History of Britain

A trip through the ages with the Pantaloons © The Pantaloons

A trip through the ages with the Pantaloons

Thursday 31 July, 7pm onwards

The Pantaloons return for another hilarious sell out theatre performance. Set within the gardens at Croft with the castle as the backdrop, the evening is a breathless race through the centuries in this delightfully inventive open-air show. Don't forget your picnic, something to sit on and some great company to enjoy the show.

Adult £12.50, child £8.50, family £35. Email us to book your ticket.

Wartime at Croft

Come along to our War Time at Croft weekend © NT

Come along to our War Time at Croft weekend

23 and 24 August, 10am to 5pm

Marking the centenary of the First World War, experience a weekend of wartime Croft in 1914. Learn the stories of the four members of the Croft family who went to war. Find out what happened to the family and the castle during this time and discover the stories of how the estate was kept going with horse logging and wood turning displays. There will also be live ancestry searches, heirloom valuations by Brightwells Auctioneers on the Saturday and much more over the weekend.

Normal admission fees apply.



Croft's summer of play

Mucking about in the natural play area © Ruth Brookes

Mucking about in the natural play area

Daily during the school holidays from 10am to 5pm

Visit any day during the school holidays to complete Croft's summer play trail and collect a prize. Grab your adventure scrapbook and tick off 33 activities from your 50 things list or go wild in the natural play area. On Monday 21 and 28 July we've got summer games on the lawn from 12noon to 3pm and look out for our nature rangers events every Wednesday in August.

Check the events list below for more details

Croft's beer festival

Good company and great beer, what more could you need? © NTPL/David Oliver

Good company and great beer, what more could you need?

Saturday 2 August, 11am till late and Sunday 3 August, 11am to 5pm

Love local real ales? Then this one's for you. We've selected twelve of the best local real ales and ciders including a range of 'small batch brewed artisan ales' from Mayfields brewery. We're open from 11am and families can come along and enjoy the castle, gardens and play-areas. Adults can enjoy the Saturday evening when we'll be dancing the night away to music, hot food and good beer.

Normal admission fees apply.


Twelfth Night

Madcaps don their tights for another hilarious performance © NTPL/Madcaps

Madcaps don their tights for another hilarious performance

Friday 8 August, 7pm onwards

Join us for an open-air performance in the grounds - where music, dance, physical theatre and the Bard's immortal words bring one of the nation’s best-loved comedies to life. Combining music, dance, stage combat and physical theatre with the original script join us for an evening of Shakespeare that is not to be missed. Bring something to eat, drink and to sit on.

Adult £12.50, child £8.50, family £35. Email us to book your ticket