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“cannot swim in the erm water !!”
Review of Manley Mere

Manley Mere
Ranked #3 of 15 things to do in Frodsham
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Manley Mere Sail Sports & Adventure Trail
Reviewed 13 September 2017

had a terrible time here over priced everything, even charge £2 to get into the car park ! we paid over £100 for us all to use the aquapark, signed a disclaimer listened to the health and safety bull fodder then i had half an hour to kill so in my wet suite, floatation vest, 40 years as a professional swimmer thought i would have a little swim to warm up, i even went into the office to ask if it was ok and at that moment common sense prevailed and was told to stay to the left of the markers and i will be ok, thats when it all went weird, after about 45 minutes in and out of the water a woman came to the bank and in a panic and very rude voice shouted out to me " what do you think your doing" the only answer for that daft comment was i am erm swimming ! she shouted your not allowed to and can only use the aqua park, i said i had paid and signed the disclaimer and she said it didn't make any difference and TOLD me to get out the water which really p""""d me off to the point i didn't use what i had originally paid for the aquapark. i will never pay to use water again i will stick with wild/open water swimming there is less political correctness bull fodder!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1  Thank Paul B
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Reviewed 8 September 2017

The Adventure Trail was great fun, with all sorts of different obstacles/activities. It's not just your bog-standard assault course ropes, walls to climb over, tubes to climb through. There are a number of zip lines, a ducking stool, and a variety of other things to keep you entertained throughout the woodland, so it's worth exploring.

You are likely to get wet, and probably muddy too, so bring a change of clothes - there are no hot showers, but a hosepipe is available afterwards.

Thank StuartEx W
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Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Sister held wedding here and me and my family were really impressed. We came for a lunch in the days before and the young staff were helpful and polite. The food was nice and the setting gorgeous.

Thank zodie
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Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

What a day. Great adventure for the whole family to run wild in the mud.
So much fun just letting loose.
Make sure you take a change of clothes and a towel.
Dress the kids in some old stuff that you don't mind binning(there's a skip at the end)

Beware of the cold hose down if you end up like ours did at the end........somewhat traumatic for the younger ones

Thank Andrew M
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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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