As a club, we love to welcome a whole range of social groups, clubs and voluntary organisations and also workplace and corporate groups to come and enjoy some croquet, maybe for an annual outing, or as a special occasion in your calendar. Whether your group are skateboarders or seniors, bell-ringers or board gamers, Samaritans or Soroptimists, or indeed blue-chip corporates, we’ll do our best to make sure you have a wonderful, memorable time. Groups normally stay for around 2 to 3 hours. We provide all the croquet equipment; you just need to come wearing flat-soled footwear such as trainers and dressed for the outdoors. Friendly volunteer club members will be there to host and look after you: to set up equipment in advance, welcome you, show you how to hit a ball straight, explain a quickly learnable form of croquet, answer questions and generally do our best to make sure you have a great time.
“Thank you so much for hosting our away day yesterday – we had a fantastic time. The hosts were amazing with us, the food was delicious and we felt very well looked after. It was a lovely day and much needed for the team.” (NHS group)
“Oh my goodness- it was such a lovely day- everyone had such a great time and the feedback has been brill. The club members were fantastic as always “ (Corporate group)
“Overall, it really was a wonderful day and I’m sure we will be back next year” (Community group)
Some groups like to bring their own refreshments to picnic in our beautiful grounds. If you prefer, for an extra charge we may be able to serve your group with hot or cold drinks or perhaps an afternoon tea. Let us know what you’d like and we’ll do our best to make it a great experience for your group.
This format is generally suitable for groups of between 12 and 40, but talk to us if you’re outside this range – we may be able to help.
Do get in touch using our contact form if your group might be interested, and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can, and find a suitable date.
Charitable and community groups pay a modest fee for these sessions, to cover the use of our finely tended lawns, club quality equipment, refreshments if required, and the support of one or more of our hosts.
Workplace and corporate groups with a little more budget can sometimes be accommodated with a custom package involving more varied, organised and supported competitive play involving several croquet variations, a team of hosts, prizes for winning teams, and possibly a catering offer. We can sometimes accommodate larger numbers for such events. Talk to us and we’ll create a great event for you.
(Photo credit – Beatrice McGlen)