Family fun this autumn at Croome

Enjoy some fun during half term and through the autumn at Croome with lots to keep the family entertained.

Apple Bobbin' - Family trail

Saturday 20 October to Sunday 4 November, 10am-4pm, £2 including prize.

We have a variety of apples in our orchard - can you find them hidden in the parkland on our family trail?  Apple bobbin' is traditionally played at Hallowe'en and was enjoyed by the Georgians. Here at Croome we grow lots of different historic varieties of apples some of which will have been used in the past for such a game. Have fun searching the grounds for all the different types and don't forget to collect your prize at the end. 

What will you discover at Croome?
Family running around Croome
What will you discover at Croome?

Apple pressing days

Saturday 13 to Monday 15 October, 11am-3pm, free

Make the most of any surplus apples or pears from your garden and have fun turning them into juice using the apple press in the orchard at Croome. Apples also available for purchase from Croome's orchard. Don't forget to bring along a container to take your juice home with you. Donations welcome.

Apple pressing at Croome
Apple pressing at Croome
Apple pressing at Croome

 

Potter and Ponder map

Our sensory ‘Potter and Ponder’ map encourages visitors with disabilities 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.

Read more about Potter and Ponder and download the map

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.

Having fun in the natural play area
Children in the natural play area
Having fun in the natural play area

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.

Fun in the RAF themed playground
Children having fun in the RAF themed playground
Fun in the RAF themed playground

Bird hide

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.

Birdwatching at Croome
People in the bird hide
Birdwatching at Croome

Spotter sheets

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 scrapbook and your sticker once you've completed a 50 Things challenge.

What will you do at Croome this half term?
girls with 50 things book
What will you do at Croome this half term?

Hidden house

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?

Rebuild Croome's Hidden House
Croome court hidden house model
Rebuild Croome's Hidden House

Activity room

Have fun colouring in the activity room at the house or try modelling your own landscape.