Ealing Croquet Club

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The Pavilion, Lammas Park, Culmington Road,
Ealing, London W5 5JH

Croquet for all

Whether you’re an experienced player or new to the game, welcome to Ealing Croquet Club.

Croquet is a game that offers something for everyone. It is not physically demanding but requires skill and tactics, equally enjoyable as a competitive or social, friendly game. It can be played by all ages and sexes, on equal terms. To learn more, watch this short video:

Our club – and how to play the game

Ealing Croquet Club was founded in 1988, though croquet has been played in Lammas Park on and off for over 100 years. The three lawns are in a lovely park setting surrounded by trees. If you would like to give croquet a try, you can book one of our public Pay & Play sessions which run every Saturday afternoon from April to September. Alternatively, if you are interested in joining as a member, please email secretary@ealingcroquet.org to arrange a trial session. All you need to bring is a pair of flat-soled shoes – we will provide everything else.

We welcome players from all backgrounds and abilities, playing both the main variations of the sport (Golf Croquet and Association Croquet). Our members range from those competing in national competitions to those who see croquet purely as a social game to play with friends. The main season runs from April to October but play can continue through the winter – frost and blizzard permitting.

There are general club sessions each week, regular coaching for those who want to improve their skills, club leagues and internal competitions. Social events take place throughout the year. For more details of what membership includes, please go to our How to Join page. We’re a friendly club, keen to attract new members, and we have no waiting list – so do come and give croquet a try.

Looking forward

We are in the early stages of planning to restore the Edwardian pavilion and replace the adjacent building to create a vibrant new community hub and café with croquet at its core. The club strategy is to significantly increase local community use, investing in the development and renovation of the buildings, and adopting a sustainable operating model which will preserve the heritage of the site for future generations.
For more information, please see our Vision page.

News for 2023

We are extremely proud that Ealing Croquet Club and its three lawns were selected as a satellite venue for the 2023 Association Croquet World Championships. Go to our Competitive Croquet page for further details.

Pay & Play

Public Pay & Play sessions suitable for all abilities take place on Saturday afternoons from April to mid-September. All public sessions for the 2023 season have now ended and will start again in April 2024.

For private Pay & Play groups of more than 8 people please contact the club secretary.

Event hire

Croquet makes for an unusual, fun and memorable experience. Whether it’s a corporate event, family party, day with friends or something different for your club or society, you’ll be amazed how quickly all your guests get into the swing of it.

No two events are ever the same, and we can tailor an occasion to suit your particular needs. Club members will be on hand to show players the ropes. Please contact secretary@ealingcroquet.org for more information on group bookings, events and parties.

How to find us

Information about getting to the club by public transport and advice about parking can be found ­here.

History of ECC

Croquet has been played in Lammas Park, albeit not continuously, since the early years of the twentieth century.Since the opening of the park in 1883, Ealing Council has promoted sporting activities. By 1907, in addition to the usual avenues of trees, flower beds and a tea chalet, there were two bowling greens and a cricket pitch with shelters for the players.
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