Visitors

For over 90 years, Nottingham Croquet Club has been welcoming visitors who wish to enjoy our grounds, watch and learn about croquet, or perhaps to have a go at this fascinating, skilful, tactical, enjoyable and non-arduous sport themselves. This year, due to lockdown and social distancing regulations, we have been somewhat constrained, but are now able again to welcome visitors. Under some circumstances we may need to ask for your contact details in case contact tracing is needed. If so they will be used for no other purpose unless permission is obtained. 

Please see here for how to find us. We strive to be as inclusive and welcoming as we can be to all manner of people. The club has Data Protection and Safeguarding policies.

We also welcome croquet players from other clubs, particularly to our tournaments, matches and events. Visiting competitors may be interested in local information about Accommodation and Food & Drink. Tourist Information for visitors to Nottingham and Nottinghamshire is available at the VisitNottingham site.

Visitors are welcome to watch whenever play is on. The Club calendar lists formal events; at other times there may or may not be croquet taking place so if you are travelling specially please use the Enquiries form (selecting "General Enquiries") to arrange a suitable time. We have some free leaflets explaining the game to help your enjoyment; please ask someone who is not in play if we don't "meet and greet" you first.  

If you have never tried croquet on club lawns with tournament standard equipment, and would like to have a go free of charge for an hour or so, then please ask, and if someone is free and facilities are available, we will do our best to accommodate you. Again if you are travelling specially, arrange in advance to avoid possible disappointment.

In normal seasons, small groups of visitors looking for longer periods of play (a morning, afternoon or evening session) may do so (on an ad hoc basis and subject to availability) on payment of a lawn fee.

Organised groups wishing to book a session in advance with the support of a dedicated club member should book using our Enquiries page (selecting "Social Groups"). 

The best way to learn the game, however, is to come to one of our free Open Days or join our Introductory Coaching courses. 

We can provide all croquet equipment, but to avoid damage to our fine turf you must wear flat-soled footwear (e.g. trainers). Dress in a way which you will find comfortable for an outdoor activity in the prevailing weather conditions.