Early Bird Catches The Crocky Horror Worm

Have you been to The Crocky Horror Show?

Are you planning on coming this year?

Well we have a little treat for you! Book for The Crocky Horror Show before 6pm on the 30th of September 2017 and receive a whopping 20% using the discount code EARLYBIRD.

What can you expect?

Once again we’re aiming to pull out all the stops to ensure this is our scariest and most fun ever Halloween event!

The full trail is closed. 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, The Dungeon, and of course all the usual rides and attractions. Plus regular shows by Ken and his Wall of Death bikes.


You have 7 spooky nights to choose from:


Fri 20th, Sat 21st October

Kids £12                                 Adults £8

Thu 26th, Fri 27th, Sat 28th October

Kids £13                                 Adult £9

Mon 30th, Tue 31st October

Kids £14                                 Adult £10


Planting Trees At The Crocky Trail

Over the years The Crocky Trail has had the opportunity to plant thousands of trees at Cotton Abbotts, increasing the wildlife numbers and helping with air quality.

So far we have planted the following types:

  • Birch,
  • Oak,
  • Ash,
  • Scots Pine,
  • Poplars,
  • American Redwood.

This winter we plan to get back out there and do it all again planting trees – hundreds of them!

So we’d be interested to know what your favorite trees are and which you would like to see planted.

Let us know.

Recycling at The Crocky Trail


Helping the environment is fun!

At The Crocky Trail we have a target of recycling 80% of our waste (and reducing our use of plastics by 90%)

How do we do this?

Slush and drinks cups are biodegradable 

-Plastic bottles have been replaced by glass and cans.

A new recycling unit has been established for us to separate our waste better.

-Paper and card is bailed and sent for recycling

Milk is delivered in returnable glass bottles

What can you do to help the environment?


With the school holidays upon us and hopefully a car journey to The Crocky Trail upcoming, then why not keep the kids entertained with these brainteasers.

Give them a go ….

1. What has hands but can not clap?

2. What is at the end of the rainbow?

3. What starts with the letter “t”, is filled with “t” and ends in “t”?

4. What gets wetter and wetter the more it dries?

5. What weighs more, a pound of feathers or a pound of bricks?

6. How many months have 28 days?

7. A cowboy rides into town on Friday, stays for 3 days, then leaves on Friday. How does he do it?

8. What can run but can’t walk?

9. What’s full of holes but still holds water?

10. What do numbers 11, 69 and 88 all have in common?


1. A clock.

2. The letter W.

3. A teapot.

4. A towel.

5. Neither, they both weigh one pound.

6. All 12 months.

7. His horse’s name was Friday.

8. A drop of water.

9. A sponge.

10. They read the same right side up and upside down.

Dads Go Free

We hope you’ve all that special day that is coming up ….. FATHER’S DAY!


Make sure the 18th of June is in your diary! And because it’s such a special day Dad’s go free at The Crocky Trail! That’s right we said FREE!

Did you know that the average child spends just 5 hours a week playing  outside, less than half the 11 hours their parents’ generation enjoyed. Youngsters at missing out getting dirty in the mud and spending time in the fresh air.

Why not come to The Crocky Trail as a family. Get more exercise and create more memories – as a family! The kids will love it ….. and Dad!


Tongue Twisters For The Family

Need five minutes peace from the kids in the school holidays? Why not get them to try these ten tongue twisters.

1. How much wood could a wood chuck chuck if a wood chuck could chuck wood.

2. Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear, Fuzzy Wuzzy had no hair, Fuzzy Wuzzy wasn’t very Fuzzy was he?

3. Round the rugged rocks the ragged rascals ran.

4. Growing grey goats graze great green grassy groves.

5. Fred fed Ted bread and Ted fed Fred bread.

6. No need to light a night-light on a light night like tonight.

7. A big bug bit the little beetle but the little beetle bit the big bug back.

8. Six slippery snails slid slowly seaward.

9. Crisp crusts crackle and crunch.

10. I scream, you scream, we all scream for icecream.

Did they manage them all? How about repeating them five times?

Our Wonderland Garden

Did you know that we have a Wonderland Garden at The Crocky Trail that is ideal for under 5’s?

Wonderland has many little houses with lots of hiding places where the children can hunt for their favourite characters.

We also think it’s great for all you mums and dads too! It provides you with a chill zone – the whole area is fenced so no need to worry about  your little one wandering off.  There are places for you to sit so you could easily take a brew along with you and spend 20 minutes having a break.

We think it’s a great new addition to The Crocky Trail, adding to the “there’s something for everybody.”

So are your young ones up for the challenge of finding all the hidden characters? Are you up for the challenge of having a brew break?

Don’t miss out on the Wonderland Garden!

FAQ’s For The Crocky Trail

We thought we would put together our most frequently asked questions that we hear before people pay us a visit.


Is the trail pram friendly?

Our advice is no to prams, but ok for light trolleys. It does depends on each individual’s physical fitness. Imagine pushing it over a field, not a flagged path. There is however an obstacle free track as well as the stream path, close to each other. A sling is another option.

Is there a cafe here?

Yes we have Crocky Bites which also now has an indoor seating area as well as lots of outdoor tables. We also have an ice cream bar. There are also lots of places you can use to set up your own picnic area in and with our free car park easily accessed from the Crocky Trail, you can nip back to your car quickly and easily at any time; so no need to carry things around with you all day!

Are you open today?

We are open everyday, 7 days a week from the 1st of April right through to October!

Do I get a discount if there is a large group of us?

Groups of 10 or more get £2 off per person. This is when paying on the gate – the discount does not apply when booking online.

Do I have to book online in advance or can I pay at the gate on the day?

You can book online in advance or on the day. Or you can pay on the gate when you arrive -cash or card.

Is there parking and do you have to pay? 

We have a large on-site carpark, that is completely free for visitors to the Crocky Trail to use. The car park is very close, so we recommend leaving things like a spare change of clothes, and your picnic in the boot and popping back to the car when needed.

Can I bring my dog?

Sure, but they are to be kept on a lead at all times. And clean up after your dog please.

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!



  • 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.

What we used:

  • 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.









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!!

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.

Then 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.