Activities | Croquet

Why play Croquet?

Firstly there is the sheer enjoyment of the game, which combines something of the intellectual puzzle-solving of a game like chess (or a cryptic crossword) with an element of physical activity in which skills such as precision and delicacy of touch come into play.

You will have plenty of time to chat to your fellow croquet players, and get some exercise.

How to play

The game is a race around the circuit of hoops in order. The Blue and Black balls play against the Red and Yellow balls. The first side to get both of their balls through the 12 hoops in order and hit the peg is the winner. Once a ball has completed the circuit and hit the peg (is pegged out) it is removed from the game.

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Essential Information
Group Leader - Lesley Gair
Email -
Contact - Contact Lesley before attending
When - Sunday 2:00-4:30pm
Season - Summer months only
Where - Cartland Bridge Hotel, Lanark
Cost - 50p per session
Parking - Ample car parking at the Hotel

Cartland Bridge Hotel
Requirements to play

No experience required. All you need is warm, loose fitting clothing and clean, flat, rubber soled shoes (trainers are ideal) for croquet. While the main objective of the game is enjoyment, other skills include hand/eye coordination, and team playing.

Group Leader's Comment

"Croquet is an entertaining and stimulating game combining physical and mental skill. It is one of the few sports where all ages, genders and abilities can play together and against each other. Come and join us!".