Wrest Park


If you are interested in joining the club the first thing to do is to contact the Secretary (see the Contacts page) and arrange a visit so that you can try the game for yourself. All you will need is a pair of flat-soled shoes. The club provides all the equipment, and there are plenty of mallets you can use. Croquet does not stop for rain, so you will also need waterproof clothing.

David Goacher (Bristol) lines up a rover peel to complete a triple peel and win the game during the Inter Club final at Wrest Park in 2007.

© Wrest Park Croquet Club  

Members are always happy to provide one to one coaching on an informal basis. If you are a beginner you can learn a lot by simply watching a game with a more experienced player who can explain the strategy and tactics. We also have books that cover the game and show how the various shots are played. Ultimately, as in any other game, you will succeed through your own efforts, which means practice.

The membership fees are very reasonable, and new members get two years for the price of one. If you want to apply for membership you can download a membership form:

The form contains a section relating to the Data Protection Regulations. If you have any questions about this please contact the Secretary.

Word version: fill in on screen
and return as an email attachment.

PDF version: print, fill in by hand and return either as a scanned email attachment or by post.

When you have paid your subscription you will receive a membership card and information on accessing playing equipment, use of the pavilion and so on. Members can book lawns for games using the Court Booking System (CBS) - see the Lawn booking page.

The club has an arrangement with English Heritage which allows club members free entry to Wrest Park house and gardens on production of a club membership card. Note that this concession is not available when EH are staging special events such as the St George’s Day Festival.

One man went to mow - George Collin during a mid-tournament cut.