Events

Wartime at Croft

Come along to our wartime at Croft weekend © NT

Come along to our wartime at Croft weekend

23 and 24 August, 10am to 5pm

Experience a weekend of wartime Croft in 1914. Learn the stories 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, pole lathes and wood turning displays. Live ancestry searches throughout the weekend and make sure you bring along your old toys and memorabilia for a free estimate from Brightwell's Auctioneers on the Saturday from 12noon.

 

 

 

Wartime at Croft

Woodland management as it was 100 years ago © National Trust/Julie Tucker

Woodland management as it was 100 years ago

23 and 24 August, 10am to 5pm

Experience a weekend of wartime Croft in 1914. Learn the stories 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, pole lathes and wood turning displays. Live ancestry searches throughout the weekend and make sure you bring along your old toys and memorabilia for a free estimate from Brightwell's Auctioneers on the Saturday from 12noon.

 

 

 

Wartime at Croft

The grave of Owen Croft, who served in the First World War © Ana Vaughan

The grave of Owen Croft, who served in the First World War

23 and 24 August, 10am to 5pm

Experience a weekend of wartime Croft in 1914. Learn the stories 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, pole lathes and wood turning displays. Live ancestry searches throughout the weekend and make sure you bring along your old toys and memorabilia for a free estimate from Brightwell's Auctioneers on the Saturday from 12noon.

 

 

 

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

23 and 24 August, 10am to 5pm

Experience a weekend of wartime Croft in 1914. Learn the stories 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, pole lathes and wood turning displays. Live ancestry searches throughout the weekend and make sure you bring along your old toys and memorabilia for a free estimate from Brightwell's Auctioneers on the Saturday from 12noon.

 

 

 

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 Wednesday 20 and 27 August we've got our nature rangers events for children; outdoor themed activities for children aged around 8 years old. Spaces are still available so email us now to book.

Check the events list below for more details.

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