RAF Defford airfield guided walk

Join our guide taking in points of interest that relate to the top-secret airbase which was home to Airborne Radar testing and development during the Second World War and early years of the Cold War.

  • Booking essential
  • Free event (admission applies)

The walk around the parkland includes views across the airfield and the crash site of a Wellington bomber.

Walk approx 2 hours; about 3 miles.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
View admission charges
Croome

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £13.40 £12.00
Child £6.70 £6.00
Family £33.40 £30.00
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £11.00
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £5.50

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...

Please note under 5's are free entry

The basics

Booking details
Call 01905371006
Suitability
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
Visitor Reception
What to bring and wear
Weather appropriate clothing and footwear for walking in grass. Sturdy footwear is advisable.
Other
Spaces are limited to 25 people

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
11 April 2020 11:00 - 13:00 Available
21 April 2020 11:00 - 13:00 Available
9 May 2020 11:00 - 13:00 Available
19 May 2020 11:00 - 13:00 Available
13 June 2020 11:00 - 13:00 Available
16 June 2020 11:00 - 13:00 Available
11 July 2020 11:00 - 13:00 Available
21 July 2020 11:00 - 13:00 Available
8 August 2020 11:00 - 13:00 Available
18 August 2020 11:00 - 13:00 Available
12 September 2020 11:00 - 13:00 Available
15 September 2020 11:00 - 13:00 Available
10 October 2020 11:00 - 13:00 Available
20 October 2020 11:00 - 13:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
General enquiries
Email
croome@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01905 371006

Upcoming events

Embroiderers’ Guild - Exhibition

Fri 15 Nov 2019
11:00-16:00
The guild will produce aspects of Croome’s landscape through textile art work.

‘What is Home’ - Exhibition

Fri 15 Nov 2019
11:00-16:00
Artist Kashif Nadim Chaudry’s new installation is inspired by Croome’s history as a residential Boys School.

Bridge and Wilson: Croome’s Landscape - Exhibition

Fri 15 Nov 2019
11:00-16:00
A new painting by Antony Bridge, Croome’s artist-in-residence, commissioned by Croome makes its debut using the same view as Richard Wilson’s famous landscape painting.

Coventrys and Art - Exhibition

Fri 15 Nov 2019
11:00-16:00
This new exhibition of portraits, from Croome’s own collection and on loan from private collections depicts the history of the Coventry family from the turn of the seventeenth-century through to the present day.

'Garniture' - Exhibition

Fri 15 Nov 2019
11:00-16:00
'Garniture' a new exhibiton based on Croome's porcelain collection created by emerging artist Amy Jayne Hughes.

St Joseph's Boys School tour at Croome

Sat 23 Nov 2019
12:00-13:00
Come and share the experiences of former pupils of Croome Court when it was St Joseph's Boys School as they take you on a tour of the Court and Red Wing.