Blooming bluebells

Discover blankets of native bluebells in the wood pasture and along the carriage-rides in Fishpool Valley as you explore the historic landscape.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Ask at Visitor Reception for our map of the best places to spot them and some more information about the history of the bluebell at Croft. Enjoy lovely displays of bluebells in the castle and throughout the property and browse through lovely blue-themed gifts in the Stables shop. Don't forget to share your photos with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: @NTCroftCastle.

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 £11.00 £9.90
Child £5.50 £5.00
Family £27.50 £24.75
1 adult, 2 children £16.50 £14.55
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £8.65
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £4.35
Garden and grounds only
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £6.60 £6.00
Child £3.30 £3.00
Family £15.00 £13.50
1 adult, 2 children £9.90 £8.90
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £4.75
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £2.40

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 or
  • Standard admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.

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: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.

  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 donations must be supported by a valid Gift Aid declaration and a Gift Aid declaration can only cover donations made by an individual for him/herself or for him/herself and members of his/her family.

The basics

Suitability
Children welcome
Dogs on leads are welcome.
What to bring and wear
Remember to wear suitable footwear as parkland paths may be very muddy.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
1 May 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
2 May 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
3 May 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
4 May 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
5 May 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
6 May 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
7 May 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
8 May 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
9 May 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
10 May 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
11 May 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
12 May 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
13 May 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
14 May 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
15 May 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
16 May 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
17 May 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
18 May 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
19 May 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
20 May 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available

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Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

Croft's 1950s Christmas

Sun 17 Dec 2017
10:00-16:00
Step back sixty years to a 1950s Christmas at Croft.

Snowdrop the fairy trail

Sat 17 Feb 2018
10:00-16:00
See if you can help Snowdrop the fairy to banish winter from Croft on our family trail through the gardens.

Mother's Day at Croft

Sun 11 Mar 2018
10:00-17:00
Treat Mum to a lovely day out at Croft, as the gardens and castle come springing to life.

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Fri 30 Mar 2018
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 Egg Hunt!

The Adventures of Mrs Tiggy-Winkle trail

Tue 03 Apr 2018
10:00-16:00
The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle was written by Beatrix Potter and first published in 1905. Relive the magical story and reconnect with nature as Croft starts to spring to life.

Children on the Home Front

Sat 14 Apr 2018
10:00-16:00
Re-engage with traditional play, crafts and nature as we step back in time to 1918.