Playful summer days at Croft
Start planning your summer holiday at Croft with natural play, daily trails, '50 things', dressing up and more.
Tick off your '50 things'
You can tick off loads of your '50 things' at Croft, whether it be building a den or exploring inside a tree in our natural play area, making a daisy chain, bird watching in our bird-hide or finding frogspawn in our pond in the walled garden. Ask at visitor reception for an adventure scrapbook if you'd like to start exploring.
Fly away to Neverland
Fly away to the Neverland of Croft and join Peter and Wendy on this classic adventure around the gardens. Our 'Peter Pan' trail is running every day of the summer holiday from 10am to 4pm.
Enjoy some outdoor theatre
Pack your picnics and soar away to Neverland as Immersion Theatre bring you their most magical musical to date, 'Peter Pan', on Monday 20 August at 2pm. Meet the lost boys, the cheeky Tinkerbell, the hilarious Smee and a host of other exciting characters before facing the most feared villain of them all, the infamous Captain Hook.
This will be an outdoor theatre performance, so don't forget to bring something to sit on. £1 per person, normal admission charges apply. Booking not needed.
Blow off steam with traditional games
Before you sit back and relax in the walled garden, why not challenge your family and friends to a game of badminton or quoits? It's the perfect way to blow off steam and you can even enjoy a picnic afterwards.
Go wild in our play areas
Build a den, hop across logs and swing high on our rope swings in the natural play area, which is just a short walk into the parkland. We also have our mini-castle play area next to the tea-room, which is perfect for younger princes and princesses.
Explore the gardens
Our homely garden is bursting with summer colour and is full of little nooks and crannies, perfect for daydreaming and letting your imaginations run wild. See if you can find our secret garden and take a peek inside our garden room to see what weird and wonderful discoveries have been unearthed recently. See who's checked in to the bug hotel and scribble down a list of the wildlife you can spot.
Bring a picnic
Pack up your picnic hamper and enjoy lunch on the lawn, while relaxing in our deck-chairs in the walled garden or even outside visitor reception on picnic tables. Why not take your picnic with you on a walk into the parkland? Don't forget the Carpenters tea-room also do take-away options, so you can enjoy a hot drink or snack while you explore.