Chirpy Chick Cupcakes

We saw a great recipe for decorating some cheeky chirpy chick cupcakes on the Taste Of Home website – perfect for An Easter party. We had to share it with you!

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Ingredients:

  • 2 cans of vanilla frosting (16 ounces each),
  • yellow food colouring,
  • 12 cupcakes – prepared or made yourself,
  • brown chocolate M&M’s,
  • orange gum drops.

How to do it:

  1. Put aside 1/4 cup of the frosting for the chicks eyes. Colour the remaining frosting yellow with the food colouring.
  2. Place the frosting in a pastry bag with #17 open star tip.
  3. Pipe stars covering the top of the cupcakes. Then pipe circular mounds for the head and pipe wings on each side.
  4. Using the plain frosting in a pastry bad with a #2 round tip, pipe dots for eyes. Then too with M&M’s.
  5. Flatten the gum drops and cut into small triangles and attach to the heads for beaks.

And there we have it …. some great Easter cupcakes!

Toilet Roll Easter Bunnies

One of our Crocky Trail ambassadors decided to have a look at some Easter Craft ideas to help keep the kids busy during the upcoming Easter holidays. Our ambassador wanted to share with you how her and her son got on making Toilet Roll Easter Bunnies.

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  • Toilet rolls
  • Paints – including a white paint
  • Black marker pen
  • Googly eyes
  • Glue or double-sided sticky tape
  • Cotton wool or furry balls for the rabbits tails

 

How we did it:

Firstly we had to use one toilet roll and cut it into strips so we had two ears for each bunny.

We then painted three toilet rolls and six strips, we decided to do a yellow, red and blue bunny. We had to do two coats and then let them dry.

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We used this time to tidy the paint away and wash our hands as we got extremely messy! But don’t drop the paint tray like us! OOOOPPPS!!

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Then using double sided sticky tape we stuck two ears together and attached them to the painted toilet rolls. We did this for all three.

image5Then we also stuck a pair of googly eyes on to each bunny too.

Next was time to draw the faces on. We decided to stick to just normal but I bet there are lots of different funny faces to make.

We used a black marker pen and then white paint for the teeth.

 

The last thing the bunnies needed was a tail. Using double-sided tape we gave each bunny a tail using some coloured furry balls we had.  And these toilet roll bunnies are all done.

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Easter Trail Hunt

More school holidays are looming…

The Easter holidays are a great opportunity for families to spend more time with each other. Why not bring the whole family and get down and dirty with us at The Crocky Trail.

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What have we got in store for you?

The Crocky Trail is running an Easter Trail Hunt with a difference on Good Friday, Saturday and Easter Sunday.

The trail hunt is only £2 to enter and all you have to do is find our hidden boards around the trail, work out the clue and fill in the form. Simple! Every correct form returned to the cafe wins an Easter egg, or an ice cream/slush if we run out of eggs!

But it gets even better…. EVERY DAY one lucky winner will be chosen at random to win FREE ACCESS FOR A YEAR. Yes that’s right a whole year until next Easter! Imagine all the fun you could be having for free all over the summer holidays.

  • Forms can be bought from the gate or cafe.
  • You can have as many entries as you like.
  • Don’t forget your name and email address on the form.

Book your tickets now here!

Mother’s Day At The Crocky Trail

Mums Go FREE on Mother’s Day!

Pssstt…. don’t forget Mother’s Day is coming up.

It’s not far off – Sunday 26th March! It is the day where we should all make the effort for that special lady in our lives.

 

We thought we would find some fun Mother’s Day facts for you to use and wow your special lady.

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But we think we’ve left the best Mother’s Day fact until last…..

mothers dayMums Go Free to The Crocky Trail on Mother’s Day!

So what are you treating your mum to this year? Why not join us for a fun day making lots more great family memories.

Take time to recognize your mum on Mother’s Day.

Book your tickets here now.

Each mum entering for free must be accompanied by at least one paying child.

Illegal Activity

We have never allowed any illegal activity on the land we operate from and will clamp down on anybody who has abused our trust (or done so without our knowledge). We do not support fox hunting and do not allow it on our site.

What To Do With A Field Of Leftover Pumpkins?

Well….

Make some more soup of course, and donate it to Soup Kitchens:

Sisters of Seel St, Liverpool and St Annes Church, ‘City of Sanctuary’ Soup Kitchen.

Thanks to Chris for delivering around 10 litres to each.

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And….

of course if it wasn’t for the lovely Tracy and Andrew at Crocky Bites, there wouldn’t have been any pumpkin soup for Chris to take
So thanks Tracy and Andrew

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You’ve Not Missed Out Yet

DON’T WORRY!!!!

If you didn’t make it this weekend then you don’t have to worry, we are doing it all again next weekend! So get your tickets now so you don’t miss out!

Thur 3rd November (no fireworks)

Full access £11                                 Adult restricted £9

Fri 4th, Sat 5th November (fireworks both nights)

Full access £15                                 Adult restricted £13

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Come And Pick Your Own Pumpkin

Halloween Pumpkin Picking Crocky Trail Cheshire

Have you picked your pumpkin yet?

Here at The Crocky Trail you can come down and pick your own pumpkin from our MASSIVE pumpkin field!

Turn up anytime during the day in advance of Halloween and follow the signs to the pumpkin field. If you want to know what they taste like then why not spend a few hours at The Crocky Trail and try Crocky Bites, where you can sample our home made soup! Yummy!!

They are only £3, and there’s loads of ideas on our Facebook page on how to dress them up for Halloween.

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The Crocky Horror Show 2016

horror-main-imageWelcome to our new Crocky Horror Event for 2016. We’ve pulled out all the stops to ensure this is our scariest and most fun ever Halloween event!

The full trail is closed this year. Instead we have a shortened, 600 yard creepy crawl through the woodland part of the the trail, packed with zombies and monsters for you to enjoy! You are free to enjoy this walk before or after surviving the Catacombs, and of course all the usual rides and attractions are open. Plus regular shows by Ken and his Wall of Death bikes.

In addition to the Crocky Dungeon this year we have the catacombs. It’s around four times bigger than the dungeon. What is it? Well, imagine the usual walk through a haunted house, dark, claustrophobic, creaky and creepy. Add to that Live Actors dressed as ghouls, skeletons, zombies, and monsters, who’s sole purpose is to creep up on you, and, err… you get the idea. It’s brand new for 2016 and still evolving, so we can’t say much more, but you get the idea I’m sure. Or nightmare!

Thursday  27th October (no fireworks)

Full access £11                                 Adult restricted £9

Fri 28th, Sat 29th (fireworks both nights) and Mon 31st October (no fireworks)

Full access £14                                 Adult restricted £12

Thur 3rd November (no fireworks)

Full access £11                                 Adult restricted £9

Fri 4th, Sat 5th November (fireworks both nights)

Full access £15                                 Adult restricted £13

 

BOOK YOUR TICKETS NOW…

 

 

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