Build your own bench for Fishpool Valley

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.

  • Booking essential
  • Free event (admission applies)

Once you've built your bench, come back again and again to admire the view as it's gradually revealed.

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

Booking details
Call 01568 780246
There are a limited number of benches available, so booking is essential for this activity.
Suitability
Children welcome
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
Our ranger team will meet you at Visitor Reception.
What to bring and wear
Please wear sturdy footwear and warm/waterproof clothing as appropriate.
Accessibility
The valley has sloping paths which can be very muddy.
Other
This event is free, but donations are welcome. The recommended donation is £10 per bench, which goes directly towards the restoration of Fishpool Valley.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
16 April 2019 10:00 - 15:00 Available
17 April 2019 10:00 - 15:00 Available
18 April 2019 10:00 - 15:00 Available

Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

Visiteering: Conservation in the castle

Fri 22 Mar 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.

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.

Sixteenth to eighteenth century music in the castle

Sun 14 Apr 2019
13:30-15:30
Join Frank O'Neil and Dr Richard Commander as they perform evocative music from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century in the Blue Room of the castle.

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!