Adventure Trail

Manley Mere Adventure Trail meanders through woodland, alongside a stream with obstacles and challenges on the way…it’s a great way of having fun and spending quality time with friends and family.


All equipment is self-propelled and cleverly fits into the surroundings. It is a country walk as well as an adventure so there is always an easy way around – just walk past! Wherever possible obstacles are made from recycled material and re-used agricultural equipment – see if you can guess what things were in a previous life!

Great fun for all the family

The trail is about 1½ miles long and tickets are valid until the centre closes. There is no set route – discovering hidden things is part of the fun! There are changing rooms (a change of clothes is advised!) and a cold water hose to get any mud off hands and face before getting into your car, or going into the Chameleon Bar and Restaurant!


You are welcome to bring a picnic, however, picnics are not allowed in the restaurant, outside restaurant area or the school room (consider the weather!). There are picnic tables available to use. Please note BBQS ARE NOT PERMITTED

  • The trail is suitable for children of all ages – from 1 to 100 year olds.
  • Dogs are welcome – please keep them on a lead and clear up after them.
  • Age 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Trail entrance costs £10.00 per person per day. Please pay at the shop before you start.
  • Parking is £2.00 per day (machine takes coins)
  • Under 5’s are free.
  • Seniors (over 70 years) are free

On the trail you will see oak, ash, lime, horse chestnut, maple, willow and alder trees. In spring look out for the wild garlic flowering along the banks of the stream – you’ll probably smell it before you see it!! There is lots to learn about nature while having fun on the trail. Birdlife is in abundance with a large variety of water birds, wild geese and ducks as well as woodland birds

You may also spot a rabbit, and if you’re quiet… a fox or even a badger!

School Groups

Our excellent facilities, experienced and qualified staff and wide range of equipment and activities all serve to provide a stimulating experience for your learners. Catering for all primary and secondary age groups, our facilities are large enough to accommodate up to 200 pupils and we are flexible and keen to put together a programme that meets your needs.

More information on our school group packages