Restricted Steaming this Weekend
Due to ongoing problems with the available water situation for the Kennet and Avon Canal there will be restricted steaming on Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 July 2022. The last available tickets will be for 14.45. Advance booking is recommended.
A New Member for the Crofton Team
Please welcome our new Learning and Community Engagement Officer
My name is Whitney Cawley and I am excited to have joined the team at Crofton as the part-time Learning and Community Engagement Officer.
I come with wide experience in education, both primary and secondary, and have studied Education at both undergraduate and master’s level. I hold qualifications from and have taught in both the US and UK systems, and also spent a period on the leadership team of a small international school in Bucharest, Romania. I enjoy people, learning and local history, and am excited to combine these through my role at Crofton.
Crofton is a unique resource which intersects with a range of educational subject areas, including STEM and History, as well as being an evocative location for outdoor community events. We have a fantastic team here, and I’m excited to be able to play a part in carrying on the work that’s gone before me — growing the educational side from early years through to secondary and university levels, with outreach visits and groups coming to Crofton, as well as connecting various community groups with the Crofton Story.
School Visits & Summer Holiday Events
In May, we were delighted to welcome children, volunteers and staff from Burbage Primary. This was a visit by the whole school as part of their walk across the fields to the canal and learning about local history.
Join us for a Teddy Bear Picnic on Saturday, 13 August 2022 11:00 to 14:30. This event runs alongside a non-steaming day.
Bring your picnic lunch and your favourite stuffed animal to Crofton Beam Engines for some crafts, games, songs and a self-guided tour of the Engine House.
Booking required via Art Tickets here Tickets Adults £5 (includes entry to Engine House) and Children £1 (to cover the cost of materials).
Pay and Display car park. No refreshments available on site. Access to the site is by the main entrance only (opposite the car park). There is no access from the canal towpath. That gate is locked.
If making a special or long distance journey, please check with us beforehand that we will be open. Crofton is powered by volunteers, we may have to close at short notice for unforeseen circumstances.