Things to see & do

A dream of slumbering beauty...

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We're open every day

A close encounter with our fallow deer is always a special experience © Jana Eastwood

A close encounter with our fallow deer is always a special experience

  • The park, garden, Orangery restaurant and shop are 7 days a week (except 27-29 January).
  • Take a look around the Victorian kitchen, brewhouse and laundry and reflect on the servants' tough life in cold winter months.
  • Get your vitamin D the natural way - download our park walk or pick up our new West Park trail map on your way in. Look for wildlife and see our fallow deer.
  • See a year at Charlecote in ten minutes. Make yourself a cuppa... and relax.

The house re-opens on 14 February.

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 when the house re-opens in February. 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 throughout the winter.

What's on

We've launched our 2015 Events' Programme and the first dates are open for booking now. Don't delay, places are limited.

Come behind the scenes and discover hints and tips from the house team, or 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, we have two second-hand bookshops 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.

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 on 14 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

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