Swallows and Amazons trail

Join us for a summertime adventure around Croft as we recreate the much-loved story of 'Swallows and Amazons' by Arthur Ransome.

  • Booking not needed
  • Admission applies

Imagine you're sailing away from dastardly pirates, learn some much-needed outdoor survival skills and reconnect with nature and the outdoors on our summer holiday trail.

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • All £2.50
    per trail
View admission charges
Croft Castle and Parkland

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £13.40 £12.00
Child £6.70 £6.00
Family £33.50 £30.00
1 adult, 3 children £20.10 £18.00
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £9.40
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £4.70

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.

Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

The family ticket allows 2 adults and up to 3 children.

The basics

Suitability
Children welcome
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Accessibility
The trail path may involve steps and uneven paths.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
20 July 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
21 July 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
22 July 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
23 July 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
24 July 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
25 July 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
26 July 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
27 July 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
28 July 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
29 July 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
30 July 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
31 July 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
1 August 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
2 August 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
3 August 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
4 August 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
5 August 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
6 August 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
7 August 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
8 August 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available

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Contact Info

Name
Property Office
Email
croftcastle@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01568 780246

Upcoming events

Swallows and Amazons trail

Sat 20 Jul 2019
10:00-16:00
Join us for a summertime adventure around Croft as we recreate the much-loved story of 'Swallows and Amazons' by Arthur Ransome.

Visiteering: Conservation in the castle

Fri 26 Jul 2019
13:00-16:00
Why not come and volunteer as part of your visit to Croft? Have a go at cleaning items from the collection in the castle, find out what our house team get up to behind the scenes and participate in our vital conservation work.

Second World War Horses and Heroes

Sat 27 Jul 2019
10:00-16:00
Discover more about the role of horses leading up to and during the Second World War. See displays of military drill riding and skills with two horses on the front meadow.

Immersion Theatre present 'Alice in Wonderland'

Mon 05 Aug 2019
14:00-16:00
Join us for a family-friendly outdoor theatre performance of 'Alice in Wonderland' by Immersion Theatre.

Make a wild crown

Thu 15 Aug 2019
11:00-15:00
Make your very own wild crown to take home with you, made out of materials and flowers from the gardens. You can even wear it as you defeat the pirates on the Swallows and Amazons trail around the gardens.

Bushcraft survival weekend

Sat 31 Aug 2019
10:00-16:00
Learn some outdoor survival skills, including bushcraft, den building, pesto making, fire lighting and how to camouflage yourself in the wild.