Croft Castle at half term

A family completing an outdoor trail at Croft Castle in Herefordshire

Delve into the amazing world of trees this half term with the nature connections trail. Spot the spring flowers in the walled garden, run wild in the natural play area and explore a thousand years of history at Croft Castle.

Bring along your little nature adventurers to discover how trees look after and provide homes for wildlife with the nature connections trail, running every day during May half term (Saturday 28 May to Sunday 5 June, 10am to 4pm). Follow the trail points and complete the fun activities, before heading to Visitor Reception to collect your prize at the end. Trails are £2.50 each and include a prize. 

Step into the magical land of Croft on our half term trail
A family completing a trail at Croft Castle in Herefordshire
Step into the magical land of Croft on our half term trail

Go wild in the natural play area in the parkland and tick off some of your '50 things to do' while you're at it; build a den, fly a kite, make a daisy chain, create some wild art, explore inside a tree and more. Check out our mini-castle play area which is perfect for little explorers and can be found opposite the tea-room.

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A child playing on the stepping style in the Natural Play Area at Croft Castle and Parkland in Herefordshire
One, two, three, four

Discover carpets of spring colour in the parkland this half term, including bold foxgloves, red campions and sprinklings of enchanters nightshade. 

Why not try out one of our way marked walking routes to discover ancient trees, picturesque valleys and secret dells? Some walks are easy and suitable for small children and others are a little longer with more steep climbs. You can download a map before you arrive from here

Bursts of spring colour along the borders in the walled garden
Bursts of spring colour along the borders at Croft Castle in Herefordshire
Bursts of spring colour along the borders in the walled garden

You can enjoy the free spotting trail in the castle, as well as learning about the amazing history of the Croft family. 

The Saloon at Croft Castle, where the family used to hold music concerts during the 1950s
The 1920s Saloon at Croft Castle and Parkland in Herefordshire
The Saloon at Croft Castle, where the family used to hold music concerts during the 1950s

Grab a cuppa from the tea-room or an ice cream from the Ice House. Check out the second hand bookshop for a great new read.