The village of Llay enjoys a pleasant semi-rural location with a selection of attractive public parks in the close surrounding area. Outdoor leisure pursuits are well catered for by the Alyn Waters Country Park, a recognised Green Flag site situated either side of the River Alyn. Several walking routes and cycling paths are weaved throughout this beautiful landscape, along with a children’s playground, nature reserve, café, gift shop and a local history exhibition, all located just three miles from Maes-Y-Rhedyn.
The Techniquest Discovery Centre provides hours of interactive entertainment at around a 10-minute drive from the development, and comprises over 150 hands-on exhibitions covering a vast range of scientific topics. This impressive venue contains a planetarium, several discovery rooms, and a large collection of educational attractions with family-friendly events throughout the year.
For everyday entertainment, there is a popular cinema within a five miles of home, showing the latest film releases across eight state-of-the-art screens, complete with 3D showings and exclusive premier seating. A tenpin bowling alley can be found within the same distance which includes pool tables, an amusement arcade and flat-screen televisions showing live sporting events.
Younger residents may enjoy a trip to the Round The Twist indoor soft play area, the largest of its kind in the area, while the impressive Waterworld Leisure and Activity Centre is also close to home, and includes exciting aquatic facilities such as a 65 metre slide, bubble pool and rapids river ride, along with a 300 seat spectator area. A fully-equipped fitness suite is also on-site with an extensive range of gym equipment, a Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room, as well as a pleasant café serving a good range of refreshments.
Active residents will benefit from the close proximity of several state-of-the-art leisure centres, with provisions for everything from traditional gym classes to team competitive sport. Hope Sports Centre is a five minute drive from home and hosts a range of activities including bowling, badminton, netball and a variety of fitness classes. A little further afield, Total Fitness Wrexham boasts a large selection of the latest equipment, including a carefully designed cardio and strength training area, a hydrotherapy pool, sauna and steam room.
History enthusiasts will delight in the rich heritage of nearby Wrexham which is visible in the Tudor style buildings of the town centre, along with the stunning architecture of the local parishes and stately homes. The Wrexham County Borough Museum is a 10 minute drive from home and is an excellent starting point to discover the local history of the town and its surrounding areas. Set in the landmark County Building of Wrexham, the welcoming museum presents seasonal galleries, touring exhibitions and children’s activities, along with a quaint on-site café. Also unique to the town, The Parish Church of St Giles is thought to be the finest ecclesiastical building in Wales and is famously the burial site of Elihu Yale, founder of the world-renowned Yale University. The church presents a magnificent interior with intricate statues, artwork and stained glass, along with breath-taking views from the majestic 16th century tower, which is one of The Seven Wonders of Wales.