Croquet hire at Chartwell

Enjoy the sunshine this summer with a leisurely game of croquet. Your team can hire out our fine quality croquet set and take pleasure in playing the traditional game in an historic location.

Jaques games

We are proud to be sponsored by Jaques games who very kindly provide our croquet sets.

In 1851 John Jaques II won a place in sporting history and a gold medal for introducing Croquet into Britain at the Great Exhibition. Jaques games continue to craft the finest croquet mallets and equipment in the world today.

When to play and cost

Our croquet lawn and set can be hired from Mon-Weds morning (not available Weds afternoons) and between Fri-Sun, 10am-4pm from the 08 May to 18 September (excluding 2 - 5 June and weather permitting). Lawn maintenance is carried out each Thursday.

Court hire: £6 per hour

Mallet hire: £2.50 per mallet (8 mallets maximum)

No booking required

There is no booking required for our croquet lawn; simply ask about availability on arrival at our visitor welcome centre.


Please do not picnic or consume food on the croquet lawn; the slopes by the lakes are ideal for a picnic. 

Enjoy the view over the Kent landscape from the lawns hilltop location
The croquet lawn at Chartwell, a National Trust property in Kent