Croquet Experience weekends

In recent years we have offered our acclaimed Croquet Experience weekends when groups of guests enjoy our fabulous facilities and give various versions of croquet a try.

These were exceptionally well received,  but demand in 2023 evaporated, so we have not scheduled any for 2024. However if you would like to come on one of these, please use our contact form (link below) to let us know and we will get them back into our schedule.

These are practical, hands-on weekends for a maximum of 16 guests, and are varied, enjoyable, convivial, stimulating and sociable.

During the weekend, guests:

    • learn a range of basic croquet skills,
    • meet club members and learn from them,
    • enjoy some “proper” and “fun” versions of croquet, including a croquet “gymkhana” (no horses are involved!), and
    • get to know and enjoy the company of a small group of other people new to croquet.

No prior experience or visit to the club is necessary, but it is also very suitable for people who have been on a free “taster” session and/or an Open Day and fancy more but are not wanting to join the club. There is no expectation that you will want to take the game further, but of course you are very welcome to do so if you get addicted!

The fee for the weekend is £60. For this you will have the use of club lawns, facilities and equipment for the weekend with free facilitation, coaching and support from experienced club members. Participants are encouraged to bring a packed / picnic lunch. We’ll provide hot drinks and pastries to go with our morning coffee break, and usually a bowl of fresh fruit or some healthy nibbles to share.

The weekend is intended to be fulfilling and enjoyable in its own right. However, should you wish to join the club for the rest of the season, half the fee you have paid will be deducted from your first year’s subscription, and you will be encouraged to sign up for our “Learn to Play” course when next scheduled. This provides the more formal, structured coaching and support essential to get to grips with competitive croquet.

2024 Croquet Experience Weekend dates:

    • none yet scheduled

Dates will be added if there is demand.

Please use this contact form if you would like to attend one of these weekends.