A FREE family event which looks at the history of Acton Park is to take place on Sunday.

It runs from 1pm until 2.30pm on Sunday, September 19 and includes a trail covering different aspects of the park's history, including Acton Hall, and the hall's most famous resident Judge Jeffreys, whose family lived there in the 17th century. The trail will also include information about the stone circle, the Japanese garden and the history of wildlife and trees at the park.

The Leader: Wrexham's Acton Hall pictured in Victorian timesWrexham's Acton Hall pictured in Victorian times

Hannah Farnell, who is a ranger for Wrexham Council, said the event was jointly organised by rangers in association with Acton Community Council. She was supported in designing the trail by three students from Coleg Cambria, who will also be helping to run the event.

She added: "It's a great day out for families - perfect for learning about the local area and it's also educational for children. There is a free craft exercise when you finish the trail: designing your own coat of arms or shield to take home.

"Three local college students have been helping me design the trail and will be there to help run the event on the day. They’ve done a great job and have worked hard on researching the history of the park."

The trail, which is suitable for all ages, starts near the playground and is said to last around 30 minutes.