Region: North West

Disabled Facilities: Yes

Category: Day Trip Destinations

Address: Cotton Abbotts, Guy Lane, Chester, Cheshire CH3 7PH

Contact: 01244 330046



The Crocky Trail is a great place for kids to enjoy the outdoors, laughing, joking and challenging each other. It is the perfect place for kids aged from 6 upwardes and allows them to take on a range of different physical challenges. This means on a day out at the Crocky Trail, the kids get heaps of exercise whilst they take on physical challenges, test their climbing and balancing skills, work out the mazes, test their co-ordination skills operating innovative challenges, and testing their nerve too as they build up the currage to go down the biggest, tallest slide, or over the thinnest, most rickety looking bridge!

There are no queues and all the attractions are free once you are through the gate.

 Why is this venue great for School Trips and Educational Visits?

The Crocky Trail is unique in that it allows kids to focus on problem solving and physical challenges in a fun way. It's also a great way to get them out into the countryside for some fresh air and allows them to get in touch with nature.

 What does a typical school trip or educational visit include?

Many schools come to the Crocky Trail as a team building trip at the start of a new school year. Others come as a treat at the end of term and others come to show kids that learning can be fun.

Do you have a YouTube Video link regarding your venue?

You can find out more about the Crocky Trail on our YouTube Page here:

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 What size groups do they cater for?

We cater for groups of almost any size, anywhere from 10 upwards.

 Can you take photos, video or audio? Are there any copyright restrictions?

You are welcome to take photos, video and/or audio at The Crocky Trail.

 How do you arrange a risk assessment?

We provide risk assessments as well as a copy of our insurance. Risk assessment forms can be downloaded direct from the website here:

 What does it cost?

For groups of over 10 or more the cost is £9 per pupil/student (normal gate price £12).

Staff will pay £6 per person (normal gate price £12).

Is specific clothing required?

Dress for the outdoors! Wear sturdy walking shoes/boots or trainers are usually ok on a dry day. Layers are also a good idea and if wet, encourage kids to bring a waterproof and perhaps even a change of clothing with them, for the journey home, to help avoid a muddy coach ride home.

Do you have first aid on site?

We always have at least two fully qualified first aiders on site.

What facilities do they have for school trips and educational visits?

There is a shop on site, covered dining and picnic areas, toilets, basic shower facilities, disabled toilets and baby change area. There is also storage for bags and other valuables.

How much spending money a child should bring depends on if they are bringing a pack lunch or not, could be anything from nothing to £4. Ice creams start at £1.50, cans are £1, Sausage rolls £1.50.

Are there disabled facilities?

We have a disabled toilet and entertain a great deal of children with special needs, however, the trail is not accessible to wheelchairs.

What are your opening days and hours?

We are open every day, all year around by appointment for large groups. Opening hours are from 10am till 5pm. We do encourage groups to give us a call on 01244 330046 so we can make sure we are able to accommodate your needs on the day.

Age of Children / Pupils: 5 – 7 years 8 – 10 years 11 – 13 years 14 – 16 years College University

Type of Visit: Climbing Picnic Areas Safety Awareness Sports Team Building Walking Tours

Curriculum Topics Covered: Art and Design Dance Environmental Studies Leisure & Tourism Music PE

Months Open: All Year Round January February March April May June July August September October November December

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