For the little ones
Step back in time inside the castle, go wild in our natural play area or follow a family trail around the gardens. Please be aware that our mini-castle play area by the tea-room is currently closed while we carry out much-needed repair works. We're sorry for any disappointment caused; the natural play area is still open and only a short walk into the parkland.
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. Please be aware that our mini-castle play area is currently closed while we carry out much-needed repair works. The play area is now 10 years old and is starting to show its age. We're sorry for any inconvenience this may cause, but we're looking forward to sharing another 10 years of mini-castle adventures with you.
Step back in time to the Second World War
Croft was used as a school for evacuated children during the Second World War; find out more about what it was like to be a pupil here in the Family Room of the castle. Have a go at bagatelle, make yourself at home in the Saloon and ask about our children's trails which run every holiday.
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.
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.
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.