to drive, such as the oldest motor drawn caravan in Britain or Humphrey – a 1962 Triumph TR4
Open Tues-Sun, 10am-5pm. Pentre Felin, Llangollen 01978 860324 or llangollenmotormuseum.co.uk
PLAS NEWYDD -Once home to the Regency Ladies of Llangollen, Lady Eleanor Butler and Miss Sarah Ponsonby. Now Denbighshire Council museum
Open Easter to October 10am-5pm. Hill Street, Llangollen 01824 708223 or llangollen.com
LLANGOLLEN RAILWAY – Trains along the banks of the River Dee from Llangollen to Carrog. Shop and cafe on Platform One. Special events and trains
Open weekends (weekdays June-October) Adults from £3.50 return, children £2.50. Abbey Road, Llangollen 01978 860979 or llangollenrail.llangollen-railway.co.uk
BOD PETRUAL TRAILS – Easy paths and walkways through pine forests, larch woodlands and glimpses of moorland, parking nearby
Open daily, no charge. Clocaenog Forest, Ruthin or forestry.gov.uk
ANVIL POTTERY – working pottery in former village smithy. Each pot handmade from grogged stoneware or earthenware clay, with designs inspired by Celtic history
Open Mon-Fri 9am-5pm weekdays, (Sat & Sun 10am-5pm). The Old Smithy, Llanrhaeadr 01745 890532 or anvilpottery.co.uk
CANAL BOAT TRIP – Journey from Llangollen Wharf in a horse drawn boat along the canal, or a motorised aqueduct cruise across Telford’s Pontcysyllte Aqueduct. Gift shop and cafe
Open daily. Adult £5, child £2.50 family £12.50 (aqueduct cruise adult £10, child £8. Wharf Hill, Llangollen 01978 860702 or horsedrawnboats.co.uk
HIRAETHOG FOREST -This 15,000 acre site is home to red squirrels and black grouse, plus rare trees. Perfect for walks and rides
Free access daily. B5105 from Ruthin
MOEL FAMMAU COUNTRY PARK -The summit’s Jubilee Tower gives a spectacular view of the North Wales landscape. Ample parking, country walks, nature trails, picnic areas, ice creams
Open all day every day, free. Moel Fammau, near Mold
GREENFIELD VALLEY HERITAGE PARK – Farm animals, country walks, Basingwerk Abbey ruins, rescued farm buildings, adventure playground, shop, and museum
Open daily 10am-4.30pm. Adults £3.50, children £2, disabled £2.60. Basingwerk House, Greenfield Valley, Greenfield 01352 714172
WEPRE COUNTRY PARK – Ancient woodland with ruins of Ewloe Castle, plus walks, fishing pool, visitor centre, children’s playground, football pitches
Visitor centre open 9am-5pm, daily. Free. Wepre Drive, Connah’s Quay 01244 814931 or flintshire.gov.uk
DEESIDE ICE RINK -National centre for ice sports in Wales, with an Olympic size ice pad, fun skating sessions, discos on ice, ice hockey and curling
Open daily 10.30am-3.30pm, disco 7.30-10pm, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday. Admission adults £3.70, junior £2.90, family £10.30, skate hire £1.40. Deeside Leisure Centre, Chester Road West, Queensferry 01244 814725 or flintshire.gov.uk
LOGGERHEADS DEVIL’S GORGE -Walk along the Leete – look out for 120ft abseil on March 29-30 for NCH Cymru – equipment provided. Over 14s. Details Call Hanna Lewis on 02920 222127 or nch.org.uk
Open daily. Free (abseil 9am). Loggerheads Country Park, near Mold
GRONANT AND TALACRE SAND DUNES -SSSI Home to rare natterjack toads and little terns. Waymarked walks, open beaches and a lighthouse. RSPB bird hide at Point of Ayr
Open daily, free Talacre RSPB details 0151 336 7681 or flintshire.gov.uk
SWIMMING -Free sessions for children in school holidays at pools in Mold, Buckley, Flint and Connah’s Quay.
Contact individual pools for details and times. Mold 01352 756116; Buckley 01244 544469; Flint 01352 733677; Connah’s Quay 01244 819561, or flintshire.gov.uk
ETNA PARK AND BUCKLEY HERITAGE TRAIL -Former clay hole and landfill site now the start for three-mile Buckley Heritage Trail about brick-making industry
Open daily. Free. Globe Way, Buckley 01244 814931 or flintshire.gov.uk
GREENACRES FARM PARK -Working farm, tractor and pony rides, children’s play area, showtime entertainment, happy caterpillar rides, bouncy castle, gift shop, cafe
Open daily 10.30am-5.30pm. Admission adults £5.50, children £5. Cottage Lane, Mancot 01244 531147 or greenacresfarmpark.co.uk
CIRCUIT DEESIDE INDOOR KARTING CENTRE -Arrive and drive, full grand prix, enduro racing, a 350m indoor go-karting track and junior cadet karts. Cafe
Open daily from 11am. Charges from £13. Babbage Rd, Engineer Park, Sandycroft 01244 531652 or thecircuit.co.uk
and The Glan yr Afon Inn, Holywell, Flintshire is a great place to base yourself to visit these over the weekend.