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Name The New Crocky Trail Ride To Win A Family Annual Pass!

The Crocky Trail team have been hard at work in order to bring you a brand new ride for 2016, and we want you to name it.

But we must warn you, it’s not for the faint hearted….

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Can you guess what it is and are you brave enough to have a go? Well, the new ride takes 3 people at a time so you can always hold a friend or family members hand and you can be amongst the first people to have a go if you come along to The Crocky Trail in the next 2 weeks.

Name The New Crocky Trail Ride

So get your thinking caps on, and see what you can come up with. How about Crocky-Mc-Crock-Face? Or perhaps The Crocky Drop? You get the idea! To enter your name and be in with a chance of winning, you’ll just need to come along, grab a form, and let us know your name, email address and of course the name you’ve come up with.

The Prize

The winner will get a plaque on the ride “Named By….” PLUS an unlimited FREE 12 MONTH FAMILY PASS – you and your family can visit The Crocky Trail as many times as you want, for free all year!

Why not bring your mates with you to show them your plaque!

See you there!

Join The Crocky Trail Easter Egg Hunt!

The Easter holidays are nearly here, giving families a wonderful opportunity to spend some quality time together. This year, why not bring the whole family for a fun day out at the Crocky Trail adventure playground in Cheshire? It’s not just for kids and there is something for everyone. Read on to find out more.

Easter days out

After the success of previous years, we’re running our annual Easter Egg Hunt, taking place on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday of Easter weekend.

Walk around the trail, find our hidden boards, work out the clue, fill out the form. Every correct form returned to the café wins an Easter Egg, or an ice cream if we run out of eggs!

Every day, we’ll be randomly choosing one lucky winner who will win FREE ACCESS to the Crocky Trail for an entire year!  Just imagine the fun you can have for free all over the summer holidays!

  • Forms can be picked up from the gate or coffee shop.
  • Enter as many times as you like.
  • Don’t forget to put your name and email address on the form.

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Feedback from some recent customers

“The whole place is like a giant assault course and it’s absolutely brilliant! There are loads of ‘rides’, some you spin or swing or twist yourself and others that are mechanical that you need to hold on for dear life before encountering a tummy flipping slide.”

“The actual trail is a mile long walk around a field, there are bridges and planks and poles snaking across a stream in between trees and bushes, broken up by swings and zips and even more climbing things. It’s muddy, slippery and wet which just adds to the whole experience. We had so much fun.”

“We had a brilliant day. Crocky Trail is everything good about being a kid. Outdoors, adventure, excitement, risk taking (within reason,) adrenalin, butterflies in your tummy, running around, getting muddy and lots and lots of fun! We will definitely be visiting again!”

Crocky Trail Hot Sunny Day Tips

Many of our visitors come to visit the Crocky Trail time and time again, but it might surprise you to learn that many of our visitors prefer to come when the weather is wet – rain means puddles and mud, which makes the trail even more fun for the kids, who just love getting mucky!

With summer fast approaching and the lovely recent warm weather we’ve had, we thought we’d 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.

Tips for keeping cool when its hot

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.

We’ve got more great tips for planning your family fun day out at the Crocky Trail here.

 

 

Share Your Day With Us!

Here at The Crocky Trail, we always love getting your feedback and hearing about the fun that you’ve had.

We also love seeing your pictures, so next time you visit, be sure to Tweet, Facebook, Google+ or Instagram pictures of your day out. Use the hash tag #MyCrockyDay and we’ll re-tweet and share our favourites!

SHARE YOUR PICS WITH US!

In the meantime, don’t forget to follow us across social media on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

Winter Opening Information 2013 – 2014

Despite the change in season, throughout Autumn and Winter we still get some lovely bright and sunny days, ideal for some outdoor fun with us here at the Crocky Trail!

Winter opening hours

To help you get outside and active during the cooler months, we are pleased to announce that the Crocky Trail is open every day  from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. until 3rd November.

From Monday 4th November throughout the Autumn and Winter months the Crocky Trail is open weekends and during the school holidays only. If you are in any doubt, please give us a quick call and we can clarify things for you ahead of your visit to us.

During Autumn and Winter, you will of course need to wrap up warm! Walking boots and wellies are the order of the day and a warm fleece and waterproof layer will help to ensure you have a great adventure day out with us. For more information on what to wear, see our blog post Planning Your Family Fun Day Out.

Make Exceptions For Bad Weather!

Over the Winter months we still get some lovely bright days, however even at weekends the Crocky Trail may close due to adverse weather conditions, so please make sure you keep an eye on social media and/or our website for the latest information – or if you are at all unsure, give us a call.

For enquiries please call us on: 01244 336161

For full contact details and how to find us, click here.

Planning Your Family Fun Day Out

One of the most common questions that we get asked by our visitors, is what to wear and bring with them when they visit the Crocky Trail.

We’ve put this guide together to help answer that question and to give you some pointers and advice to make sure you get the most out of your day here with us.

We want to make sure that you and your children have the best day possible, so following some of the pointers below will help you to do just that!

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We actually think the Crocky Trail is even more fun on slightly drizzly days and children tend to love these kinds of days too.  Why?  It means mud, and mud means getting gloriously mucky which is something that appeals to both boys and girls so If you visit the trail with the mindset of enjoying muddy good fun, you won’t go far wrong!  We understand however that getting wet and muddy when it’s cold is no fun, and we are certain you’d prefer your cars not to be covered in mud once everyone gets in to return home so our handy tips below will help.

What Should We Wear/Bring With Us?

TOP TIP 1: Bring a change of clothes, particularly if it’s a wet and chilly day.  You can get changed after you’ve done the trail and be warm and snug for your journey home.
TOP TIP 2:  Bring carrier bags that you can leave in the boot – once you’ve finished the trail you can get changed and pop your wet or muddy clothes and shoes in the bags, helping to keep your car nice and tidy.

Warm, sunny or dry days

 

  • Sun hats
  • Sun screen
  • Plenty to drink (though you can purchase drinks easily on site)
  • Layer clothing so if it gets warm they can take a layer off
  • Change of clothes – even on sunny days the trail can be muddy

 

Wet or colder days

 

  • Change of clothes and footwear – you will get muddy so a change of clothing and footwear will ensure you can travel home in comfort
  • Carrier bag(s) to leave in the boot
  • Waterproof outer layer like a cagoule or ski jacket
  • Popping a blanket in the car for little ones means if they get very cold, once back in the car for the journey home you can wrap them up and keep them snuggly and warm

 

Ideal Crocky Trail clothing

 

  • Wellington boots are highly recommended for wet days, but good walking boots are fine and failing that, trainers will be ok but best for dry, sunny days!
  • Jeans or leggings – anything that’s easy to move in, skirts are best avoided
  • T-shirt
  • Hoody, fleece, cardigan or jumper that can be easily removed if it’s warm
  • Waterproof outer layer like a cagoule or ski jacket

Dressing in layers is a great idea, as it means you can adapt your clothing to the weather conditions, taking a layer off if you are warm or have got it muddy and are about to start  your journey home.  Don’t forget to bring your camera or camera phone with you and also make sure you either bring a packed lunch or picnic or have some cash on you to buy refreshments form the various vendors at the Trail.

Now all you need to do is get set to have an active, outdoorsy, great day out!

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