For the little ones

A family play hide and seek behind trees in the parkland at Croft Castle in Herefordshire

We’ve sadly taken the decision to close our parks and gardens, in addition to our houses, shops and cafés, to help restrict the spread of coronavirus. We know that people are likely to need space and fresh air in the coming weeks and months and we will do all we can to provide access wherever possible. Our countryside and coastal locations remain open with parking charges waived, but we encourage people to stay local and observe social distancing measures.

Coronavirus FAQs 

Find answers to some of the coronavirus-related questions we’re hearing most in light of the current situation at our places, including concerns about visiting, membership and events.

King or Queen of the castle

Let your little kings and queens rule the roost at Croft. Our mini castle play area is located right next to the tea room and is complete with little turrets and keeps where younger children can let their imaginations run wild.

I'm the king of the castle
Children climbing the turrets of the mini castle play area at Croft Castle and Parkland in Herefordshire
I'm the king of the castle

Step back in time

Find out more about what life was like at Croft and how we look after the castle today in the Family Room. Have a go at bagatelle, make yourself at home in the Saloon and ask about our children's trails which run every holiday.

Play your own tune at Croft Castle and Parkland in Herefordshire
Child playing a toy flute under the piano at Croft Castle and Parkland in Herefordshire
Play your own tune at Croft Castle and Parkland in Herefordshire

Go wild in the natural play area

Just a short walk into the parkland and you'll find our natural play area, nestled in the woods. See which creepy crawlies have checked in to the bug hotel, play hide and seek inside trees, hop across logs, build dens and fly high on our rope swing. Perfect for older children, our natural play area will get you outdoors and closer to nature. Don't forget to see which activities you can tick off on your '50 things' while you're here. Ask in visitor reception for a '50 things' sheet if you'd like to start exploring.

Our den-building area in the natural play area is perfect for little explorers
A boy builds a den with sticks at Croft Castle in Herefordshire
Our den-building area in the natural play area is perfect for little explorers

Follow a family trail

Discover Croft on one of our outdoor family trails, available every day of the school holidays. Check out our event listings for more information about our children's trails.

On weekdays during term-time we also have a tiny tots trail available for under 4s, which follows a pushchair friendly route. 

Get outdoors and get those clues this holiday at Croft Castle in Herefordshire
Children completing a half term trail at Croft Castle and Parkland in Herefordshire
Get outdoors and get those clues this holiday at Croft Castle in Herefordshire

Facilities and comfort

Ask about our all-terrain pushchair, available to borrow from visitor reception and our hip-carrying infant seats. As well as two children's play areas, family trails and dressing up in the castle, we also have children's food and lunchboxes available in the tea room and a pocket money range in the shop. Baby-changing facilities are also available.