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.

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!

Making Memories On Mother’s Day – Free Hot Drinks

The 11th of March is fast approaching. It is the day where we should all make the effort for that special lady in our lives. Can you guess what day it is…….

Yes, that’s right, Mother’s Day!

So what are you treating Mum to this year? Why not join us for a fun day making more great family memories. And as a special treat for all you Mums this Mother’s Day, The Crocky Trail have a free endless supply of hot drinks to keep mums warm while the kids run ragged.

Much better family day out then sitting in the pub with restless kids eating overpriced food 🙂

So book your tickets now here

Term: Each qualifying mum must be accompanied by at least one child

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.