As part of my ambassador role for The Crocky Trail in Chester, I was invited to their Halloween event, The Crocky Horror Show. Anything with the word ‘Horror’ in it would usually have me running for the hills. But having a teen and 9 year old, they were excited to be heading somewhere that could potentially scare their mum. We decided to visit on the Wednesday evening. The Crocky Horror Show is on from the 20th October and ends on the 31st October. If you visit on the 30th or 31st, you get the added bonus of a firework display.
We arrived at 6pm when the night started, and parked easily. There was no queue when we arrived, and we were soon in and the children were off exploring. All of the usual activities were open, apart from the main trail which you can go on during the day. In addition there was The Wall of Death, Time Traveller Cinema Experience, Scary Tractor Ride and the Haunted Trail. The kids loved the new slide which has you landing into a foam pit. Though husband tried it, and lets just say he had back problems for the rest of the night.
We then headed to the Scary Tractor Ride which lead you to the Haunted Trail. This is where I put my hand up and say I wimped out. Well a nice cup of coffee was just calling my name. Husband and the kids loved the trail. I won’t spoil it for you if you are heading there this weekend, but there *may* be actors along the trail.
We then headed to The Wall of Death, which was a motorbike stunt experience. There are several shows throughout the night, which lasts around 20 minutes. This show was amazing and the kids were transfixed by the stunt people. Definitely one not to miss. After the show we grabbed a bite to eat. There were hotdogs, nachos, pumpkin soup and pies available. We got a snack each and it came to £9 which I didn’t think was too bad. The coffee I had earlier on in the night was £1.80, again not too bad.
What I like about The Crocky trail its a place where we can let kids be kids. There are no Health and Safety signs at every turn, telling you what you can and can’t do. Yes our kids both came home with bruises from falling over. But they fell over having an awesome time. The Crocky Trail recommends the Dungeon and Haunted Trail is not suitable for under 9’s. I must admit I didn’t see many younger kids at the event, and its definitely more for the older kids.
The price for The Crocky Horror Show was £57 for 2 adults and 2 children. All tickets have now been sold for the remaining 2 dates, but you can still visit The Crocky Trail during the day. You can read our review of our daytime visit here.