School trip to The Crocky Trail
The Crocky Trail provides teachers with a unique learning experience that covers all aspects of the curriculum
From physical education to learning about nature and the environment, children will be able to let their imaginations run wild as they enjoy the thrill of being in the great outdoors.
A local education enterprise based in Liverpool now sends groups of students from schools around the north west to the Crocky Trail as part of a BTec and GCSE Sports qualification.
In addition, hundreds of young people (from age 6 up to college students) come to the Crocky Trail every year on organised trips.
Several members of their own team are CRB checked and are experienced youth workers or teachers who can give you a hand if required.
Here at the Crocky Trail they have had the privilege over the years of seeing 1000’s of kids from the age of 5 right up to A-level students enjoy a few hours in the fresh air whilst getting a buzz from exhilarating activity.
Set in over 30 acres of rolling countryside the trail follows and criss-crosses a stream with numerous other challenges en route for the adventurous. A well surfaced path avoiding the obstacles is also available. The main park area near the entrance contains the majority of the large (and motorised) rides.
There is, of course a full risk assessment in place and available (usually sent by email) however for the peace of mind of teachers and parents they have a few practical guidelines which will help to ensure a safe and fulfilling visit.
They are open from 10 in the morning, and you can stay all day until 5.00pm, (slightly earlier in winter on dark days).
As you arrive at the Crocky Trail you’ll be met by a series of gravity defying scary slides as well as the wheels of wonder including the spider trap and spinning disk.
Try your luck, warm up and prepare yourself for what lies ahead. Fired up and ready to go, you’ll then make your way along the mile long Crocky Trail, which winds its way through fields and trees passing over the Crocky stream.
There are loads of different ways you’ll be able to cross the Crocky stream including the scary wobbly bridge, swinging chain bridge and fallen log – watch out, take care or may just end up falling in with an almighty splash!
As you work your way back to the start there will be the opportunity to grab a snack and drink in the Crocky shop and refuel after your day of fun.