Pesky pests workshop

Discover more about pesky pests in the castle, how they cause damage to our collections and how our house team keep them at bay.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

You can also take part in our pesky pests trail around the castle throughout February half term.

While you're here, have a go at our Jack Frost half term trail, do a spot of bird-watching in Fishpool Valley, run wild in our natural play area and play games and dress up in the castle.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
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
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Accessibility
The ground floor of the castle is fully accessible. The first floor is only accessible via stairs.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
21 February 2019 11:00 - 15:00 Available
22 February 2019 11:00 - 15:00 Available

Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

Jack Frost trail

Tue 19 Feb 2019
10:00-16:00
Spot the first signs of spring on our half term trail.

Pesky pests workshop

Thu 21 Feb 2019
11:00-15:00
Discover more about pesky pests in the castle, how they cause damage to our collections and how our house team keep them at bay.

Mother's Day weekend

Sat 30 Mar 2019
10:00-16:00
Treat Mum to a special Mother's Day afternoon tea in the tea-room, spot the spring flowers on a walk through the parkland and make a floral decoration in the gardens on Sunday only.

Famous Five trail

Sat 13 Apr 2019
10:00-16:00
Join Julian, Dick, Anne, George and their dog, Timmy, for an adventure around Croft. Delve down secret passageways, hunt for lost treasure and enjoy the simple joys of nature, wildlife and being outdoors on our holiday trail.

Build your own bench for Fishpool Valley

Tue 16 Apr 2019
10:00-15:00
Help our ranger team restore the Picturesque Fishpool Valley by recreating the original viewing areas. Build your own rustic bench made from oak from the Croft estate and install at one of the historic viewing platforms in the valley.

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Fri 19 Apr 2019
10:00-16:00
Once again the Cadbury Bunny has hidden precious Choccy eggs across Britain. Now it's up to you and your family to find them by joining the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt!