Events

1000 mile trial

Vintage car on the 1000 mile trial, stopping at Croft Castle © Samantha Duncalf

Vintage car on the 1000 mile trial, stopping at Croft Castle

Thursday 16 July, 3pm onwards

The Royal Automobile Club's annual 1000 mile trial pit stops on day four with us during their 5 day challenge. The very first trial began in 1899 when most of the country had never seen a motor car. The prestigious collection of pre-war, vinatge and later classic vehicles will be calling in to the grounds of Croft as part of their five day journey, and what better back drop to see them in?

 

 

 

 

Edwardian summer bash

A family enjoying the Edwardian summer bash at Croft Castle © NTImages

A family enjoying the Edwardian summer bash at Croft Castle

Sunday 26 July, 11am to 5pm

Summer is finally here, the air is warm and flowers are in full bloom, so now is the perfect time to re-live childhoods of long ago at our Edwardian summer bash. Experience the traditional English fete feeling in Croft's idyllic gardens with early twentieth century style games, stalls, candy floss making and costumes. Bring your old photographs with you and let our experts date and interpret them.

Normal admission fees apply.

 

 

 

Play like an Edwardian

Play like an Edwardian at Croft Castle on the summer trail © NTImages

Play like an Edwardian at Croft Castle on the summer trail

Saturday 18 July to Sunday 6 September, 10am to 4pm daily

Every day during the school holidays children can come to Croft and try our outdoor summer trail. Families can have a go at traditional Edwardian and wartime fete games, complete the trail and win a prize. The trail will take place in the castle's gardens, the perfect place for everyone to relax and enjoy some fresh air.

Normal admission fees apply. Trail £2.

 

 

 

Just desserts!!

The Edwardian cook will be demonstrating how to make delectable desserts © Hands on History

The Edwardian cook will be demonstrating how to make delectable desserts

Thursday 7 August, 11am to 4pm

Step back in time and learn all about cookery, Edwardian style, with the 'Hands on History' cook. She will be at Croft demonstrating the traditions, techniques and tips from the pre-war era. Get inspired with the contemporary recipes of cakes, puddings and sweets, including traditional ice-cream.

Normal admission fees apply.

 

 

 

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