May bank holiday was creeping upon us and we were getting itchy feet. Normally, we have a few camping trips booked so we decided to bite the bullet and get a last minute trip for a few nights in the tent. We have recently bought some new camping gear and wanted to try it all out. Wrexham is only an hour away from us and seems like a good location for exploring.
James Caravan Park
We chose James Caravan Park as it seemed cheap and cheerful for what we needed. The park is straight off the main road and very easy to find. We were greeted on our arrival by 2 lads in a 4×4 who showed us to an available pitch. We hadn’t requested electric, so we could go where we wanted. The Wichenford Breeze was erected in minutes while the kids acquainted themselves in the park.
The pitches are very unlevel, so we positioned the tent as best as we could, although we did have some slippage in the night! We pitched under a tree and opposite a rope swing, which the children entertained themselves with, along with every other child in the park. We were able to sit and watch the children make new friends and play happily outdoors.
Showers and Toilets
There are good, hot, showers in a regularly cleaned shower and toilet block. A washing up area is positioned just outside of the block, with a disabled shower and toilet too. At the moment, with COVID prevalent, there are requests to wear facemasks in the toilet/shower blocks.
Unfortunately there is no shop on site, but Ruabon is a 10 minute walk away and there is an Aldi 2 minutes across from the park. There are drinking water points and electric hook up. Large recycling bins are located within easy reach and a chemical disposal point too.
The only thing that may bother people is the noise from the nearby A road. I wasn’t really affected by it, as I don’t mind a little background noise, and the kids slept straight through. The husband however, wasn’t please with the motorbikes coming through at 2am! I wouldn’t say this put us off the park though, it’s just something to bear in mind if you’re sensitive to noise while you sleep.
Great Base Location
Overall, the site is friendly and has everything you need for a few days away. You are able to access Llangollen very easily; I recommend you visit Pontcysyllte aqueduct, an architectural masterpiece to be bestowed. Along the Llangollen canal is a pub called the Telford Inn, with a garden to sit and watch the boaters and ducks pass you by. Castell Dinas Bran is a short drive away too, which is perfect for a picnic in the hills.
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Bird Rock Campsite
Far Peak Camping
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