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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!

Treat Your Dad With FREE Entry This Fathers Day

Free entry for dad

It’s Fathers day this coming Sunday 15th June and to give dads a treat, we are offering FREE entry to all dads!

Dads Have A Great Day Out On Us!

We think the Crocky Trail makes the ideal day out for families and it’s not just kids that have a great time! Visitors of all ages love the Crocky Trail and treating your dad to a brilliant family fun day out is a great way to celebrate this Father’s Day.

We are open 10am until 5pm every day, including Fathers Day and if you need to find out exactly where we are, or need any additional admissions information, you can find it all here.

Terms & Conditions

  • Offer valid on Sunday 15th June 2013 only
  • 1 free dad for every 1 full paying guest. For example, If dad and grandpa both want free entry, then there would have to be 2 other full paying members in the party

 

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+.

Get Your Kids Outdoors & Active This Year!

Just like the adult population in the UK, our children are getting fatter. Part of the problem is that parents are reluctant to let kids go out to play, and kids are increasingly distracted by the vast quantity of passive entertainment they are able to consume, slumped in front of a screen. The long term benefits of an active lifestyle are widely documented and numerous, from better concentration and performance at school through to decreasing the chances of suffering from weight related illnesses. Making a pledge to yourself and your family to be more active is one of the best things a parent can do for their offspring, and there is never a better time than now!

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I can clearly remember long summers as a child when i’d go and call for my friends and we’d go off on our bikes, roller boots or on foot, spending the entire day being active. Building dens, climbing trees, making rope swings, running around, exploring and generally being a healthy, active kid! I’d return home at lunch time for a sandwich and scoff it down as fast as I could, before whizzing straight back out again, and we’d stay out until it started to get dark. For modern children, that kind of scenario is unfortunately alien, and they are much more likely to spend even the most beautiful summers day, sat in front of the TV, computer or playing on video games.

The new year is a great time to make a commitment to getting the family outdoors and active!

We now live in a time when many children are unable to entertain themselves, seeking instead constant stimulation whilst remaining completely passive and inactive. Parents have played an integral role in re-defining childhood, with some too scared or paranoid to let their kids play outside of the home and many working long hours, leaving them with little time or energy to direct their children’s activities. I know myself that when my daughter was little, working full time with a very long commute on top meant that I had very little time in the week to do anything apart from slump in front of the TV, but I tried to make up for it at the weekend with long woodland walks.

Our children imitate and learn from what they see around them, and many of us, don’t set a great example!

Living an active lifestyle will bring you heaps of benefits, not only will you be fitter and healthier, but you get to spend quality time with the family too. Getting active as a family makes  a lot of sense, because if all of you are making changes at the same time, it makes it that little bit easier to stick to! Ideas to get your kids outdoorsFree download

Choosing outdoor activities is a great ideas, as doing so provides you with lots of different options, many of which are absolutely free! Going for a walk or a woodland ramble is a fun and easy way to get active and you’ll find that once you get into the routine a couple of weeks in, that it’s really not too difficult to be mindful and make better decisions that will help to increase the amount of exercise you and the family get.

Tips For A More Active Kids

  • Most children spend several hours in front of the TV or a computer screen every single day. Limit the amount of time both you and your kids are allowed to spend in front of a screen, instead, encourage them to do more active and fewer passive activities and make sure you lead by example by making sure you are not constantly connected and distracted.
  • Take the kids out for a woodland ramble, and stop them getting bored by giving them a list of things they need to collect, or spot as they walk. Make your own list or download and print our woodland walk spotters list here.
  • Go for a walk with the kids and let them take pictures or get them to collect leaves that they can use later on for craft purposes.
  • Try a range of different activities, from swimming, to kayaking, to mountain biking. Set yourself a goal of trying one new family activity a month and you’ll soon find something you love and want to stick with!
  • Set realistic goals. If your kids are real couch potatoes, don’t expect them to go from doing nothing to fitting in strenuous exercise daily. Start off with making a commitment to 1 afternoon a week and then move on from there. If you try to do too much too soon it can seem overwhelming and make failure more likely.
  • Go for a weekly visit to the town park, play on the swings, feed the ducks or let them kick a football around.
  • Instead of a family trip to the cinema choose an outdoor attraction to visit. It will probably work out cheaper and will definitely be much better for you all! There are lots of places all over the country to go to, from nature trails, to urban farms, to family adventure parks, so there’s no excuse to slump in front of yet another screen!
  • Pack a picnic, football and Frisbee and go for a walk. Once you find somewhere pretty, unpack the picnic and blow off some steam with a kick around or game of Frisbee. When it’s fun and absorbing, healthy activities are much less of a drag and make exercise easy.
  • Have your kids ever fancied dancing, gymnastics, Karate or swimming? Find out what classes are run in your local area, you’ll find everything from martial arts to yoga for kids, and give your kids some options and let them choose a new activity to try out.
  • Encourage kids to go out to play and to call for friends. Most have mobile phones these days, so the chances of anything ‘bad’ happening to them is actually lower than you might think.
  • Make a den! Your kids could opt to make a shelter in the forest, a den in the garden or even inside the house, it really doesn’t matter where, but getting them up off the couch is what counts.

So there you have it, lots of ideas for getting both the kids and the family as a whole up, outdoors and more active!