We've had this set for four years now. The children are now 11 and 8, and many an afternoon/evening is wiled away playing croquet. I like just sitting in a garden chair, listening to the gentle thunks of wood on wood, as I read or doze. Play can get very exciting from time to time, so then I listen to squeals of protest from the children and calm assertion of the rules by adults. We all seem to stay ultimately calm when the croquet is about, though! Very good quality wood in mallets and bowls. Very pleased. Hoops strong enough. Very English summer garden....or Welsh in our case! Quite a heavy bag when all collected in, but very sturdy fabric so no worries. Lives under a bed when not in use.
star gazer, Withheld