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Contact the Northern Academy – Telephone Debbie James, Courses Secretary, on 07772 778 232 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.

Restaurants – 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.

Policies – the Northern Academy follows the policies of the Croquet Assocication and York Croquet Club in such matters as safeguarding, equal opportunities and health and safety. See below for links.

Links – 

For details of the Croquet Association, the national governing body of the game, visit
For more about York Croquet Club, please visit

For more about other croquet clubs in Yorkshire, visit the Yorkshire Croquet Federation website