RAF Guided Walk

Join our guide who will show you where during the Second World War, a substantial part of the parkland was requisitioned for the building of a large military airfield, known as RAF Defford.

  • Booking essential
  • Free event (admission applies)

The walk highlights wartime locations and reveals how events changed the 18th century 'Capability' Brown landscape. Secrets are waiting to be told along the route, for this was no ordinary airfield - top secret radar was developed here which helped to win the war. Walk approx 2 hours; about 3 miles.

Prices

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

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £12.60 £11.45
Child £6.30 £5.70
Family £31.50 £28.60
Group Adult N/A £10.00
Group Child N/A £5.00
Park only
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £8.40 £7.60
Child £4.20 £3.80
Family £21.00 £19.05
Group Adult N/A £6.70
Group Child N/A £3.35

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.

Please note...

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
3 June 2018 11:00 - 13:00 Available
12 June 2018 11:00 - 13:00 Available
1 July 2018 11:00 - 13:00 Available
10 July 2018 11:00 - 13:00 Available
5 August 2018 11:00 - 13:00 Available
14 August 2018 11:00 - 13:00 Available
2 September 2018 11:00 - 13:00 Available
11 September 2018 11:00 - 13:00 Available
7 October 2018 11:00 - 13:00 Available
16 October 2018 11:00 - 13:00 Available

Upcoming events

Eleanor Coade garden tour

Wed 23 May 2018
11:00-12:00
Eleanor was one of Croome's influential designers. She developed a new building material - Coade stone which was used in the garden at Croome.

Antony Bridge exhibition Portraits

Wed 23 May 2018
11:00-16:00
Artist in residence Antony Bridge launches a new exhibition for the National Trust's year of Women and Power.

Jilly Oxlade-Arnott exhibition: Art in Architecture

Wed 23 May 2018
11:00-16:00
Jilly is known for her unique watercolour and fine line ink depictions of historically or nationally significant architecture. She is a Worcester based architectural watercolour artist.

Antony Bridge artist in residence

Wed 23 May 2018
11:00-16:00
An exhibition of over 40 paintings by Antony Bridge, Croome's artist in residence, is on show in the Court at Croome.

Soul to Sole exhibition

Wed 23 May 2018
11:00-16:00
Step into the basement of Croome Court and discover characters from Croome's long history encapsulated within a pair of shoes.

House Tours at Croome Court

Wed 23 May 2018
11:00-16:00
Join one of our fascinating house tours led by volunteers. Tours include; Romp through the bedrooms, At home with the 6th Earl.