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Darganfod 2023 has come to a close and we are delighted to say that it was our biggest year ever! More than 800 people attended the two-day festival, organised by Xplore! Science Discovery Centre and Tŷ Pawb – a new record since the festival returned to Wrexham three years ago.

Cllr Hugh Jones said: “Since the festival returned in 2019, the team at Xplore! and Tŷ Pawb have formed a fantastic partnership, working together to bring an extravaganza of science and art to #Wrexham city centre every summer. Darganfod has continued to grow and get better and better every year and can now be quite rightly seen as one of Wrexham’s key, signature annual events. It’s fantastic to see this year’s edition become the best ever, with 800 children and adults attending.

“Praise must go to the providers of activities, shows and workshops, who inspired and entertained so many families, and also to the team of staff and volunteers at Xplore! and Tŷ Pawb for the excellent planning and organisation that helped this year’s festival run so smoothly.”

Katie Williams, Business Development Officer at Xplore! said, “Thank you to our sponsors and funders who gave generously to allow us to run the festival at all. Thanks to Aparito, Principality Building Society and Lyan Packaging for your sponsorship of the event. Without your generous contributions the event would not have happened.

Support from WCBC, Reaching Wider and Wrexham University was also much appreciated in helping Darganfod//Discover reach as many people as it did”.

This year’s providers brought dinosaurs, clouds, chemistry, Roald Dahl, body tracking, photography, robots, music and song, cave painting, video games and so much more to life for the people of Wrexham. Thank you for all you did in making the event run smoothly.

And finally a massive thank you to everyone who braved the wind and the rain on Saturday and the glorious sunshine of Sunday to attend the event. Without your continued and ongoing support Darganfod would not exist in the city of Wrexham and would not have reached four yrs! We have loved meeting you all and providing a chance for everyone to engage with science.

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