Croft's signature cloth

Join us as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act. Sign your name on a piece of fabric and contribute to our signature cloth, which will eventually adorn the dining room table in the castle.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Signature cloths were very popular during the early twentieth-century as a way of fundraising, commemorating an event or just as a statement of friendship and solidarity. Come and sign your name on a fabric oak leaf and add it to our tree, or bring along a piece of fabric which means something to you. Return throughout the year to see the tree grow; a symbol of community and commemoration. Signing your name and writing your signature is, after all, a powerful statement to make.

Prices

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

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £11.50 £10.35
Child £5.75 £5.15
Family £28.75 £25.85
1 adult, 2 children £17.25 £15.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £9.00
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £4.70
Garden and grounds only
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £7.00 £6.30
Child £3.50 £3.15
Family £15.80 £14.20
1 adult, 2 children £10.35 £9.30
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £4.95
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £2.60

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

Suitability
Children welcome
Assistance dogs are welcome.
What to bring and wear
If you'd like to bring a piece of fabric along that means something to you, you're more than welcome, or if you're not able to get to Croft, you can send us the piece of fabric for us to embroider.
Accessibility
The activity will take place in the dining room, which is located on the ground floor of the castle. There is a ramp into the entrance hall and a ramp down into the dining room.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
28 July 2018 12:00 - 15:00 Available
29 July 2018 12:00 - 15:00 Available
4 August 2018 12:00 - 15:00 Available
5 August 2018 12:00 - 15:00 Available
11 August 2018 12:00 - 15:00 Available
12 August 2018 12:00 - 15:00 Available
18 August 2018 12:00 - 15:00 Available
19 August 2018 12:00 - 15:00 Available
25 August 2018 12:00 - 15:00 Available
26 August 2018 12:00 - 15:00 Available
1 September 2018 12:00 - 15:00 Available
2 September 2018 12:00 - 15:00 Available
8 September 2018 12:00 - 15:00 Available
9 September 2018 12:00 - 15:00 Available
15 September 2018 12:00 - 15:00 Available
16 September 2018 12:00 - 15:00 Available
22 September 2018 12:00 - 15:00 Available
23 September 2018 12:00 - 15:00 Available
29 September 2018 12:00 - 15:00 Available
30 September 2018 12:00 - 15:00 Available

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Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

Peter Pan trail

Mon 23 Jul 2018
10:00-16:00
Fly away to the Neverland of Croft and join Peter and Wendy on this classic adventure around the gardens.

Picturesque Tours of Fishpool Valley

Mon 23 Jul 2018
12:00-13:00
Follow in the footsteps of Thomas Johnes II on a Picturesque tour through Fishpool Valley. Learn about the history of the landscape, as well as some of the mysteries which surround it.

Women and Power tours

Wed 25 Jul 2018
12:00-12:30
To celebrate 100 years since the Representation of the People Act, we're redressing the balance at Croft and sharing the stories of some of the castle's key women.

Our work in Fishpool Valley - Meet the ranger

Wed 25 Jul 2018
14:00-15:30
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.

Croft's signature cloth

Sat 28 Jul 2018
12:00-15:00
Join us as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act. Sign your name on a piece of fabric and contribute to our signature cloth, which will eventually adorn the dining room table in the castle.

Draw with Lady Croft

Tue 31 Jul 2018
12:00-12:45
Calling all mini-Gainsboroughs! Listen as Lady Elizabeth Croft reveals what it was like to be painted by Gainsborough in the eighteenth-century and even try your hand at drawing her yourself.