We were going to write a blog post for November about Bonfire Night events in Ruabon and the Wrexham, Llangollen & Oswestry areas but as we come to post this, local events are either cancelled or in a state of hiatus.  Keep an eye on our Facebook page and we’ll keep you updated as we find the latest on these.

Instead, and given the current situation, we thought we’d highlight a few days out and activities, available around the Wynnstay Arms over the winter period. Many can be done as small groups, some are more suited to individuals; all can be enhanced by starting, finishing or including within them a little light refreshment… obviously.

For example, in our October post, we talked about how we welcome dogs and highlighted a few dog friendly walks in the area. If that’s you, then you can still read that article, do the walk and bring your pooch for some post perambulation pampering.

However, as the nights get longer and the days cooler, we thought we’d highlight a few of our favourite winter activities and some that our regular visitors like to do when they visit the Wynnstay Arms too.

Things to do in Ruabon throughout winter

So, there’s plenty of things to do near Ruabon and out in the countryside around our hotel. For example, the area around the Pontcystyllte Aqueduct including Chirk Castle is full of seasonal interest for visitors and locals alike.

For the more active, and just a few miles up the road, we’re one of the nearest hotels to the Vale of Llangollen Golf Club and Henlle Park Golf Club  is just a short drive down the A485/A5.  Both ideal for a stretch and perhaps the basis for a  winter golf break??

Finally, for cyclists, a quick look at Strava’s heat maps shows we’re on a pretty popular route from Wrexham through Ruabon en-route to Pontcystyllte and up the Llangollen valley.  For you lot, do feel free to pop in for tea and medals if it’s cold & wet, we’re open every day.

So, there you go. If you’re lucky enough to find a Halloween or Bonfire Night party near Ruabon, to kick off the early part of the festive season, we’ll be here if you’d like to book a table and make night of it.

If however, the current situation precludes that, then perhaps you’ll think of us and pop in when you’re enjoying the great outdoors and the best that winter has to offer in Vale of Llangollen.

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