Blow away the cobwebs this winter at Croft Castle
Our gardens, park, tea-room and shop are open from 27 December to 1 January and we're then open fully to get outdoors and explore every weekend until February half term. So what can you look forward to at Croft this New Year?
The stark beauty of Croft’s ancient parkland is the perfect tonic for the winter blues. Grab your walking boots and your four-legged friend and explore miles of way-marked walks, including the ‘Picturesque’ Fishpool Valley and rows of veteran trees. There’s around 1500 acres to discover; what better opportunity to blow away the cobwebs, get fit and tick off a few of your New Year’s resolutions?
Little explorers can also feel the crunch of frost underfoot as they make their way to the natural play area, complete with rope swings and a den building area. If you’re feeling particularly adventurous, ask our Visitor Reception team about our orienteering maps.
From Saturday 16 February we’ll be open daily and children can enjoy an outdoor trail around the gardens every day throughout half term. See if you can defeat Jack Frost and herald the start of spring.
Cold fingers can be easily warmed in our cosy Carpenters tea-room; delicious lunches, slices of home-made cake and piping hot refreshments can be enjoyed in the warmth of the tea-room or on the go as you explore the wider estate.
The Stables shop will also be open on weekends in January and daily from 16 February. Keep a look out for special offers and the new season’s stock, which will start to arrive at the beginning of spring.
Dress up and play games in the castle and discover stories of the Croft family during the twentieth century. You can also see what the house team get up to behind the scenes with our conservation in action weekends, running every weekend in January.
If you’d like to try something new this year, click on the link below to find out more about volunteering with us or why not join us for our volunteer open day on Wednesday 23 January from 11am to 2pm; we’re always looking for enthusiastic volunteers to bring the story of this special place to life.
Check out our what’s on listings for further information on our living history weekends, workshops and events that we have coming up in 2019.