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“A fun day but could be better”
Review of Manley Mere

Manley Mere
Ranked #3 of 16 things to do in Frodsham
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Manley Mere Sail Sports & Adventure Trail
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

This was our second trip to Manley Mere.

Arrived late morning on bank holiday Monday and got into grid lock in the car park. So not a great start. They eventually opened another car park area up but not until after about a dozen or more cars got in a predicament. Thankfully could drive the 4x4 onto a bit of a bank and left it there until quieter when could actually move.

The location is lovely, nice place to picnic, watch the water sports and aquapark activities.

Bought our tickets from the shop - long disclaimer which you can't really read unless you want to waste half your day! Basically everything's at your own risk. I sort of feel once you've signed this it means little effort is then made for it to be safe. No staff at all on the trail and we didn't take mobiles in at risk of them getting wet, and some obstacles roped off in a half hearted sort of way! Didn't show our tickets on entering the trail as teenagers in the shop looked very disinterested - could of walked in without paying!

The trail is fun, challenging and to be honest the kids love it and we had a fun and muddy day. There are a few heart in mouth sort of moments but you get used to the risk level as you go around.

Facilities wise the toilets were very dirty and 3 of each for the volume of people visiting really isn't enough. No lock on the door or soap to wash hands.

Also one of our bug bears when visiting local attractions is that they don't stock local ice cream. Kelly's of Cornwall is being sold in Cheshire - a dairy county with loads of fab ice cream producers. Support local businesses please.

We we will no doubt visit again as it's fun but I do think it could be improved upon.

1  Thank Alex K
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"adventure trail"
in 29 reviews
"change of clothes"
in 29 reviews
"car park"
in 20 reviews
"great fun"
in 35 reviews
"water sports"
in 11 reviews
"changing rooms"
in 9 reviews
"assault course"
in 8 reviews
"getting wet"
in 7 reviews
"hose pipe"
in 7 reviews
"lovely setting"
in 3 reviews
"all ages"
in 14 reviews
"zip wire"
in 9 reviews
"hamster wheel"
in 4 reviews
"whole family"
in 5 reviews
"ducking stool"
in 3 reviews
"health and safety"
in 6 reviews
"great family day"
in 3 reviews

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Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

We had a brilliant time on the aqua park on the lake at Manley Mere.

It's very well organised and I have to say that the staff were all pretty helpful, particularly Ben who ensured that people were having fun whilst looking out for their safety.

Thank Robin B
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Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Brilliant afternoon in the lake on the water park.
It's a lovely setting. One of those places that you just can't help feeling relaxed but with loads to do.
The water park was amazing. So much fun for teenagers and adults alike.
The young adult staff were lovely all chatty and apparent that although attentive to your safety also wanted you to have fun.
5 star afternoon

Thank Norbet7gremlin
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Reviewed 24 August 2017

Car park charge is unaceptable.
some of the activities were broken and I felt somewhat dangerously left.
If the showers had been working they are apparently cold, but today not working at all so very cold children and very muddy to go home.
Very expensive cafe.
Not very cooperative staff.

Thank geraldinegreenall7
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Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Love Manley mere but it's clear from the minute you arrive that it's all about making money! £2 to park your car??? When you're going to be paying for activities as well. £5 for 2 single scoops Ice cream! Disgusting!

1  Thank sarahharry9
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