CHILDREN (and adults) had a fantastic time taking part in a Clay Creation event at Minera Lead Mines Country Park and Visitor Centre on Tuesday.

The event even attracted a local MP to join the half time fun, which saw many types of creations made from clay, including hedgehogs, dinosaurs, crabs to dragons and even snakes. The fun activities continue on Thursday when the site will be taking visitors on Natures Treasure Trail, hunting for clues and spotting wildlife and nature treasures as you explore the country park.

Groundwork North Wales an environmental and social impact charity based in Wrexham have been opening the Minera Lead Mines Visitor Centre at weekends since July 2018 and will continue to do so at weekends and during school holidays to allow visitors to gain a fascinating glimpse into the industrial past of the beautiful Clywedog Valley.

Susan Elan Jones MP for South Clywd said: “It has been wonderful to see the Visitor Centre and the entire Minera Lead Mines Country park site so full of families enjoying everything the site has to offer.

"I am looking forward to the Engine House being open later in the year. I would encourage anyone looking for a great day out to visit Minera Lead Mines, supporting the conservation of our local heritage."

Karen Balmer, Chief Executive Officer for Groundwork North Wales was pleased to have the support of the politician, she said: “We are pleased to have been able to show Susan around the Visitor Centre and country park here at Minera Lead Mines today.

"The family fun activities and opening of the visitor’s centre have been well received and we are look forward to welcoming more visitors throughout the summer and onwards”

The site will offer regular fun filled family activities during school holidays, has a Nostalgia Day planned for Sept 14, 2019, a repeat of the fantastic Halloween Spooktacular from 2018 and some festive fun for Christmas 2019 along with other family-oriented events.

It is open every weekend and throughout the summer holidays, with onsite free parking, toilet facilities with snacks, drinks and ice cream available.

More information on Minera Lead Mines Country Park and Visitor Centre can be found on


or you can contact Groundwork North Wales on 01978 757524 or email

to find out more about the project.