1918 Home Front weekend

Discover what life was like on the Home Front during the final year of the First World War.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Try traditional Home Front ration recipes and see demonstrations, archive material, photographs and memorabilia in the castle. Learn about what life was like for women who were contributing to the war effort at home, including on the land and in the munitions factories.

Discover more about the women of Croft in the castle and what life was like at Croft during 1918. Follow 'The Secret Garden' trail around the grounds and enjoy a springtime walk through the parkland.


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


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

Children welcome
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Dogs are welcome at Croft, on leads and under control. Dogs are not permitted in the castle, shop and till area of the tea-room.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
2 June 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
3 June 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available

Contact Info

Property Office
Call 01568 780246

Upcoming events

Snowdrop the fairy trail

Wed 21 Feb 2018
See if you can help Snowdrop the fairy to banish winter from Croft on our family trail through the gardens.

Snowdrop the fairy wand making workshop

Thu 22 Feb 2018
Come along and make your very own wand with The Fairy Photographer.

Drawing classes with Matthew Wood

Sat 10 Mar 2018
Learn about Matthew Wood's artistic process and technique and try your hand at drawing some of the gothic interiors and far-reaching views at Croft Castle.

Mother's Day at Croft

Sun 11 Mar 2018
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
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
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.