Below you will find answers to some of the most commonly asked questions that we hear.
Q. Can we bring the dog with us?
A. Sure, but kept on a lead at all times. And clean up after your dog, please.
Q. What clothing should we wear?
A. Most clothing is suitable, but please be aware on hot days some of the slides can get faster and we would suggest that you wear medium length shorts to avoid friction burns.
Q. Do you open in bad weather?
A. When it comes to rainy days, we remain open! In extream wet weather, some or all of the slides will be shut for safety reasons. The only time we won’t open is in particularly bad snow or in violent storms, but we always post closure information on the website and across social media in such cases.
I should stress closure is extremely rare, but if you are unsure, then why not ask one of our friendly Twitter team
here, find us on facebook, or give us a call on 01244 336084 to double check.
Q. How long does it take to go round the Trail?
A.There are two parts to the Crocky, The Trail and the Park rides. Each session will give you two and a half hours to discover the Trail and the Park.
Q. Is there public transport from Chester?
A. Yes, the 41, 41A and 41B buses from Chester railway station to Waverton Village then a 10 minute walk.
Q. Are there any changing rooms?
A. Yes, changing rooms are available at the Crocky Trail.
Q. What time do the gates close?
A. The last session ends at 6pm. Last admission to the Crocky Trail is 3:30 pm at this time of year.
Q. Is The Crocky Trail suitable for very young children?
A. Clearly some rides are not suitable, however there is a great variety of attractions at the Crocky that are perfect for the younger kids. Under 5s are free entry anyway, so there’s nothing to lose!
Q. What footwear should I wear?
A. Footwear with a good grip is necessary and footwear with ankle support is advised for older visitors (ie walking boots). Do remember that our English summers can be wet, so a change of clothing (and footwear) is a great idea. You can find more about what to wear in our blog article here. Don’t wear sandals or any open-toed footwear.
Q. Do I need to pay if i’m only watching?
A. Yes, The Trail itself i.e. the mile long walk with activities is open to all.
Currently there are no Unrestricted Rides:
The park activities and rides are currently unrestricted, this may change in the future. The Trail has been devised with varying degrees of participation in mind and if members in your party want to stroll around the trail and avoid the obstacles, they can do. Likewise there are plenty of areas to sit down and relax.
Q. Is the Crocky Trail suitable for school parties?
A. Yes, we get loads of groups (big and small) from schools. Please get in touch with us here for more information.
Q. Do we have to book before we arrive?
A. Yes there is no provision to take bookings on the gate. This is to reduce the amount of cash our staff have to handle and do manage the number of visitors for each session. book your tickets online here.
Q. How much is The Crocky Trail?
A. Admission to The Crocky Trail is Free for under 5s, £10 for all other ages (access to all rides). Concessions are available to pensioners, people with disabilities and their carers. Due to the booking procedure the concession discount will now be given on entry at the gate as either a £2 refund or a free hot drink.
Q. Is there car parking available?
A. Yes, we have a large car park which is completely free for all visitors. The car park is conveniently located right beside the start of the trail, and it’s easy to access the car park should you wish to return to your car for anything. (Picnic for example, change of clothes, hot flask!)
Q. When are you open?
A. We are open every day from Easter through to Halloween and weekends and school holidays throughout winter.
If you are at all unsure, ask one of our friendly social media team, or give us a call to check. You can find out more opening information here.