A POPULAR play centre for children in Wrexham has confirmed it will be opening a second branch in Flintshire this year.

Banana Ben's Play Centre and Cafe launched in Wrexham's Central Retail Park in 2019.

Featuring a state-of-the-art play frame, a role play street, party rooms and a great cafe serving barista style coffee - its no surprise this place is a hit with local families.

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A spokesperson said: "Banana Ben's Wrexham now has a sister! That means double the fun, double the spaces and double the parties.

"We are so excited to be announcing that we are expanding. We will be in the Flintshire Retail Park and we will have Arthurs Ability sessions there too due to high demand."

Owner Owen Williams: "Our vision was to create a play centre that we would be happy to take our own children to.

"We have been blown away by the incredible support and love for Banana Ben's Wrexham since we opened in 2019, and we are so excited to be announcing Banana Ben's Flint, set to open Winter 2024."

The announcement has gone down a treat with parents on social media.


One individual said: "This is absolutely amazing news. It's our fave soft play so to have it on our doorstep is just brilliant."

Many parents joked it would become their "new second home" while others praised its affordable prices and "incredible" accessibility options.

Banana Ben's Flint will launch during the 2024 winter period with an exact opening date to be confirmed nearer the time.