Family fun this autumn at Croome
Enjoy some fun through the autumn at Croome with lots to keep the family entertained.
50 things to do before you’re 11¾ in autumn
No.10 Play conkers
You will need a conker, some string, a worthy opponent and a grown-up to help you get the string through the conker. There are lots of places to collect conkers at Croome.
No.21 Forage for wild food
September is a great time to pick blackberries from the hedgerows - they're everywhere. They are not just tasty treats they make great drawing tools too. Get help from a grown-up who knows what they are doing.
No.22 Find some funky fungi
There are loads of different species of fungi at Croome in the autumn, in the grass, growing on trees, how many can you find? Try drawing them. Please don't be tempted to eat any of them.
No.30 Go on a scavenger hunt
Make a list of five things you might find. The possibilities are endless. Be sure to scavenge things already fallen, do not pick anything that is still growing. You could also collect different colours or textures by taking photographs or rubbings.
No.33 Go cloud watching
One of the best things about Croome’s landscape is the big sky meaning lots of cloud spotting opportunities. You might identify the different types of clouds or you might see different shapes in them.
Natural play area
Discover the natural play area, the perfect place to sit and enjoy the last of the sun at one of the many picnic benches scattered around. Children can test their balance on tree trunks, play on the swings, build dens, sit on the wooden throne and scramble over logs amongst the trees.
RAF themed playground
Children can let their imagination run wild in the RAF themed playground with a control tower, scramble net, bunker, jeep, slides and swings.
Now is the perfect time to watch the birds feasting at the feeders which are regularly topped up by our volunteers - pick up a free bird spotter sheet from the Visitor Centre and tick off what you can see. You may even spot a cheeky squirrel.
The Visitor Centre is a great place to pick up a one of the many free spotter sheets. Don't forget to collect your '50 Things to do before you're 11¾' activity sheet.
On rainy days retreat to the house and take apart the giant model in the basement - how long will it take you to rebuild it?
Have fun colouring in the activity room at the house.
Don’t forget to get your Visitor Passport stamped after your visit. There are lots of nearby properties to visit and get your passport stamped at too: The Firs - Elgars Birthplace, Hanbury Hall and Greyfriars just to name a few. Available at the shop for £5.
Potter & Ponder map
Our sensory ‘Potter & Ponder’ map encourages our visitors to experience the beautiful parkland using touch, sight, sound, taste and smell during their visit. Download your map below of pick up a free copy at our Visitor Centre.