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Croquet Set Hire and Rental

Description

Croquet is an English classic, and ideal for a multitude of events from Wedding Receptions to Corporate Days, Private Parties and Company BBQ’s.

While away your afternoon with a game on the lawn with our high-quality Croquet Set, complete with 6 adult mallets, 2 intermediate mallets, hoops and 8 balls.

Rules as defined by the Croquet Association of England:

There are two main variants of the game played in the UK: Golf Croquet and Association Croquet (International Rules).

In the more commonly played Golf Croquet (or ‘the sequence game’) the objective of each player is to get his ball(s) through each hoop first. When the first hoop is scored all players move on to the second hoop, and so on. Each turn comprises only one stroke. The merit of Golf Croquet is simplicity.

In Association Croquet, a large number of different strokes are used to achieve various aims. Once one ball is struck (‘roqueted’) it allows two further strokes – the croquet stroke, where the player’s ball is placed next to the ball roqueted and both are struck, and a continuation stroke, in which another ball may be roqueted or a hoop run. In this way breaks are established and it is not uncommon for a good player to take a ball through every hoop in one turn. In Association Croquet both of a player’s balls have to go through every hoop (that is twelve – each is run in both directions) and hit the peg to win.

Please note that we have a minimum hire fee of £400 + VAT so we usually only hire these games as part of packages rather than individually.

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This activity is also known as:

  • Lawn Croquet
  • Garden Croquet

Specification

No. of users Up to 8 players at a time individually (6 Adult Mallets and 2 Intermediate)
Age Restrictions N/A
Height Restrictions N/A
Weight Restrictions N/A
Unit Dimensions (WxDxH) N/A
Space Required (WxDxH) 58ft x 46ft x 7ft / 17.5m x 14m x 2m (Standard Court Size - can be smaller)
Power Requirements N/A
Indoors No
Outdoors Yes on grass only
Additional Notes Requires flat, short-cut grass-only area.

If you can’t see the answer to your Croquet Hire question(s) below, please do not hesitate to contact us on mail@altitudeevents.org or on 0330 133 0900 / 07832 227 571.

About Croquet

How many people can play Croquet?

Croquet can be played individually, in a pair or teams.

Can anyone use Croquet?

Players of all ages can play. Anyone deemed to be in an ‘unfit’ state to play due to the influence of alcohol or drugs may be refused on.

What you need

Can Croquet be used outside?

Croquet is suitable for outdoor events and requires 17.5m x 14m of flat open grass space (standard court size).

Can Croquet be used indoors?

Croquet is not suitable for Indoor events.

Does Croquet require a power supply?

No, Croquet does not require a mains power supply.

Do I need to supply anything or does Croquet come with everything it needs?

Other than providing an area to set up on, we supply everything required to run the game.

How long does Croquet take to set up?

Depending on ease of access, Croquet will take our staff approximately 15mins to set up.

Safety

Does Croquet come with someone to run the activity?

Yes, our staff (CRB/DBS checked and 1st aid trained) will remain with the game throughout your event. They will give all players a briefing of how the game works and run each game for you, recording scores where necessary.

How safe is Croquet?

Sessions are run by fully trained, experienced staff member (staff are first aid trained and CRB/DBS checked). We also operate with £10 million public liability insurance and have full risk assessments (copies of which are available on request).

Prices/Options

How much does it cost to hire the Croquet Set?

We will tailor make each Croquet Set hire quote to the specifics of an enquiry. The Croquet Set hire cost is dependent on factors such as your location, length of hire, date of hire and whether or not any other pieces of equipment are being hired for the same event, etc.

Are there any additional costs?

The quote we send to you is all inclusive so there are no hidden extras to be wary of.

How do I book?

Give us a call or send an e-mail and we can check your desired date(s) for availability and give you a quote. When you are ready to confirm, we will send out a booking form, complete with the booking terms and conditions to check over. Once filled in, please return it to us along with payment.  We take a 25% deposit to secure a booking date and the balance is due 1 month before the hire date. Then sit back and count down the days until we arrive!

Are there options to customize our hire to advertise a product or event?

Staff uniform can certainly be tailored to advertise a chosen product or event and if you do have any other specific ideas please do get in touch and we can see how we can help!

How far will Altitude travel for an event?

Although we are based in the South East, we will travel anywhere to do an event.  However, if it is very far from our base, the price will reflect this. Primarily our Croquet Set attends events held in East Sussex, West Sussex, Surrey, Kent, Essex, Berkshire, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire and London.  Please contact us for further information if this is something that you would be interested in.

What towns have you provided activities in?

Altitude Events are completely mobile. Towns we have visited include Uckfield, Eastbourne, Hastings, Ashford, Folkestone, Brighton, Littlehampton, Burgess Hill, Haywards Heath, East Grinstead, Horsham, Crawley, Gatwick, Redhill, Reigate, Dorking, Leatherhead, Cobham, Walton, Guildford, Farnham, Godalming, Aldershot, Epsom, Sutton, Croydon, Oxted, Caterham, Sevenoaks, Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells, Cranbrook, Bromley, Orpington, Maidstone, Dartford, Rochester, Chatham, Sittingbourne, Chichester, Worthing, Bexhill and many more!

Why choose Altitude Events?

From the very moment you first make contact, you will see how professionally the company is run and the high standards that we work to. Since we started in 2004 we have never let a client down and once we take a booking we guarantee that we will honour that unlike many other companies. Check out our testimonials page for comments from our past customers.  Our equipment is all in good condition and well maintained.  What you see advertised on our website is what actually turns up on the day, we do not advertise activities or services that we do not offer directly.

Reviews/testimonials

Your guys were great yesterday. Smart, professional and good with the kids. The inflatables were in great condition and the whole set up was really professional. We will definitely book again next year. Thank you.

Charly Trisk-Grove, Rugby Club Fun Day

We would like to ask you to pass on our Thanks to Joe, for making our Fun Day a big success, we have a lot of positive feedback from the families that attended, and were impressed with the variety of activities that were available for everyone to take part in.

Mandy and Hayley, Leisure Centre Funday, Brighton

Just a short note to thank you (and Joe) for your efforts on Sunday. Joe was an absolute star. The presentation of the equipment was immaculate including the set up. The children (and a few adults!) loved the activities and we will without doubt be using your services again. A truly professional job, executed perfectly.

Scott Cheesman, Corporate Family Funday, Kent