Things to see & do

A dream of slumbering beauty...

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The grounds are open every day

What will you spot in our parkland today? © Redpeffer

What will you spot in our parkland today?

  • Download our park walk and enjoy a riverside stroll. Collect our bird spotter sheets for the Spinney and the parkland on your way in.
  • Look around the house at your own pace and discover the stories of the Victorian Lucy family and their ancestors (closed Wednesdays).
  • Explore the Victorian kitchen, brewhouse and laundry and reflect on the Lucy servants' tough lives.
  • You're always welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy by the river - everyone knows sandwiches taste better outdoors!

The grounds, Orangery tea room and shop are open 7 days a week.

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. They're all free and there's no need to book.

Introductory talks and park walks start outside the gatehouse, and the costume talks are in the great hall (house closed Wednesdays).

Our Visitor Reception staff will let you know what's happening on your way in - we can't guarantee that volunteers are available every day.

The mown grassy paths in the parkland are flat but we'd recommend sturdy footwear.

What's on

  • Book ahead for beeswax workshops on 8 September - take home candles and cosmetics that you've made yourself.
  • Our early autumn events are open for booking - join us for behind-the-scenes deer walks and Hidden Charlecote tours. 
  • Discover some of the hidden treasures of our Library with our books talks in November and December.

For families

  • Start ticking things off your 50 things to do... list - collect your booklet on your way in.
  • Make a den and get closer to nature in the spinney behind the stables.
  • 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.
  • Wild about wildlife? What will you spot in the parkland and along the river?

Treat yourselves

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

What could be nicer than a coffee and cake or a bowl of soup in the Orangery tea room after a walk in the park? Beat the queues on busy days and bring a picnic to enjoy by the river.

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. Don't forget our second-hand bookshop too.

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.



Pop back again next spring

’Look at me, Mum!’ One of our new Jacob lambs finds his feet

  • The house reopens after the winter deep-clean in February.
  • Admire our hellebore collection in the woodland garden.
  • Join the lamb walks around the parkland in April.
  • Hunt for clues at our Cadbury Easter trails.