Access for all at Croome
We hope all our visitors enjoy their day out at Croome.
There are 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. A shuttle can be arranged to take visitors to the lakeside (please speak to reception) and the shuttle can stop at various points required by the visitor by arrangement with the shuttle driver. One of the shuttles is capable of carrying a wheelchair bound person.
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 and between Wednesday and Sunday inclusive during the summer months in the Temple Greenhouse. Access into the house has steps, likewise Temple Greenhouse but both have wide doors and hard flooring and wheelchair turning space. Manoeuvrability is restrictive on busier days.
Accessible WC facilities are available in the Visitor Centre and an accessible portaloo (but no alarm) is available by the Court.
An adult changing facility is available in the Visitor Centre (although not a registered changing place). A manual bed with a electronic hoist.
" Opening our doors to everyone is something that we all feel passionate about here at Croome. Not only is it part of the Trusts ‘For ever, for everyone’ motto, it also genuinely transforms people’s lives."
Powered mobility vehicles (Trampers)
Our two powered 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.
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.
The historic house that stands proudly at the heart of the parkland, would have once proved inaccessible to many but a ‘stairclimber’ enables entry for manual wheelchair users up the sweeping flight of steps.
Access for All 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 Access for All card for you and your companion.
Click the below link to download our complete property access document