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

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Step back in time' to the BIG FORT BUILD!

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

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Welcome to Park in the Past
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Restore the Past

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

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Restore the Past

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

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A beautiful place for everyone to experience and enjoy.

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Help us conserve this exciting community resource for future generations.

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Visit a stunning natural landscape full of native species

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

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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 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.

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Opening Hours

Monday - Closed (Except Bank Holidays)
 
Tuesday: 12:00 - 18:00
 
Wednesday: 12:00 20:00
 
Thursday: 12:00 - 20:00
 
Friday: 12:00 - 20:00
 
Weekends: 10:00 - 18:00
 

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

Monday - Closed (Except Bank Holidays)
 
Tuesday: 12:00 - 18:00
 
Wednesday: 12:00 20:00
 
Thursday: 12:00 - 20:00
 
Friday: 12:00 - 20:00
 
Weekends: 10:00 - 18:00
 

Job Vacancies

Head Park Ranger/Ecologist   Initial 12 month contract   Competitive salary 
We are looking for a qualified, experienced and self-motivated person to take on this new post at Park in the Past. The successful applicant will work across three key areas namely: developing and delivering our ecological management plan; leading on landscape management; and developing community engagement through our volunteering programme and other related initiatives. This role will report directly to the Park Operations Director. For more information about this incredibly exciting and rewarding post please email us for more details and send your CV with a short statement about why you think you are perfect for the role. 

Apply Today!

Please email your application and CV to info@parkinthepast.org.uk

Assistant Rangers   Initial 12 month contracts 
We are looking for three experienced, skilled and highly motived 'hands on' people to deliver special projects on site: 
 
1. Assistant Ranger/Roman Fort Builder (full-time 38 hours per week, living wage) - to be actively involved with advising on the construction and practical building of Britain's first full-size reconstructed timber Roman fort. 
 
2. Part-time Assistant Ranger/Maintenance person (part-time 20 hours per week, living wage) - to handle a wide range of landscape and general site maintenance jobs. Both roles will report directly to the Operations Director and Head Ranger. For more information about these key posts please email us for more details and send your CV with a short statement why you think you are perfect for the role. 
 
3. Part-time Assistant Ranger/Visitor Operations person (part-time 20 hours per week, living wage) - to handle a wide range of landscape and general site operation jobs including visitor centre and visitor liaison. Both roles will report directly to the Operations Director and Head Ranger. For more information about these key posts please email us for more details and send your CV with a short statement why you think you are perfect for the role. 

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

History buffs give update on plans to build a Roman fort in a North Wales village @ParkinthePast
https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/history-buffs-give-update-plans-22141184

Families enjoy exclusive glimpse of #Roman fort reconstruction at @ParkinthePast, Flintshire. https://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/19700484.families-enjoy-exclusive-glimpse-roman-fort-park-past/ #RomanBritain #Archaeology #RomanArchaeology #Wales #Flintshire #RomanWales

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For #RomanFortThursday consider donating to this epic project to reconstruct an entire #Roman fort at @ParkinthePast near #Wrexham. It was rudely interupeted by the pandemic and they need your help to finish!

https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/britains-big-fort-build-at-park-in-the-past?fbclid=IwAR053QAY6zbi-gZ_91w5yep-b7nYMx3ixq9b-qzJKQ4jW_XSCgIbRIlcngI

Please RT!

#RomanBritain #Archaeology #Wales

Chester's popular #Roman Tours set to mark 25 years service in the city. https://www.chesterstandard.co.uk/news/chester/19372161.chesters-popular-roman-tours-set-mark-25-years-service-city/ #RomanBritain #Chester #Archaeology #RomanArchaeology

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