Access for all at Croome

We hope all our visitors enjoy their day out at Croome.

Parking

There are a minimum of eight accessible parking spaces in our main car park 20 metres from the Visitor Centre building.

The main car park has hard surface with mixture of gravel and tarmac. There is grass parking in the overflow carpark.

We have a shuttle bus that runs from the Visitor Centre buildings to the Court on demand or about every 15-20 minutes. Please speak to reception if you require more accessible parking near the lakeside.  One of the shuttles is capable of carrying a wheelchair bound person.

Paths are mainly hoggin tracks and gravel. There is an all-weather surface from reception to the church and the main path to the Court.

Our accessible wheelchair shuttle
Croome access wheelchair shuttle
Our accessible wheelchair shuttle

Catering

The main catering facility is available in the Visitor Centre housed in an ex RAF hospital, it is easily accessible with large entrances and level entry. Catering is also available every day in the basement of the house but at the current time is inaccessible for wheelchair users, access is only available to the ground floor.

Facilities

Accessible WC facilities are available in the Visitor Centre and an accessible portaloo (but no alarm) is available by the Court.

" Making Croome accessible for everyone is our goal and runs alongside the Trusts motto ‘For ever, for everyone"
- Melanie Trotman

Powered outdoor mobility vehicles (Trampers)

Our three powered outdoor mobility vehicles, known as 'trampers', offer visitors with reduced mobility a fantastic chance to explore Croome's parkland.

They are very easy to operate and we provide you with a briefing, test drive and route map before you set off. Our trampers are free to borrow but please call us in advance on 01905 371006 to book one as they are very popular.

Visitor on one of Croome's powered outdoor mobility vehicles
Visitor on one of Croome's tramper shuttles
Visitor on one of Croome's powered outdoor mobility vehicles

Parkland

A map is available for all garden paths. Visitor Centre reception staff/volunteers offer orientation to routes and timings around the estate depending on weather conditions. Advice is tailored to the abilities of visitors. The parkland may be closed in adverse weather conditions.  Croome Accessibilty Map (PDF / 0.2MB) download

Paths are mainly hoggin tracks and gravel, some all-weather surfaces were laid during 2016 from reception to the church and the main path to the Court.

The maximum gradient on the accessible walks is 20%, some outbuildings and bridges have steps.  Good signage and interpretation is available throughout the estate and is continually monitored and updated where appropriate.  Seating is available around the parkland.

Extensive water features including a Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown ‘river’ and lake. All accessible on level surface from appropriate paths, life lines are maintained and available at strategic points.

Everyone can enjoy the outdoors at Croome
people on bridge at croome
Everyone can enjoy the outdoors at Croome

Croome Court

The historic house that stands proudly at the heart of the parkland, would have once proved inaccessible to many but an outdoor ‘stairclimber’ enables entry for manual wheelchair users up the sweeping flight of steps (note: weather dependent) to the ground floor show rooms.

Accessing the Court with the stair climber
Accessing the Court with the stair climber
Accessing the Court with the stair climber

Essential Companion Card

Our admission policy admits the necessary companion, or carer, of a disabled visitor free of charge, on request, while the normal membership, or admission fee, applies to the disabled visitor.  Find out more about the Essential Companion Card.

Click the below link to download our complete property access document

Croome access for all document (PDF / 0.2MB) download