Looking for something to do this bank holiday weekend?

Here are some events we have covered at the Leader this week that you might be interested in taking part in!

We have also included some general ideas on what might be fun to do that we have covered recently.

Have a nice weekend!

Homegrown Events Artisan Market in Buckley


The Leader:

Homegrown Events, the eclectic collection of local makers, bakers and creatives will gather under one roof to create a unique shopping experience while collecting for Flintshire Foodbank.

On Saturday, August 26, they are returning to Hawkesbury Community Centre, Buckley, between 11am and 3pm.

Doing it for the Dogs Day with Almost Home Dog Rescue 

The Leader: Doing for the Dogs day with Almost Home dog rescue

Almost Home Dog Rescue has announced its first-ever Fun Family Day and Dog Show, aptly named “Doing it for the Dogs Day” on Sunday, August 27 at Ty Ucha Farm. 

The event will be held from 10.30am onwards and is free admission, however donations on entry and for parking are very welcome.

Rhyl Air Show 

The Leader:

The Air Show is to return to the town during the bank holiday weekend of August 26-27, with the Red Arrows and the Strikemaster among its headline acts.

Its schedule for both dates has now been confirmed, with the RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight also confirmed for aerial displays at the show.

Read more details here.

Johnstown Carnival 

The Leader: The 2022 Johnstown Carnival

The Johnstown Carnival will take place at Hoel Kenyon playing field this Sunday (August 27) from 12pm until 9pm.

It returns on the back of the success of last year's event - which was held in memory of Denise Caldecot - a popular member of the Johnstown community who died suddenly four years ago.

Charity fun day in Wrexham 


The Leader: Ollie and Harvey Roberts of O&H Metalwork.

Britian's youngest blacksmiths are organising a charity fun day in Wrexham this weekend. 

Ollie and Harvey Roberts, from Borras, have organised the event this Saturday (August 26) in aid of Nightingale House Hospice. 

It will take place at the 'Spider Park' on Rhosnesni Lane (LL12 7NB) and will include a host of stalls and activities. 

Horseshoe Falls, Llangollen, Moel Famau and Loggerheads Country Park

The Leader:

These are among the most popular destinations in Denbighshire this bank holiday.

Denbighshire County Council has said that visitors should check ahead to see if facilities are open and where possible access quieter sites and walks as this will help avoid busy periods and parking issues.

It is also vital that people respect the countryside and act responsibly, this means not littering, parking sensibly and only to ride bikes on routes where cycling is permitted.


Top five cafes in Wrexham and Flintshire according to Tripadvisor


The Leader: Lot 11, Tea Rooms at the Pet Cemetery, Cafe De Galles and Caffi Cwtch

We have collected the top five rated cafes in each of the two counties if you're looking for somewhere to go for a bite to eat this weekend!

At number one in Wrexham was Cleopatra's Coffee Shop & Bistro, while in Flintshire Spoons and Forks in Mold came out on top. Can you guess which cafes also made the top five? 

Read the full story here.

Visit Hawarden Estate farm shop 


The Leader: Hawarden Estate named one of the UK's top farm shops to visit.

This was recently named one of the best in the UK by The Telegraph for offering something extra.

It held its Summer Camp event last month, a series of small festivals running for four long weekends, set in the private grounds.

Snap a pic showing the beauty of North Wales


The Leader: Talacre. Photo: Claire ParryTalacre. Photo: Claire Parry

While out and about this bank holiday, why not take a quick picture and send it to our Camera Club? 

Here are some pictures our members took for World Photography Day recently.

Charity cricket match 


The Leader:

The Brymbo Cricket Club aims to raise funds and awareness for Prostate Cancer Support as statistics reveal one in eight men will be diagnosed with the condition in their lifetime within the UK.

North Wales Select, sponsored by Body Perfect Accident Repair, will be playing against South Africa Select, sponsored by MacBrook Gas Ltd Heating and Insulation. 

The event will take place this bank holiday on Sunday, August 27, starting at 12pm at Brymbo Cricket Club.

Inflatable Adventure World coming to Wrexham 


The Leader: Image: Bradley RichardsonImage: Bradley Richardson (Image: Bradley Richardson)

Wrexham is to host a world full of excitement, self-discovery challenges and endless fun for the whole family this August Bank Holiday.

Inflatable Adventure World is inviting children to tackle their way through their gigantic Ninja Warrior assault course. 

The unmissable opportunity will be coming to Llwyn Isaf, Wrexham between August 25 and 28, starting at 10.30am until 5.30pm.

The Burton & Rossett Horticultural Society’s Flower show

The Leader: Fruit ang vegetables on display at the Burton & Rossett Horticultural Society annual Flower Show

The show will be the 73rd and held at Darland High School in Rossett on Saturday, August 26.

This year they will also be incorporating the Rossett Dog Show, all starting at 1pm to 4.30pm.

The show has sections for flowers, vegetables, novelty, novice, honey, wine, craft, cookery, floral art and juniors. So if you grow Asters to Zinnias, Apples to Zucchini there is a class for you.

Greenfield Valley Rails and Steam Museum 

The Leader:

The Greenfield Valley Rails and Steam Museum is based in the beautifully restored 250 year old Lower Cotton Mill warehouse and on Sunday, August 27 visitors can enter the museum for free.

The many attractions in the museum include - a prizewinning model of Holywell Town Station, as it looked shortly before its closure over 70 years ago; the incredible small battery locomotive, that, working hundreds of feet below Holywell, pulled wagons in the Milwr Tunnel and the delights of the rare steam operated pop bottling plant, one of only three left in the country.

Head down to Holyweel between 12-3pm to get in for free!