The success of the Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynold’s led Welcome to Wrexham TV docuseries has brought the fortunes of the football club to world attention.

The once-struggling club has found itself given a new lease of life thanks to their Hollywood owners. And in doing so, their story has been followed by a documentary crew and viewed by millions across the world.

Welcome to Wrexham is a phenomenon. But not just because of the football or the famous owners. It is also an important piece of social history. It documents the people that make the club what it is and how important it is to the local community.

And perhaps most surprisingly to many, how important the local community is to the club and its owners.

After earning promotion from the Nationwide League at the second attempt, Wrexham have enjoyed another good season in League Two.

They were amongst the pre-season favourites to gain promotion with bet365 Sport and have lived up to that expectation thus far.

An Influx Of New Fans and Spectators after Welcome to Wrexham

A happy by-product of the Welcome to Wrexham docuseries is the fact that the club now boasts supporters all over the globe.

And many of them have made the trip to North Wales to visit the Racecourse Ground to see the Red Dragons in action.

However, did you know that this part of the Northwest of the UK is a rich breeding ground for sport?

There are many outstanding sporting events that take place in this part of the world and in this article we’ll take a look at them.

So that if you are planning to visit Rob and Ryan’s favourite football team, you may want to take in some of these excellent sporting cathedrals and events on your trip!

Football Fans – More to Life Than Wrexham!

Ok, so you have come to see the mighty Red Dragons play at the Racecourse Ground, but did you know that you are not too far from a lot of other clubs, many of whom have a rich history in the English and World game?

Not too far from Wrexham are the Premier League big guns of Liverpool and Everton, in the City of Liverpool, while if you head to Manchester, you could be fortunate to see Manchester United and/or Manchester City in action.

You can also catch action lower down the English football pyramid too, with other teams close by to Wrexham including Shrewsbury Town, Crewe Alexandra, Chester City, Tranmere Rovers, Port Vale and Stoke on Trent, as well as a number of League of Wales teams in nearby Connah’s Quay, Colwyn Bay and Bala Town.

Horse Racing Enthusiasts

If you enjoy horse racing, then you are also not too far from some of the top courses in the country. Appropriate really considering Wrexham’s home ground is the Racecourse.

Chester Racecourse is close by and you don’t need to venture too much further to enjoy racing at the likes of Bangor-on-Dee, Haydock Park and Wolverhampton.

One massive event that you will need to book tickets for is the Grand National at Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool, which is held every April and which is one of the biggest sporting dates in the calendar.

And for a little excitement off the beaten track, you can often find Harness Racing throughout the summer at nearby Tir Prince Racecourse in Abergele.

Tee Up For Some Top Golf In The North West!

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This part of the world has earned the nickname “The Golf Coast” as it boasts a number of the finest British Open calibre courses in the country.

If you want to walk in the footsteps of golf’s top players, then there are several Open roster courses in this part of the world including Royal Lytham St. Annes, Royal Birkdale and Royal Liverpool.

Other top courses worth a visit in the region include Hillside Golf Club in Southport, Wallasey Golf Club on the Wirral, Chirk Golf Club just south of Wrexham, Wrexham Golf Club, Carden Park Golf Resort, Chester Golf Club and Caldy Golf Club.

There’s also plenty of driving ranges available to help brush up your skills including Clays Golf Driving Range & Course just east of Wrexham, Sandfield Golf Course and Range, Moreton Hills Golf Centre and the excellent Chester and North Wales Golf Academy on the Wales/England border near Broughton.

Ice Ice Baby!

If you enjoy slip sliding away on the ice, then Deeside Leisure Centre boasts its own Ice Skating Rink that is available for public skating throughout the week.

The arena has served as a venue for training for competitors in the popular Dancing on Ice TV series, though there’s no news on whether Jayne Torville and Christopher Dean have been visitors of late!

At the weekend, the site also boasts its own Ice Disco and Music events which are another unusual option if you fancy something to do after the game!

Head slightly further afield to Manchester and there is the huge Chill Factore close to the Trafford Centre, which offers the UK’s longest indoor ski slope and the chance to hire everything you need to enjoy a few hours in the snow.

Adrenaline Rush?

If you are a big fan of adrenaline rush sports then the good news is that the region around Wrexham has a fair few options.

Zip World has a base on Eryri (Snowdon) that features Velocity, the longest zip line in Europe and the fastest zip-line in the world.

Another of its attractions is Bounce Below, a series underground net and trampoline adventure which allows you to bounce, climb and slide your way through a disused mine.

You can also enjoy a wealth of on-water experiences at the relatively close by Bala Lake, which includes white water rafting amongst a host of other on and off-water activities.

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Other attractions you can enjoy nearby include:

  • Llandudno Pier
  • Chirk Castle
  • West Kirby Marine Lake
  • Ten Pin Bowling in Wrexham, Chester, New Brighton, Bromborough and Liverpool
  • Park Run in various public parks in the local area
  • Fishing (Sea Fishing, River Fishing and Coarse fishing in lakes are abundant in this region, though you will need a license and likely a day ticket).
  • Swimming Pools in most major towns and cities.
  • Ferries across the Mersey
  • A boat trip along the River Dee (from Chester)
  • Narrowboat Hire/Day Trips/Holidays
  • Snowdonia Mountain Ranges
  • Wirral Country Park
  • Flint Mountain
  • The Electric Mountain
  • Check out the NFL-inspired Chester Romans American Football team

Fancy a Bet On Wrexham or another North West Sporting Event?

Remember, bet365 Sport offers extensive coverage of all the Premier League and Football League fixtures every week. That of course includes extensive coverage of Wrexham games.

Or maybe you fancy a flutter on some of the myriad of top sporting events that take place close by to Wrexham each year.

In either case, you will find plenty of betting on all these top sports events and more with bet365 Sport!