Crocky Trail is divided into two sections: the trail and the rides. Take on the trail at your own pace, branching off down easier paths if the tree-climbing and river-crossing don’t appeal. Or, complete the entire trail for a challenging couple of hours. In the theme park, kids will love the slides, while adults may prefer to relax on the benches. Either way, buy your admission tickets in advance to save time at the entrance.
Things to Know Before You Go
Crocky Trail visits generally last around four hours, if you both walk the trail and spend time in the playground.
Children under age 5 enter free; however, they have limited access to the rides due to safety restrictions.
Skip open-toed shoes, and take a change of clothing on cold and wet days—the trail can be muddy.
Dogs on leash are allowed.
Crocky Trail is best suited to visitors with full mobility, due to uneven and often muddy walkways.
How to Get There
Close to Waverton village in Cheshire, Crocky Trail is relatively convenient to access via public transit. Take the 41, 41A, or 41B bus to Waverton, then walk about 10 minutes to the park. If you’re driving, navigate toward Waverton, southeast of Chester. Follow Eggbridge Lane, then Guy Lane to Crocky Trail. On-site parking is free.
When to Get There
Crocky Trail is usually open daily from 10am to 5pm between late March and October, although extreme weather can cause last-minute closures. Last admission to the site is typically at 3pm. Check the Crocky Trail website before going, as hours can vary depending on the season. The park is busiest during English school holidays.
Crocky Trail is located near Chester, a city with plenty to offer travelers looking for a family-friendly day out. Home to more than 20,000 animals, Chester Zoo is a favorite, while keen birders might like a hands-on experience at Chester Cathedral Falconry and Nature Gardens. Afterward, explore the cathedral, or wander the nearby city walls for a glimpse of historic Chester.