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Make your Christmas magical with our after-dark winter lights show at Croft Castle in Herefordshire.

  • Booking essential
  • Admission applies

Explore the wonder of the illuminated outdoors around the castle and gardens, gothic arch and the church and look for the special sparkle of our ancient trees lit up for our Christmas winter light show.

Head indoors to see the castle dressed for Christmas and join us each evening for a varied programme of activity including fire performers, musicians, storytellers, carol singers and glow games for families.

After you've explored the castle and gardens, grab a bite to eat from the Carpenter’s tea-room, which will be serving light refreshments, festive snacks, and warming mulled wine. We will also be joined by an external caterer each evening, providing a variety of hot food options to choose from.

This event will be taking place on the following dates: Thursday 16th November, Friday 17th November, Saturday 18th November, Thursday 23rd November, Friday 24th November, Saturday 25th November, Thursday 30th November, Friday 1st December, and Saturday 2nd December.

Useful information: - Event ticket applies to all visitors (including National Trust members and under 5s) - Normal admission fees apply in addition to the event ticket. This can be paid at visitor reception on arrival. - Separate admission charges apply for our daytime and Illuminate offers. - Croft will be closed from 4pm to 6pm while we set up for Illuminate and all daytime visitors who wish to attend the evening event need to leave the property at 4pm and return at 6pm. - Booking is essential.



Event ticket prices

Ticket typeTicket category
Adult per adult (+admission)£5.00
Child under 5s (no charge)£0.00
Child per child (+admission)£2.50
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The basics

Booking details

Call 0344 249 1895 Normal admission charges apply to the property in addition to the event ticket. Under 5s go free.


Children welcome

Meeting point

Please enter the property through Visitor Reception, where you will be able to show your booking confirmation, and either pay your admission fee or scan your membership card.

What to bring and wear

Please wear weather appropriate clothing and suitable footwear, as the paths can be slippery following adverse weather. If you are a member please bring your valid membership card with you.


There is an accessible route around the grounds and gardens, suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs. The ground floor of the castle is accessible via a ramp at the main entrance.


Event ticket does not include admission fee to the site. Normal admission prices will apply as usual. You will need to either pay admission, or show a valid membership card on arrival.

Contact info

Croft Castle and Parkland

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