For the little ones

Children completing a half term trail at Croft Castle and Parkland in Herefordshire

Step back in time to the 1950's inside the castle, go wild in the mini and natural play areas or follow a family trail around the gardens.

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

Celebrate 60 years of the National Trust at Croft

This year, we're celebrating the sixtieth anniversary of Croft coming into the Trust's care in 1957. Step back in time to the 1950's in the family room of the castle, where you can play traditional games, read through memorabilia and dress up in the fashions of the day.

Step back in time to the 1950's in our Family Room, with costumes, games and memorabilia
1950s toys, games and magazines at Croft Castle 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 scrapbook 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

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.

Spot signs of spring on our children's trail at Croft this half term
Two children stand back to back completing an outdoor trail 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.