Club

Croquet

Wrest Park

How to get there

The club is in the grounds of Wrest Park, to the east of Silsoe village. Silsoe is on the original A6 just south of Clophill, halfway between Bedford and Luton. The A6 now bypasses the village and runs under the drive to the park. Turnings off the A6 to Silsoe and Wrest Park are marked by brown English Heritage signs. Once you are in Silsoe the entrance to Wrest Park is immediately north of the church.

Rain does not stop play unless there is standing water on the lawns.

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© Wrest Park Croquet Club  

If you can’t see the pan controls for moving up, down, left and right then just click and drag on the map, which does the same thing. Dragging and dropping the orange man onto the map takes you into Street View, but as all the image data was recorded before the club’s new lawns were constructed all you can see is an unkempt field.

For anyone wanting to set a course using a satnav the postcode for Wrest Park is MK45 4HR.

After turning off the High Street to enter the drive to the park, follow the drive through the entrance gateway and across the bridge over the A6. Immediately after crossing the bridge and before passing the speed limit sign, turn sharp left onto a track leading to the pavilion and the lawns.

Cars should be parked off the track on the pavilion side and not on the playing field opposite. A separate area will be available for tournament parking if required. Please take care when leaving, as the view when turning right from the track onto the drive is restricted.

If you want to visit the club as a prospective member then contact the Secretary - see the Contacts page.

If you just want to see croquet being played then come on a weekend when a tournament is taking place. The dates can be found on the Diary page.