Summer Holiday Fun

“Mum I’m bored! Dad there’s nothing to do!”

Sound familiar?

School is out for summer for another year and school holidays are now upon us.  Summer holidays means lots of free time, and for the kids, it can sometimes lead to boredom once their imagination runs out.

Crocky Trail Summer Holidays

Most parents prepare for the summer holidays with activity ideas and days out, but what happens when even you can’t come up with a suggestion to occupy them?

A day out at the Crocky Trail never fails to put a smile on the faces of both kids, and the adults that take them! If you’ve never been before, you are in for a treat. For those of you that have been before, you’ll already know how much fun a day out at the Crocky Trail is, and you’ll find new attractions and plenty of ways to have fun.

If you are heading to The Crocky Trail for the first time and are looking for some tips on getting the most out of your day out, take a look at our article here.

Don’t forget the suncream and see you on the trail sometime soon!

Book your tickets online here.

 

 

Cheshire Scouts

Cheshire Scouts Competition

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Who Will Be The Winner…

2015-07-24 11.06.16We just love a good competition – especially when it includes giving the lucky winner a family ticket to come and visit The Crocky Trail in the school holidays.

To be in with a chance of winning this great prize here’s what you have to do:

  1. Follow us on Instagram @crockytrail
  2. Re-post our competition picture, tag us and use the hash tag #MyCrockyDay

It’s that simple!

The lucky winner will be picked in two weeks so time get sharing, your adventure awaits…

 


 

Terms and conditions apply:

1. Winner must redeem ticket by 30th August
2. Not transferrable to another name, cannot be exchanged for cash value
3. Family Pass is defined as entrance for 2 children and 2 Restricted Adult tickets as per terms at www.crockytrail.co.uk/admission-info/
4. Winner can upgrade adult tickets to full access on the day, and indeed purchase more tickets at full value in party greater.

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BBQ

bbq-advert-2Listening to feedback, you asked for something more than our pizza slices, hotdogs, and other snacks at Crocky Bites Shop onsite. SO…we’ve come up with something different!

 How about having your own family BBQ onsite?

Yep, you can do it! We will provide you with a disposable BBQ, and a quality meal for four, if you don’t burn it!

What is included in the BBQ package?

  • Four Burgers (Traditional Beef or Pork & Apple),
  • 8 Sausages,
  • 4 Meat Sticks
  • Bread rolls
  • Salad
  • Disposable BBQ.
  • Disposable plates, knifes and forks

All meat from Sheaf Farm (just around the corner) and made up to order. Sachets of sauce will also be available.

How much is it?

Price is £18.

 How do I get the BBQ package?

Obviously you need to order in advance, we can’t get it to you on the day, you’d be too hungry before it arrives!

So when you book your tickets online you just need to also add the BBQ package to your order. You need book online at least 24 hours before you are planning on visiting us. In other words, do not book a BBQ on Tues for Wed, or Thurs for Fri, there must be a day’s gap! It’s fresh, not frozen 🙂

Where can I use my disposable BBQ?

 A designated BBQ area is set aside for your family to enjoy your lunch.

The Results Are In For Our Biggest Competition Ever

SAM_0265 To celebrate the May school holidays we decided to offer our visitors a treat and we launched one of our biggest competitions yet, giving all participants the chance to win a huge £1000!

As most of you may know, the Crocky trail offers good old fashioned fun for all the family, challenging its customer to complete a mile long adventure trail,  whilst also including gravity defying slides a range of completely unique rides and activities.

Usually when you visit us you can also attempt our Seven Stone Stack Challenge, where we challenge you to stack a tower of seven free standing stones and if successful you are able to grab a slush or drink as a prize.

However for May school holidays we wanted to mix it up a bit , taking the same idea as our Seven Stone Stack Challenge but with a bigger and better prize. From the 23rd of May to the 31st of May, we challenged our visitors to stack as many stones as they could. Our adjudicator took pictures and details of all of our competitors.

From the first day we had a variety of different stacks, and the competition really began to heat up!

SAM_0262With a whopping twenty two stones, Allen Atkinson and his daughter Niamh Atkinson (11), from Liverpool became the successors of the stone challenge; with Niamh stacking the last four stones herself!

This was the winning stack meaning Allen and Niamh grabbed the grand. With the competition being free to enter Allen said he “couldn’t be happier”.

When asking the pair what they’d like to spend the money on Niamh said full of excitement “I’d like to spend the money on a pet, hopefully a hamster” (she may even call it Crocky!) with dad agreeing there was definitely a pet on the cards including some spends for a holiday.

We can not wait to launch our next competition especially with the summer holidays fast approaching. Watch this space!

Hot Sunny Day Tips At The Crocky Trail

imagesWow!! What amazing weather we are having recently!

We’ve put together a few tips to help you get the most out of visiting The Crocky Trail when the sun is shining and the temperatures soar.

 

 

Sun cream is a must

Even on cloudy, cooler days, UV levels can still be high which can still lead to burnt skin. It’s easy to get carried away, what with all the fun you can have here, so it’s important to remember to pop on sun cream when you arrive and to reapply it throughout the day. Most supermarkets do handy little pocket size sun creams, ideal for a day out. You don’t need to carry it around with you all day though, you can keep it in the car and just pop back to the car park when needed.

Wear a sun hat

Sun hats and caps are a great way of helping the kids to stay cool and keep the sun out of their eyes and off their faces, decreasing the chances of them burning in the sunshine.

Drink lots!

When kids (and grown ups!) are running around the trail, they will get thirsty. On a hot day, dehydration is even more likely as you sweat more, so make sure you bring along plenty of drinks. Even better, freeze some juice the night before and it will slowly thaw throughout the day, but will remain ice cold and so lovely and refreshing!

Take breaks

With so much to see and do, little ones can easily get worn out, so take time to make sure you have a few regular rest stops. Having a long leisurely picnic lunch is a great way of having a rest and if you use one of our covered picnic areas, you’ll have some shade from the sun, and a good chance to cool down too!

Say no to flip flops and sandals

Even if it’s red hot, flip flops are not the best idea for the Crocky Trail! Open sandals or light slip on shoes aren’t practical and will mean you’ll spend more time trying to keep them on than getting on with the fun. Even in summer a pair of grippy trainers, sturdy pumps or walking boots are highly recommended.

Dress in layers

A strappy vest top might be tempting, but it means shoulders, arms and chests will be more likely to burn. It’s a good idea to wear a loose fitting tshirt or shirt as this will allow air to circulate whilst protecting you from burning.