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
  • 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 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
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

It's all in the Coade - Family Trail

Mon 20 Aug 2018
10:00-16:00
Eleanor Coade was a famous lady who designed and created the stone used in many of the statues at Croome. Can you find them all?

Eleanor Coade garden tour

Mon 20 Aug 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

Mon 20 Aug 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

Mon 20 Aug 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.

Toxic Beauty

Mon 20 Aug 2018
11:00-16:00
A new exhibition introducing the tragic tale of Maria Gunning, the first wife of the 6th Earl of Coventry.

Soul to Sole exhibition

Mon 20 Aug 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.