School Trips

We are situated in the heart of the Cheshire countryside. At Manley Mere there is something to suit all occasions, 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, experience and qualified staff all serve to provide a stimulating experinene for your students. Catering for all primary and secondary age groups, Manley Mere is large enough to accommodate up to 200 pupil. To make things easier we have created a number of activity packages to help select the most appropriate one for your group.

Indoor & Outdoor Activities

With access to 100 acres of beautiful woodland and forty two acres of lake Manley mere can facilities a wide range of unique activities to suit every group.


Our customisable conference space is self-contained, giving your event or complete privacy. Our site offers several options of functions room to find a room that will fit best with your budget and requirements.


With outdoor space of 100acres of beautiful woodland and out very own forty acre volume lake, ManleyMere is an attractive events venue. The advantage of our extensive outdoor space means we are able to offer a range of teamuilding events onsite to enhance performance,relax or bond with colleagues. There is something to suit all occasions, we can accommodate both land & water activities which are fantastic to unwind and get out of the office for a day or two. 

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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,slide down or spend around. 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 and 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 for all ages 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

Team Building Activities

At Manley Mere we also offer a number of team building activity to get your student thinking as a team and working together to achieve a goals. Listed below are just some of the Team building activities that we run:

  • Raft Building
  • Bushcraft Survival Skills
  • Orienteering
  • Treasure Hunt

RYA Dinghy Sailing and Windsurfing Courses

Sailing is a fantastic sport for your student 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 physic behind sailing – thinking about motion, forces and tides 

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 tops meaning that in the event of a capsize the student just fall in to the water.

Canoeing is done in pairs or three depending on group size which mean that student will have to work together in order to make their way around the lake. 

  • An engaging hands-on practical activity
  • Great exercise challenging self-reliance, responsibility, initiative and perseverance

BCU Stand Up Paddle Boarding

Stand Up Paddle boarding is a great activity to try with your students this simple to get hard to master sport is great for having fun on the water

At Manley Mere have have a fleet of SUP’s for student to learn on and use to travel around the lake and once they have grasped the basic we also have the Giant SUP which is used to teach team work, communication and a lot of balance skills.

  • A Wet fun activity 
  • Learning to communicate with peers in order to achieve a task
  • build decision making skills and risk awareness.
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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 memorable day out for your school.

All prices are per person and exculude VAT @20%

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Not only does Manley Mere offer create quality actives we also have great facilities to ensure that your staff and students can get the most out of their day. 


  •  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

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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