Sunny Muddy Good Fun Forecast For The Bank Holiday Weekend

chester day outWe’ve been having a look at the weather forecast for the upcoming long weekend.

Even though the clouds are forecast to roll in, the sun is still scheduled to make an appearance this weekend. It is meant to stay dry until Saturday night. Then scattered showers are forecast.

We are even more excited for the long bank holiday weekend after seeing this forecast – sunny weather with a wet ending.

Crocky Trail is great on a sunny day but it’s just as brilliant after a few showers. Why? It means mud, and mud means gloriously mucky which is something that appeals to both boys and girls. It can make the trail even more adventurous and exciting.

And don’t forget we now have annual passes which you can buy online today and enjoy as many visits as you like to the Crocky Trail for 12 months.

You could experience the trail in all weathers, as often as you like.

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!

What to wearWhat to wear

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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