Explore the house and enjoy walks, from hikes around the edge of the parkland to gentle strolls around the lake. Programme of family activities.
High Green, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR8 9DW
Tel: 01905 371006
Animals, Gardens and Open Spaces, Historical Sites, Indoor Activities, Museums and Art Centres, Outdoor Activities
All ages, Schools and Groups
(based on family of 4)
A hugely popular family day out in Worcestershire, Croome is located about nine miles south of Worcester. It was the first large-scale commission of Lancelot ’Capability’ Brown, who remodelled Croome Court and redesigned the surrounding landscape of Croome Park during the 18th century.
Brown’s reshaping of the parkland involved digging up the formal garden and creating a natural looking landscape. There are follies, statues and temples, carriage drives, trees, shrubberies, serpentine river and lake.
Today, in the 21st century, it is a wonderful landscape for families to explore with something of interest around every corner and a host of family things to do. Enjoy walks, from hikes around the edge of the parkland to gentle strolls around the lake!
There are explorer rucksacks to borrow from reception and school holiday trails to guide families around all the interesting places. The kids will have a great time building dens in the wild play area and having fun in the RAF-themed playground with climbable control tower, plane slide, mini jeep and parachute swing. If rain stops play, just head for the family activity cabin.
Housed in restored 1940s buildings, the visitor centre and museum is the place to discover Croome’s fascinating past including its wartime role; there is an interactive children’s audio trail around the listening posts.
Make sure you leave enough time to visit Croome Court, which was once the home of the 6th Earl of Coventry. Learn how another older house remains hidden within the Court created by ’Capability’ Brown, admire the interiors and spend time in the activity room.
There are lots of special events and activities for families, especially in school holidays.
Please see the National Trust’s website for more information.