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.

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

When to play and cost

Our croquet lawn and set can be hired from Wednesday 1 May - Wednesday 18 Sept (weather permitting), 10am - 4pm.

Lawn maintenance is carried out each Thursday when the lawn is closed. We may have to close the lawn on different days for lawn maintenance; please call the property ahead of visiting to check for any sudden closures on 01732 868381.

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.


Visitors enjoying a picnic at a National Trust place

Picnics at Chartwell

With stunning views and plenty of perfect spots to lay down a blanket, Chartwell's an ideal place to visit with a picnic this summer.