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Park In The Past

A unique community and heritage project set in the stunning ancient Welsh landscape.

Park In The Past comprises 120 acres of outstanding natural beauty offering woodlands and wetlands, a magnificent 35-acre lake and the gorgeous River Alyn winding through it, as well as wonderful walks and spacious fields. Our activity area is tucked away in the woods where you will discover our woodland basecamp, all covered with our HUGE parachute shelter, giving you a dry seat around our crackling campfire, whatever the weather.

Visitors can journey back 2,000 years and discover the recreated Roman Fort Build, an ongoing project in experimental archaeology and the only one of its kind in the UK.

Park in The Past is managed by a Community Interest Company which has been set up to restore and manage the former Fagl Lane Quarry. The project aims to establish a balance between the sustainable management of habitats reserved exclusively for wildlife, and the sensitive utilisation of the site for commercial, educational and interpretative purposes. Park In The Past aims to create a balanced mixture of safe wildlife havens as well as areas for people to safely enjoy the site.

Park In The Past is easily accessible from the A55 North Wales Expressway. Chester City Centre is only 20 minutes drive away. Central Wrexham is just 15 mins drive away. The venue postcode is LL12 9HB. The site is also within walking distance of Hope railway station.

Whilst your loved ones are busy with us you might want to make advantage of the many things Park In The Past has to offer…

  • Cafe, offering hot drinks & snacks
  • Lake Water-sports; kayaking, canoeing, SUP & wild swimming
  • The Roman Fort Build; visit this ongoing historical construction project
  • Nature trails

You can find out more about everything the venue has to offer by visiting their website.


Address: Park In The Past, Fagl Ln, Hope, Wrexham LL12 9HB.

Arriving By Car: The main entrance to Park In The Past is off Fagl Lane. Park in the main car park and please report in at reception. Parking is free for course/event participants.

Arriving By Bus: Several bus routes stop near the site from Wrexham and Mold and Chester.

Arriving by Train: The site is within walking distance of Hope Railway Station on the Wrexham to Bidston line.

Upcoming Events at Park In The Past

We host a regular programme of courses and events for all ages at Park In The Past. Below you can see what’s coming up at this great venue.

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