A SCIENCE and Arts Festival is set to return to Wrexham later this year. 

The Discover Science Festival is being held in the city on August 5 and 6 with Xplore! Science Discovery Centre and Tŷ Pawb working together yet again.

The festival will be held for the third time, with the partners aiming to put on a fantastic festival of science and art for the city.

Thanks to funding from Wrexham Council, local business Aparito and grants awarded to Xplore!, this year has a bigger programme than ever before.

The two-day festival will include workshops and shows highlighting the science of Roald Dahl, the incredible world of chemistry, dinosaurs and much more.

Activities will take place at various sites within Xplore! and Tŷ Pawb as well as spilling out onto the Hippodrome site on Henblas Street.

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With the spotlight firmly on Wrexham this year, this two-day event will shine a light on two of Wrexham’s visitor attractions, not only providing activities for locals who already enjoy coming to Xplore! and Tŷ Pawb but it will provide a focal point for tourists new to Wrexham who are keen to see what more the city has to offer.

Mr Rowlands, chairman of the Senedd’s Cross-Party Group on Tourism said: “As a great advocate of encouraging more tourists to my region, I am delighted to see the return of this popular event which hopefully will attract hundreds of visitors to the city.

“As we all know Wrexham is fast becoming the place to visit thanks to the heroics of the local football team and TV coverage and this year’s festival promises to be even bigger and better.

“It is all good news for Wrexham and a great boost for tourism in North Wales.”

Dawn Pavey, Project Officer at Xplore! said “DARGANFOD//DISCOVER returning to Wrexham for the third year is a fantastic statement of ongoing investment in events within Wrexham city centre.

“The festival is providing a platform to allow more people to engage with Wrexham, not only as a tourist destination but to experience first-hand, the exciting interaction between science, technology, engineering, maths and the arts. We can’t wait to welcome everyone for the most varied and exciting festival we have ever put on!”