Welcome to The Crocky Trail in Chester. The Crocky Trail is a theme park in Chester with over 30 attractions within the park and another 30+ attractions around the trail – it is the perfect day out for families who love the great outdoors. Read on for our full The Crocky Trail Chester review!
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The Crocky Trail Review
We lived in Chester and Cheshire for many years, but this is the first time we have visited The Crocky Trail, and it won’t be our last! What a wonderland of fun and adventure!! We have not laughed this much in ages – pure joy!
It is hard to put into words how unique and fun The Crocky Trail is. If you have adventurous children, then they will absolutely LOVE the gravity-defying slides, barrel role, and spinning disc!
Days out in Staffordshire and Cheshire
We are a family of five who love life outdoors. You will often find the five of us (plus a dog!) in our VWT5 campervan, travelling around the UK, in search of family friendly and dog friendly campsites. When we are not exploring in our converted campervan we find ourselves looking for family friendly days out in Staffordshire and Cheshire. Having lived in Chester for many years, we don’t need any excuse to return, and love to spend a weekend in Chester. There are plenty of things to do in Chester for kids too – including visiting The Crocky Trail – read on for our Crocky Trail review
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Where to stay in and around Chester
IF you are looking for places to camp around Cheshire, you may find this post on BEST campsites in Cheshire helpful.
We also love to stay at The Racecourse Garden is another favourite place to stay as it is conveniently located just a few yards from Chester Racecourse.
The Crocky Trail Chester
On arrival to The Crocky Trail there is a large car park and parking is free. There are parking attendants on arrival to the attraction who are extremely helpful. The park opens at 10am, with last entry at 3pm.
Make your way to the kiosk and you will be given a wristband. The wrist band colours determine which rides you can go on. A young person is given a yellow wristband, adults are given a red wristband and under 5’s are given a red wristband. The Crocky Trail, Chester Prices are all on the website along with booking options. There are options for annual passes too.
Is the Crocky Trail for adults?
Absolutely 100% yes! I would argue that the adults enjoyed it just as much as the kids! Knockout is particularly hilarious (check my stories out on Instagram for footage!) We loved the opportunity to join in on all the rides with the kids – it was great fun and provided much laughter!
I also loved that dogs are welcome at the Crocky Trail. They have to be kept on a lead at all times. This is really unique as it is the first adventure park that we have visited with our kids that dogs are welcome too.
What to Wear at The Crocky Trail, Cheshire
We visited in July and the weather was warm with light rain showers. Layers are a good idea as you can add or take off layers according to the weather. Wellies are a good idea for a rainy day but I recommend trainers or good walking boots. I also recommend wearing leggings or jeans (not skirts or shirts due to the rides) and remember that this is the UK and the weather can be unpredictable so a waterproof outerlayer, or coat is definitely worth packing
I packed our Roka rucksack with water bottles and a packed lunch and our trusty waterproof pacmat. There are loads of picnic tables and plenty of grassy areas for you to enjoy a picnic. There are options to purchase food and drink at the Crocky Trail. There is also a water fountain for filling up your water bottles in the park.
The park was extremely clean with plenty of rubbish bins dotted about too.
Top Tips for visiting the Crocky Trail, Chester
- Wear suitable shoes such as trainers or walking boots.
- Pack a picnic!
- Wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty and take a change of clothes as some of the rides and attractions involve a sprinkling of water!
- Plan your day, We spent four hours at the crocky trail and there are a few bits we missed (not that we need an excuse to return!) – We are considering the annual passes for us all.
- Remember the Crocky Trail is a cashless site.
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The Crocky Trail, Chester Final Thoughts
Absolutely loved it here. There is something for everyone, and if you are wondering if the Crocky trail is suitable for your youngest family members, the Wonderland is perfect, with a bouncy castle, swings, slides and games.
There really is something for everyone, including football, cricket, slides, giant seesaws, basket ball connect four and an inflatable bull!
We had a wonderful day. It is an absolutely brilliant family day out and we will definitely be returning!!
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