Get out and about

The lakeside in the ‘Capability’ Brown parkland is a perfect place to explore with temples, follies and statues around every corner. The natural play area and the RAF themed playground is a fun way to spend an afternoon with your family.

Walks

The walk down to the lake and river through the shrubberies is a revealing exploration with many classical features emerging throughout the route.

The walk to the Rotunda leads through the dappled Church Shrubbery, past the thatched Ice House to this grand domed temple surrounded by towering Cedar of Lebanon trees with wide reaching views over the parkland.

There are glimpses of the 'outer eye-catchers' which sit on the edges of the parkland around a walk around Croome. A wander further afield will lead to one of these follies, including Dunstall Castle, Panorama Tower, Pirton Castle or Park Seat.

Dunstall Castle with spring daffoldils
Dunstall Castle with spring daffoldils

Scroll to bottom of page to see downloadable walks and maps.

Families

The wild play area is a perfect place for an adventure and make dens in.  On the way, there is an RAF themed playground with a climbable control tower, plane slide, accessible bunker, parachute swing, mini jeep and swings for younger children.  

Den building in the wild play area
Children building a den with branches


On rainy days, the family activity cabin is an enjoyable spot to discover more about wildlife and nature at Croome or materials for creative paper craft activities.

Croome is one of the best places to have a go at the ‘50 Things to do before you’re 11 ¾’ challenges.  36 challenges can be done in the park such as ‘climb a tree’, ‘roll down a really big hill’ and ‘build a den’. The activity basecamp has lots of fun ideas to help complete a 50 Things scrapbook.  

There are regular outdoor trails to get families out and about in the park taking in all the interesting places around Croome during the school holidays.

A stop off at the bird hide is a quiet place to watch Croome’s feathered friends in the Church Shrubbery.

Dog walking

Your dog can go anywhere on a lead around the park and lakeside.  There's a map available at reception to see areas where they can go off the lead.

There are tether hooks with water bowls outside our restaurant, shop and house as unfortunately dogs can't go inside. Assistance dogs are however welcome throughout Croome. There are nine waste bins around the park and complimentary waste bags available at Visitor Reception.  The tea-room at the Temple Greenhouse (open 11am-4pm, Wednesday to Sunday) welcomes dogs inside.

Enjoy some great walks
Family walking dog

Please don't leave your dog in your car - let him enjoy Croome with you. Enjoyed your day?  Why not post a picture on Twitter at #dogsofcroome.

Dog walking map (PDF / 0.8MB) download