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
28 June 2019 13:00 - 16:00 Available
5 July 2019 13:00 - 16:00 Available
12 July 2019 13:00 - 16:00 Available
19 July 2019 13:00 - 16:00 Available
26 July 2019 13:00 - 16:00 Available
2 August 2019 13:00 - 16:00 Available
9 August 2019 13:00 - 16:00 Available
16 August 2019 13:00 - 16:00 Available
23 August 2019 13:00 - 16:00 Available
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

Visiteering: Conservation in the castle

Fri 28 Jun 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.

The land beneath your feet - geology walk

Sat 29 Jun 2019
10:00-15:00
Enjoy a guided geology walk with the Croft Castle geology champions.

Second World War Home Front cooking

Sat 06 Jul 2019
10:00-16:00
To mark 65 years since the end of rationing, we're recreating some traditional Home Front recipes for you to try.

Swallows and Amazons trail

Sat 20 Jul 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.

Immersion Theatre present 'Alice in Wonderland'

Mon 05 Aug 2019
14:00-16:00
Join us for a family-friendly outdoor theatre performance of 'Alice in Wonderland' by Immersion Theatre.

Make a wild crown

Thu 15 Aug 2019
11:00-15:00
Make your very own wild crown to take home with you, made out of materials and flowers from the gardens. You can even wear it as you defeat the pirates on the Swallows and Amazons trail around the gardens.