Things to see & do

A dream of slumbering beauty...

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Christmas is coming...

Staff and volunteers all help with Christmas preparations

Staff and volunteers all help with Christmas preparations

  • We've ordered a dozen Christmas trees, we're getting the decorations ready, we're dressing up...
  • Browse for Christmas gifts and treats in the Servants’ Hall shop.
  • Come and kick through falling leaves in the parkland and look for wildlife and our fallow deer.
  • There are still late-season flowers to admire and inspire in the gardens.
  • Explore the house and see what we're cooking in the Victorian kitchen.

Walks and talks

Join one of our Meet the Gardener talks and find out more

There are just-turn-up talks and tours in the house and around the park nearly every day.

Introductory talks are outside the gatehouse and costume talks are in the great hall. They're free and there's no need to book. Visitor Reception staff will let you know what's happening on your way in.

The mown grassy paths in the parkland are flat but we'd recommend sturdy footwear now that the weather has turned wetter.

What's on

We've added two more Park to Plate events on 27 and 28 November. They always sell out, so book soon.

Book ahead too for our special creative Christmas workshops.

Father Christmas is taking bookings and we're planning the festive decorations for the house in December.

For families

  • Tick things off your 50 things to do... list - fly a kite, catch a falling leaf, play conkers...
  • Find out about the Victorian lives of the Lucy family and their servants in the house and outbuildings.
  • Enjoy the space and fresh air whatever the weather. There's always wildlife to spot in the parkland and along the river.

Treat yourselves

Our Orangery restaurant is closed for refurbishment until 23 November.  Hot and cold drinks, cakes, biscuits and crips are available from our tea tent outside.

You're always welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy by the river.

Our shops stock our award-winning Charlecote venison, hogget and honey.

Come and see us this winter

Enjoy a winter stroll through the park at Charlecote Park

  • Find gifts for all in our shops
  • Visit Father Christmas and see the house decorated for Christmas
  • Enjoy a fresh-air walk away from the central heating
  • Spot the first snowdrops
  • Reduced admission rates

Make a note for next spring

Talk to one of our friendly room guides

  • Explore the house and chat to our friendly room guides when the house re-opens in February
  • Soak up scent and colour in the parterre and woodland garden
  • Enjoy your first picnic of the year by the river
  • Spot wildlife in the park

Pop back in the summer

Enjoy an easy walk through the parkland this summer

  • Spot our new lambs and fawns in the parkland
  • Try a game of croquet in our glorious gardens
  • Join us for children’s summer holiday activities
  • Book ahead to enjoy special events in this beautiful setting