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The Crocky Trail

      
Waverton Cheshire England
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The Crocky Trail is an adventure playground and trail designed to provide hours of good old fashioned family fun. The fun starts the moment you arrive, with all the attractions, the trail itself and the obstacles along the way, it's the perfect way to spend some quality family time!


A Great Day Out For The Whole Family!

cheshire crocky2Get the whole family outdoors and enjoy a mile long adventure of pure adrenaline drenched fun, as you run along the famous Crocky Trail scrambling through trees, climbing over crooked bridges and swinging over the fast flowing Crocky stream. For those who aren't quite as adventurous, there is even an 'easy' route around the trail, and obstacles such as bridges and rope swings can be avoided, making it ideal for all members of the family.

As you work your way back to the start, there is the opportunity to grab a snack and drink in the Crocky shop and refuel after your day of fun. Bring along a picnic and stop off and enjoy a well earned rest at one of our many picnic areas.

Rain or shine, The Crocky Trail is guaranteed to put a smile on your face and provide you with an unforgeable day out. Most of our visitors agree, the trail is even more fun when it's wet, so don't let bad weather keep you away! Kids rarely get the chance to get good and mucky in the great outdoors, and stomping through puddles and getting their wellies covered in mud is all part of the fun.

There are places you can dry off and there are also plenty of covered seating areas too. We've even got a blog on the website packed full of advice on how to get the most out of your day out with us; with tips on what to wear, what to bring with you and more.

The Crocky Trail is the brainchild of Cheshire farmer, Edward Walley, who designed the trail to give kids of today a slice of the magic he enjoyed in his childhood. All of the attractions are ingenious and eco friendly, with most of them being self powered.

The Ideal Summer Holiday Day Out!

cheshire crocky3You need never be stuck for something to do again, and the Crocky Trail is the ideal place to take the kids during the summer holidays. The trail provides kids with the opportunity to play in a way that many children simply do not have the opportunity to do so these days.

The Crocky Trail is open every single day from now until the end of the summer holidays. Open 10am - 5pm every day. Last entry 4.00 pm, under 5's go free and concessions are available - see the website for up to date pricing.

Unreal Paintball

         
Madeley Staffordshire England
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WELCOME TO UNREAL PAINTBALL THE HOME OF THE PREMIER PAINTBALL SITE IN STOKE ON TRENT, SERVING STAFFORDSHIRE, CHESHIRE, MIDLANDS AND THE NORTHWEST.

 


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Featured Attraction


Head for The Heights this year

Head for The Heights of Abraham, the award winning Hilltop Park situated in the spectacular Derwent Valley, just 9 miles from Chatsworth on the western edge of the Peak District National Park.

This "must see" Derbyshire jewel of an attraction is accessed by state of the art enclosed cable cars located on the banks of the River Derwent next to Matlock Bath railways station and the town's public car parks. Simply purchase your cable car ticket, and then sit back to enjoy Instagram-ready views of the geologically stunning valley as you climb to the summit.
TIP: You can save money by purchasing your tickets online in advance of your visit. Go to www.heightsofabraham.com for ticket prices and availability
Once you've purchased your cable car ticket, access to all the summit attractions is free, offering a great value-day-out whatever the weather. Head off to explore 60 acres of landscaped grounds, undercover interactive exhibitions, photography gallery, multi-media show caverns, adventure playgrounds, woodland walks and trails.

You can choose to dine in the Vista restaurant with its stunning views down the valley, or enjoy a snack in the café or out on the terrace with similar breath-taking views. Picnic areas can be found throughout the grounds, and during the school holidays you'll discover extra entertainment like the traditional Punch and Judy show (with a satisfying Heights of Abraham twist) for all the family to enjoy.
TIP: Dining times can be reserved in advance. This is recommended especially during the busiest times of the year. Phone 01629 582365 to make a reservation or pre-order the popular afternoon tea package.
Most visitors are surprised to learn that the Heights is in fact the Derbyshire's oldest tourist attraction. The cable car system has carried millions of visitors to the summit over the last thirty five years, yet it remains one of the latest chapters in the fascinating story of the Heights of Abraham. The Heights first opened as a Pleasure Ground in 1780 when visitors would make the climb from the valley floor on foot to witness some of the finest views across the surrounding area. Almost two and a half centuries later you are still able to wander around the estate with its zigzag paths and pleasant woodland trails. It is easy to understand why the area proved inspirational to the Romantic movement of the period.

As long ago as Roman times, Lead deposits may have been found in the area but it took another 1000 years before Lead mining was officially recorded on site. These impressive mines were active for over 400 years and left behind a legacy of passageways and awe-inspiring caverns. Today, thanks to all that hard work you can follow in the miners' footsteps down the passageways they created, going deep underground into the Heights' famous Show Caverns. From the glow of a single miner's candle to the whole cavern being awash with colour-changing lights, the Great Masson Cavern tour is one of the talking points of a visit to this Hilltop Park. Here, where the Equator was once situated millions of years ago, you can learn all about the rocks, minerals and underground formation of the Peak District. Equally, a visit to the Great Rutland Cavern is well worthwhile. First opened to the public over 200 years ago in 1810, you can experience a day in the life of the very miners who made your trip possible.

Those of an inquisitive mind should make sure they visit The Long View exhibition to see and hear the 230 year story about why the estate has been a favourite place to visit for many generations. On the upper floor the Fossil Factory brings to life fun and interesting facts about rocks, fossils and the formation of the Peak District. Tinker's Shaft SSSI is a spectacular location with a new viewing platform, high above the Derwent Valley and near the exit from the Great Masson Cavern. Interpretative panels provide information on the importance of the site, the natural history, the geology and the labyrinth of lead mines below Tinker's Shaft... directly beneath your feet!

The Heath and Heaven Gallery is a delightful pictorial journey through the Peak District from north to south and shot from the air on a single summer's day. Next to this you will find Through the Lens, a 12 minute film of the Great Masson guided tour, ideal for those who cannot, or do not wish to go underground during their visit.

If you're heading into Derbyshire or the Peak District, don't miss the opportunity to head for the Heights this year and tick this one off your bucket list. The cable car is just the start of a fascinating, relaxing and fun day out for everyone. Keep up to date with the news by visiting the official website for opening times, special offers and details of forthcoming events: www.heightsofabraham.com

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