Things to see & do

A dream of slumbering beauty...

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We're open every day

What will you spot in our parkland today? © Redpeffer

What will you spot in our parkland today?

  • The park, garden, Orangery restaurant and shop are open 7 days a week. Why not download our park walk?
  • Look around the house at your own pace and find out about the Victorian Lucy family (closed Wednesdays).
  • Take a look around the Victorian kitchen, brewhouse and laundry and reflect on their servants' tough life.
  • See a year at Charlecote in ten minutes. Make yourself a cuppa... and relax.

We're open every day

Hunt for clues and claim your Cadbury chocolate Egghead this Easter © Jana Eastwood

Hunt for clues and claim your Cadbury chocolate Egghead this Easter

Become an Easter Eggsplorer with us this year from 3-6 April.

Pick up your trail guide from the team in the marquee on the paddock, follow the clues round the park and garden, then come back to claim your Cadbury chocolate Egghead - will you eat it straight away or take it home? (£2 per trail).

There's lots more for families every day at Charlecote. Download our park walk and see what wildlife you can spot.

Walks and talks

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

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

Introductory talks are outside the gatehouse and costume talks are in the great hall (house closed Wednesdays). 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 at the moment.

What's on

We've launched our 2015 Events' Programme and the first dates are open for booking now. Keep checking back as we add more.

Don't delay, places are limited for some events and they sell out quickly.

Come behind the scenes and find out about our exciting new discoveries with the park and garden team and make a day at Charlecote something special.

Treat yourselves

Scones, brownies or flapjack - what would you like today?

Come in to the Orangery restaurant for tasty meals made from our own venison, pork and lamb. What could be nicer than a hot drink and cake or a bowl of warming soup after a walk in the park?

Open from 10.30am every day. Free wi-fi available.

Our Servants' Hall and Pantry shops stock our award-winning Charlecote venison, hogget and honey. You'll find the best of the National Trust ranges and local produce here. Don't forget our second-hand bookshop too.

For families

  • Tick things off your 50 things to do... list - fly a kite, make a trail with sticks, play Poohsticks...
  • 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.

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

Come and see us in the autumn

Take a stroll through the parkland as the leaves tumble and see our deer

  • Book ahead for our behind-the-scenes deer events
  • Pick up a pumpkin at our Hallowe’en trails
  • Kick through falling leaves in the park
  • See what we’re cooking with our apple crop in the Victorian kitchen

Make a note for next winter

Find peace and tranquillity in the parkland on a winter’s day

  • Reduced admission rates.
  • Come and see the house decorated for Christmas and find perfect presents.
  • Enjoy a fresh air stroll away from the central heating.
  • Spot the first snowdrops all around the gardens.