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Crocky Trail - Try it if you dare!
The Crocky Trail (Waverton)
Member Name: Emily88
The Crocky Trail (Waverton)
The Crocky Trail is an adventure playground, suitable not only for children but for adults too!
* Location *
The Crocky Trail is located in Cotton Abbotts, Chester, Cheshire. We did get slightly lost when arriving by car, but overall it wasn't too bad finding it (we came from Liverpool).
* Prices *
I thought the prices were very expensive, and should have been quite a lot lower for what the trail was. One word of warning, when we went, credit cards weren't accepted - but we had no idea. We didn't have enough cash on us to cover the prices of the four of us (two adults, two children). We were lucky in that we were allowed in on the condition that my sister didn't go on any of the rides, which was fine, as she wasn't planning to any way.
It is £10 per person, and under 5's go free.
* The Course *
The first part of the Crocky trail was made up of a variety of different rides and obstacles. We're not talking Alton Towers though; the "rides" are basically made out of bits of junk (okay, a bit of an exaggeration). This didn't affect mine or my kids enjoyment (the rides were lots of fun), but was one of the reasons why I though the prices were far too expensive.
I know a lot of people dislike the Crocky Trail because it is pretty dangerous - it's a wonder Healthy and Safety haven't closed it down. The day we went wasn't too crowded, but if there were lots of boisterous teenagers around, the rides would be overcrowded and dangerous. There are plenty of opportunities to fall off things, get whacked, slip, ect, but as long as you tell your kids to be careful and watch them, it shouldn't hopefully be too bad.
Make sure to wear old clothes you don't mind getting wet and muddy, and possibly ripped. The rides and obstacles aren't clean, and may fall in the river later on in the Trail!
I will describe some of the rides below, to give you an idea of what sort of things to expect.
- The Titanic -
This was my kid's favourite. It starts off as a slightly raised long platform, made of this very slippy black plastic material. Everyone goes to the very back and sits down, and then the Titanic begins to rise. It is basically a slide that becomes steeper and steeper and steeper. Soon you can't hold on any more, and slide off to the bottom. The idea is to stay on as long as possible. Anyone still left on when the ride reaches its highest point gets sort of flipped off, so they slide down too.
- Hamster Wheel -
Basically it is what it says, a big tyre shaped ride, once again lined with the slippy plastic. You get it in and run, trying not to fall over.
- The Death Slide -
This is a completely vertical slide. I was too scared to have a go, but the kids loved it.
There are also climbing walls, other slides, balance beams, ect. All lots of fun, and great exercise!
The next part of the Trail is a long river, with many different ways to try and cross it. Scattered along the way are rope swings, wobbly bridges and balancing logs. This where you may get wet, as it is quite easy to fall in.
You can go around the course as many times as you like. There is also a small shop at the end, selling sweets and drinks.
* Conclusion *
Overall, the Crocky Trail is worth a visit, especially if you like assault courses and that kind of thing. A great chance to be a kid again.
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