Nicknamed ‘the gateway to Wales’ because of its unique location, Flintshire is home to dozens of family attractions including the ancient woodland at Wepre Park, and the golden sand dunes of the award-winning Talacre Beach. There is also Greenacres Animal Park and a great range of leisure centres. But what services are available to your family across the county, and how can you find out about them? If you’re in Flintshire and you need family info, we’ll point you in the right direction on these pages.

Essential Contacts

Please see links for call charges.

101 – police non-emergency

NHS Direct Wales (0845 46 47)

National Debtline (0808 808 4000)

Live Fear Free (0808 80 10 800)

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Local key services

Family Information Service Flintshire

For help with:

Childcare / Information / Money / Parenting / Things To Do

Family Information Service Flintshire provide free and impartial information, advice and guidance to families (and those working with families) on a range of topics and in various formats. Topics they can help with include health, education, leisure, finance and registered childcare.

Flintshire Flying Start

For help with:

Childcare / Health and Well-being / Parenting Support / Speech, Language and Communication Support

Flying Start offers eligible parents free quality childcare for two to three year-olds, parenting support, an enhanced health visitor service and help for early language development.

Flintshire Families First

For help with:

Employment / Disability / Early Years / Health / Education / Emotional & Mental Health

Better health and wellbeing, education and employment for low-income families living in Flintshire.

Flintshire Supporting People Programme

For help with:

Additional Needs / Disability / Health and Well-being / Homelessness / Housing / Substance Misuse / Ex-offenders


Supporting People is a Welsh Government programme that provides housing related support to anyone over the age of 16 who may be at risk of becoming homeless.

Local area

Local Information & useful links



Health & Well-being


Parenting & Family Advice

  • Home-Start Flintshire
    Home-Start Flintshire is a voluntary organisation supporting families with at least one child under the age of 11.
  • Flintshire Young Parents
    Provides information on support sources for young parents. Contains contact details for organisations that can assist, advise, and connect with similar families.
  • Flintshire Local Voluntary Council – Team Around the Family
    Team Around the Family information. The Team Around the Family can offer advice, help and support in bringing together the right people to help your family.
  • Kidsguide
    Kidsguide is crammed with all the really useful local information you usually only find out by talking to other parents. No need to miss out or spend hours trawling the internet. From bump to teenager, all you need to know is there.


Education & Schools

  • Flintshire County Council – Schools
    School information including admissions, holiday and training days, education benefits, school uniform exchange, school transport, school meals, etc.



  • Flintshire County Council Housing
    Advice regarding housing, including applying for a council house, home improvement loan schemes, council housing contacts and affordable housing.
  • Flintshire Housing
    Information about rented and affordable accommodation in the Flintshire area. Also offers landlords the opportunity to advertise their properties, provides information about required accommodation standards, accreditation options and other issues.
  • Homeless UK – Flintshire
    Assessment of entitlement to housing for people who are homeless or threatened with homelessness. Provision of housing for people considered in priority need under homeless legislation.
  • Clwyd Alyn Housing Association
    How to apply for housing in Wrexham, Denbighshire and Powys.
  • Flintshire Local Voluntary Council – Housing Benefits
    Advice and guidance on all matters relating to housing benefit and council tax benefit. They have a Benefits Take Up Officer and Visiting Officers who are able to provide assistance in making claims for housing and council tax benefit.

Additional Needs & Disability

Local Activities & Events

  • Kidsguide: Places To Go & Days Out
    Kidsguide is crammed with all the really useful local information you usually only find out by talking to other parents. No need to miss out or spend hours trawling the internet. From bump to teenager, all you need to know is there.
  • Flintshire Council – Events Calendar
    Links to events throughout the year, including contact details.
  • Visit Flintshire
    Uniquely-placed Flintshire is the gateway to Wales – but don’t rush through: stop a while, and let us help you discover this truly lovely county. Navigate around our website and find out more about castles and heritage, culture and countryside, where to stay and lots more.
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