Enjoy activities in our stunning 35-acre lake at Park in the Past

Park in the Past is open 8am-4pm for essential exercise for key workers and our local community
All visitors must follow government guidelines when social distancing

Step back in time' to the BIG FORT BUILD!

Join us a for a Great Riding Experience at Park in the Past

Welcome to Park in the Past
Restore the Past

Imagine you could step back in time to when the Romans invaded Britain

Restore the Past

Imagine you could step back in time to when the Romans invaded Britain

A beautiful place for everyone to experience and enjoy.

Help us conserve this exciting community resource for future generations.

Visit a stunning natural landscape full of native species

An exciting water sports centre for sailing, kayaking, swimming and angling.

Help us make this unique and exciting place happen!

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Park in the Past is an exciting and innovative heritage and conservation project that aims to create a totally unique heritage attraction and vital community resource. 

Set in an ancient Welsh landscape, the park comprises 120 acres of outstanding natural beauty offering woodlands and wetlands, a magnificent 35-acre lake and the gorgeous River Alyn, as well as wonderful walks and spacious fields. We need your help to build an amazing prehistoric realm and a full-scale Roman fort and Celtic village. Explore and experience your heritage - the landscape of your ancestors.
Join us on our incredible journey recreating history! 

VISITOR INFORMATION

Located near Chester, next to the villages of Hope and Caergwrle, Flintshire North Wales. 

Main entrance is on Fagl lane, Hope LL12 9RB

The site is very close to Hope Railway station on the Wrexham to Bidston line.

Several bus routes stop near the site from Wrexham and Mold and Chester.

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Opening Hours

General Visitors and dog walkers: we are open all week 9am to 6pm

Swimmers and kayakers: (Closed Mondays) Tues - Sun 9 am (last entry 4.30 pm) and close at 6 pm Wed-Sat 9 am (last entry 6 pm) and close at 7.30 pm

All visitors must enter via the Visitor Entrance in Fagl Lane.

Some of these are located next to our neighbours' houses so please be considerate.

VISITOR INFORMATION

Located near Chester, next to the villages of Hope and Caergwrle, Flintshire North Wales. 

Main entrance is on Fagl lane, Hope LL12 9HB

The site is very close to Hope Railway station on the Wrexham to Bidston line.

Several bus routes stop near the site from Wrexham and Mold and Chester.

Find Out More

Opening Hours

We are not officially open as yet as we are completing final conditions of our planning permission before first use.  

However, you can still access the site.

There are several entry points along public footpaths onto the project site.

Some of these are located next to our neighbours' houses so please be considerate.

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Become a Friend

Please help us to create a unique window into the past so that you can step back in time and see how our ancestors lived. Park in the Past will be a world-class heritage attraction and research facility. You can be part of this incredible journey by supporting us now!

Local Giving

Support Park in the Past with Single or Regular Donations through Local Giving

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Contact Project Champion Paul Harston for more information  

Mobile: 07885 403485 // Office: 01978 761264 

paul.harston@parkinthepast.org.uk

We will no longer be running the following planned events.
Easter faeries and legends.
May Day Beltane wicker Man
Various volunteering programmes
due to COVID 19.

We are reviewing all of our public engagement in an ongoing basis in line with public health requirements

Great day to day working with ELM making our paths accessible for those with limited mobility a long day with a superb sunset

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There's something about bringing the past to life again which makes us feel warm inside, especially when it takes the form of a bonfire, fire dancers and druid magicians. Writer @grahambcatlin keeps it historic and dog-friendly with @ParkinthePast? https://amble.to/discover/bonfire/

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Saturday 19th September 2020

 

Park in the Past will be closed all day on Saturday

 

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.