Visiteering: Conservation in the castle

Why not come and volunteer as part of your visit to Croft? Have a go at cleaning items from the collection in the castle, find out what our house team get up to behind the scenes and participate in our vital conservation work.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

While you're here, discover more about Croft during the Second World War, dress up and play 1940s games, take a wander through the ancient trees and tuck into some home-made recipes in the tea-room.

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 £13.40 £12.00
Child £6.70 £6.00
Family £33.50 £30.00
1 adult, 3 children £20.10 £18.00
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £9.40
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £4.70

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 family ticket allows 2 adults and up to 3 children.

The basics

Suitability
Children welcome
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Accessibility
The ground floor of the castle is wheelchair accessible via a ramp at the entrance.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
30 August 2019 13:00 - 16:00 Available
6 September 2019 13:00 - 16:00 Available
13 September 2019 13:00 - 16:00 Available
20 September 2019 13:00 - 16:00 Available
27 September 2019 13:00 - 16:00 Available
4 October 2019 13:00 - 16:00 Available
11 October 2019 13:00 - 16:00 Available
18 October 2019 13:00 - 16:00 Available
25 October 2019 13:00 - 16:00 Available
1 November 2019 13:00 - 16:00 Available

Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

Swallows and Amazons trail

Sat 24 Aug 2019
10:00-16:00
Join us for a summertime adventure around Croft as we recreate the much-loved story of 'Swallows and Amazons' by Arthur Ransome.

Visiteering: Conservation in the castle

Fri 30 Aug 2019
13:00-16:00
Why not come and volunteer as part of your visit to Croft? Have a go at cleaning items from the collection in the castle, find out what our house team get up to behind the scenes and participate in our vital conservation work.

Bushcraft survival weekend

Sat 31 Aug 2019
10:00-16:00
Learn some outdoor survival skills, including bushcraft, den building, pesto making, fire lighting and how to camouflage yourself in the wild.

Reviving Croft's Fishpool Valley

Sat 07 Sep 2019
10:00-16:00
To celebrate the launch of two new walks through Fishpool Valley and the vital work our team have been doing to revive this historic landscape, we're inviting you to step back in time and see the valley brought to life.

Heritage Open Day

Sat 14 Sep 2019
10:00-17:00
Step back in time and discover Croft Castle for free this Heritage Open Day.

Backstage pass - Access all areas with the house team

Sat 14 Sep 2019
11:00-17:00
Go behind the scenes this September and discover parts of the collection and castle you've never seen before.