Events

Wartime at Croft

Come along to our wartime at Croft weekend © NT

Come along to our wartime at Croft weekend

13 and 14 September, 10am to 5pm

Make the most of Heritage Open Day and enjoy free entry on Saturday 13 September. Find out what happened to the Croft family and the castle during the war and see how the estate was kept going with horse logging and greenwood crafts in Fishpool Valley. Live ancestry searches, wartime sing-songs around the piano, spam fritters, victory crown making and you can bring along your old photographs for dating with our Edwardian photography expert on Sunday.

 

 

 

Wartime at Croft

Managing the wood the wartime way © Ana Vaughan

Managing the wood the wartime way

13 and 14 September, 10am to 5pm

Make the most of Heritage Open Day and enjoy free entry on Saturday 13 September. Find out what happened to the Croft family and the castle during the war and see how the estate was kept going with horse logging and greenwood crafts in Fishpool Valley. Live ancestry searches, wartime sing-songs around the piano, spam fritters, victory crown making and you can bring along your old photographs for dating with our Edwardian photography expert on Sunday.

 

 

 

Wartime at Croft

Uncover the stories of the Croft’s at war in 1914 © Ana Vaughan

Uncover the stories of the Croft’s at war in 1914

13 and 14 September, 10am to 5pm

Make the most of Heritage Open Day and enjoy free entry on Saturday 13 September. Find out what happened to the Croft family and the castle during the war and see how the estate was kept going with horse logging and greenwood crafts in Fishpool Valley. Live ancestry searches, wartime sing-songs around the piano, spam fritters, victory crown making and you can bring along your old photographs for dating with our Edwardian photography expert on Sunday.

 

 

 

Wartime at Croft

The Heritage Lottery Fund have kindly donated towards the project © Heritage Lottery Fund

The Heritage Lottery Fund have kindly donated towards the project

13 and 14 September, 10am to 5pm

Make the most of Heritage Open Day and enjoy free entry on Saturday 13 September. Find out what happened to the Croft family and the castle during the war and see how the estate was kept going with horse logging and greenwood crafts in Fishpool Valley. Live ancestry searches, wartime sing-songs around the piano, spam fritters, victory crown making and you can bring along your old photographs for dating with our Edwardian photography expert on Sunday.

 

 

 

Green Living Day

Good energy, great future 

Good energy, great future

Heritage Open Day, Saturday 13 September, 10am to 5pm

Enjoy free entry at our green living event as part of Heritage Open Day. We've got a behind the scenes 'Energy walk' planned for you to find out all about Croft's new biomass boiler and the journey Croft will take to sustainable, renewable energy. There's also a green living trail for families to follow. Energy walks at 11am and 2pm, lasting approx. 2 hours. Outdoor clothing and walking footwear advisable. Spaces are limited so secure your ticket by booking in advance.

 

In Another Light

See Croft 'In Another Light’ this winter © David Ogle

See Croft 'In Another Light’ this winter

1 November 2014 to 22 March 2015

Working in partnership with Meadow arts, this winter you can experience Croft in a different light. It will feature contemporary art pieces in the form of a light exhibition in and around Croft's garden, parkland, inner courtyard and other unusual spaces from the artist David Ogle. You can look forward to seeing Croft open late after hours every Saturday evening in winter until 8pm and lit up in a completely new way.

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