School Trips

Schools – Group activities for schools.

We are situated in the heart of the Cheshire countryside. At Manley Mere there is something to suit all party sizes, we can accommodate both land & water activities. Our facilities include a 40 acre lake which is able to host a number of activities, our large adventure trail and woodland areas which contain many indigenous trees and variety of wildlife.

Our excellent facilities, equipment and qualified staff all serve to provide a stimulating experience for your students. Catering for all primary and secondary age groups, Manley Mere is large enough to accommodate up to 200 pupils.

To make things easier we have created a number of activity packages to help you select the most appropriate one for your group.

group of children on the adventure trail

Indoor & Outdoor Activities

Our facilities include a 40 acre lake which is able to host a number of activities, our large adventure trail and woodland areas which contain many indigenous trees and variety of wildlife. 

We are able to offer a number of suitable indoor learning spaces as well as indoor team building activities, for more information please do not hesitate to get in contact.


At Manley Mere our facilities include:

  • Changing rooms
  • Showers
  • Toilets
  • Learning spaces

Our Chameleon Restaurant offers hot drinks, light bites and lunch menus.

Our Shack located by the Adventure Trail offers Kelly’s Ice Cream, snacks and cold drinks.


The advantage of our extensive outdoor space means we are able to offer a range of team building events onsite for students to enjoy, enhance performance and relax. There is something to suit all occasions, we can accommodate both land & water activities which are fantastic to for all sized groups. 

group of children on the adventure trail

Adventure Trail

The Adventure Trail is a mile and a half long and takes around two hours to complete. The trail runs through woodland alongside a stream with obstacles to climb on, over and slide down. Many of our obstacles require propulsion from an energetic friends – as a result enjoyment, team work and laughs are guaranteed!

  • A great activity for groups of all ages – expect a lot of mud and fun!
  • Figure out the workings and design of the apparatus
  • Build awareness of teamwork, risk management, and personal decision making

Cheshire Aqua Park

Our course consists of over 60 individual pieces joined together to create one amazing activity and day out. Obstacles range from simple balance beams all the way up to the “SKYROCKET” and “SUMMIT SLIDE” our giant swing and slide. The park obstacles are designed to be thrilling and exciting so everyone can enjoy their day out.

  • Perfect for building team-spirit, pupils challenges each other to a race across the park
  • Builds water confidence amongst pupils
  • Stimulating and exciting
raft building

Team Building Activities

At Manley Mere we also offer a number of team building activities to get your students thinking as a group, working together to achieve an end goal. Listed below are just some of the Team Building Activities that we run:

  • Raft Building
  • Bushcraft Survival Skills
  • Orienteering
  • Treasure Hunt
children learning to sail

RYA Dinghy Sailing and Windsurfing Courses

Sailing is a fantastic sport for your students to learn and try. At Manley Mere to offer 2 hour Taster session or can facilitate full RYA course. Learning takes place in either crewed or single handed dinghies depending on number in the group and wind conditions. 

  • Build personal confidence through learning new skills
  • Understand natural forces and harness the elements
  • Discover the science and physics behind sailing – thinking about motion, forces and tides 
kayaker going through crocodile creek

BCU Canoe and Kayak Course

We offer both taster sessions and full BCU course in paddlesports.

The kayaks that we use are great for learning in as they are sit on top of the water. Canoeing is done in pairs or three depending on group size which mean student will have to work together in order to make their way around the lake. 

  • An engaging hands-on practical activity
  • Exercising communication skills
  • Great exercise challenging self-reliance, responsibility, initiative and perseverance
watersports on the lake

BCU Stand Up Paddle Boarding

Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) is all about having fun on the water and is a great activity to try with your students.

At Manley Mere we have a fleet of individual SUP’s for students to use as well as our giant SUP which is ideal for team work, communication and balance. Our qualified instructor will teach the pupils the basics before challenging them to team competitions.

  • A wet & fun activity 
  • Learning to communicate with peers in order to achieve a task
  • Build decision making skills and risk awareness
girl jumping in the water from the monkey dome


We understand that organising a school trip can be a daunting task so we have put together some simple activity packages to give you an idea of what we can can offer. At Manley Mere we will help to create a perfect package for your students and teacher to enjoy. With over 15 activities to choose from we are sure we can create a perfect and memorable day out for your school.

Please get in contact for further information and pricing


  •  Space for up to 4 Coaches
  • 10 Min Drive from M56 and M62

Toilets & Changing

  •  Adventure Trail Toilet block and Changing Rooms
  • Aqua park Toilet block and Changing rooms
  • Watersports Changing facilities with cubicles hot showers
  • General Purpose Toilets
aqua park logo
Manley mere logo

Lunch Facilities

  •  Large covered pavilion with benches and space for 100+
  • Lakeside Bench seating
  • Chameleon cafe serving food and hot drinks
  • Chameleon Shack serving ice creams and snacks


  • All activities risk assessed and inspected by external providers
  • Staff are trained and qualified
  • First aiders are able to access every area of the centre
  • CCTV covers the whole of the centre 


Manley Mere is set in the heart of the Cheshire countryside with easy access from Manchester, Liverpool, Chester.

-We are 10 minute drive of the M56, M62 and other regional links

-10 minutes by Car/Taxi Frodsham with rail links

-15 minutes by Car/Taxi to Chester City centre

Contact Us

To book a Visit Call 01928 740 243

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