The official York Croquet Club website

York Croquet Club is a small, friendly club playing the Queen of Games in the heart of Yorkshire. New members are always very welcome. Join us!

York Croquet Club began life in 1988 and meets on the Club’s croquet lawns at Scarcroft Green, Scarcroft Road, York.  A number of our members are qualified coaches and we offer taster sessions and introductory courses for those wanting to explore the delights of this absorbing game. There are no special requirements other than flat-soled footwear. All equipment is supplied.

Because croquet relies on strategy not strength, it can be played on equal terms by people regardless of gender or age. The playing season runs from April to early October; a social programme keeps us together during the winter months. We are lucky enough to have three of the best croquet lawns in Yorkshire and two small practice lawns.

We hope this website answers some of the questions you may have. If you would like to find out more about the game of croquet or about York Croquet Club, please ring the Chairman, John Harris, 01904 620211, or the Secretary, Alison Larard, 01904  674699, or email us at yorkcroquet@gmail.com. We will do all we can to help.


Our 2020 croquet season runs from 28 March to 11 October.  During the season we will be running several free drop-in Try Croquet! taster sessions; four introductory courses for those wanting to learn the game; and, towards the end of the season, two one-day experiences of croquet.  For details please see the Try the Game and Play-in-a-Day sections of this website.  If you are interested in joining the Club, or would simply like to find out more about the Club or about croquet generally, please be in touch now on 01904 620211, on 01904 674699 or at yorkcroquet@gmail.com – we’ll be very pleased to help.

Break for refreshments at York Croquet Club - picture of chairs in a row

Break for refreshments