Croome offers you and your family the perfect place to spend summer days. There’s lots to enjoy, including our ‘Come Out and Play’ games on the lawn by the house, a summer trail, and an exhibition about Ted Deerhurst, the cool kid of Croome’s Coventry family, who became a professional surfer.
Pick up a free “Potter & Ponder” map which takes you on a sensory journey through Croome’s wonderful parkland. Use touch, sight, sound, taste and smell to connect with nature and learn about the landscape.
Why not make your own pair of “Croggles” like the children from The Grove Primary School. See what you can see through yours when you take them on an adventure of imagination through Croome. There is a free information pack to download.
Visit Croome’s Family hub and get started on the National Trusts “50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾” . The activity sheet is packed full of ideas for what to do on Croome’s parkland like flying a kite over the green grass or making a wildflower crown.
The ever popular Natural Play area has plenty of picnic benches to catch your breath with a cheese sandwich and rest in the sun. The play area is made up of natural toys like tree trunks, logs and twigs and branches – perfect for trying your hand at den making.
The RAF themed playground is always a hit – your mini historians can play hero at the control tower, scramble net, bunker, jeep, slides and swings.
This summer there are open days at Croome’s Panorama Tower. Take the opportunity to peek inside one of Croome’s treasures which is usually closed to the public. The 360 degree viewing platform has been lovingly restored and it makes the perfect spot to take in Croome’s expertly designed landscape as well as the surrounding countryside of Worcestershire and Gloucestershire.
There’s acres of parkland, bird hides’ to watch our feathered friends, or you could simply stroll around the lake and miles of footpaths, there’s something for everyone at Croome.
Image Credit – National Trust Images: Arnhel de Serra