Wartime Croft

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

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

Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 October, 10am to 5pm

Find out what happened to the Croft family and the local community during the war. Live ancestry searches, wartime sing-songs around the piano, spam fritters and victory crown making in the garden. There's also a militaria and weapons display to see and don't forget to bring along your old photographs for dating with our Edwardian photography expert on Sunday.

The Soldier's billet

The regular British army take up a two-man camp at Croft  © Adam Woodland

The regular British army take up a two-man camp at Croft

Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 October, 10am to 5pm

As part of Croft's First World War programme you can find out a little bit more about the regular army during the war. We've got a two-man billet in the stables over the weekend. There will be a daily uniform and weapons display detailing some of the stories and life and times of the soldiers during 1914

Evening ghost tours

Visit the haunted castle © Ana Vaughan

Visit the haunted castle

Friday 31 October, Friday 21 November, Wednesday 17 December 2014 and Friday 23 January 2015, 7pm to 10pm

If you're interested in the paranormal then come along to one of our evening ghost tours. Croft Castle has over 1,000 years of history and some fascinating characters are said to linger within its walls...Tickets include a light supper in Croft's tea-room. For more information call 01568 780246.

Halloween spooktacular

Don’t forget your broomstick © Ian Grafton

Don’t forget your broomstick

Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 October, 10am to 5pm

Family fun weekend of ghost hunting, broom stick making, face painting, storytelling, trails, games and conker matches to enjoy. Follow the family trail to find out about some of Croft's spooks and there'll also be pumpkin carving with Aunty Mabel's kitchen table workshop.

Spooky fancy dress code applies. Small charges for activities.


In Another Light

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

See Croft 'In Another Light’ this winter

1 November 2014 to 21 March 2015, 5pm to 8pm every Saturday

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.