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Contact the Northern Academy – Telephone Debbie James, Courses Secretary, on 07772 77823 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 £39-a-year individual subscription direct 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 whole-day 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.

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

For more about York Croquet Club, please visit