Family fun this autumn at Croome

Enjoy some fun through the autumn at Croome with lots to keep the family entertained.

 

The Tomlinson family enjoying autumn at Croome
The Tomlinson family enjoying autumn at Croome
The Tomlinson family enjoying autumn at Croome

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.

50 things to do before you’re 11¾
fifty things to do before you're 11 3/4 chart
50 things to do before you’re 11¾

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.

RAF themed playground
child in the raf play area at croome
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.

Nuthatch feeding at Croome's bird hide
Nuthatch feeding at Croome
Nuthatch feeding at Croome's bird hide

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 to do before you're 11¾' activity sheet.

Autumn and winter bird spotter sheet
Croome autumn bird spotter sheet
Autumn and winter bird spotter sheet

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.

Visitor Passport

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.

Don't forget to stamp your passport
NT passport stamp
Don't forget to stamp your passport

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.

Read more about Potter & Ponder and download the map

The Potter & Ponder map
Croome Potter and Ponder map
The Potter & Ponder map