Create lasting memories at Croft this autumn
Enjoy an autumnal walk through Croft's ancient parkland as fiery colours start to emerge on the trees.
Croft comes alive in autumn, with burnt oranges, bright yellows and deep reds emerging on the trees around the estate. Pop on your walking boots and feel the crunch of autumn leaves underfoot, host a conker match or two and warm up in the tea-room with hearty, harvest-themed recipes.
Fishpool Valley is particularly atmospheric during autumn. Kick up the fallen leaves along the beech hangar and admire the reflections in one of the seven pools. Why not try one of our new walks through the valley or take a look inside the Gothic pumphouse which is now open to visitors for the first time. Don't forget to pick up a Picturesque Pocket Guide from Visitor Reception before you go exploring.
Croft's estate is also renowned for its ancient trees, which look particularly majestic during autumn. Join our ranger for a guided parkland walk on either Saturday 19 or Sunday 20 October and find out more about our veteran trees.
Ask at the Carpenters tea-room for a take-away coffee or tea and enjoy while strolling through the wood pasture or around the ramparts at Croft Ambrey. Try making some wild art with fallen leaves in the natural play area, which is one of your '50 things to do before you're 11 3/4'.
Here at Croft, we are proud to look after the National Trust's only working vineyard. Ask our garden team about this year's harvest on your next visit and maybe even pop into the shop to buy a bottle of our very own Croft wine. We also look after an apple orchard in the walled garden, with lots of different heritage varieties. Make and sample some delicious apple juice on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 October.