Snowdrop the fairy trail

See if you can help Snowdrop the fairy to banish winter from Croft on our family trail through the gardens.

  • Booking not needed
  • Admission applies

Snowdrop the fairy has emerged from her grotto in Fishpool Valley to find that a spell has been cast on Croft. All of the ponds in the valley have frozen over and the castle and gardens have been bewitched by an eternal winter. See if you can join forces with Snowdrop on our half-term trail; banish winter from Croft and herald the start of spring.

Spot the snowdrops as they start to pop up around the gardens and grab your walking boots for a wintery stroll through the parkland.

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • All £2.50
    per trail
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.
Meeting point
Collect your trail sheet from Visitor Reception on arrival.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
17 February 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
18 February 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
19 February 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
20 February 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
21 February 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
22 February 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
23 February 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
24 February 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
25 February 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available

Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

A Christmas Carol trail

Sat 16 Dec 2017
10:00-15:00
Follow the magical trail around the frosty grounds of Croft and see which Christmassy characters you bump into along the way.

Croft's 1950s Christmas

Sat 16 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.