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Contact the Northern Academy – Telephone John Harris on 01904 620211, or email

Accommodation – please ask for a list. Plentiful accommodation is available within a few minutes’ walk at prices to suit a range of pockets. However please note that York guest houses and hotels tend to book out early, especially during summer and at weekends.

Timings – courses normally start at 10 am (coffee from 9.30 am) and run to 4 pm or 4.30 pm each day.

Refreshments – coffee/tea is available on arrival and throughout the day, normally with biscuits, and sometimes cake in the afternoon.

Lunchtime – please bring packed lunch. Alternatively there are several takeaways and a Sainsbury’s Local within five minutes walk of the grounds. Fridge and microwave are available if you need them.

CA logoRestaurants – again, a wide selection is available within easy walking distance of the grounds at a range of prices from pub grub to fine dining. A walk inside the city walls offers many more possibilities. Book early if you are looking for a table at a top-rated restaurant.

CA Members – Premium CA members pay a £40-a-year individual subscription to the CA: this is in addition to the membership levy paid to the CA by the Club.  Benefits include a reduction (typically £5 per day) on events listed in the CA Fixtures Book.  This reduction extends to Premium CA members attending Northern Academy courses.  Otherwise the standard course fee is payable, which includes the normal 25% CA event levy plus the additional £5-per-day CA day levy.

Links – 
For details of the Croquet Association, the national governing body of the game, visit

For more about York Croquet Club, please visit