Second World War Home Front cooking

To mark 65 years since the end of rationing, we're recreating some traditional Home Front recipes for you to try.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Step back in time to the Second World War and taste authentic Home Front recipes cooked on a traditional Soyer Stove outside the castle.


Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
View admission charges
Croft Castle and Parkland


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

Children welcome
Dogs on leads are welcome.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
6 July 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
7 July 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available

Contact Info

Property Office
Call 01568 780246

Upcoming events

Visiteering: Conservation in the castle

Fri 24 May 2019
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.

Nature Art trail

Sat 25 May 2019
Connect with nature through art this May half term. See what weird and wonderful creations you can make using sticks, leaves and other natural materials.

Croft during the Second World War

Sat 08 Jun 2019
2019 marks significant anniversaries of the Second World War, including 75 years since D-Day on 6 June and 80 years since the start of the war on 1 September. Discover more about Croft during the war and what life was like on the Home Front.

Our work in Fishpool Valley - Meet the ranger

Fri 21 Jun 2019
Join our countryside ranger for a wander through Fishpool Valley and learn all about our ambitious restoration project to revive and conserve this Picturesque landscape.

Forties music weekend

Sat 22 Jun 2019
Step back in time to the 1940s and sing along to music from the Home Front.

The land beneath your feet - geology walk

Sat 29 Jun 2019
Enjoy a guided geology walk with the Croft Castle geology champions.