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, gardens, Orangery restaurant and shop are open 7 days a week.
  • Download our park walk and enjoy the tranquillity of our parkland.
  • Look around the house at your own pace and find out about the Victorian Lucy family (closed Wednesdays).
  • Explore the Victorian kitchen, brewhouse and laundry and reflect on their servants' tough life.
  • You're always welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy by the river - everyone knows sandwiches taste better outdoors!

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

Enjoy a special day at Charlecote with one of our behind-the-scenes events

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.

Our bat walks at dusk are open for booking now - see Charlecote in a new light and encounter these special mammals in our rather beautiful setting.

For a different perspective, book for a tree-climbing session with the Big Tree Climbing Company.

Our events usually sell out, so don't delay.

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 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...
  • 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.
  • 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.