The club loves to welcome social groups, either as one of the regular meetings of a club or voluntary organisation or as a special event. (This was sadly impossible due to COVID restrictions in 2020 but we trust it will resume as normal in 2021). Golf Croquet is usually played, as it can be enjoyed by people with no previous experience. All equipment is provided, but participants are asked to bring flat soled footwear and outdoor clothing appropriate for the weather!
Sessions typically last 1.5 - 2 hours and some groups bring refreshments to enjoy afterwards in the pavilion. Hot drinks and crockery can be provided.
The maximum size of a group is normally 24 players. Sessions are hosted by a club member.
For further information or to book a session, please use the contact form (specifying the Social Groups category). When planning dates, evening sessions are best held in June, July and August (when it is both light and, hopefully, warm) and should avoid our Tournaments days.
After completion of our refurbishment works in Spring 2021, we plan to offer bespoke "Croquet Experience" corporate hospitality packages for workplace groups - e.g. for team building events, office away-days, project completion celebrations etc - in which participants can enjoy our unique facilities in the elegant surroundings of Highfields Park, learn some croquet skills and competitive play with expert tuition (all equipment provided), and use indoor meeting spaces in our Grade II listed pavilions (with newly extended WiFi). Hot and cold beverages would be available, and a choice of catering packages.
More details will be forthcoming in due course, but do contact us (using the contact form) if this may be of interest.